What Is Esotericism Part 2

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horizonThat horizontal/vertical link to the true symbolism of the Sphinx and pyramids, [explained elsewhere].

"Horizon, is nothing but the limit of our sight." [Quote from the book 'Beyond the Horizon' by R. Parks]. Link to 'boundary' lines [keys].

"We shall show them our signs upon the horizons and in themselves, until it is clear to them that this is the truth." [Quran 41:53].

Egyptian equivalent...Horus in/of the horizon. Enlarged elsewhere.

"To broaden ones outlook". Benefits of. Purpose of.

"The idea that we are not awake but live in a partial dream state from which we can awaken opens onto radically new horizons..." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

"When, through contact with his 'higher' self [link to ''teacher'' of Dead Sea Scroll fame. Enlarged elsewhere] - he participates in the knowledge of the objective, and when through the climbing of the mountain of vision his perspective changes and his horizon enlarges..." Explained within.

'Signs of the Gods' by Erich V. Daniken. Understand this subject to define what those 'signs' truly mean.

Analogy {that very first one?}: "Oceanus is proposed as the god who rules the river of the same name that was said to encircle the earth and into which the Sun set each night. Experience of those who has sailed the wide seas beyond the horizon visible from land, and had never come across such a 'river', must raise doubts about the Greeks taking this as a literal concept. If, however, Oceanus is designated as god of the horizon, then another part of Homer's universe falls into place. In hot climates, the line where the skies meet the earth can be disturbed by dust and atmospheric turbulence and may appear to be a shimmering band, perhaps even like sunlight reflected from a river."  ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

A working example: "Immediately, everything fell into place, We instantly perceived other, less obvious, connections between the two men. 'So you suggest that Alkindi's view of alchemy, though expressed in very different terms, resurfaced in the writings of Boyle?' We were restating the obvious, for already we had been enlightened by this remarkable man. Everything had been made clear to the consciousness soul, reflected from the surface of that eternal river..." ['The Zelator'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it {reflected?} in its broader {universal?} context.

That number three represented in the tri-root of the Arabic language/alphabet. The reason why each word in Arabic has many subtle nuances to it...as anyone with a basic understanding of linguistics knows. Which is especially important in helping to understand any subject, including this one.

'The Great Triad' by Rene Guenon.

No better author who accomplishes that than A. Schimmel. Especially her book...‘Deciphering the signs of god’. Just change the word ‘signs’ to ‘keys’ {and/or vice versa} and you should understand at whats being hinted at. It also indicates the Quran/s true purpose in relation to those ’signs’ and their benefit to the reader...,by way of ‘reason and understanding’.[keys], both words that are constantly used throughout.

'Signs of the unseen' by J. Rumi

As is the word 'inspiration' [key], by Mr J. Michell within his book 'The New View over Atlantis'. Enticing the reader to understand that same framework, ['lower' half] 'by way' of his own knowledge of 'Landscape' symbolism, just as Gurdjieff and Plato do within their own chosen subjects, [explained elsewhere]. 'Inspiration' in relation to reason and understanding.

horizon2"And so we have by our command sent inspiration to you: you did not know what revelation was or what faith was; but we have made the Quran a light with which we guide such of our servants as we will; and truly you are guiding to the straight way, the way of god, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth; witness how all affairs incline towards 'god'." [42:52-53].

'The {dawn}ing of a new day' - relative to an understanding.

That 'lower half' [i.e., represented as a 'potential' still 'dormant'; still an ''unknown'' quantity; therefore represented more often than not as 'shadow' and/or 'animal' / basic instincts  aspect], as implied by the Celts with Cernunnos, or Cronos of Greek fame, [explained elsewhere].

The Greek 'Pan' another representation of the lower within the higher, but now in relation to Zeus, i.e.,'shadow' part of same ['lower',i.e.,now the start point of a 'learning process' within the 'higher' divisions]. Hence the reason why he lives in a 'shallow cave'.... 'A wild and unkempt place'. ['Higher' part of 'Zeus' = Apollo]. All within a 'development' of same, i.e.,recall what 'Zeus' represents. Pan / Apollo, represent; amongst others; both negative/positive within same. Finally, what does 'Zeus' truly represent.

A {deeper?} head scratch, in respect to a further 'development'..."Long ago it was said at the time of the crucifixion, a strange voice was heard, calling out across the seas: 'Great Pan is dead', and this was thought to mean that all the old gods and all their ways had been killed because the One True god had come. This is not quite accurate; though there is truth in it. Pan was not dead, but something connected with 'death' did come to earth. It changed." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].  Try ''grace''. Its intent and {purpose?}.

north-wind

When {Banksy?} or the north wind blows?

The Western way describes the same - in relation to ''pan'' - or more importantly, what it represents / implies i.e., with the same intent; with the 'sisters at the back of the North wind', i.e., from an 'unconscious', 'unknown' [but now with 'anima' in mind] - start point, i.e.,recall what the 'feminine' aspect; in some form or other, is a representation of. Therefore by the same logic ''pan'' in one form or another has to represent more 'shadow' than 'anima'. If only from the 'male' perspective? ['Power within the Land'. Mentioned within].

Or the Hindu equivalent {i.e.,landscape symbolism} within the Mahabharata epic, the mountain of which..."is said to be unapproachable by the sinful. It was rumored to lie in a remote and inaccessible region at the back of the Himalayas." [Chapter 13, 'The Sacred History' by J. Black]. The author using his knowledge of mythology; and esoteric knowledge of 'numbers'; [to name but a few], in the same vein as Gurdjieff and Plato do, with their own 'tools' of intent.

UNapproachable / Approachable - Represented with a negative/positive - ALL as a means...?

An alternative 'point of view' - still within a 'landscape' - The 46 water birds - cast in bronze - Herons and Swans - found in the northern pits of the 1st Emperor of China {'Greatest Tomb on Earth: Secrets on Ancient China' / BBC ].

Analogy?..."46 is the number of years of the construction of the Temple {John 2:20} and also signifies the body of Christ, who appeared in this world 46x6=276 days after his conception. The numerical value of the Greek transcription of the name of Adam, which is 1+4+1+40, led medieval exegetes to the same conclusion: 46 was connected with the human aspect of Christ." ['Mystery of Numbers'].

hare1Alchemical equivalent..."The right choice is beyond the powers of the intellect, and C. R. elects upon the 'right way' by apparent accident. This is significantly by the actions of the black raven - an emblem found in alchemy as a symbol for 'dissolution'. It is a bird ever associated with both wisdom and with death. It is found in ancient Irish myth as the Morrigu, the great terrible goddess of the battlefield, who collects the souls of the slain. C. R. sees a white 'dove' and begins to feed it with his bread, whereupon the black raven appears and chases the dove, which flies off towards the south. C. R. runs after them, to find himself automatically upon 'one of the ways' and therefore unable to return for his 'bread' and belongings; by dint of a strong wind that blows from behind him {north?}. This is the 'breath' of the 'holy spirit', whose other aspect is the guiding dove." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].  For a 'connection'; try ''struggle''.

Question. What does the 'swan' represent?

N.B. The 'hare' and 'dove' - constellations at the 'foot' of Orion.

Egyptian equivalent, Sokar; the falcon god; who is depicted as an aspect of something; at the ''back of the head.'' Picture enclosed of same. Find it to understand it, rather than leave all to those first impressions. Together with...''My Eye was behind them during the aeons that they passed far away from me.'' AND/OR "It was my Eye that brought them back to me after the aeons that they stayed far away from me." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

The eye of Horus in relation to UNmanifested / Manifested - as a means to an understanding.  'See' it? Other examples throughout.

"A {practical?} example: "Whatever the image it always symbolises the nome's function in the development of our country, which is planned on the pattern of earths becoming. Thus the nome of Hermopolis has for an emblem, the hare, which in its mode of being and living symbolises terrestrial existence. The hare is used as hieroglyph in ''to exist''. Hermopolis is the city of the 'eight' Primordials, 'founders' of primordial earth, site of earliest 'life'.." ['Her-Bak']. Try ''becoming'' and/or ''being'' as a means...?

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from the Egyptian point of view.

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

A working example..."I should like to conclude this foreword with the final sentences of my ''Gedanken uber Dionysos'' {1935}: "Did the Greeks ever have such ideas about Dionysos as Otto's or these? They had it easier. For in myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, they possessed a COMPLETE EXPRESSION of the essence of Dionysos. They had no need, as we do, to look for an 'intellectual' formulation, which will always remain incomplete." [From the book by C. Kerenyi].  Link to the 'Tower of Babel' i.e.,its purpose in defining something.

Question. What is that something?

"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..." [Wiki/'Gnosis'].

'The minds eye' {'third' eye?}.

"Our lesson is to learn 'to be'. The freedom of being will extricate you from the oppression of doing. Herein lies the seed of knowingness that has the capacity  to take you beyond all of this worlds knowledge..." [From the book 'The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself' by E. Pearl].

''Knowingness'' in relation to the meaning and purpose of such words as 'Gnosis', - by way of the Verb 'to be', i.e.,what it implies. Try ''to be''.

A working example: "....also the language of Plutarch in some passages appears to me to be deserving of more careful handling than has yet been accorded it, for a number of sentences seem to have been purposely phrased so as {'to be'} capable of conveying a double meaning." [ From the chapter 'The Mysteries of Isis and Osiris' within the book 'Thrice-Greatest Hermes: Part 1' / G. Mead].

Question. Double archway? As a representation of something? Think about it in relation to the 'double archway' on the north side of the Gt. Pyramid.

Three titles with the same 'intent'. One from a 'known' point of view, the other 'unknown'. The third, 'becoming' known.  Understand All three views, by objective reasoning..."Mount Analogue' by Rene Daumal, and 'Climbing Mount Improbable' by Richard Dawkins and 'Moving Mountains' by C. Bertschinger.

A 'real time' example of same..."For as long as i could remember, i had been visiting another 'dimension.'  When i was two, i smashed my forehead in a fall, affecting the optic nerve and necessitating an operation. Perhaps the blow to the head triggered my psychic abilities; whatever the cause, one minute i was lying in hospital, the next i found myself in a totally different place. I was in a garden full of colour.......As soon as i entered i would find myself walking down a narrow path....i kept to the path as though i had an appointment....i would pass under an arch, turn right to climb up a grassy slope......At the top i would enter a small hexagonal building with a domed roof.....From the first, i had an inner knowledge of what to do. I would go to a chair, sit down and wait. After a while, someone would enter and sit behind me. Though i never looked behind, i somehow knew that this person had a thin face, kindly eyes and long light brown hair. He had no name, and he never spoke; we simply sat in silence. What seemed like moments later, i would stand up and leave. Instantly i would find myself back in the 'real' world." [Prologue to the book, 'Mind to Mind' by B. Shine]. Question. Animus or shadow archetype? Question two. Why does this subject have a fascination with same. Nothing more than an understanding of dream symbolism, from its beginning to the present date? Understanding that 'universal' framework gives a deeper meaning, a plausible one.

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

A more closer to the 'mark' definition {understanding?} of same principle..."Adrian Gilbert, who was previously mentioned, has written several books on the subject of ancient knowledge and esoteric wisdom. In his book 'Signs in the Sky' he noted that the term 'serpent' was frequently used in ancient times to define a shadow cast by the sun. I couldn't help remembering that the Celtic cross in Northamptonshire shows an image of intertwined serpents on the circular head. This would make sense if the cross were used for measurements using the shadow of the sun, and a shadow was regarded in ancient times as a serpent." [From the book by K. Gest].

Question. What do you think?

Addition 'information': "In the Egyptian myths, the human headed god Ptah is said to have 'created' the world from dark clay. Ptah was from the ancient mystery center of Memphis, which in the ancient tongue was called Hi-Ku-Ptah. This ancient Egyptian phrase meant 'the Home of Ptah'. The Greeks lisped this Egyptian as 'Aegyptos', and from this imperfection modern Europeans derived 'Egypt' from it. In the recesses of the great temple at Abu Simbel, one still finds an image of Ptah. During the 20 days after 10 February, and for the same period after the 10 October, the sun strikes deep into the darkness of the funerary chamber. Its solar rays gild the stone deities in the chamber. Only three are bathed in its rays - the fourth image {Ptah} is scarcely touched, leaving it in the dark 'wilderness' during those 40 days of light...It seems that according to Egyptian mythology, the world was created by a god of shadows. In western creation myths, such 'darkness' is represented with a snake. This serpent of 'paradise' was at first merely a 'cunning' serpent, but later it was called..." ['The Zelator'].

Question. ''Transcendent third'' symbolism ? {i.e,,10 days = one third of something} together with ''four'' symbolism ? {i.e.,'4' aspects of the self}. Enlarged elsewhere.

The main point being - defining this first yet last subject - gets inside those heads - Heads that understand a subject - in order to arrive at those answers - sooner or later.

For a further head scratch - try ''cunning''.

logos

Food for thought..."Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of god." [Matthew 4:4].

"In Ancient Greek, Logos had many meanings, but non of them is ''Word,'' which is based on a translation of a translation. When the Greek New Testament was translated into Latin, Logos became Verbum; and when the English King James translation was made from the Latin version, Verbum became ''Word,'' twice removed from the original text''................."Among its many [true] meanings, Logos designates the power of ''reason,'' the pattern or order of things, the principle of relationship, and an organized articulation of something.".............."Logos has the same meaning as both the Latin words 'ratio' and 'oratio'. Ratio is the principle of Reason in its many senses, yet it is also ratio in a mathematical sense, as in continued geometrical proportion. Oratio is a discourse, an articulation, a setting forth of the ''ratio,'' or nature of things. Logos, as a principle, is the natural order of things, the principle of reason, relation, and harmony, which exists both within the natural fabric of the universe and within the human mind, [represented as ''shadow'' and/ or ''anima''. See it? This readers input].  It is the faculty whereby one thing is related to another through analogy, or the power of ''proportional insight.''.........."If we are to appreciate the Prologue to the Fourth Gospel and other 'mystical' writings, all of these meanings must be 'simultaneously' held in mind." [Chapter 3, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Try ''harmony'' - while recalling those 'three' universal {concepts?}.

"To become conscious of itself it makes itself simultaneously a subject and object." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

"Those who listen to the word, and follow the best [meaning] in it: those are the ones whom god has guided, and those are the ones endued with understanding." [Quran 39:18; including parenthesis].

A {working?} example: "Why does it seem to me sometimes now, that i understand absolutely nothing?'' said one of those present. ''Formerly i used to think that sometimes at any rate there were some things that i understood but now...''It means you have begun to understand,'' said G. ''When you understood nothing you thought you understood everything or at any rate that you were able to understand everything. Now, when you have begun to understand, you think you do not understand. This comes about because the taste of understanding was quite unknown to you before. And now the taste of understanding seems to be a lack of understanding..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it {taste?} - in its broader context.

Egyptian equivalent..."The most ancient writings in our historical period are from the ancient Egyptians. These writings are referred to as hieroglyphics...The original name given to these writings by the ancient Egyptians is 'Metu Neter', meaning ''the writing of god'' or 'Neter Metu' or ''divine speech''. These writings were inscribed in temples, coffins and papyruses and contained the teachings in reference to the spiritual nature of the human being and the ways [or paths. This readers input] - to promote an awakening or resurrection..." [Extract taken from the book by S. Ashby].

Question. 'Tasting'?

"The masculine principle, or Logos, thus came to be revered in the person of the Sun god; and the godlike qualities inherent in man, his capacity to achieve and to order, to formulate, discriminate, and generalize, were venerated in a sun hero, who undertook his twelve labours and slew the dragons of ignorance and sloth, thus acquiring consciousness, a spiritual value of a different order." [Chapter 3, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding].  Question. 'Tasting'?. Representation of, i.e.,from something unknown; that 'unknown' that can be represented with 'water',i.e.,as an example [Hebrew] - Moses = ''Drawn from water''. Question. What symbol represents that 'action' ?

"Solomon 'built' the temple. David designed the temple. But it was Moses who prepared the foundations." Anything? [From the book by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. ''...masculine principle...'' = Shadow or anima? or both? i.e., as the start point of a learning curve; if only in defining a subject.

izapa

IZAPA... Mayan equivalent? i.e.,''Izapa gains its fame through its art style...Sculptures of stelae, and also altars that look like frogs...The stelae and frog altars generally went together..." {Wiki/'Izapa']. Also situated at the base of a volcano...6th tallest mountain in Mexico...close to a river. Question. Obsidian link?

OR..."The first plane [i.e.,others define that 'first' plane as 'primordial mound'], is the only plane upon which the Initiation of the Logos is given, but it is this initiation of the Logos  which marks the transmission from the involuntary to the evolutionary arc, [key] for it awakens the divine spark which has well and truly been called the 'god within' and which evolves into union with the 'god without'. [Chapter 21, 'The Cosmic Doctrine'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Martin Luther King. Think on it, relative to what this subject defines and represents within a ''u - turn." Understanding that universal framework defines all the above. Gives it a plausible logic.

"As David Kelley points out, the upturned frog-mouth glyph means ''to be born''..." ['Galactic Alignment']. Question. An awakening of something?

A {working?} example: "Iris - in later times to be honoured as the goddess of the rainbow that arches across the sky - carries messages from the heights of Olympus {the heavens} to the Earth or into the sea. Homer says: 'Iris, fleet of the wind, was sent by Zeus to tell the bad news among the Trojans on earth - and did she wing her way till she came close up to the great shaker of the earth {Poseidon}.' In this messenger role she is thought to be associated with the concept of the 'dome' of the heavens and the 'arc' of the celestial sphere." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

A connection of something. Try ''dome'' as well as ''arc'' - to understand something other than the obvious.

mound

Cahuachi within the bend of a river... "On the other side of the river are the Nazca Lines. They are the reason that Cahuachi was built in this location...It was considered a 'Holy City'. " Enlarged elsewhere. Recall the Holy Kings {City?} of Copan. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Question. Volcanic ground?  "Ken, crystals are little more than rocks. I began to explain how crystals are actually...{continued elsewhere].

"Much has been written on the gnostic, moral and 'magical' Great Arcana, and no doubt still more will be written in the future - their themes being central and inexhaustible at one and the same time. Here it is a matter simply of considering the Great Arcanum of the marriage of intelligence and wisdom in the context of the two other Great Arcana of the tradition. For the three great arcana, are truth to tell, only three aspects on three planes of one single Great Arcanum of the marriage of opposites in the head, in the heart and in the will. In other words, it is a matter of three aspects of the sole Great Arcanum of the cross, since it is always the cross which realizes the marriage of opposites..." [Taken from 'Meditations On The Tarot' by Tomberg]. Horizontal / vertical link.

"...in the head; heart; will..." = ''thinking; feeling; willing''. Anything?

''The symbol of the 'lower' will is the altar...''

Refresher: "As David Kelley points out, the upturned frog-mouth glyph means ''to be born''..." ['Galactic Alignment']. Question. An awakening of something?

Analogy of same - but now simplified..."Hermeticism knows the law of the ''marriage of opposites'' and it knows that inspiration is the marriage of activity and passivity in the soul." [Same book].

In its most basic form - one could say - An expression of [the beginnings] of a learning curve. The real question however, [if only to this reader] - is why. Why express anything? Understanding what they all imply by the 'divine bit' relative to each life form; especially the human one - gives a plausible answer.

Possible empirical analogy, ".......Put another way, when we said that the electron is 'somewhere within the wave' we really meant to say that it is simultaneously everywhere in the wave! This is how we must think because if we suppose the electron is actually located at some specific point, then the wave is no longer spread out and we lose the water wave analogy. As a result, we cannot explain the interference pattern....

....Again it might be worth rereading ['repetitive' link. This readers input], the above piece of reasoning because it motivates much of what follows. There is no sleight of hand: what we are saying is that we need to describe a spread-out wave, that is also a point like electron, and one possible way to achieve this is to say that the electron sweeps from source to screen following all possible paths at once. This suggests that we should interpret an electron wave ['plateau' / 'valley' link- in the micro sense]- as describing a single electron that travels from source to screen  by an infinity of different routes. In other words, the correct answer to the question 'how did that electron get to the screen' is...'it' traveled by an infinity of possible routes, some of which went through the upper slit and some through the lower one. Clearly the ''it'' that is the electron is not an ordinary everyday particle. This is what it means to be a quantum particle." [Chapter 3, ' The Quantum Universe:Everything that can Happen Does Happen'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Remember [before those first impressions take hold],  a possible analogy, nothing else. Some individuals especially within that 'new age' phenomena, would latch [key] onto the above simply because of Einsteins ''spooky at a distance'' quote. This subject however once understood by research and analytical discipline justifies that ''possibility.''  Understanding what all cultures infer by the ''divine'' word in relation to that universal 'framework,' makes 'sense' [of the above] from both a 'spiritual' and empirical viewpoint. Especially when taking into account the Fine Structure Constant. Mentioned elsewhere. As a further exercise to add [or detract] from that possible 'evaluation', put ''simultaneously'' in the usual box,i.e.,what does it imply?

The 'unfinished' Obelisk of {A}swan. 42 metres or 137 feet. Enlarged elsewhere.

"A new perspective is being sought in the midst of this turmoil, a new relationship with others, nature, and with the spiritual aspect of our being. There is a new sense of universal relatedness and of vistas yet untapped in the human potential. This dynamic, intuitive and holistic activity has been named ''New Age'' even though it is rooted in the rediscovery of ancient, perennial wisdom teachings." [Preface to the book - 'Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

'The Magic of Obelisks' by P. Tompkins.

"The standing pillars found in various enclosures at Gobekli-tepe are regularly between 6.5 and 10 feet in size and are thought to weigh between 5.5 and 16.5 tons apiece {five and fifteen metric tonnes}. Even more of an enigma is that sitting in a quarry a quarter of a mile away from the occupational mound is an unfinished T-shaped monolith..." [Extract from the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

Recall what the 'Quarry' represents - if only in the context of this subject.

"...One way is, as we have tried to indicate in this book, by the equilibration of the elements within, and the cultivation of the civilizing influence of the Eternal Feminine Principle at its many levels, from heights of heaven to depths of earth, with the mediation of human love between." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

N.B. Unfinished monolith also found {apart} on the Orkney Islands. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Chapter 'thirteen' significant, within the book as a whole, as it is within the subject as a whole. Using the Indian 'religion' as that first base on which to build his 'information' on? -  with the reader in mind, [J. Black book]. Recall what that start point is. Mentioned elsewhere.

Other authors do the same, using the 'numbers' of each chapter, and the information within each, to accord, with number symbolism. Try and spot some, i.e.,Enoch in relation to the number 'seven' as mentioned in chapter seven of the 'Secret History of the World' by J. Black. Together with....

".....On another count, Apollo was associated with the number seven. Hence the reason he was known as 'Seven leading,' and/or ''Seven born.'' He was born on the seventh day of the Greek month Bysios, the day on which his festivals were held. His Lyre has seven strings, each one associated with the seven planets as well as the Pythagorean ''music of the spheres'' and the seven vowels of the Greek alphabet. The same number also relates to Apollo's omphalos at Delphi, in relation to the seven directions......" [Chapter 4, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God......' Mentioned elsewhere]. Question. Why. What does it all represent?

"Nature is a net of correspondence to be deciphered and integrated into a holistic {whole?} worldview." [extract from the book 'The Magister'. Parenthesis, this readers].

N.B. The root of the word ''holy'' = whole: i.e.,a reunion of the ''whole?'' By way of ''correspondences?''

As an example...Hera in relation to 'hero' {wikipedia/hera} and/or Leto in relation to the Pole Star. 'Queen' relative to 'mistress' - top/down in relation to bottom/up - ALL as a means to an understanding something other than the obvious...

"Indeed the proper balance is clearly shown in the fact that Apollo is the twin brother of the moon goddess Artemis. They were both children of Leto, the ever mild and gracious granddaughter of Ouranos and Gaia, whose father had been the Titan Koios, whose name, Kerenyi records, means the sphere of the heavens, and who was also called Polos, referring to the celestial polar axis. Leto's mother was Phoibe, the goddess of the moon, whose name meant 'purifying one'. It is from her that Apollo was later sometimes to be called Phoebus Apollo." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

Sun/moon. Solar/Lunar - as expressions of something - the understanding of which = a result {balance?}.

"In many traditions pertaining to magic, { understand what the word truly means, before those first impressions take hold. Try Part 4}... and/or the subtle energies of the human entity, seven power centers are taught {'kundalini' link. Explained elsewhere}, or 'activated' within the student.  According to the standard theory of correspondences, these are microcosmically attuned {metaphorically speaking or should that be metaphysically speaking?} - to the energies of the Seven Planets. The Underworld or Hidden Tradition teaches a variant of the above which suggests that the Seven Planets are, in fact, reflections of seven primal archetypes..." [Part 2, of the book by R. Stewart. Emphasis, this readers]. And/or 'principles' - this readers input.

A {working?} example: "During the first and subsequent talks on centers G. added something new at almost every talk. As i said at the beginning he spoke first of three centers, then four, then of five, and afterwards of seven centers...He said that centers were divided into positive and negative parts..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''centers'' - ALL as a means...?

A {practical?} example {the very first one?}: "Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, is visible to the naked eye at dawn or dusk for less than two hours , for only short periods during the year. As bright as a first magnitude star, the planet never rises far above the horizon and is easily obscured by low cloud or mist, making it difficult to find. Copernicus is reputed never to have seen it from his observatory in Frauenburg in Poland {hint, hint?}. Phoebus Apollo has been associated with light, and as Mercury in the morning skies {'evening' one represented with Hermes} he heralds dawn and the rising sun. Later mythology associates Apollo with the sun, but in Homer the god has, for a number of reasons, been linked to the planet Mercury when it is seen before the sun rises. In Book 10, during the night raid on the Trojan lines Apollo wakens the Thracian Hippocoon shortly before dawn, the time when Mercury can be seen. Apollo is another supporter of the Trojans and their allies, and as Mercury he champions them as the planet travels through the zodiac. With Mercury above Orion, perhaps in Taurus, Apollo is said by Homer to be aiding Hector in his clashes with..." ['Homer Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title of the book to see it in its broader context.

Question. Nothing more than a figment of the imagination?

"The chariot or car might be considered indeed a moving equivalent of the 'Throne of God'. It is drawn by a {unimaginable? i.e.,figuratively speaking} beast, described as a red and white griffin with golden wings arching so high that their extremities cannot be seen. As for the carriage, around one of its wheels, three maidens are dancing an intricate measure. One in red, as fire, one green as an emerald, and one white as new fallen snow. About the other wheel are four maidens clad in royal purple, their leader possessing a 'third' eye. Although common thought regards these figures as an allegory of the three Virtues and four Cardinal Virtues, there is a much deeper esoteric meaning. They represent the feminine expression of the seven rays which are the inner dynamics of the universe, which in the heavens are associated with the Pleiades. Following the {car?} and the seven dancing maidens are seven aged men {elder link?}...counterparts of the seven maidens, which in esoteric stellar symbolism equates them with the seven 'rishes' of the Great Bear. Instead of garlands of lilies about their heads as with the maidens, their brows are wreathed in red roses...The 'pointers' of the Great Bear are alluded to in esoteric astrology as major stars of direction. The one nearest to the Pole Star {Dubhe} is a focus of the expression of the will of the individual; the one further from the Pole Star {Merak} is a focus of a reservoir of the energy of Divine purpose, or the 'will of god'...Dubhe is the 'pointer' for mankind on the path of the 'involution' of consciousness {top/down?} - seeking expression in manifestation {'known' quantity?}. Merak comes into play in guiding the achieved human being {bottom/up?} - into discipleship under the 'planetary hierarchy'. And the pattern for this 'planetary hierarchy' is to be found in the great star of Isis, Sirius, the dog star, in Canis Major." [Extract from the book 'Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

Something written in the stars?

Side note. 'Homers Secret Iliad' .  Achilles = Canis Major. Enlarged elsewhere.

Lilies in relation to roses. Younger{'maidens'} relative to elder. Something unknown becoming known? All finally as 'pointers' to a {possible?} direction. That {universal?} framework implies the same. Question. Conspiracy? A universal one?

Represented [in part] in its 'physical' form as a 'Lily', i.e.,"as bearer of symbolic meaning". Chapter two - entitled 'The Heart of the Lily' from the book 'The Future of the Ancient World.'/ J. Naydler. Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 3.

'The legend of the Rose and the Lily'.

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''Samos flag - during Greek war of independence.'' Follow the arrow shafts downward. The four 'directions' in human form? Triangular in shape. That same triangular form - represented on vases - ''That pointed the way to a new reemerging vision of Greek art." Question. 'Lozenge' shape?

Side note. Griffin heads found on 'cauldrons' on Heraion at Samos / Greece. AS speculated in the program narrated by A. Sooke. Define such keys as 'cauldron' and 'S/E' {in relation to the ''feminine'' aspect} - while recalling such names as Pythagoras {Samos born} in relation to those ''geometric patterns'' also found within Greeks artwork - in order to define subject material beyond ''...folk tales being canonised." {Quote by same. Enlarged elsewhere].

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Position of the valley of Kings. Question. Where would the valley of Queens be positioned; and why?

"The sign expresses the thing. A thing is the virtue of its sign. There is an analogical correspondence between the sign and the thing signified. The more perfect the sign, the more complete is the correspondence." Quote taken from the book by E. Levi.

Think about it in relation to Niel Bohr's discipline. Physics equivalent? Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Whats the common factor between the two ? ''Logos''?

Example of?..."Speculating on the word Dub: Dabu, was the Babylonian name for the Great Bear constellation. A bear is in Hebrew Dobh, the name for this constellation; also Phoenician Dub, and Arabian Al Dubb. The English verb 'to dub' means to give another name or nickname, or give a new title or description. Because of the taboo of calling a 'bear a bear'; bears were dubbed with various descriptive titles in European languages." [www.Constellationsofwords.com/stars/dubhe]. Try ''nickname'' throughout.

Question. 'Bear' a link to Arthur . Arthur a link to 'king'.  King in relation to 'Kingship'. In some cultures {i.e.,as one example - Hebrew} - the name of 'god' has not to be spoken. A taboo? Or something else ,i.e.,non specific? - therefore 'aspects' of something? Try ''YHVH''.

REFRESHER: "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.

A side step..."Helice representing Ursa Major, and Melissa {honey or honey bee}, or Cynosura, representing Ursa Minor, were the nurses of the baby Zeus..." [Same website]. Try ''child''  ''honey'' or ''bee''.

"Other traditions should be mentioned that show evidence of the connection between ancient sea, feminine, stellar and underworld powers. Leto had a sister Asteria, which means Star goddess, and who was the mother of another moon goddess, Hecate, closely related to Artemis. After Zeus had fathered Apollo and Artemis on Leto he had 'pursued' her sister Asteria, who escaped him by turning into a stone and falling into the depths of the sea - { recall Cronus who swallowed a stone. One relates more to the shadow aspect than the anima - as a means to an understanding}.  She emerged as an island on which Leto could give birth to her twins. This is usually identified as Delos which also had the tradition of having once been a floating island, an ocean wanderer hidden from the eyes of men, {shadow aspect?}. At the birth of Apollo and Artemis it became firmly anchored to the sea bed with four great pillars, and is described evocatively, as quoted by Kerenyi, as a 'widely visible star of the dark earth'. There is a certain alchemical element about the descriptions of rejoicing when Leto eventually gave birth on Delos. All the 'gods' rejoiced, the former rocky and barren outcrop became fruitful, singing swans circled the island becoming mute after the seventh time, nymphs sang a sacred birthing song, the foundations of the island turned to gold, as did the waters of its river and circular lake, and also the leaves of its olive trees. All of this brings us back to the traditions surrounding Perseus..." Enlarged/continued elsewhere. Part 3. [Extract from the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

Put all those keys {some highlighted} together to not only understand what is implied - but to take the subject material a stage {development?} further...

"In ancient mythology many times Zeus would take the form of a swan..." Quote by Phineas Kastle. ['Pawn Stars'/ History Channel. Series 18. Episode 1].

..."The cause of the later connection of Apollo with Delphi is somewhat confused in the myths. We are dealing with fragments of a very ancient oral tradition that are like pieces of patchwork that have to be assembled into a coherent fabric...Much would seem to depend on the 'changing' character of Apollo - or rather how mankind related to his archetype - for all such 'relationships' are in the process of change with the gradual evolution of consciousness. Solar 'hero's' in particular tend to transform in this way." Same book.

And/or Hera/Zeus in relation to 'elder'? Leto/Apollo in relation to 'younger'? OR would that be vice versa? Therefore link to Manifested/UNmanifested? As a means to...?

Mayan equivalent? "The ceremonial precinct of Tiahuanaco was surrounded by a moat, to give the impression of a site - as a floating island. The central feature of the core precinct is a man made mountain of seven levels - rising some fifty feet high called Akapana. The adjacent  Semi-subterranean Temple and the Kalasaya lie along an east-west axis - the suns rising and setting horizons on the equinoxes. A sunken courtyard was found atop the Akapana temple. Its purpose was to catch rainwater, and a system of drains..." ['Galactic Alignment'].

Water in relation to ?

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The Motmot Marker Stone. Father and son together. ''Motmot'' = nickname of the son. A link to the ''twin'' tail feathers of such birds as the Kingfisher and BEE-eater. Tiahuanaco {central} - Copan {S/E] - ALL as a means...?

"A thing has no existence relatively to ourselves before we become conscious of its existence...The term consciousness signifies realization of existence relative to a certain thing. Consciousness in the absolute sense is unconsciousness in relation to things... Consciousness means knowledge and life, unconsciousness is ignorance and death..." Quotes taken from the book by F. Hartman.

Remember - metaphorically speaking.

"Analogy is the quintessence of the 'philosophical' stone." Enlarged elsewhere and throughout.

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.

"We live in dynamic times when humanity is waking up to the implication of a greater transformation and the reality that we are a part of a much greater consciousness universe. The keys of Enoch [and/or 'keys of Solomon'] reveal the past, present and future of life on our planet and how our human nature is non-local and multidimensional, having vast capabilities and endowments of a divine birthright coded within us, that reveals how we are universal beings working within a higher evolutionary plan." [First page, first paragraph,'The Keys of Enoch' by J. J. Hurtak]. And...

"Life is a manifestation of power of the unimaginable cause of all existence. It must be a substantial principle, else it could not exist, because no activity can take place without substance. It has no forms, but is manifested in forms; it continually advances from lower to higher forms, and as it advances the character of forms advances with it. The building of the ''Temple of Solomon'' goes on unceasingly." [Quote taken from the book by F. Hartman].

Understand what is implied by the 'Divine bit' relative to A/B/C defines those statements. it also touches on incarnation / reincarnation - its true meaning, i.e.,relative to the present moment, i.e.,''advances from lower to higher...'' As it does with the following...

"...everything alive is really alive in the fullest and most dynamic sense of the word. It twitches, searches, throbs, organises and seems aware of an upward movement. This foundation would be familiar to nature philosophie, and Prometheus Rising could be seen as continuing in that tradition of synthesis. Indeed, Wilson leaves the reader with a quote from the futurologist Barbara Marx Hubbard: 'The future exists first in imagination, then in Will, then in reality'."  [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

"The worker is hidden in the workshop."

"As time passed, the learned men of each culture became known as sages or wise men - 'one of those who knows'. It was Pythagoras who apparently invented the terminology - philosophy - meaning 'one who is attempting to find out'. " [From the book by Kevin Gest].

prometheusA practical {work in progress?} example..."The great centaur Chiron was associated with the hero Jason as well as with Heracles. There are deep mysteries connected with him and he may be equated with the human condition that expresses higher intelligence in animal form. However, there are risks in this condition for the 'intelligence' can still be expressed in contending forms {i.e.,link to the word ''gnosis'' OVER 'intelligence' - benefit of, i.e.,what it implies. This readers input. Enlarged elsewhere - and throughout} - This is represented in the Heracles legend by a great battle {'struggle/wrestle/submit' links - enlarged elsewhere} - of the centaurs {i.e.,'lower' state. Representation / expression of} - which in fact starts as a result of Heracles opening up the 'wine' store of the centaurs - a gift from Dionysos but one that the centaurs did not understand and found difficult to handle. It may be taken to mean the intoxication that can result from direct spiritual awareness. In this 'battle', which we may be assumed to be the historical human condition, the most wise and righteous of the centaurs, Chiron, is wounded by one of Heracles arrows. These {in his previous 'test'} had now been dipped in the Hydra's blood, which meant that there was no cure for anyone 'scratched' by them {i.e.,'serpent' in relation to the word ''kundalini'' i.e.,what it implies relative to a learning curve - if only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word, i.e.,this subject material. Therefore 'higher' {overcoming?} 'lower' }. Chiron {i.e., still in the 'lower' state - indicative of} undergoes prolonged 'suffering', for he can neither live fully nor die; a condition portraying the immortal human spirit bound to the wheel of life and death {i.e.,another expression could be the 'relationship' between something Unmanifested becoming Manifested and/or 'known/UNknown'}. Eventually Chiron's suffering is ended when he is allowed to take the place of Prometheus, who can in turn be 'released' from his bondage as a consequence. In other words, the centaur is a transitional human condition, that passes when the Promethean {'higher' link?} given spirit is fully expressed in 'divine' man - an achievement which fully justifies and 'releases' Prometheus." {Manifested?}. [Extract from the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

Keys in relation to 'manifest' - if only in defining a subject.

Food for thought..."One aspect of lodge manifestation has certainly changed over time. That is  the significance given to King Solomon and his temple. It is difficult to know whether Solomon's reputation, masonically speaking, has more to do with his being an epitome of wisdom, than his commissioning a temple for the Jewish priesthood." [Extract from the book 'Freemasonry: The Reality' by T. Churton].

Think on it, in relation such books as 'A Test of Time'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Or chapter 'nine' [page '120'], in relation to the tale of 'Atlantis'. Lots of 'keys' used such as Poseidon, islands, red ochre, hot/cold, chariot, six winged horses, Dolphins, 'giants' before the flood, 'ten' kings, or number symbolism relative to inner/outer in relation to 'seven' and 'three', all of which when understood, explains to the reader that tales true intent. Explained within.

''Poseidon who was 'master' of Atlantis.'' Question. What does it represent?

"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 {practical?} example...

Dear You,

I write this letter in the early hours of the morning thinking if my words help one person then that is something.

Often I wish I could exchange my mind for another one, a spotless one that is seeped in eternal sunshine, instead of the dented one that feels chronically polluted. But this is the mind that I have and I know that there is good within it, in the paintings that I create, the poems that bubble and grow out of the debris.

To dispel the blocks of mental rubbish that clog up my brain I have started a happy book, which is small and easy to carry. It contains drawings and paintings and upon each new page I date it and write my achievements of the day, such as ‘read book to my child’, ‘watered the plants’, ‘worked on painting’, ‘went to the post office’, and these little moments build up to create a picture of my day that is contrary to the one in my head. These small moments help to remind me of who I am and where I am going and what I hope to achieve and do, they keep me anchored to the present.

The mind can become a suffocating prison without a ‘tent of blue’ to peer out of, I choose to unlock the door and walk out of that prison towards the meadows, towards the light and lie down in the grass, look up at the sky, see the shapes in the clouds or the patterns in the stars and dream that life can get better, if I let it. Indeed, it can, if only a tiny bit – a tiny bit is something to cherish.

Please don’t feel stuck in the darkness, I know what it’s like; you are not alone. May your life get that little bit brighter, I believe that it can and it will.

You have to look at each day like a new canvas and decide the painting you want your day to be rather than paint the same old dark picture that just compounds that sense of doom, gloom and hopelessness. You have to choose the colours you want your painting to be even if your default stance is to go for morose shades of grey and black. There are flecks of light and colour in each day, tiny ones like a bright ochre, or a crimson scarlet. These iridescent colours shine and smile out at us all. They are friendly and warm. These colours can guide you towards a brighter place and help you paint a different sort of painting. A painting that when you look at it speaks to you like an old friend, inspires, comforts and stirs something deep inside, you just have to open your eyes a little wider and let those colours in.

Take good care of yourself, be kind to yourself, be your number one ally, and keep searching for that fleck of light sleeping in the shadows. It is there, I can see that tiny fleck right now – put it in your pocket and cherish it. [Q. S. Lam]. Question. 'See' any keys?

Try the Mona Lisa - to 'see' something from a different perspective. The above example from an 'unknown' position - the 'Mona' from a 'known' one - yet both contain those common factors. Question. What does that imply?

Was the Mona Lisa created under a psychosis?

"...Because a modern man lives in 'sleep' {unknown/unaware link}, what knowledge therefore can a sleeping man have? And if you think about it and at the same time remember that sleep  is the chief feature  of our being, it will at once become clear to you that if a man really wants knowledge, he must first of all think about how to wake, that is, about how to change his being...Therefore a man who wants to awake must look for other people who also want to awake and work together with them. This, however, is easier said than done because to start such work and to organize it requires a 'knowledge' which an ordinary man cannot possess. The work must be organized and it must have a leader. Only then will it produce the results expected of it..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Parenthesis, emphasis, this readers].

The above indicative of such works by such authors {''teachers?''} as Gurdjieff. Now almost a century ago. That 'information/knowledge' that was scarce once upon a time - is these days common and accessible to all. In other words - these days - one can become - ones own teacher.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

A change of {scene?}...Why should 1616 be significant with the Rosicrucians; or 1717 in relation to Freemasonry, or 1888 in relation to the Golden Dawn, or 1919 within the book of Revelations and/or Isaiah 1919?

N.B. The stone {with hieroglyphs} went missing in 1919 from a 'book binding store' in Halifax Nova Scotia. ['Curse of Oak Island' series 4 / episode 4]. Anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

"As Norton wrote; 'Also they wrote; not every man to teach, but to show themselves by secret speech; whereby each of his fellows were made certain; how to them he was a brother, for each of them understood another'. In this we get a hint of a secret brotherhood, much like the Rosicrucians, whose manifestos included the 'Chemical Wedding', one of the most significant allegorical tales of the initiatory system, published in 1616...Mclean suggests that this alchemical work embodies the Rosicrucianism that is the esoteric philosophy lying at the heart of Western Hermeticism which provides a path for the balancing and integration of the masculine and feminine aspects of our souls..."{ Extract from 'The Alchemical Amphitheatre' by M. Katz} -  and/or "All those who were fond of the combinations and multiplications of the 4 elements and the 4 in general, as the number of orderly arrangement in time and space, have used 16 as the 'empowered' 4 to express 'perfection' - suffice it to mention the 4x4 philosophical elements of the Rosicrucians..." [Taken from the book 'Mystery of Numbers' by Annemarie Schimmel].

"...consider it an allegory of awakening to the 'mystical' path." [Extract from the book by M. Katz]. Emphasis, this readers.

Analogy? The 16 word mantra - Hare Krishna.

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Yax K'uk Mo {1st King}. Wearing the sacred 'eye glasses' = the rain god. Represented with the symbol of the frog. Top/down {water} in relation to bottom /up {frog}. Anything? i.e., what do 'rivers' represent? Question. Where have you seen those ''glasses'' before?..."That were part of the ceremonial headdress."

And/or the 16 Holy Kings of Copan as seen on what is labeled as - the Altar Q. The 16th King of which is called {title} 'The Sky is Newly Revealed'. The first King - who began the Mayan 9th Baktum dynasty = Yax K'uk Mo... "It BEGINS the history of Copan, 'The Lord of the West' - the outsider - accomplishes what has never been done before. He consolidates power into a single dynasty which leads to unprecedented growth and artistic achievement...The inscription on the top of the altar stone {cube?} tells how he came to Copan: 'He took the emblems of office {i.e.,associated with Teotihuacanos - enlarged elsewhere} and 153 days after he left - he rests his legs - he is a West Lord. " [ PBS - 'Lost King of the Maya'].

Side note: "His name was openly spoken in the age corresponding with his realization in humanity. Having been the ''first of the Westerns'' he had to instruct men in the possibility of regeneration. Isis was the great redeemer in this mystery, but her part is as hard to understand as that of Osiris..." ['Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate']. Question. Why West?

Question. Baktum = 144000 days. Close to 400 years. How many years were there from Egypt's First Dynasty to the first 'artistic designs' {symbols?} as seen within the pyramids? {5th Dyn?}. Lastly try ''153''.

Question 2. Which pharaoh was identified with the ''west'' ?

Side note ''newly revealed'' in relation to ''16''. Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,what does ''16'' represent?

"...but if you are armed with the 'wand' of intuition, the 'cup' of sympathy, the 'sword' of reason and the 'pentacle' of valor, you will find there {the legends say} the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosophers Stone, True Wisdom and perfect happiness." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' by R. Wilson. Emphasis, this readers - with the exception of parenthesis].

'Mettle of the Mind' ?

"...No more is it true that the mystical impulse from the end of the 13th and into the 17th century was purely and simply a reaction against the 'dry intellectualism' of scholasticism. No the flowering of mysticism during this epoch was the fruit and result of scholasticism, prefigured in the spiritual biography of St. Thomas Aquinas himself...The believing thinker thus became a 'seeing mystic'. And this transformation did not take place in spite of his work of scholastic thought, but rather thanks to it - as its fruit and crowning glory." [Extract from the book by Tomber 'Letter 19' ]. Represented - as in the Greek case - with the word ''Apollo''.

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'Lower' underlying 'higher'. For Alchemy / Hebrew equivalent see pictures on Part 3. Question. Agree/disagree. Notice ladder in 'lower' half. A 'wooden' one.

And/or..."It seems unlikely that anyone in our day would be able to explain the deeper meaning of 17, and yet this number was quite important in the ancient Near East. The local god of Urartu, the area around Mount Ararat, received a seventeen fold sacrifice, and perhaps 17 spread out from there into adjacent countries. In the Bible it is connected to the flood, which began on the seventeenth day of the 2nd month and lasted till the seventeenth day of the 7th month. At that point, Noah had reached Mount Ararat...The traditional 'magic' square around the 'five' produces 17 in the lower left corner [S/W? - this readers input] and 28 [the typical Islamic moon number] in the remaining numbers...It is also the number of the words, in the call to prayer...The subsequent Islamic tradition, especially among the Shiites, discovered even more distinctive qualities of 17. The sum total of all the rak'at {the cycles of prayer movements in the five daily prayers} amounts to 17. Some sufis imagined that the greatest name of god consisted of 17 letters...In Christian tradition, the number appears, if at all, as a combination of the 10 commandments with the 7 gifts {10+7} of the Holy Spirit, described by St. Augustine as a 'mirabile sacramentum'. Seventeen then forms the basis for the speculations about the number 153. It also seems likely that the combination of 'lex et gratia', i.e.,Law and Grace, as found in the 17 underlies the whole structure of the magnificent Golden Evangeliar made for King Heinrich III in the eleventh century, as Rathofer as shown...In classical antiquity 17 appears in connection with warfare and heroism...Popular Turkish legends, such as the tales of Abu Muslim or Malik Danishmand, mentions 17 wars; and often 17 hero's are slain, or the leading hero receives 17 'wounds'..." [A. Schimmel book].

Question. Can you 'see' what each author is implying? Clue. '16' in relation to a ''wedding'' - '17' in relation to Top/down {'Tau' cross?}- BOTH - as a means to the 'beginning' of a learning curve. Start point of. Further clues elsewhere.

Tau cross in relation to those 'T' shaped pillars at Gobekli-tepe?

Further Head scratch: If S/W has been correctly evaluated within number symbolism - what would S/E be represented by?

REFRESHER...Francis of Assisi used it constantly. The patron saint of 'animals'. Spiritual equivalent of higher over lower. Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. ''Law and grace'' in both 17 and 18. As is the intent of...

"In the preface to the songbook, i recounted my first outstanding experience with Western reaction to Eastern chants. The occasion had been a public lecture; the time, April 18, 1926; the place, Carnegie Hall in New York. On April 17, i had confided to an American student, Mr Alvin Hunsicker, 'I am planning to ask the audience to sing an old Hindu chant, 'O god beautiful.' Mr. Hunsicker had protested that Oriental songs are not easily understood by Americans. 'Music is a universal language,' i had replied. 'Americans will not fail to feel the soul aspiration of this lofty chant.' " [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Emphasis, this readers].

"What is learnt from the first call to awakening? This is the first part of the first day of the seven days described by the text..." [M.Katz book].

Synchronistic example? Akhenaten - Dynasty 18 who ruled for 17 years. Aten in relation to Amun. 'Father' in relation to 'Son'. Debossed/Embossed? Enlarged elsewhere.

Islam equivalent? - "...Muhammad was at first both frightened by the intensity of the experience and doubtful of its validity. He confided in his wife, Khadija, who supported him during the crisis brought on by these powerful experiences. The continued eruption of the revelations in the end convinced him of their truth, and in 612 he began his public prophetic mission. According to tradition, in the year 617 or 619 {i.e.,''5'' or ''7'' years},  partly in answer to the doubts of unbelievers, the Prophet was taken up into 'Heaven' in a 'Celestial Ascent' called 'Miraj'. This event, mentioned briefly and allusively in the Quran {17:1}, was to become the archetypal mystical experience in Islam...From the beginning {after his 'return'?} the Prophet began to attract followers. They were convinced by the sudden transformation of an otherwise unremarkable, though honest and good man, by the 'incredible eloquence of his language' in a culture where the importance of the mastery of language cannot be over estimated, and 'by the recognition that his message was something they had always known but somehow had stopped taking seriously'...The Prophet said that the Quran has seven levels of meaning, and the last and highest is known only to 'God'. " [Extracts from the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere. All emphasis, this readers].

N.B. As a further headscratch - an alternative view {and/or ''angle'' i.e.,as seen from:} - could be represented as 12+4 and/or 12+5. And/or 10+6 or 10+7. Or would that be ''13'' + 3 or ''13''+ 4 {i.e.,in relation to the ''missing thirteenth''}?

Sun/moon/planets {10+7?} in relation {or relative?} to constellations and the Precession {12+5?}. Lower/higher. Clockwise/anticlockwise - as a means to an understanding.

N.B. 'Planets' = middle ground between the two?

Additional information?..."In fact, as we shall show, the gods, Greek and Trojan warriors and other characters in Homer's epic represent planets, stars and constellations, and by their activities they preserve a remarkable volume of astronomical learning, encompassing everything that can be seen in the heavens with the naked eye." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Try ''nineteen'' {to add or detract from}.

And/or:...That duality is now expressed on a lower plane in the static and the dynamic elements of our construction. That is in a circle and a cross. The cross represents a 'static' matrix of energies, the circle a 'dynamic' expression of energies within that matrix. Both circle and cross are expressions of the initiating, creative spirit that is represented by the point at the common center of both cross and circle...That central point is also expressed as an 'altar'...And the altar is often also a formal four-square object. In the masonic tradition which derives from the ancient mysteries, it is usually in the form of a double cube. This is a solid figure, with a square top, and twice as high {benben?} - as it is broad and long. This 'form' contains, in geometrical symbolism, the figure ten {10+ ? } in the number of its square faces {two to each rectangular side and one each above and below}...In masonic symbolism this duality is expressed by the square and compass. The square marks out the cross; the compass, the circle. This finds another expression in the heavens and the earth. The heavens are associated with circular movement {12+5? and/or N/S? and/or 'Macro' ? }, for that is what the stars describe to all who watch them from the earth. The earth is associated with the straight line {10+7? and/or E/W? and/or 'Micro' ? } - the measuring out of land {'Running the Fields'? i.e.,Sed Jubilee link? } - and the straight line that is given by a plumb bob or pendulum, or a falling object, that by the force of gravity makes a direct path toward the center of the earth." [Extract from the book 'The Rose Cross and The Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'].

"...twice as high as it is broad and long". Recall the dimensions of the 'Temple', i.e.,in reverse.

For a deeper head scratch, why does the number ''thirteen'' seem significant within the life of the author of 'Mind to Mind'. Possible synchronistic link? If so, what would that imply?

xxxxAnalogy of same?..."As the late, great H.P Lovecraft might begin this narrative: It is now nearly 13 years since the ill fated day when i first began investigating the terrible legends surrounding the enigmatic Bavarian Illuminati, an alleged conspiracy that some people believe rules the world. Like a Lovecraft hero, i embarked on my research with no suspicion of the perils awaiting me: i thought i was just investigating a notable case of political paranoia and expected to find only some insight into the psychology which causes  otherwise sane individuals to subscribe to such absurdly ridiculous conspiracy theories." [First paragraph, first page, first chapter of the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Why the analogy to Mr Lovecraft?

A {practical?} example..."In the court of the Temple of Edfu, singers, musicians, harpists, and dancers waited while the divine barques,  preceded by their emblems, were carried off the ships and placed in their respectful places in the Temple. The hymn to the Golden One was sung. Horus and Hathor now united.  The ceremonies lasted thirteen days {i.e.,in relation to Hathor of Dendera and Horus of Edfu; enlarged elsewhere}. On the morning of the 14th the procession re-formed, the ships returned downstream amid the acclamations of the crowd. Led by the helmsman, the rowers chanted..."

'Thirteen' in relation to 'fourteen' - {waxing/waning?} as a means to something other than the obvious.

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'Eye' of Horus - parts within the whole - relative to aware/unaware. Anything?

"Abraham states towards the end of Book Three that the squares in Book Four are an 'index' to Book Three. In Book Three he sets out pages with, ''Explanations of what to look for, and care about, in each of the chapters of Book Four." He then follows with directions on how to use, and what to expect, from the word squares set out in each chapter in Book Four." [Extract taken from the chapter entitled 'Word Squares' from the book 'The Book of Abramelin' by Von Worms']. Try ''three'' in relation to ''four''.

Similar to the 'Dead Sea Scrolls' or more importantly what was found with them at 'the back of a cave'. [i.e.,Copper scrolls . Explained elsewhere].  64 locations {within them}. Symbolic of something other than the obvious. As with the 64 keys of Enoch or the 64 sticks of I' Ching. Or even 8x8.  'Back' to 'front'. Dark to light. Further information within.

Question. {4x4x4}?

Landscape equivalent? The 63 tombs found in the Valley of the Kings. That final {'lost'?} one = Akhenaten? Enlarged elsewhere.

"In some literature, this secret center {i.e.,'minds eye'} is described as a flower, or lotus, with 64 petals..." ['The Zelator'].

"The Maya developed a complete complex writing system, 1 of only 5 in the history of the world. It is composed of over 800 symbols called hieroglyphs. They wrote on paper made from the inner bark of the fig tree covered with lime plaster, using lime based pigments. These codices could reach up to 22 feet long, and were folded accordion style, making pages. In the 16th century, the Spanish burned every codex they could find, along with anyone who could read or write. By the 18th century, all knowledge of the script was lost. Of the prolific output of the ancient Maya scribes, only 3 examples survive to the present day. Today's Maya are completely cut off from the written words of their ancestors, since all 3 are held captive in Europe. All are in poor condition as they have not been well cared for...

...Fortunately, Maya writing is also found carved in stone. One of the best examples was found by Jose Calderon when he stumbled on the jungle city of Palenque, Mexico in 1746. He found the 3 carved panels in the Temple of the Inscriptions, which contain a total of 640 glyphs. John Lloyd Stevens found, and bought, Copan, Honduras, in 1839. That fifty dollar purchase included the Hieroglyphic Stairway, where its 2200 glyphs make it the longest pre-Colombian stone inscription in all the Americas. [www.atitlan.net/maya/mayan-writing.htm].

Coincidence or a meaningful one? Among others try ''800'' / ''22'' / ''3'' /  ''lime''{stone} and especially ''fig tree'' - in order to evaluate one way or the other {i.e.,that ''inner'' stuff?}.

Side note: In the region of the Arctic what is known as the Midnight Sun sets - for the first time - below the horizon in 64 days. ['Orbit: Earth's  Extraordinary Journey' / Episode 2]. Coincidence or a meaningful one, i.e.,does subject material define 'natural phenomena' only - or is natural phenomena used to define 'subject' material? Try ''midnight''.

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Analogy of same?..."Alongside other evidence of the social and religious organisation of the period, the names of the 1st Dynasty kings were enshrined in a medical treatise and in two of the formulae of the Book of Coming Forth into Day, of which this is one: 'This formula has been found in the foundations by a chief mason {Hiram Abiff link?} in the time of his Majesty of Upper and Lower Egypt, Semti the Justified. It was a secret guide which had never been seen nor glimpsed. The recitation of Chapter 64 of this Book enabled the deceased to come and go at his pleasure and assured immortality to his soul, on condition that it be read when one was pure and spotless." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy. Enlarged elsewhere].

''The swan is white without spot..." quote by Leonardo da Vinci.

"In Greek mythology the swan was the bird consecrated by Apollo; the symbol of harmony..."

Question. 8x8x8 = 512. Relevant to anything? If only within this subject.

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'The Flower of Life' - 19 circles - 'Includes' the major points of the 'compass' {cross?} - all in three's?

"In antiquity, the practice of animating temples, bas reliefs, and statues was conceived of as both an art and science.  In its scientific aspect, the art of animating statues drew upon the ancient canon of proportion, itself based on those ubiquitous geometrical ratios which underlie the forms of nature and the unfolding patterns of life.  In the 'Laws' 656D, Plato refers to the canon of music and proportion which maintained the integrity of Egyptian art for no less than 10,000 years... The ultimate origins of the canon remains mysterious; evidence of its use is very early... The existence of such a canon is confirmed by the research of archaeologists and universally accepted by all Egyptologists. There were two Egyptian canons: the earliest divided the height of the human being into 19 squares; the later canon was based on a division of 22 squares. These canons provided a framework for Egyptian artists when rendering the human form and the 'forms' of the gods... Interestingly the 19 square Egyptian canon was taken over by the early Greek artists and sculptures, as has been shown by the studies of archaeologist Elanor Guralnick." ['Alexandria' Vol 2. By D. Fideler].  Think about it relative to ''a subject'' being represented in human form by way of ''number symbolism.'' Further examples in  part 3.

"Nineteen is the number of light, the existence of god proved by the idea of god." [Quote taken from chapter 19 entitled 'The stone of the Philosophers' from the book by E. Levi].

"Nineteen is, to begin with an incomplete 20, but is also a sacred number in the near East. In ancient Egypt the 'Book of the Dead' mentions the 19 limbs of the body, each of which had a 'deity' of its own; by adding the deity connected with the whole body to them, the sacred 20 was attained. For medieval exegetes in the West, 19 combined: the 12 zodiac signs with the 7 planets. In the Islamic tradition however, this number corresponds to the numerical value of the word 'wahid' - ''One.'' ...Astronomically speaking, 19 is connected with the so called Metonic cycle: every 19 years, all the phases of the waxing and waning moon fall on the same days of the week during the whole solar year." [Extract from the book 'Mystery of Numbers' - entitled 'The Number of the Metonic Cycle'. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Information due only to the recording of the ''Metonic cycle'' OR is that used to represent something else? Question 2. Which came first - AND WHY?

"What is this 'stone' and why is it so called? The great initiator of the Christians invites his believers to build on the stone or rock, if they do not wish their structures to be demolished. He terms himself the corner-stone...It is the foundation of absolute philosophy, it is the supreme and immovable reason [strength; focus of will link. This readers input]. We must possess that reason which is the touch -stone of truth..This 'stone', say the masters in Alchemy, is the true 'salt' of the 'philosophers'; represented as a cubic -stone..."  [same chapter, same book]. That link to the 'difference' [i.e.,that which is 'preserved'] between the 'process' of ''incarnation'' relative to ''reincarnation''. Meaning of. Enlarged elsewhere.

"...The one who remembers an experience is also the one who experienced it." Quote by Tomberg.

A {working?} example: "How do you define consciousness? Consciousness is considered to be indefinable," I asked,''and indeed how can it be defined if it has an inner quality? With the ordinary means at our disposal it is impossible to prove the presence of consciousness in another man. We know it only in ourselves." ''All this is rubbish'; said G., the usual scientific sophistry. Only one thing is true in what you have said: that you can know consciousness only in yourself {what he defines as 'self remembering'}. Observe that i say you can know, for you can know it only when you have it..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Question. ''Manifested''?

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"The headrest from Tut-ankh-Amun's tomb, carved from two pieces of ivory and joined together with golden pegs, represents Shu in his characteristic position of 'raising up the sky' {Tau cross link? i.e.,arms 'raised'. Enlarged elsewhere }...The two lions framing him back to back are frequently represented in the Book of the Dead {Chapter 17} accompanied by the inscription: 'To me belongs today and i know tomorrow. Who is this? Yesterday is Osiris and tomorrow is Re." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

"Analogy is the quintessence of the 'philosophical' stone." Quote by same.

Side note: Landscape equivalent? "King Agamemnon's home in Mycenae, the golden city with its famous Lion Gate, was linked to the familiar lion-like shape of the constellation Leo; the steeply rising Peloponnese mountains along the Bay of Corinth became the Lion's broad back, and an ancient route from Mycenae via Cleonae to Corinth became his front legs..." ['Homers Secret Iliad'].

One could also say..."Analogy {by way of objectivity} = purpose of. Benefits of.

''Backbone of the Great Bear'' and/or the ''Spine of Osiris''. Enlarged elsewhere. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"Quintessence'' - represented with the 'four' elements together with the 'divine bit'. Therefore 'five' in number symbolism. Anything? Come back to it later. Try Part 4.

"...but if you are armed with the 'wand' of intuition, the 'cup' of sympathy, the 'sword' of reason and the 'pentacle' of valor, you will find there {the legends say} the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosophers Stone, True Wisdom and perfect happiness." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' by R. Wilson. Emphasis, this readers].

"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].

A working {personal?} example: "We shall i believe, never fully understand our evolution, nor see in the glimmering light about us the sign posts that point the way into the future, unless we recognize the greatness of our spiritual heritage. Innumerable books have been written and the most painstaking researches have been made for centuries past, and an enormous mass of material has been collected from the mythology, traditions, and legends of every country in the world, but it seems as though some vital link is missing. Fact is piled upon fact, old documents are deciphered, folklore is compared with folklore, archeologists dig, and astronomers calculate, and poets dream - but in the end the opinion is fostered that the ancient wisdom was as the babbling of childhood compared with the intellectual reasoning of grown men. Seven hundred years ago there was a different outlook. John of Salisbury, who was Bishop of Chartres at the beginning of the 13th century, wrote: 'Our time is served by the beneficence of former days, and often knows more than the later, but not, naturally; because the spirit of our time is the greater, but because it rests upon other powers and upon the ripe wisdom of our fathers'. And he goes on to quote: ' We are like dwarfs who have climbed onto the shoulders of giants, so that we may see more than they and further {'horizon' link?} - but not because of the sharpness of our own eyesight or the tallness of our stature, but because we have been lifted up and exalted by the greatness of the giants'." ['The Flaming Door']. Together with...

"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].

And/or: "But perhaps another solution of the problem may be available. The 'highly' developed is always replaced by the 'underdeveloped', the civilized by the barbarian. This is the inevitable course of history. Today, however, a new factor has come into play. Through the study of the unconscious we have found a way to be reconciled with the barbarian within ourselves {'giant'?}. The world drama {'Feast of Fools' link?} can be and indeed not infrequently is played out within the individual. Power and prestige abstracted from the highly developed parts of the psyche are 'applied' to the more lowly parts so that they may be educated - may be raised from their position of barbarism and degradation. By this process the individual can pass from an exclusively intellectual and rational attitude to one where focus latent in the unconscious {archetypes?} are given due recognition and are thus no longer in stark opposition to the conscious attitude. " ['Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' / M. Harding].

'Intellectual' v 'Gnosis' ?   Enlarged elsewhere.

Hence: " The interpretation of the moon mysteries {as one example} suggested in the following chapters links our modern life problems to those of the ancient peoples who recognized that in their day, as in ours, the world at times became sterile, and was laid waste, not by war or pestilence, but because some essential fertilizing spirit had been withdrawn." Same book.

'The Waste Land' / T. S. Eliot.

"I stood upon a high mountain, and saw a giant and a dwarf, i heard as it were a voice of thunder 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].

Question. Anima or animus related? As a means...? Or just mumbo jumbo?

N.B. King 'Tut' - who had a 'crippled' left foot {'Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered'}. Speculation as to why. Same thought process given as to why ALL items - within the 'tomb' - seem to have been {'gathered'} very quickly...

Analogy of same; but from a different perspective; a different 'start point' {bottom - up?}...

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"Some heads are graced by golden crowns. Golden crowns and jewelled diadems detract from the beautiful tresses of other heads because the tresses of beauties are traps of love, which is the heart's throne. A golden crown is a lifeless thing; the wearer is the heart's beloved." 'Signs of the Unseen' / Jalaluddin Rumi].

Continued from Part 1:"...Eurynome was a daughter of Oceanos, and she and Thetis recieved Hephaestus in their lap, in the depths of the waters, when he was flung into the sea. This imagery is important, providing ancient links between the 'heavenly' and 'underworld' powers. Hephaestus, the great Smith of the gods, often depicted as a lame dwarf, was the misbegotten child of Hera, the queen of the Olympian gods, who threw him from 'heaven' into the 'sea', to be saved and nurtured by the ancient goddesses Thetis and Eurynome, for whom he fashioned jewellery in a grotto by the great underground sea. He also had as his companion the Kaberiroi, another line of ancient underworld gods and servants of the Great Mother - who were sea gods and smiths.  And later he became associated with the volcanic powers of Etna and Vesuvius. His importance in ancient myth is preserved in 'confused and conflicting' {purposely?} - stories about births engendered by Zeus and Hera. It is said that Hera bore Hephaistos unaided as an act of spite and emulation when Zeus bore Pallas Athene from his 'head'...Another story says Hephaistos assisted in the birth by...[Extract from the book by G. Knight].

''Volcanic powers'' = the {beginning?} of the 'crystallisation' of something - representation of.

A {working?} example: "In order to be able to speak of any kind of future life there must be a certain crystallisation, a certain fusion of man's inner qualities - a certain independence of external influences."  ['In Search of the Miraculous'] .

Follow the title of the book to see it in its broader context.                                          

"The whole of the Perseus mythology is of relevance to the 'Goddess' powers, and our consideration of them will not be complete until we have examined their central holy of holies, the Garden of Hesperides. This was in the far West of the great underground sea of Okeanos. It was sometimes said to lie at the far end of a red sea. This is another allusion to the far West, and the apparent path to it made by the setting sun inflaming the waters with its reflection. In later Olympean mythologies, it was said that Zeus, the king of the gods, had a palace there. This emphasizes their importance, but their origin is more accurately indicated in the belief that they were the possession of Hera, {top-down?} the Queen of the gods, and had been given to her as a wedding gift by Gaia, {bottom-up?} the most ancient Earth goddess, the source of all life on earth. The 'marriage' bed of Hera, was even said to be located here, and the creative aspect was emphasized by the fruitfulness of the earth and by the many fountains that jetted forth. It was the site also of an orchard and in particular of a special tree which bore golden apples. This tree was guarded by a serpent, called Ladon, which is also the name of a river in Arcadia. This is not inappropriate, for Arcadia was by tradition an idyllic pastoral land, and a river is one of the most ancient symbols for the fount of life. One of the most ancient Greek creation myths saw all life as having come from a primal river, Eridanus, which also has a constellation dedicated to it, that stretches along the horizon between the celestial hemispheres.

"Of considerable importance in this sequence, although easily overlooked in the welter of symbolism, is the fact that this process of dividing the worthy from the unworthy, at the border between inner and outer 'levels', takes place in a garden around a fountain. The fountain, together with a garden, orchard, or grove of trees, is an almost invariable feature of entrances to the 'inner' planes in esoteric mythology."

Question. Different aspects of a {core?} theme? i.e., 'apple of the eye'?

And/or: "In the Greek myths, the serpent guardian {Ladon?} was tended by three humans, also linked with darkness. Even in Greece, at the beginning of our western civilisation - the 'Daughters of Evening' - were born of darkness. The three Hespirides, who were also guardians of the golden apples, were born of Erebus and night...The 17th century alchemist, Michael Maier, chose to ignore the darkness implicit in the story of the Hesperides...Maier was interested in the 'destiny' of the golden apples, once they had come to earth, for he saw them as 'seedings' of spiritual wisdom... " ['The Zelator']. Try ''seed''.

Something unknown becoming known {i.e.,the 'eve'{ning} of something}.

Additional information: within a working example {the very first one?}: "Homer perceived Mercury's appearance at dawn and dusk as being that of two planets. Venus is another planet that can only be seen before either dawn or dusk and is never in the sky in the middle of the night; narrative indicates that Homer recognized Venus at morning and evening as the same object. In chapter 6, we give profiles of Hera as the moon, Athene as Jupiter, Ares as Mars, Aphrodite as Venus, Apollo as Mercury at dawn and Hermes as Mercury at dusk, as well as the Smith god Hephaestus as the constellation Perseus, and of Thetis, {and her nymphs} - Achilles goddess mother - as the constellation Eridanus. There is no portrait of Zeus, controller of the heavens and the most powerful god of all, for he does not represent a physical aspect of the universe but is an 'all-knowing' abstract concept. Even his home on Olympus and Mount Ida are important astronomical ideas rather than tangible entities." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

And/or: "Insofar as Homer gives some mortals dual roles as stars and constellations, it is perhaps not surprising that major gods may also represent constellations as well as planets. Hephaestus is one of these and, as well as being the artificer who created the constellation, he has as his personal abode in the skies the constellation of Perseus, which he shares with Diomedes." Same book.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from different perspectives.

For a further 'head scratch' put ''dwarf'' in the usual box. Especially Part 3.

CERNE-300x225The Cerne Abbas Giant, mentioned in the same book, [J. Michell]..the stone age equivalent of the same. Proof...Cerne, a direct link to 'Cernunnos' and Abbas, a link to the word abbey and abba. Both an indirect link to the word 'father', i.e.,higher of the lower. Question. If the 'giant' represents 'lower', what within landscape symbolism would represent 'higher'? Think about it, in relation to a 'development,' as well as 'flat tops'[keys]. Explained within.

As well as Mr Lethbridges research on Gog Magog, in his book of the same, i.e.,pagan equivalent of higher/lower. In 'its' most primitive form. [ Explained elsewhere]. Or Mr Z. Sitchin's book, 'The 12th Planet'. Understanding this subject explains why the word 'Nefilim'[Giant] and Mr Sitchins interpretation of the same...'those who were cast down', are; to all intent and purpose; one of the same thing. I.e., a link to 'the fall' symbolism, and that link to 'lower within the higher'.

Side note: "The small island of Salamis, home of the Great Aias, physically the largest warrior at Troy, was linked to Argo Navis, the largest constellation in Homer's day, but since divided into three." AND/OR " only the second strongest warrior - represented with Canopus - the 2nd brightest star in the heavens. The brightest star {Sirius} allocated to Achilles the ''warrior without equal''. ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"Sirius is sometimes called the 'Sun behind the sun', indicating that while the star we call the Sun is related to our physical center of Self in our Solar Plexus and the expression of our Selves within the physical earth, Sirius represents a more hidden center." [From the book by W. Berg].

Question. Fantasists?

"Who were the Gog and Magog people? This question is connected with the question, who was Dhu al Qarnayn? ''Lord of two Qarns'' [horns]. Or the ''Lord of two epochs'' [i.e.,the tail end of something - and the beginning of something else]. Answer found elsewhere, as well as Sura eighteen of the Quran translated by Yusuf Ali.

"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...In medieval Christianity exegesis it is sometimes explained as the sum of 10 + 8, which is taken to mean the fulfillment of the Law through grace. This interpretation was derived from Luke 13:11, where it is told that Jesus healed a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for 18 years, [those numbers 13:11 also imply something. This readers input]. Elsewhere, the number was taken as the product of 3x6, which represents faith in the Trinity coordinated with pious works. Islamic tradition knows the 18 consonants of the introductory formula Bismi'llahi'r - rahmani'r - rahim [''in the name of god the all merciful, the all compassionate'']. Perhaps the common idea that there are 18000 worlds is derived from the number of the blessed formula by which every act has to begin. For the Mevlevi, the Sufi order of the Whirling Dervishers, 18 is one of the central numbers..." [Extract from 'The Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. Come back to it later, has one does in any subject. Only put in to show the extent and [depth?] of this subjects material base - if only for this reader - over countless generations; and multiple authors.

"One can escape the prison of the eclipse, only by turning to the moral consciousness of the transcendent self..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Try Part 4.

A {working?} example: "Venus is called the planet of 'love', by those who do not know about the mysteries,'' he had said. This starting us out on a long journey in search of arcane images. We knew that the esoteric Venus was the planet of inner light, and that love itself is an expression of this phosphorescence. His concluding sentence on that day had puzzled us however: "After an eclipse of Venus, the soul must become a wanderer for a while. 'Venus' is the inner flame; she finds it hard to bear the darkness of eclipse.'' We had not understood then, but now we did, for we were living through such an eclipse..." ['The Zelator'].

N.B. 13th King of Copan {'Holy' Kings} - whose name = 'Eighteen Are The Images of the God' - nicknamed 18 Rabbit. Hare link? Try ''13'' to add or detract from - while recalling what ''18'' represents.

"Analogy of same. Different time; different author..."Formally it may be said, my whole being was possessed by egoism. All my manifestations and experiences flowed from my vanity......and from then on there gradually arose in me that ''something'' which has brought the whole of me to the unshakable conviction that, apart from the vanities of life, there exists a ''something else'' which must be the aim and ideal of every more or less thinking man, and that it is only this something else which may make a man really happy and give him real values, instead of the illusory ''goods''  with which in ordinary life he is always and in everything full." [Chapter 10 'Meetings with Remarkable Men'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Eastern equivalent..."The ego principle = ahamkara = ''i do,'' is the root cause of dualism [i.e.,higher/lower etc.,] or the seeming separation between man and his 'creator'. Ahamkara brings human beings under the sway of 'maya' {cosmic delusion'}, by which the subject 'ego' falsely appears as object..." Hence the link to objectivity - benefit of. Especially when its related to that ''internal'' stuff. See it? i.e.,.

"To remove the veil of maya is to uncover the secret of creation." [Both extracts from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' ].

"...the anima appears in 'her' proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self." ['Man and his Symbols' / C. Jung].

"Ken, crystals are little more than rocks. I began to explain how crystals are actually alive and conscious something that i realize is outside of normal consciousness but not outside of science. I showed him the periodic table of the elements...how carbon, the 6th element, is associated with all organic chemistry and everything that is normally considered to be alive. But directly below it, one octave below, is the element of silicon, the primary element of quartz crystal and 80% of the crust of the earth." ['Serpent of Light' - mentioned elsewhere].

"A monk who had meditated long in search of Illumination finally received a great flash of insight. Rushing to his 'roshi'  {Zen master}, the monk cried out, 'I have it! I have it! That rock there is inside my head.' "You must have a big head," the master replied, ''to hold a rock that size." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Imagination is a monastery and i am its monk." {John Keats, from a letter to Percy Bysshe Shelly, August 1820}. Try ''house'' and/or ''temple,'' for alternative 'viewpoints'.

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'A leap into the VOID? ' Yves Klein - who had a fascination with the colour blue. Synchronistic?

That final link to a 'potential'...a potential, that once made aware of, could lead to a 'reversal of fortune',i.e.,'higher within the lower'. Andrew Sinclair does the same, but now in relation to the 'Grail' story...' The Discovery of the Grail. ' The word 'giant' mentioned in relation to the British isles. Find it it you want to understand your own county's symbolism in relation to the whole. Woodhenge in relation to Stonehenge,[macro]. Sarsen stones in relation to those  'blue' ones, [micro].

And/or..."Long time ago, there was a race of giants that lived in Orkney; great bad tempered, blustering creatures. But they did like to come together and dance {'Pan' link}. One night they 'gathered together' on the plain between two bodies of water {'loch'} and danced in a circle. They danced and danced to the music of the fiddler. They enjoyed themselves so much they lost the 'track of time' - and before they knew what happened - the 'sun rose' and all turned to stone. There they remain to this day as the Ring of Brodgar." [ Tom Muir/ Orkney museum from the program 'Sacred Wonders of Britain' {episode 1} narrated by Neil Oliver. Emphasis, this readers].

Orkney isles = N/E. The start of something. 'Giant' in relation to gross or external or 'lower'.  The narrator believes a spiritual 'teacher' of some description was responsible, {similar to  Schonfields hypothesis. Enlarged elsewhere} i.e.,he asks questions such as..."Do you get any sense of what religion or science or magic was practiced here...OR "Is this the origin of a new religion or maybe a different way of understanding the world; its amazing that something that might have kicked off throughout Britain may have started in these Islands {Orkney}...Could an individual be behind it - a messianic figure or an inspirational spiritual leader here 4-5000 years ago..." [Same program]. Other examples enlarged elsewhere.

That "...different way of understanding.'' - from the dawn of human kind {i.e.,oral tradition?} up to the present - as defined by a sole subject - not a sole 'teacher'. A leader was no doubt present. But a 'leader' does not automatically imply a 'teacher'. Yes or no?

A {present day?} example: "The results of the work of a man who takes on himself the role of teacher do not depend on whether or not he knows exactly the origin of what he teaches, but very much depends on whether or not his ideas come in actual fact from the esoteric center and whether he himself understands and can distinguish esoteric ideas, that is, ideas of objective knowledge, from subjective, scientific, and philosophical ideas."  ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Brought up to date...That ''oral tradition'' in relation to: "But when we go back further in history, before Christianity, it becomes even more difficult to decipher what people believed in. The belief of our pre-historic ancestors are mysteries. They didn't write anything down - so we are left to turn to archeology for some clues..." [Alice Roberts 'Digging For Britain'].

''didn't write anything down'' in relation to {as ONE example only:  "Josephus, born at Jerusalem in 37AD., was the greatest historian of the Jews in that period. Philo was the greatest Jewish philosopher of that period. Both men had personal knowledge of the ancient Essenes. Both scholars make clear that the Essenian roots are incredibly ancient. Josephus declares that the Essenes have existed ''from time immorial'' and ''countless generations''. Philo agrees, calling the Essenes ''the most ancient of all the initiates'' with a ''teaching perpetuated through an immense space of ages''. Continued elsewhere.

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'Herne the Hunter'. Question. Spirit or soul - as a means?

 A {working?} example - in the present time: Dry stone 'tower' {Broch} decommissioned {filled in} - that resembles a mound of stones {primordial?}. Discovered South Ronaldsay. Lower jaw of a human {'teeth'} together with whale bone {'cup' shaped}, and surrounding it Red deer antlers were eventually discovered. {'Digging for Britain']. All enlarged elsewhere.

Something {purposely} hinted at: "Pliny the Elder, writing in the 1st century A.D. is perhaps the most notorious non-eye-witness of them all, relying on the testimony of others to speak of animals that even the original observers did not linger to describe too carefully. What Pliny and others have observed {or not actually witnessed} is similar to the half truths and observations that we make about all animals around us in the natural world. One of the reasons we believe animals behave in certain ways is due to our lack of patience or to the rationalist or fabulist's fall back which conveniently explains away why a thing is so. The real observer of the natural {key} world soon learns a better truth, although may still not always understand what is being witnessed. It is only recently, for example, that scientists have learned that whale-song is not just about communicating with other whales but about the practical ultrasonic mapping of coastlines and sea beds {and 'mounts'} by which whales steer their course. Yet, within our own lifetime, we have heard the most fabulist explanations of whale-song which have inspired composers...The sources of this book are varied. Where possible we have gone to the first tellers of tales as much as to the most recent accounts. Many of these early reporters lived at a time when only the known world was mapped. The 'uncharted' regions, as in many mariners maps of the sea, had {in one of its 'corners'} the image of the whale to indicate the presence of 'sea monsters'..." [From the book by J. and C. Mathews].

Side note. Those same 'sea monsters' that such characters as Apollo have to 'wrestle' with before an understanding {development?} takes place. Represented as a 'new location'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Brochs {'towers'} found only along the coast as opposed to say temples - along a river. At least 'thirty feet' in height {''giant' of a building''}. Top/down in relation to bottom/up? Glastonbury Tor {'tower'} a link to 'Broch' by way of ''Burh''. Opened 'top' as opposed to closed. St. Michael associated with it - therefore 'sun' rather than 'moon'. Of 'pagan' origins therefore early A.D. Northeast in relation to Southwest. The tail end of something begins the process {and/or development?} of...?

Or more importantly - ALL AS A MEANS...?

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The Tor is in the middle of the Summerland Meadows, part of the Somerset levels. The plain is reclaimed fen above which the Tor is clearly visible...It has been described as an island but actually sits at the western end of a peninsula washed on three sides by the RIVER Brue." [Wiki/river Brue]. River in relation to 'Sea'.

"Tor is an English word referring to to a high rock or a hill, deriving from the old English 'torr'. The Celtic name for Tor was Ynys Wydryn, or sometimes Yhys Gutrin, meaning ''Isle of Glass''. At this time the plain was flooded, the Isle became a peninsula at low tide." [Wiki/ Glastonbury Tor].

"The conical hill of clay and Blue Lias rises from the Somerset levels. It was formed when surrounding softer deposits were eroded, leaving the hard cap of sandstone exposed. The slopes of the hill are terraced, the method of which they were formed remains unexplained..."

A {working?} example: "It has long been wondered why Homer describes Nestor's homeland in the Peloponnese as 'sandy Pylos' {S/W}, for the remains of the so called palace of Nestor lie a little inland on top of a rock hill..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Refresher {as one example}: "There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth therein. 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].

''Terraced'' in relation to {as one example} - the external 'contours' of such ''outdoor monuments'' as the Sphinx and/or internal contours of the enclosure of same.

Try ''glass'' in relation to 'sandstone' and/or tidal/non-tidal in relation to Atlantic / Mediterranean?

"Analogy{?}: "Basil Valentine says of this Stone: 'When ashes and sand have been timely heated in the fire, the Master {'higher' self?} makes therefrom a 'Glass', which henceforth is always able to resist the fiery heat. In colour it resembles a transparent stone and is no longer recognisable as ashes. For the unknowing this a great and and secret art; but not so for those who know, for its their craft, attained through knowledge and experience...After its dissolution the Strong Door  of the royal Chamber can be opened. So we see here too that the glass object, the transparent stone of the wise, is needed if spiritual knowledge is to be fruitful; and the attainment of it means first the 'purification' of the soul in the 'Fire' of self sacrifice and devotion...In the poem, 'The Spoils of Annwn' there is a passage that alludes to the 'island with the strong door where the twilight and pitchy blackness were mingled together' {''Fen'' link?}- the same strong door that Basil Valentine tells of. And further on there is the 'enclosure of glass' beyond which no one beheld the prowess of Arthur. The ''transparency'' of the soul when it is embraced in a higher {'Master'?} non-physical consciousness and so is ''out of the body'', becomes one with transparency of the world of life - the 'etheric' world - that no mortal eye can 'behold' it...All these are 'immortal' symbols...So the way of the soul is through the fire and the darkness and the strong door, into - or through the power of - the transparent enclosure, the deep mystery of purified wisdom...AND/OR...'The Stone of the Bards will prove the harbour of life...Yet it is concealed from the unawakened..." ['The Flaming Door'].

Try ''Harbour'' to see something else {i.e.,within landscape symbolism}.

"We believe they were home to elite tribal families / defensive forts / statements of power. But we don't know why most were abandoned by the 4th century A.D." ['Digging for Britain' / Episode 2].

'Ways of Seeing' by J. Berger.

Question. Could that ''elite family/s'' have understood something? Define those 'keys' to answer that ''mystery''. Among others try ''tower'' and/or N/E in relation to S/W? As a means...? {i.e.,the above was 'decommissioned ' in the 2nd century AD - all others - by the 4th. Any Scottish links - either permanently or temporarily to the origins of 'Glastonbury'?}.

The main point being - understanding the authenticity of this 'subject material' from the oral tradition up to the present time - gives such questions {hypothesis?} validity. Understanding the parts {keys?} - gets us closer to defining what our ancestors were attempting to understand {within?} themselves.

"A new way of seeing is a new way of feeling.'' D. Hockney.

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''The Fen is one of the main types of WETLAND. Recall Sea Henge {and/or Seahenge}.

AS IS: "Much has been made of the fact that, at all periods of European prehistory, some bodies were interred upon their sides in a crouching posture. The resemblance to a foetus in a womb has encouraged speculation that these individuals were being returned to the earth to be reborn. This may be true, but as many primitive peoples sleep with knees drawn up, it may be a final rest which is indicated instead. Support for the notion of rebirth may be drawn from the fact that a sixth of the known Palaeolithic burials {scattered from Wales to Russia} were sprinkled with red ochre {author speculates about menstrual blood etc}...Red had a significance in the Old Stone Age which we cannot now comprehend: this would explain why certain artefacts and ornaments deposited in caves were coated in the same ochre...We are left wondering why some people were interred crouching and most not, some with goods or ochre and most with neither, while the vast majority of the population does not seem to have been buried at all {i.e.,exoteric/esoteric?}...The British evidence is a microcosm of the European, being drawn from just three sites {N.B. Book came out in 1990's - few more ,these days. Enlarged within} - One is the Goats Cave in the Gower Peninsula, {i.e.,S/W Wales}, where a young man was put into a shallow grave with rods and bracelets of ivory and covered with red ochre; a mammoth's skull was placed nearby...it was made shortly before the last great period of glaciation. Making the oldest recorded in these islands...Once the ice retreated...few were found to be interred in the Mendip Hills. At Aveline's Hole in Burrington Combe four individuals were put into the floor, two apparently with fossils, perforated teeth for necklaces and flints." [R. Hutton].

S/W - sea - cave {womb?} and/or  S/W - river - tor. Anything? Try ''teeth'' or ''cave'' or ''ochre'' {therefore ''red''} or ''flint'' or  ''rod'' or ''ivory'' or ''elephant'' { therefore 'horn'} etc.

Side note: "The only other evidence relating to these figurines {enlarged elsewhere} is their dating, and here another striking similarity is revealed: all those from contexts which could be dated may be attributed to the centuries between about 25,000 - 23000 BC. All were therefore apparently produced in a relatively short period of the Palaeolithic, that in which the ice sheets were starting to advance southward for the last time." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles' / R. Hutton].

Question. Outward manifestation of something within? Archetypal? 'Decommissioned' ONCE understood?

"Outward manifestation'' in relation to: "In seeking to understand the nature of these hidden reactions we must renounce our superior intellectual attitude which considers them only errors, mistakes, or dross and attempt to understand them in their own terms. For they are so impalpable that the intellect and rational analysis cannot grasp them...When intellectual acumen fails us in this way we have to turn to unconscious products for enlightenment and see whether a study of symbols and instinctive ways of acting may not throw some light on the obscurity. For unconscious factors of the psyche are first sensed, not in concepts, but are perceived in the outer world, projected into inanimate nature. So that when man sees human qualities and characteristics as belonging to inanimate objects these are not just arbitrary imaginings but are reflections of his own unconscious qualities. When he regards natural phenomena naively, personifying them as in myths and folk tales {i.e.,as one example; as described in such books as 'The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul'. Enlarged elsewhere} - or in the poetic language of art, he is interpreting Nature in accordance with his own nature. His unconscious is projected to the outer world. In the ancient half-forgotten folk myths of a people, we find relics of archaic, primitive ways of thinking which have been largely displaced in the Western world and in modern times by the more developed cultures superimposed upon them. But they are not for that reason extinct nor are they without meaning, as is shown by the fact that they reappear, today, from the unconscious in dreams and phantasies. Through a study of them something may be learned of those unrecognised laws which rule in the unconscious where our modern rational and scientific ways of thought are powerless to penetrate." ['Women's Mysteries'].

As an example {i.e.,apply the above to define the following}: "Then Being, BEHOLDING said: Let me become great; let me give birth. Then it put forth Radiance. Then Radiance beholding said: Let me become great; let me give birth. Then it put forth the Waters...Then the Waters, beholding said: Let US become great; let US become great. They put forth the world-food. So from the Waters the world food - Earth - is born." {'Upanishads'. From the book 'The Flaming Door'. Chapter entitled 'Fire and Water'].

''Me {I} and Us'' = {objective/subjective} in relation to ''great'' {'giant'} and ''earth'' {primordial mound}. Among others try ''food''.

Or the Egyptian 'Anubis' in relation to Horus. Explained elsewhere, in relation to 'higher' / 'lower'.

The word 'giant' also used in relation to Gog and Magog.

"The fifth century A.D. saw the first seeds sown in Britain of the Anglo Saxon race, when Britain was invaded by a 'mare and a horse'. The brothers Hengist and Horsa. This was the time when the Druid Mysteries were in decay....And we see Ceridwen - not as a very earthly horse! - but armoured with the sharp attacking bird's beak, and having her body like an 'ark' or womb of the concealed spirit. The new age is already heralded, but unformed and chaotic, like the drawing. There are many references in Welsh mythology to Arianrod, Iris, the Goddess of the Silver Wheel. She is generally supposed to be the goddess of the rainbow, but not the rainbow we are accustomed to see {i.e.,what the author defines as ''clothed in a rainbow coloured aura - this was called Iris - the Great Aura,'' i.e.,in relation to ''dawn of serenity for a neophyte'', i.e.,''an imaginative vision'' {eureka moment link?}}. ['The Flaming Door']. Try ''girdle'' to see it in its broader context.

  Analogy..."Lake Atitlan is the jewel of the highlands. The lake is surrounded by astounding natural beauty. It floats in the sky, a mile above sea level, relying on 3 majestic volcanoes to hold gravity at bay.

The word Atitlan is a Mayan word that translates as "the place where the rainbow gets its colours". The main tourist center is Panajachel, an 800 year old pueblo of about 14000, mostly Cakchiquel Mayas and some foreigners from every corner of the globe, living inside that rainbow.

In the highlands of Guatemala, especially around Lake Atitlan, the Mayan culture still thrives. The spirit it invokes is the hidden gem of Guatemala, and makes this one of the most exotic destinations in the world.

The Maya are known for being friendly, funny, welcoming of strangers, and also shy. Living among them is an enchanting experience. There are about a dozen other villages scattered around the lake. Some are Cakchiquel, some Tz'utujil and both speak different languages. The indigenous lake people were accustomed to dealing with other cultures they couldn't communicate with, long before tourists ever showed up. [www.atitlan].

''Different languages'' in relation to 'Tower of Babel' story - ''where ALL spoke one language.''

''Lake'' in relation to 'Still waters run deep' - the crystallization of something. Anything?

A {working?} example: in the sense of a representation {one example ONLY} - of the benefits of inspiration and aspiration: "The two side Paths here are also more aspirational than their equivalents that led out of Malkuth. They are represented by the 'Sun' and the 'Star'. The Sun that beams down from Hod is the bright light of self evident spiritual truth, a light by which all dark places are enlightened. The Star is the realization and feeling of 'divine' beauty that comes from Netzach. It is closely associated with Venus, where the pattern of the Earthly paradise {'seven / eight' link?} - is said to be held. These aspirations for Truth and Beauty therefore flank the path of Aspiration that leads to higher consciousness. But aspiration is not enough on its own. Aspiration alone can be but wish fulfillment fantasy unless we have the will and ability to bring it to realization and fulfillment. This is implied by the transverse path across our way; its symbol - the Lightening - struck Tower. Aspiration alone might be regarded as our being enclosed in an ivory tower, and many are there {within this subject} who remain in this condition. High on great thoughts but low on practical achievement. If we are to progress to be responsible servers of the 'higher' powers in the Temple of Tiphareth - 'the sphere of the god made Manifest, in the sphere of the mind' - then we have to be prepared for the lightening flash of illumination, or the lightening flash of destruction of false values. This may come to us as a shock, but it also a form of enlightenment..." ['Magical Images and the Magical Imagination' / G. Knight].

"The quest for the Grail begins with the question of what exactly one is looking for. Whatever it may be, it is something that has an immediate, widespread effect, whenever it is rediscovered. The persons mind is stunned into a new way of 'thinking,' and the change is reflected [eventually] into a new idealistic form of society. Yet besides creating a sensation, it has further, long lasting quality. It serves as a constant fount of inspiration and wisdom, sanctifying the lives of those who posses it. When it is lost, harmony and good order vanish with it." [Introduction to the book, 'The Twelve - Tribe Nations' by J. Michell and C. Rhone]. Try ''quality'' and/or ''grace'', i.e.,what does it imply? Then ''oracle''.

REfresher: "The Agnisuryans respond to the sound. The waters ebb and flow. Let the 'magician' guard himself from drowning, at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet there is the place for 'magic' to be wrought."

The authors 'defining' the number twelve within this subject as a whole; just as Geoffrey Ashe does with the number seven. Found within.

''...constant fount of inspiration'' = 'Fountain' link? Use it to define {link?} the following...

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Bush Barrow 'lozenge' - enlarged elsewhere.

"During the period i was preparing this book, Robert Lomas, one of the authors mentioned above, wrote a further work with the title 'Turning the Hiram Key'. In their previous works, Robert Lomas and Christopher Knight had drawn attention to the chapel at Rosslyn, just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland - a chapel that contains considerable Masonic symbolism carved into the stone of the structure. Rosslyn was built in the 15th century by William St. Clair, the last Norse Earl of Orkney, whose family had, for some centuries, provided the Grand Masters of Freemasonry in Scotland. Robert Lomas has argued that the origins of modern Freemasonry can be traced to the building of the chapel. In a chapter about symbolism, Lomas visits the subject of the 'lozenge' shape {'form'?} as it may have been associated with the cult of the 'Goddess'. He also draws attention to the method of using the lozenge shape as a means of determining the latitude of one's position. He goes on to state: 'At the latitude where the Temple of Rosslyn was built, the solstice angles produce a perfect square, {'cube' ?} and that  is where modern Freemasonry began'. This is an interesting observation because in a masonic ceremony of initiation, the candidate is admitted - on a square." [From the book by K. Gest. All emphasis, this readers].

Norse in relation to 'top down'. Anything?

Question. Why should that title be given to anybody at all? Similar to the Le - Strange title? Enlarged elsewhere.

As is..."It is by denunciation of Lancelot and Guinevere that the rot really sets in, and the bloody feud breaks out as Lancelot inadvertently kills the other Orkney brothers, Gareth and Gaheris, when rescuing Guinevere from the stake. This incites their brothers Gawain and Agravain to become sworn enemies of Lancelot and civil war breaks out which finally destroys all." {Decommissioned link?}. ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'].

Side note: "This symbol of the etheric plane is nowhere no more openly announced than in Notra-Dame, France...A figure is displayed within a huge lozenge, the bounds of which are decorated with small lozenges. Altogether there are 41 lozenges in this single architectural detail. What is the significance of the figure which occupies such a clearly defined etheric space? The image within the space is that of a Master Mason, and initiate. We know this because he carries the tools - even the emblems - of this trade, in the form of the 'square' and 'plumb'..." ['The Zelator'].  Enlarged elsewhere.

'Square' in relation to the 4 corners {latitude/longitude?}. All as a means...?

A Head scratch..."So, what could the number '120' relate to ? Old testament text implies the word 'oracle' is associated with the holy of holies, which we know is a cube measuring twenty cubits..." Continued / enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. Early spring from 15th - 22nd = Passover.

15th Nome in relation to the position {latitude?} of Mount Sinai. Anything?

Analogy? {i.e.,in ONE sense of the word}: "Whatever cosmic map we choose will help us to understand how the inner world is structured. In this sense a cosmic map is a comprehensive magical image in its own right. If we identify with it and build it as a pattern within our own aura it helps us to maintain personal balance and gain general understanding of our own spiritual potential. However, it will also reveal more if we examine and experience it in its detailed parts. By moving from one part of the system to another, we will find ourselves embarking upon a quest, or initiatory journey. The overall cosmic map becomes therefore a ground plan for a number of possible journeys through ordered states of consciousness. In practical terms, any journey must take place through some kind of landscape. So the next stage of our practical work with 'magical' images is to use them in a linear way that will take us through an initiatory journey or story. Such journeys are common in all myth and legend..." ['Magical Images and the Magical Imagination' / G. Knight].

loving"There is a very interesting book by Dr M. Harding called 'Woman's Mysteries Ancient and Modern'. In it is an immense amount of information which should set the readers subconscious mind questing to and fro on a scent which grows warmer and warmer until Chapter 15 is reached. What Chapter 15 means to you will depend entirely upon what you are. It is true this work deals almost entirely with the Moon Mysteries, but, a mans immediate inner self - his anima - is feminine...whereas in this state of cosmic matrimony...for a woman that would be her animus; not anima; if Jung is correct." [Chapter 5, 'The Forgotten Mage'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Understanding what is implied by this author defines what 'fifteen' represents within this subject. The 'end' result of a 'process' = the beginnings of another. Clue. ''Sacred marriage'' link.

Side note. ''...matrimony'' in relation to 'Bed Burials' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. The 15th King of Copan {'Holy' Kings} whose name = 'Fire is the Strength of the Sky God'. Question. 'Fire' ?

And/or..."So the elders of Guatemala handed the lowland Maya ''fifteen books''. The lowland Maya were told to study and learn this knowledge and that they would be given more books in the future. In this way, the return of the Mayan calendar, knowledge, and prophesy was initiated. The outer world at this time knew nothing of this exchange, nor did they care. Materialism was the way of the world." ['Serpent of Light' / D. Melchizedek]. Recall this authors ''method'' of {teaching?}. Those keys however are universal - regardless of method. The real questions therefore REMAIN THE SAME.

Alice Bailey defines the same within the knowledge acquired between Rule One - Fifteen. Or the Fifteenth Path of the Hebrew Tree? as defined within the book 'The Talking Tree' by W. Gray.

Analogy of same: "The one hundred and fifty Ave Maria's and the fifteen Pater Nosters of the rosary prayer introduce one to the universal river of spiritual life..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 18' ].

Analogy?..."To recite the Iliad, from the anger of Achilles in the opening lines, to the close when Hector's body is taken back to Troy, takes some 24 hours - rather longer with dramatic embellishments. Committing the epic's more than 150,000 words to memory would be a formidable task even with the aid of the features described by Perry. It is hardly surprising that the mother of the Muses in Greek myth was said to be Mnemosyne - memory - from whose name the word 'mnemonics' is derived for the aid of memory training...It is unlikely ever to be known exactly what techniques were used by the Homeric bards not only to remember the Iliad but also the more than 115,000 words of Odyssey...The poet Simonides of Ceos is said to have believed that memory could be assisted by assigning striking images to the data to be remembered and then placing them in the rooms of an imaginary house. By letting the mind wander through these 'rooms' when required, the images and the knowledge associated with them could be recalled." ['Homer's Secret Iliad' / F. and K. Wood]. Among others try ''house'' until then...

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." Enlarged elsewhere.

'A river of thoughts'.

Christian equivalent = Assumption day = 15th of the 8th. [Two 'symbolic' numbers]. Or the fifteen steps leading down to the tomb of the 'Golden Child'. Enlarged elsewhere. Therefore the same could be said in reverse,i.e.,in order to reach the 'light of day'. A 'dawning' of something.

"Fifteen represents the zenith of 'lunar' power, and its relation to the moon can be deduced from the name of an old German measure called Mandel, - 'a little moon, part of a moon', which consisted of 15 items such as..." [Taken from the book 'Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

magic sqA work in progress?...AND/OR Coincidence or a meaningful one?..."The dream of a 45 year old psychotherapist may help to make clear how the anima can be an inner guide. As he was going to bed on the evening before he had this dream, he thought to himself that it was hard to stand alone in life, lacking the support of a church. He found himself envying people who are protected by the maternal embrace of an organization. {He had been born a Protestant but no longer had any religious affiliation}. This was his dream :- I am in the aisle of an old church filled with people. Together with my mother and my wife. I sit at the end of the aisle in what seem to be extra seats. I am to celebrate the Mass as a priest, and i have a big Mass book in my hands, or, rather, a prayer book or an anthology of poems. This book is not familiar to me, and i cannot find the right text. I am very excited because i have to begin soon, and to add to my troubles, my mother and wife disturb me by chattering about unimportant trifles. Now the organ stops, and everybody is waiting for me, so i get up in a determined way and ask one of the nuns who is kneeling behind me to hand me her Mass book and point out the right place - which she does in an obliging manner. Now, like a sort of sexton, this same nun precedes me to the altar, which is somewhere behind me and to the left,{in profile?} as if we are approaching it from a side aisle. The Mass book is like a sheet of pictures, a sort of board, three feet long and a foot wide, and on it is the text with ancient pictures in columns,{cuneiform link?} one beside the other. First the nun has to read a part of the liturgy before i begin, and i still have not found the right place in the text. She has told me that it is number 15, but the numbers are not clear, and i cannot find it. With determination however, i turn toward the congregation,{'face on' instead of 'in profile'?} and now i have found number 15 {the next to the last on the board. Therefore 16 in total}, although i do not yet know if i will be able to decipher it. I want to try all the same - i wake up. THIS  dream expressed in a symbolic way an answer from the unconscious to the thoughts that the dreamer had had the evening before. It had said to him, in effect: ''You yourself, must become a priest in your own inner church - in the church of your soul." [ 'Man and his Symbols' / C. Jung. All emphasis, this readers - with the exception of text underlined].

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]"

Side note. ''16'' in relation to..."In this dream the anima appears in her proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self. The 4x4 configuration of the pictures points to the fact that the celebration of this inner Mass is performed in the service of totality. As Jung has demonstrated, the nucleus of the psyche {the Self} normally expresses itself in some kind of fourfold structure. The number four is also connected to the anima because, as Jung noted, there are four stages in its development. The first stage is best symbolised..." Same book.

And/or {i.e.,expressed in a different form}: "In order to understand what man is at the present time, that is, at the present level of development, it is necessary to imagine to a certain extent  what he can be, that is, what he can attain. Only by understanding the correct sequence of development possible will people cease to ascribe to themselves what, at present, they do not possess, and what, perhaps, they can only acquire after great effort and labour. According to ancient teaching, traces of which may be found in many systems, old and new, a man who has attained the full development possible for man, consists of four bodies. These four bodies are composed of substances which gradually become finer and finer, mutually interpenetrate one another, and form 'four' independent organisms, standing in a definite relationship to one another but capable of independent action. The reason why it is possible for four bodies to exist is that the human organism, that is, the physical body, has such a complex organism that, under certain conditions, a new independent organism can grow in it, affording a much more convenient and responsive instrument for the activity of consciousness than the physical body. The consciousness manifested in this new body is capable of governing it, and it has full power and full control over the physical body..." [ 'In Search of the Miraculous'].

Before those first impressions {suggest?} something else; think about it {especially the highlighted parts} in relation to that universal ''divine bit''  - before those two BIGGER questions are asked.

Continued...As seen from a different 'perspective'..."The number 15 has already occurred several times and is related to the rotation of the Earth on its axis, where it takes twenty four divisions of 15 degrees to complete one revolution, what we currently define as one hour of time. It is also significant that the moon is always full on the 15th day of its cycle, the midpoint of the lunar calendar used to govern religious affairs. If Solomon's Temple was based on knowledge of the natural world and the perceived wisdom that existed at the time, then one would expect this reference to 120 cubits {i.e.,height of 'Temple' } to have some link to that understanding. Not surprisingly there is such evidence. It just so happens that all the integers in the range 1 to 15, when added together, make a total of 120. What is more, these numbers fit into an arithmetical pattern known as triangular numbers. These integers produce some interesting characteristics. For example, if all the odd numbers are added together, they make 64. If we now add them together to produce intervening subtotals, we get the squares of the consecutive integers...So what could the number 120 relate to? Old testament text implies the word 'oracle' is associated with the holy of holies, which as we know is a cube measuring... " [From the book by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers].   Amongst others try '120' ; '64' ; 'triangular / triangle' etc.

The author attempting to understand his 'own relationship' by way of his 'chosen path' - that of Freemasonry. Which all candidates are expected to.

Question. Illusional?

A {working?} example..."The popular notion that pirates were nothing more than illiterates who sported peg legs and eye patches is largely an illusion. Some like Francis Drake were high nobles. Others like Henry Morgan and Captain Kidd were highly intelligent sailors and shrewd business people. Just as sophisticated were many members of crew. Doctors, masons, carpenters and experts in most professions." ['Curse of Oak Island' / Dec.2016].

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]" [First chapter, first page, first paragraph of the book 'The Mind of Christ: Meditations on Christian Themes' by Anthony Duncan].

Question. Dream analysis ONLY ?

Analogy: "When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What will happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the stories voice makes everything its own." [John Berger].

hare-2Analogy of same?...So if the Fox Star Alcor appears on the inner faces of key central pillars at Gobekli-tepe, {face on?} - why are they aligned toward Cygnus, and not Ursa Major? The answer seems to lie in the fact that there was once a close interrelationship between the Fox Star and the power and influence of Cygnus in its role as guardian of the celestial pole. It is a relationship brought out in a complex Romanian sky myth that begins with the formation of the earth and heavens and leads into a search by humankind to 'find' the creator. For the journey 'the Man' gathers together various tools, objects and creatures, {15 in total?} which are identified with different constellations of the night sky. Among the items taken on the journey are 'the Great Cross of the Church' and 'the Fountain of the Crossroads', identified, respectively, as Cygnus and the constellation's bright star Deneb, the crossroads being  a metaphor for both the axis mundi and the corresponding cosmic axis in the sky. Thereafter, the man sets off on his voyage and eventually reaches 'the middle {zenith?} of the sky's road', with the 'sky's road' being the Milky Way. Here the man encounters 'He Who Will Be Killed By The Cross'. This is the 'Devil', identified as the Fox Star, Alcor, whom the man 'fights' {and/or 'wrestle'?} and eventually defeats...[From the book 'Gobekli-tepe' by A. Collins. Most of emphasis, this readers].

That ''awakening'' of something - The symbol of which became the 15th Nome of Egypt.

Hebrew equivalent? Mount Sinai - the 'middle' of their journey. Notice the relationship between the two within a 'landscape'. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

As is the same question - to the 15th card of the Tarot. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. What would the zenith of 'Solar' power be represented by?

"Through Dionysos this fire {i.e.,''the fiery power of Sirius at its early rising''} was transformed into the ''pure light of high summer.'' In the person of the son of god of heaven, it was received as the 'light of Zeus'. '' [From the book  by C. Kerenyi].

"In Italy they named her Daviana, which means the goddess, a name that is more familiar to us in its shortened form of Diana. For Diana, the Huntress, was none other than the Moon Goddess, Mother of all animals. She is shown in her statues crowned with the crescent [i.e.,reflection; 'part' of one- relative to the 'whole'] and carrying a raised torch. The Latin word for torch or candle is 'vesta', and Diana was also known as vesta. In her temple a perpetual 'fire' was kept burning and her chief festival was called the Festival of Candles or of Torches. It was celebrated on August 15th when her groves shone in a multitude of torches. This day is still celebrated in a festival of candles, but the torches are no longer lighted in Rome for Diana, but now for the 'virgin' Mary. It is the day of her Assumption. It is Mary not Diana who 'ascends' to heaven, to reign as Queen of heaven."[Chapter 10, 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Put ''candle'' in the box. Think about it all in relation to Francis of Assisi who was 'Patron saint' of all animals. Recall what 'animals' represent. Top- down in relation to Bottom -up. As a means to an understanding. And/or 'shadow' in relation to 'anima'. Question. Which and why?

''Candlemas, where a new fire was kindled and blessed." Same book. Try ''lamp'' in the usual box.

Mayan equivalent ?..."The New Fire ceremony is critical to how the Calendar Round was used to track the movements of the Pleiades..."  [From the book 'Galactic Alignment' by J. Jenkins].

A {'deeper'?} read and yet {with} a 'connection' in mind..."The marriage of Dionysos and Ariadne was a special one, an enhanced marriage that harkened back to an early stage, and in the Naxos myth was so interwoven with the ascent to heaven that we cannot tell which element came first. Even in the Cretan myth this marriage was placed in a definite setting: not the cave, but a small island, scarcely more than a rock in the sea. In the Greek text of the clay tablets, the island was given an eloquent name: ''Dia.'' This is the name of a small island off the Cretan coast, facing Amnisos, one of the harbours of Knossos. The Naxians claimed that Naxos was originally called ''Dia,'' so closely was this name identified with a marriage of the gods in which the bride played no less a role than the bridegroom. In this context ''Dia'' can scarcely be associated with the name ''Zeus,'' but seems rather to be connected with the linguistically related names of goddesses: with the Latin ''Dea'' / ''Dia'' or with ''Diana,'' all names signifying the - light of the full moon. The scene of this 'marriage' was somewhere in the Aegean Sea. It is characteristic not only of the Minoan religion but also of the prehistoric religion of the entire island world....A very definite picture of the marriage island passed into ancient art, and the rock facing the harbour of Naxos is quite compatible with this picture. The harbour, from which a marriage procession could sail out in small boats to celebrate the union or reunion of the divine pair, is visible in the background." [From the book 'Dionysos' by C. Kerenyi. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''fire and water''.

  Refresher.... "Fifteen represents the zenith of 'lunar' power, and its relation to the moon can be deduced from the name of an old German measure called Mandel, - 'a little moon, part of a moon', which consisted of 15 items such as..." [Taken from the book 'Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Analogy?..."The shamans and priests then set up the altars in the temples and pyramids with sacred objects in patterns in such a way that when the city was rediscovered in the future, their future Incan brothers and sisters would know by seeing and holding the objects that were left for them, and would remember their ancient knowledge, wisdom and understanding." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012']. Try ''pattern''.

The same author using '15' throughout in one form or another. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

flamen"In ancient Roman religion, a flamen was a priest assigned to one of fifteen deities with official cults during the Roman Republic. The most important three were the flamines maiores (or "major priests"), who served the three chief Roman gods of the Archaic Triad. The remaining twelve {12+3?} - were the flamines minores ("lesser priests"). Two of the minores cultivated deities whose names are now unknown; among the others are deities about whom little is known other than the name. During the Imperial era, the cult of a deified emperor (divus) also had a flamen...

The fifteen Republican flamens were part of the Pontifical College which administered state-sponsored religion. When the office of flamen was vacant, a pontifex could serve as a temporary replacement, although only the Pontifex Maximus is known to have substituted for the Flamen Dialis...

The official costume of a flamen, of great antiquity, was a hat called an apex and a heavy woolen cloak called a laena. The laena was a double-thick wool cloak with a fringed edge, and was worn over the flamen's toga with a clasp holding it around his throat. The apex was a leather skull-cap with a chin-strap and a point of olive wood on its top, like a spindle, with a little fluff of wool at the base of the spindle." {Wiki/ 'Flamen'].

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one? While recalling what ''three'' ALWAYS {in one form or another} represents.

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'Logos' in a different form? Cap?

Someone once said-in a round about way-that the difference between a sign and a symbol is that one is a known quantity the other an unknown one. That unknown link to a subject. That once becomes ‘a known’ leads to a potential. To a 'journey'. An individual one, [ in their opinion].

"But even the Spanish paintings provide no apparent indication of religious beliefs, and the British Mesolithic record is virtually as bare. There are no burials attributable to the period, unless those in the Mendip caves fall into it {Cheddar Gorge? Enlarged elsewhere}. At Star Carr, in Yorkshire, the site of an encampment made in about 7500 BC, excavation turned up several deer antlers fashioned to fit into human caps. These may have been the costume of shamans or priests; but they equally as well have been disguises for hunters of animals." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].  Try ''deer''.

Side note: {working?} example: "One day he was either in a hurry or had grown tired of acting the carpet seller and he offered a lady; obviously rich but very grasping, who had selected a few very expensive carpets and was bargaining desperately - all the carpets in the room for a quarter of their value. At first she was surprised, but then she began to bargain again. G., smiled and said he would think it over and give her an answer the following day. But the next day he left and the woman got nothing at all. Something of this sort happened frequently. With these carpets, in the role of a traveling merchant, he gave the impression of a man in disguise, a kind of Haroun-al-Raschid, or the man in the invisible cap of the fairy tale." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it on a ''working'' {practical?} day to day basis.

"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."

Think about it - A/B/C in relation to the 'divine bit'. How simple yet profound. It also explains why the subject of the 'psyche' is used as its 'teaching' aid. Mythology {archetype?} link?

"...different points on the same level" - represented {within landscape symbolism} - as Latitude/longitude ? What symbols represent them?

"These forms in letters and pictures, and images are the means by which truths may be brought to the attention of the unripe mind." Quote from the book by F. Hartman. Mentioned elsewhere.

''Unripe'' in relation to 'fruit of plenty' ?

Understanding what this subject infers by the ''Divine bit'' defines those statements. It also explains the reason for the use of its main 'teaching aid.' '' Explained within.

A {working?} example: "I spoke of my observations and deductions to the people in our group...I told them that this was the center of gravity of the whole system and of all work on oneself; that now work on oneslf was not only empty words but a real fact full of significance thanks to which psychology becomes an exact and at the same time a practical science. I said the European and Western psychology in general had overlooked a fact of tremendous importance, namely, that we do not remember ourselves; that we reason, act and live in deep sleep...but at the same time , we can 'remember' ourselves if we make sufficient effort so as to awaken." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Try ''mandala'' for a different 'take' on the same 'theme'.

"Each of these symbols will pay long meditation. They are each in their way aspects of the Mystery dynamics of life and death, of transformation and regeneration. The intention of such symbolism is to reveal not to explain, and although it may seem obscure it is in fact not so. It is the plainest possible representation of a truth that is beyond the grasp of the intellect.  A symbol is a door or gateway. It is to be gone through..." [Extract taken from Part 2, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle' by G. Knight]. Try ''doors'' and ''gateways''.

"Meditation is not a religion. Mindfulness is simply a method of mental training. Many people who practice meditation are themselves religious, but then again, many atheists and agnostics are keen meditators too." [Chapter one, 'Mindfulness' by M. Williams and D. Penman]. One could also 'meditate' on the word 'objective' if only to understand its benefit in relation to 'subjective' - from both an inner and outer perspective.

"Gateway to the heart. Window to the soul etc. Indicative of that development. In relation to a ‘journey’. Find it, to understand it; relative to the 'whole'. Enlarged elsewhere.

"We are dealing with fragments of a very ancient oral tradition that are like pieces of patchwork that have to be assembled into a coherent fabric." [Same book]. Try ''garment.''

A working example or just a head scratch?..."If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth...We take great comfort in our nuclear stockpiles, our gross national product, our scientific and technological achievement, our industrial might - and, up to a point, we are right to do so. But physical power by itself solves no problems and secures no victories. What counts is the way power is used - whether with swagger and contempt, or with prudence, discipline and magnanimity. What counts is the purpose for which power is used - whether for aggrandizement or for liberation. Shakespeare said: ' It is excellent to have the strength of a giant ; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant'." ['Inaugural Speech' / J. F. Kennedy. 1961].

If you have a mathematical/numbers vent/interest. Such books as...’Mystery of Numbers’ by A. Schimmel. Or ‘Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilisation’. By R. Heath. That same esoteric framework but now explained in number form. A link to the Pythagorian ‘method’ but more up to date. A lot more. For a 'deeper' read, with the reader purposely in mind try...'The Geometry of Meaning'. A. Young. Or number symbolism relative to this subjects representation to Cosmology principles, as explained in chapter two 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt]. Or for that overall view, try 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere.

The author of which uses his knowledge of 'Gematria' within the context of that same framework; with the same intent as Gurdjieff and Plato; to name but a few. Or for a ‘light hearted’...and possibly ’young’ hearted presentation of ‘representing’ maths within esotericsm or esotericism within maths...depending on ones point of view... two possible books could be...’A Beginners Guide to Constructing the uni’. By M.Schneider and ‘Maths for Mystics’. By R.Shesso. Plenty of ’common factors’ to be found. Find them...if you want to understand this first yet last and least understood subject.

The Mesopotania Cuneiform tablets another example of that tri- root. An earlier ’alphabet’ in clay form. Originally presented in vertical lines. later developed into horizontal ones. Finally into the wedge shape, i.e., three sided. Co-incidence? [ Note. The vertical came before the horizontal. Subtle links to left/right ‘pillars’...and/or ‘dry/wet’ symbolism. Explained elsewhere.] That ‘wedge’ shape that has a pyramid look to it as does the obvious pythagarion triangle.‘ A-C' ‘ all represented within a ‘perfect' symbol. ‘Horizontal/vertical ‘ attached to the ‘hypotenuse’. The word ‘squared’ used to represent ‘above/ below’. Symbolic of that co-existence. Keep a check on those first impressions...

"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].

logos2"This 90 degrees is very important part of the work. The 90 degree turn is crucial to understanding how to make 'resurrection' or 'ascension' real. The dimensional levels are separated by 90 degrees; musical notes are separated by same, the chakras also are separated by 90 degrees. 90 degrees keep coming up over and over again. In fact, in order for us to enter into the any dimension ['altered' state link. Representation only], we must make a 90 degree turn". [Page 43. 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of life'. Mention elsewhere]. Think about it, relative to a u-turn, within 'horizontal / vertical' symbolism. Possibilities of. All as a representation of something, ONLY.

"The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator {the ''edge'' between night and day} - is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemisphere's are equally illuminated." [Wiki/'equinox']. As a representation of something? {other than the obvious?}.

Hence the reason as in the Egyptian example of Horus identified with the 'hypotenuse'. His feet touching the horizontal, while his head touches / connects to the top of the vertical, [chapter eight. 'The Sphinx Mystery'. R. Temple]. Representative of an understanding of something; [Astrology equivalent = Aries in relation to Pisces, i.e., head/feet]. That 'right angle' that has a link to 'kneeling' symbolism as indicated in the same book, chapter seven. Together with....

"In this esoteric manner that i have just suggested, genuine physical details of pyramid construction seem to be hinted at. But they appear to be general and not confined to a single edifice such as the Great pyramid alone...." AND...."If we begin to decode the esoteric references in some of the ancient texts, we are in a better position to retrieve possibly important information about the monuments." [same chapter]. Check it out in relation to other data, i.e.,.

{Working example?}: "The answer so often, lies in the heavens and the variety of ways in which Homer describes the Milky Way. In this view of Auriga, the Milky Way becomes the 'beach', the strand of light that rolls diagonally {hypotenuse?} across the constellation, and whose myriad stars are as numerable as grains of sand. Homer uses similar imagery later in the Iliad when the Milky Way adjacent to Canis Major is the 'seashore' upon which Achilles strolls mourning the death of Patroclus...Nestor also has a 'bright girdle' which is the Milky Way {authors hypothesis}. Throughout the Iliad, when Homer uses certain 'codewords' they always have the same astronomical meaning. 'Shirts' and 'corslets' are groups of stars in a generally rectangular or pentagonal configuration, just as 'beach' and 'sandy' denote the Milky Way...'' ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''pentagon'' while recalling those ''girdle'' stones found in the ascending passageway of the Great Pyramid. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Refresher: "The Agnisuryans respond to the sound. The waters ebb and flow. Let the 'magician' guard himself from drowning, at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet there is the place for 'magic' to be wrought."

"Isis is the star that rises from the twilight Sea, the star that itself is the symbol of the divine spark in man. The Egyptians called it Sothis, we call it Sirius. When the star is 'unveiled' and brightly burning within the human soul, then conscious touch with the Isis of Nature becomes fully possible." [Chapter 4, 'The Forgotten Mage'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Understanding that universal framework defines that statement. If only in relation to understanding a subject. The bigger question however is [relative to the self]  ...sense or non-sense. A possibility or not?

logos2"Sirius also coordinated simultaneously with the star Dubhe in the Big Dipper so that their alignments formed an approximate 90-degree angle. This curious connection has also been noted by Wendorf and Malville, they commented that the megalith builders of Nabta Playa had a "fascination with right angles". [Chapter 4, 'Black Genesis]. See anything? Indicative of the importance of this 'subject'.

However, Mr Temple [this readers opinion only] only understands the 'Giza' information in its Micro sense. No tombs, [certainly not of Royal linage i.e.,anything relative to 'Kingship'], will be found...anywhere...within the boundaries of the Giza complex, and most certainly not, under its main monuments i.e.,all three pyramids and the Sphinx. Remember. Symbolic only, i.e....

"...since our thinking has been based on the meaning of the right angle, i might try to answer.....by citing an observation which struck me when i looked up the word "right" in the dictionary. The first two definitions of "right" are: {1} straight, not crooked. {2} upright, erect from a base...perpendicular. What struck me about these definitions is the confusion between the moral sense of the word and the geometric sense. In fact "straight, not crooked" could apply equally as well to a line on a paper, and a persons moral character. I take this confusion as a manifestation of a similarity in meaning which lies deeper than the word itself. This can be seen in the word "upright", which has connotations that are not exclusively geometrical. [Up and down are, from the point of view of geometry, relative]. In order to stand up , man has to exercise a continual counterpoise of muscles. His judgement is necessary to determine deviation from a vertical position, and he must exercise this counterpoise in order to remain "upright". So then we can at least accept that the uniqueness of the right angle, in creating a dimension that is independent of the activity under consideration, provides the measure, the mean...and we can now say...the meaning of the activity. Our geometry of meaning may therefore be described as "a description of the the right angle...its scope, application and significance". [Chapter seven. 'The Geometry of Meaning'. A. Young].

dogonThink about it in relation to this subjects use of 'hypotenuse'. Understanding the above [within this subject] gives clues to the meaning of those acute 'right angles' in such monuments as Puma Punku in Bolivia. As well as the meaning to those 'H' type structures within same. i.e.,above / below, in relation horizontal / vertical. Very similar to the representation / meaning of the letter 'H' in the Hebrew YHVH. Or the 'H' within the word Allah. Try Part 4.

h (2)"How might we interpret these strange ideograms in use among the Gobekli builders so soon after the end of the last ice age? Let's start with the 'H' glyph. Searching the archives of prehistoric symbolism throws up very little. They could be shields made of animal hide, as examples in prehistoric art do occasionally resemble the letter H. Yet if so, why do they appear so many times on the same pillar? Also apparent is that the H character resembles two letter T's joined stem to stem. It is an association that might not be without meaning, especially in view of the general appearance of the T-shaped pillars..." [Enlarged elsewhere. From the book by A. Collins].

"All meaning is an angle"....same book.

A 'working' example {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective and/or in relation to one aspect}: "For over a year G. added nothing to what he had said about 'cosmoses'. Several of us tried to approach these problems from many different sides and, although all of us felt a great deal of potential energy in the idea of cosmoses, for a long time we got no results. We were especially confused about the 'Microcosmos'." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

''Side'' in relation to ''in profile'' or ''face on''. Enlarged elsewhere.

logos2As is the word 'Pyramid'. Those first three letters that means 'fire', [Key. Mentioned elsewhere]. 'Triangles' on top of a 'square' base. Those acute angles that somehow have 'hidden' within them the concept of the circle. As the author of the 'Egyptian Dawn' informs the reader..."The Giza plan is essentially invisible, and was meant to be so. There is nothing obvious about it, and no casual eye was ever meant to perceive it. You may know the old proverb...'If you want to conceal something successfully, hide it in plain sight", [chapter one].

'The Rose Cross and Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle' by G. Knight.

Hence the reason why those 'three' aspects were represented as a 'triangular' stone door as in the example of the same, that blocked the tomb of 'Lord' Pacal of Palenque fame, [recall what 'Lord' represents. Explained within]. Or the 'triangular' shape of the 'hinges' to the Ascending passage of the Great Pyramid as well as within its Northern entrance. [Introduction to the book 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies' by M. Cotterell]. Recall what those 'three aspects' represent in relation to what ''doors'' represent i.e.,doorways of the mind etc...

Practical example: "...so UNhinged; one cannot think straight..." [Quote made by Susan Galloway/BBC World Service /November 2015 - in relation to ''divorce'']. Those "hinges" that had defined upon them symbols - which once understood - allows one to continue along ones path - along ones rightful; destined path - the straight way.

Analogy with same intent..."I know now that my teacher was the holy man who gave the wise warning. If i could only find him. My wish was sincere, for one day the holy man arrived unheralded. 'Enough of tiger taming'. He spoke with calm assurance. 'Come with me; i will teach you to subdue the beasts of ignorance roaming in the jungles of the human mind.' I was initiated into the spiritual path by my saintly guru. He opened my soul doors, rusty and resistant with long disuse. Hand in hand we set off for my training..." [Extract from the chapter entitled 'The Tiger Swami' from the book on Paramahansa Yogananda ].

"The power which begins in the autumn to overcome the sun is the cold and the dark of winter. This it is which the Chinese consider the essence of the female principle, the great Yin, symbolized by the tiger gliding stealthily through the grass, waiting to leap upon its prey with claws and fangs, yet looking all the while sleek, gentle, and catlike, making one almost forget its ferocity. This feminine power was named Eros, by the Greeks, it signifies relatedness, rather than love, for in the idea of Eros, negative, or hate, is comprised as well as positive, or love." Try ''claw'' - for that overall {feeling?} outlook. [M. Harding].

S/E?

And/or ''relatedness'' in relation to: "The masculine principle, or Logos, thus came to be revered in the person of the 'Sun' god, and the godlike qualities inherent in man, his capacity to achieve and to order, to formulate, discriminate, and generalize, were venerated in a sun hero, who undertook his twelve labours and slew the dragons of sloth and ignorance, thus acquiring consciousness, a spiritual value of a different order." [M. Harding].

S/W?

"Gradually, as his broad pyramidal base of accomplishment proceeds, and it towers both from within and above upon a firm foundation, made secure by the evocations and sustained by his aspirations, he tends to discard the lessor things, as their necessity becomes less obvious, and becomes more one pointed and devout, until the culmination of his efforts overflows into the supreme attainment." [Chapter 13, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Question. Attainment of what? Question 2. Fact or fiction?

"Knowledge gives strength, doubt paralyzes the will."

"Dr Abraham explained that 'adonai' the Hebrew word for ' my lord ', was the same for the Egyptain word for ' Aten ' and that ' mos ' [related to the word 'moses'], is an Egyptain not Hebrew, word for ' child '. [ Page 81, same book]. Look up ''child''.

"The voice of truth in a person that has not yet awakened to spiritual life, is the ''still small voice'' that may be felt in the heart, listened to by the imperfect; as a half conscious dreamer may listen to the ringing of bells in the distance; but in those that have become conscious of life, that have passed through the first 'resurrection' of the spirit in their own heart, and received the baptism of the first initiation, administered by themselves, the voice of the new born 'ego' has no uncertain sound, but becomes the powerful Word of the 'Master'. [Emphasis this readers. Chapter 1, from the book by F. Hartman]. Link to the word ''teacher''.

"...the anima appears in 'her' proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self." ['Man and his Symbols' / C. Jung. Emphasis, this readers].

"Unified Egypt hosted a number of separate tribes, each with its own local deity or 'god'. The company of gods of a particular town numbered three, the local deity and two lesser gods, who shared the reverence and honor paid to 'him'. These groups were known as 'triads'. Usually one was a principle god, the other his 'wife' the goddess, and the third their 'son', who was thought to possess all the 'powers' attributed to his 'father'. The head of the triad was sometimes Ra, the sun god or a lesser god ascribed with the same powers as the 'sun' god". Together with...

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The Olmec head. From the base of the mouth to the middle of the forehead. Triangular in shape. The point [or Apex] of which is represented as that joining together [connectedness?] of a horizontal and vertical headband. See anything? Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Pockmarks = 'cup'-marks? Try ''cup''.

"Many scholars are confused and perplexed by the myriad of symbols, gods and traditions of the Egyptians. Who were the gods? Where did they originate? What did they symbolize? Why did some carry the ankh, some the scepter, some the snake, others the vulture, others both the snake and vulture? There were in essence three separate belief systems based in the three most important re-ligious centers of Heliopolis [Ennead], Hermopolis [Ogdoad] and Memphis. The priest of each jockeyed for position in regard to which system best represented both their history, self interest and wellbeing". [Both extracts from chapter one, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies' by M. Cotterell].

To evaluate the above correctly [without any manipulation of 'data'] read chapter two of the book 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt' by Rosemary Clark.

And/or especially 'Egyptian Mysteries' by Lucie Lamy.

Understanding this subjects symbolism especially in relation to eight, nine, and eleven [ relative to 'three'], gives a deeper, truer 'meaning' [evaluation] to the subject as a whole...rather than just in relation to "sun spots and their cycles."

Side note. ''Apex'' in relation to the Great Pyramid. Position of. 'Delta' in relation to the start of something. Representational of.

"Squaring the circle". Subtle link to A/B/C. Alpha and Omega, a beginning and end. A link to the ‘language of mathematics’. Symmetry. Especially ‘Group theory’. No better book than ‘Finding Moonshine’ by Mr M.Du-Sautoy. Evaluating ‘triangles’ within those overall ‘dimensions’...and hinting? consciously or otherwise throughout the book on the ‘mystery’ of life-s ‘conscious’ process within it. As indicated by that very first quote on his first page...by non other than P. Valery. An individual with possible esoteric connections. [Co-incidently another quote by the same person on its first page will be found in ’Hamlets Mill’ ].

A side step..."In antiquity, the number 8 was considered interesting for purely mathematical reasons: the mathematicians of ancient Greece discovered that every odd number above 1, when squared, results in a multiple of 8 plus 1...They also discovered that all squares of odd numbers above 1 differed from each other by a multiple of 8...In architectural design, the octagon is the first form to serve as the transition from the square to the circle, which is important in the construction of domes...Eight appears as a second beginning, on a higher level...It is the day of purification as in say, the Hebrew tradition...It was convenient for the Christians to take over this idea of regeneration..Eight, is the first perfect cube {2x2x2} which represents an imprint of body and soul with the security of eternal salvation..." ['Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Whether Mr Du-Sautoy has similar interests is known only to himself...but that connection that is ignored by most [fear/ridicule?] is central to this subject, i.e., To attempt a feasible hypothesis on the structure/nature of consciousness within ‘things’. Or more specifically - On the ’freedom of will’.. within cause and effect. Or even cause and effect within freedom of will?

'Theory of Games and Economic Behavior' by O. Morgenstern and J. Neumann.

'The Physics of Immortality'  by F. Tipler an attempt of the same, by someone who works within that same field. Only explained, however, within the confines of the 'physics' world. No attempt to include within that speculation any other possibilities. Possibilities that define; amongst other things; a possible 'alternative'. Only explained in 'its' most fundamental aspect. The mathematical one. Rather than search outwards, looking for fresh ideas to bring to the 'mathematical table', such speculation can only remain within that narrow field. That same 'field', that strangely enough has at its origins.... this subject. Numbers that can only create further numbers. Nothing else. Regardless of the 'magical' quality and faith that some believe the word 'quantum' to possess. Only when this subject is at least considered, as part of the overall equation within such a 'hypothesis' will an answer finally be arrived at...a complete one, or as close to that 'concept' as one can get. [This readers only 'opinion'].

As Bertrand Russell once said...."Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty....... a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture". [Page 148. 'I Think, Therefore I Am' [ all the philosophy you need to know] by L. Levene]. Or even William Blakes quote..."God save us from single vision."[First page, first quote, to the book 'The Sacred History' by J. Black].

'The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen.' A publication by J. Forshaw and B. Cox. A quote by the same on the inset cover, "This is our most up-to-date picture of reality." No mention of the human psyche and its 'plausible connectedness' within that ''reality.'' No mathematical construct to attempt a definition of the same. Not even words like 'mind' or 'consciousness,' will be found within its index. If only in relation to  ''cause and effect.'' Or more importantly 'freedom of will' within same. Construct of. A possible one. Nothing more.

'The Nature of Substance Spirit and Matter' by R. Hauschka.

"A true scientist is an OBJECTIVE man - sober and open to all experience or new thought." [Quote taken from the book by Tomberg].

"In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness." [From the book 'Quantum Enigma' by B. Rosenblum and F. Kuttner].

Analogy: "Interest in the study of the past, and particularly in civilizations that flourished before Greece or Rome, is much more widespread today; archeology has perhaps become the most popular of all sciences. In some directions there is abundant new evidence; and there are useful new methods, which can be applied almost everywhere. But whether progress has been made in interpreting the mind of the past, is more doubtful. That there is some kind of continuity between the mythologies of the ancient world and the deeper levels of our consciousness now, is fairly generally recognized; but this continuity can be interpreted in widely different ways. There are many who regard the development of the scientific consciousness, which concentrates on the measurable aspects of physical objects, as an unmixed gain. To them, the consciousness which was at home in myth and picture {image/archetype?} - rather than in the measurement of physical events, seems like a nightmare from which mankind was wholly fortunate to awake." ['The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul'].

Question. Fact or fiction - a possibility or not?

ahura mazda

An objective view?

Seamless pattern based on traditional Asian elements Paisley

Some say 'Paisley' others Zoraastrian.

A head scratch..."Intellectually, modern man knows almost all there is to know about the pattern of creation in himself, the forms it takes, the surface designs it describes. He has measured the pitch of its rhythms and carefully recorded all the mechanics. From the outside he sees the desirable first object of life more clearly perhaps than man has ever seen it before. But less and less does he experience the process within. Less and less is he capable of committing himself body and soul to the creative experiment that is continually seeking to 'fire' him and to charge his little life with great objective meaning. Cut off by accumulated knowledge from the heart of his living experience, he moves among a comfortable rubble of material possession, alone and unbelonging, sick, poor, starved of meaning." [From the book 'The Heart of the Hunter'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Intellectual'' - represented with the 'Tower of Babel'. And/or the 'trickster' character that stole 'fire'. Anything?

A {working?} example: "The fourth way is sometimes is called the 'way of the sly man'. The 'sly man' knows some secret which the fakir, monk and yogi do not know. How the 'sly man' learned this secret is not known. Maybe he found it in some old books, perhaps he inherited it, perhaps he bought it, or stole it from someone. It makes no difference. The 'sly man' knows the secret and with its help outstrips the fakir, the monk and yogi." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

That process of understanding {and/or getting ones 'head around it'} defined with the word 'gnosis'  - the result of which = a Gnostic.

N.B. ''Gnosis'' - a direct link to the 'cognitive faculties' {Wikipedia/ 'Gnosis' }. And Part 1.J

A {working?} example: "The Persians called it 'Naqsh-e-Jahan' {Isfahan} meaning 'half the world'. Meaning that to 'see' it was to see half the world." EXOteric/ESOteric? [Quote by Sam Willis 'The Silk Road' 3/3]. Others elsewhere in relation to the ancient {'religion'?} of Persia, i.e.,Zoroastrianism.

Side note: That silk road that was initially known {in part} in those ancient days {especially by its creator as the Royal road - The Royal {Way?}.

{S.W.}"To what extent did the existence of this Royal Road help in the growth of the Silk Road?" {Dr. T.} "The Silk Road is not a road, its a concept. The concept of a connection between east and west. A road that the Iranians created for the first time. Through the Royal Road east and west began to understand each other. Without it east and west simply did not know {understand?} each other. That connection between east and west is simply called these days as the Silk Road." [Conversation between Sam Willis {S.W.} and the historian Dr. Tabatabai in the program 'The Silk Road']. Other examples elsewhere.

Analogy..."Science is what we do, when we don't know what we are doing." [Quote BBC2 'Lost Horizons': The Big Bang].

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

Alternative viewpoint..."Feeling 'uncomfortable' can be mistaken for 'confusion', and very often students of quantum physics continue to attempt to understand what is happening in every day terms. It is the resistance to new ideas that actually leads to confusion, not the inherent difficulty of the ideas themselves, because the real world simply doesn't behave in an everyday way. We must therefore keep an open mind and not be distressed by all the weirdness. Shakespeare had it right when Hamlet says, 'And therefore as a stranger give it welcome,. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." [Chapter 3, J. Forshaw + B. Cox]. That opinion; as most would agree; can be applied to anything 'new'. Especially in its early stages as all subjects in one form or another prove depending like all else ; amongst others; as to that individuals aptitude- Including this subject-  that first yet last one. As an example, put ''stranger'' in the usual box. A synchronistic example of same especially and if only when this subject becomes a viable one. If not attempt again as one has to do in any subject. As it does with the real intent and purpose of the word ''philosophy''...

'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius' / G. Farmelo.

Continued..."However the source of life and ['therefore'. This readers input] the viability of the entire Hermetic ['gnosis' link] - current through the course of ages is to be found neither in intellectual theory nor in magical practice. It is quite precisely stated by 'Hermes Trismegistus', the pre - christian sage, in the dialogue Asclepius: for speaking as a prophet speaks, i tell you that in after times none will pursue philosophy in singleness of heart. Philosophy is nothing else than striving through constant contemplation [or study. This readers input] ... to attain to knowledge of ''God''; but there will be many who will make philosophy hard to understand..."  [Quote by Tomberg. 'Letter 8'].

Analogy of same; but {less?} religious..."One of Lahiri Mahasaya's favorite remarks, with which he would encourage his students to persevere [perceive?] in meditation - "making, making, some day made." One may freely translate the thought as: ''Striving, striving, one day behold! the divine goal." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Enlarged elsewhere ].

Orion - 'The Far Strider'.

"The task of the scholar of esoteric studies is not to prove that such an invisible 'tradition', hidden behind the veil of historic events, did or did not exist; as such; before [say] the Renaissance; rather, the task consists of trying to grasp and to describe the different facets of the emergence of this idea as it appears in the imaginary and the discourses of the last centuries [and/or millenniums. This readers input]. Quote by A. Faivre.

"Imagination and intuition are vital to our understanding. And though the usual popular opinion is that they are chiefly valuable to poets and artists {that in ''sensible'' matters one should mistrust them}, they are in fact equally vital in all the higher grades of science. Here they play an increasingly important role, which supplements that of the ''rational'' intellect and its application to a specific problem. Even physics, the strictest of all applied sciences, depends to an astonishing degree upon intuition, which works by way of the unconscious {although it is possible to demonstrate afterward the logical procedures that could have led one to the same result as intuition}. Intuition is almost indispensable in the interpretation of symbols..." [ 'Man and His Symbols' / C. Jung].

Noblesse-oblige-book-cover-wikipedia[1] (2)"The systems which confront the intelligence remain basically unchanged through the ages, although they assume different forms. There is nothing so disastrous in science as the arrogant dogmatism which despises the past and admires nothing but the present."

For this reader the word noblesse {oblige?} comes to mind as recently expounded by B. Cox {2014?} in one of his award winning {documentaries?} in relation to the book 'What is Life'.

"A true scientist is an OBJECTIVE man - sober and open to all experience or new thought."

Understanding all of the above defines the following..."Hermeticism is not a science which differs from other sciences or which even opposes itself to them. No more is it a religion. It is a uniting - in the inner forum of personnel and intimate consciousness - of revealed truth with truth acquired through human endeavour." Try ''re-ligion''. Think about it ['see' link] in relation to the word ''source'' relative to that universal framework].

Question. Fiction. Pulp fiction?

"In many fields of study, an outsider comes along to assemble the pieces and present a 'big picture' breakthrough. In the 'Structure of Scientific Revolutions' Thomas Kuhn noted that major scientific breakthroughs have often come from outsiders or newcomers, precisely because they did'nt carry with them any of the biases or prejudices that prevented the veterans from seeing the obvious. Commenting on the discoveries of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Deborah and Robert Lawlor wrote in their introduction to his 'Temple of Man': 'Historically, in many specialized branches of knowledge, it has been the non-specialized, integrative minds that have made the ground breaking innovations.' " [From the book 'Galactic Alignment'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest figures in physical science of the nineteen century, once wrote: 'In Science, it is when we take some interest in the great discoverers and their lives that it becomes endurable, and only when we begin to trace the development of ideas that it becomes fascinating.' Between two and three hundred years earlier, the poet, John Donne, had written that in order for a mystery to have a universal significance it must be made comprehensible to ordinary mortals." [Both extracts taken from the book 'Through Alchemy To Chemistry' by J. Read].

'The Electric Universe' by W. Thornhill and D. Talbott.

"Pearls and other jewels as well as metals and plants, applied directly to the human skin, exercise an electromagnetic influence over the physical cells. Mans body contains carbon and various metallic elements that are present also in plants, metals and jewels. The discoveries of the rishis in these fields will doubtless receive confirmation someday from physiologists. Mans sensitive body, with its electrical life currents, is a center of many mysteries as yet unexplored." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Realizing that man's body is like an electric battery, i reasoned that it could be recharged with energy through the direct agency  of the human will. As no action of any kind is possible without 'willing,' man may avail himself of the prime mover, will, to renew his strength without burdensome apparatus or mechanical exercises. By the simple Yogoda techniques, one may consciously and instantly recharge his life force - centered in the medulla oblongata - from the unlimited supply of cosmic energy." [Same book].

''Thinking/feeling/willing'' - another use {application?} of it? Recall Part 1.

A deeper head scratch..."The force of life, and electrical energy: are these not the most clear manifestations of these two principles? Life and electricity, must be clearly distinguished. Thus, today there is a tendency to confuse them, and to reduce them to 'electricity' alone. However, electricity is due to the antagonism of opposites, whilst life is the fusion of polarities..." [Extract; from within the book by Tomberg]. Anything? At the very least can you 'see' something other than the "literal"? OR at least attempt to? Before those two bigger questions are asked. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''arc'' and/or ''angle'' {90 degrees?}.

arc"God unites the polarities of qualities ['aspects'] only in Adam, to confer a distinction on him. Thus he says to Lucifer, 'What prevents you from prostrating to one whom i have created with my two hands?' [Quran 38:75] . Higher/lower?

"Coomaraswamy writes that the basic symbolism of the Symplegades is that of a union of contraries or opposing polarities."

"Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter: we are beginning to suspect that we aught rather to hail it as the 'Creator and governor of the realm of matter'. Sir James Jeans, astronomer.

"Knowledge of created beings is one thing, and knowledge of the divine truth is another. The second surpasses the first just as the sun outshines the moon' ['The Philokalia' . Enlarged elsewhere].

Metaphorically speaking - or metaphysically speaking? OR...

A more up to date attempt on the same...‘Psyche and Matter’. By M. Von Franz. Or for a ‘technical’ representation of the same...this reader is still ‘working through’ the prologue,[i kid u not]...’ The Atman Project’. By K. Wilber. Or for a more readable one; if only to understand the word 'magic' within this subject...’Mysticism’. By Evelyn Underhill....and...'The Teachings of the Mystics'. By W. Stace. Books that others recommend. That 'words' true meaning, by way of 'implication'. A possible one. Nothing more, i.e....

"To be a 'mystic' is simply to participate here and now in that real and eternal life, in the fullest deepest sense that is possible to man"......."That serene and illuminated consciousness of the relation of things inward and outward - of the hidden 'treasure' and its 'Casket' [Sarcophagus, and Palenque 'Lid' link]. The energizing 'Absolute' [divine' link] and its expression in time and space - which we have been studying in this chapter, is at its best a state of fine equilibrium; a sane adjustment of the inner and outer life." [Page 264, chapter 4, 'Mysticism' [The nature and development of spiritual consciousness], by E. Underhill.

Question. What is the difference between the words ''magic'' {and/or 'magical'} and ''mystical?'' and why are they applied? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 4 before those first impressions make one yawn; while 'creating' an inner 'vision' {archetypes?} of the armchair and TV set.

Just an elaborate description of those same principles, i.e.,...

"...mysticism is the awakening of the soul to the 'reality' of the 'presence' of god." [Quote within the book by Tomberg].  OR more importantly what it represents, i.e.,as an example try YHVH. Explained within. Part 4.

"Mysticism is the source and root of all religions." [Quote from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''Gnosis'' and what it implies, i.e.,in relation to that universal framework and/or the contents of this web page. The word 'see' shares the same properties. As an example...

"This book is about levels of consciousness, and Western man's pursuit of the Ultimate level. There are many doctrines and methods leading to this Reality. We deal here with less familiar paths leading to that exalted state of Being, which we have designated Abraxas, because we find it meaningful. There are many other names we could have chosen. [Prologue to same book by N. Drury ans S. Skinner]. Compare to final paragraph; found in Part 1. A beginning and end? Representational of. Find it to understand it.

Practical analogy..."Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

Question. Was Shakespeare aware of this subject?

"The word 'mystic' is from the Greek word 'muo' which means ''to be silent.'' The true mystic realizes that the highest level of insight is realized and honoured in the nature of Silence, for the fullness of reality as it exists and as it is experienced, can never be fully expressed by descriptive utterance ." [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism']. Link to objectivity. Purpose of.

The symbol of which, is sometimes represented with a ''waveless body of water.'' Or put another way....''Still waters run deep.''     i.e., ...

"Is not silence the very voice of 'Great Spirit' ? Black Elk [Emphasis, this readers].

"The gnostic sense begins to operate when it is a matter of a new dimension in the act of knowledge, namely that of depth. It becomes active when it is a question of something deeper than the question: is it true or false? {and/or yes or no. Enlarged elsewhere}. It perceives more the significance of the truth discovered by discursive thought and also ''why this truth is truth in itself'', i.e.,it reaches to the 'mystical' or essential source of this truth. How does it arrive at this? By listening in silence. It is as if one wanted to recall something forgotten. Consciousness, ''listens'' in silence, as one ''listens'' inwardly in order to call to mind from the night of forgetfulness something that one formally knew. But there is an essential difference between the ''listening silence'' of contemplation and the silence arising from the effort to recall. In this second situation, it is the horizontal - in time, past and present - which comes into play, whilst the ''listening silence'' of contemplation relates to the vertical - to that which is above and that which is below. In the act of recall, one establishes in oneself an inner mirror in order to reflect the 'past': when one ''listens in silence'' in the state of contemplation, one also makes consciousness into a mirror, but this mirror has the task of reflecting that which is above. It is the act of recall in the vertical." [Taken from the book by Tomberg].

In other words all the above could be described as the process and benefit of ''objectivity'' in understanding something. Its step by step guide. This 'subject' [in parts and whole] - being in this case - its aim. Represented in the above paragraph as horizontal / vertical, i.e.,contemplation of the vertical, i.e.,universal framework and/or especially what all infer by the ''divine bit'' [''mystical'' link] - from the 'horizontal' position,i.e.,from a horizontal perspective or viewpoint. That 'process' of learning that within this subject is represented [in the Egyptian case] with ''in profile'' as opposed; to ''face on''. Or New Testament equivalent; Matthew 5:37, i.e.,''let your communication be yes or no...'']. Both enlarged elsewhere. 'See' it? i.e.,the result of which = a eureka moment. Representational of.

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. For a deeper 'read' try ''wrestle'' or 'crystallize"  in the usual box - before those first impressions dictate {suggest?} something else.

A more practical example of same could be the book ' Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda. Understanding what all cultures infer by the ''Divine bit''[within the same acclaimed 'framework'] gives a credible logic; a credible hypothesis; in understanding that internal 'story'.

"What is understood intellectually through books and study can be experienced directly through Siddha Yoga." [Chapter 24, 'Play of Consciousness']. And/or therefore - vise versa.

"Traditionally, there were two methods for understanding the message of the Yoga Sutras. The first method relied on a teachers commentary to unlock the abstract and sometimes difficult to comprehend information presented in the text. The second method relied on the students own inner capacity to find the meaning  of each sutra through contemplative inquiry. In most cases, both are necessary for maximum comprehension. The words of the teacher can point the student in the right direction to grasping the truth, but it is up to the student to gain direct perception of the truth that is implied. Otherwise, no actual learning takes place." [From the book 'Kriya Yoga' by R. Kurczak].

As seen from a different 'angle' and/or perspective..."Magic was seen as an aspect of science as well as religion, and its roots were traced back thousands of years through the wider reconstruction of the history of the written knowledge." [Quote from the book by Owen Davies]. Try ''magic'' before those first impressions dictate something else.

"The task of the scholar of esoteric studies is not to prove that such an invisible 'tradition', hidden behind the veil of historic events, did or did not exist; as such; before the Renaissance; rather, the task consists of trying to grasp and to describe the different facets of the emergence of this idea as it appears in the imaginary and the discourses of the last centuries [and/or millenniums. This readers input]. Quote by A. Faivre.

A {working?} example: "I was at the same cafe where i met G. the next day, and the day following, and every day afterwards. During the week i spent in Moscow i saw G. every day. It very soon became clear to me that he knew very much of what i wanted to know. Among other things he explained to me certain phenomena i had come across in India which no one had been able to explain to me either there, on the spot, or afterwards. In his explanations i felt the assurance of a specialist, a very fine analysis of facts, and a system which i was not able to grasp until then - because G.'s explanation made me think not only of the facts under discussion, but also of many other things i had observed or conjectured." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Latin...''in this sign you will conquer''. Question. Conquer what? Look up horizontal / vertical for clues.

"One of the main means whereby man arrives at an understanding of that great sum total we call the Macrocosm - 'God', functioning through a solar system - is by an understanding of himself, and the Delphic injunction ''Man, know thyself'' was an inspired utterance, intended to give man the clue to the mystery of deity. Through the Law of Analogy, or correspondence, the cosmic processes, and the nature of the cosmic principles are indicated in the functions, structure and characteristics of a human being. They are indicated but are not explained or elaborated. They serve simply as signposts [or keys], directing man along the path whereon future sign posts may be found and more definite indications noted." [Introduction to the book by Alice Bailey]. Recall what ''correspondence'' implies.

"The sign expresses the thing. A thing is the virtue of its sign. There is an analogical correspondence between the sign and the thing signified. The more perfect the sign, the more complete is the correspondence." Quote taken from the book by E. Levi.

"A thing has no existence relatively to ourselves before we become conscious of its existence...The term consciousness signifies realization of existence relative to a certain thing. Consciousness in the absolute sense is unconsciousness in relation to things... Consciousness means knowledge and life, unconsciousness is ignorance and death..." Quotes taken from the book by F. Hartman.

"...the word Yoga is a sanskrit term meaning to unite the individual with the 'Cosmic'. The term has been used in certain parts of this book for ease of communication since the word ''Yoga'' has received wide popularity especially in western countries in recent years. The ancient Egyptian equivalent term to the Sanskrit word yoga is: ''Smai'' - which means union, and the following determinative terms give it a spiritual significance, at once equating it with the term ''Yoga'' as it is used in India. When used in conjunction with the ancient Egyptian symbol which means land, ''Ta'' the term 'union of the two lands' arises." [Extract taken from the book by Sebai Ashby].

''TA'' link to Tatenem  {'T'?}  and/or Taten - some say the 'God' of the ''Primordial Mound''. Memphis one of his/her main locations. The border of both upper/lower Egypt. The Sycamore tree being one of its emblems. To meditate [and/or study] by way of higher and lower = a result?

"Egyptian mythology, when understood as a system of Yoga [ union of Upper /Lower}.  Enlarged elsewhere], gives every individual insight into their own divine nature and also a deeper insight into all religions and Yoga systems." [Same book].

N.B. ''Higher'' = Vulture - Lotus - Reed or Su plant. ''Lower'' = Cobra - Papyrus - Bee. All as a representation of something. Enlarged within.

Side note: "This even speaks of an earlier time when written language was first developed from the only two possible basic elements; the dot {or circle} and the line. Alphabetically it has been shown that Egyptian developed into Protosinaitic, then Phoenician, which traders spread across the world where it became Early then later Greek, and finally Latin. The Egyptian eye became O and the cross became T. " ['Revealing the Green Man' / M. Olly].

Recall the 'cross' on the Isle of Philae. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The respected scholar Dr. David Frawley, Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, writing in the bimonthly journal 'Yoga International' [oct/nov. 1996], states - ' Yogananda can be said to be the father of yoga in the West - not the mere physical yoga that has become popular, but the spiritual yoga - the science of self realization - that is the real meaning of yoga." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

The Global Egyptian Museum | Tatenen:

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Tatenen. Question. Green?

Tatenen is a chthonic deity who in many respects is comparable to the earth god Geb. His realm is the deep regions underneath the earth from which everything emerges, plants and vegetables, but also minerals, all of which belong to Tatenen.
Tatenen is first attested in the Coffin Texts,where his name appears as Tanenu or Tanuu, 'the inert land', a name which characterizes him as a god of the primeval condition of the earth. As such he is shown with two snakes on his head, an indication of the chthonic character of the god. Middle Kingdom texts also provide the first examples of the form Tatenen, 'the rising/risen/exalted land', i.e. the primeval hill on which the creator god appeared at the beginning of creation, and this soon became the usual form of the god's name. From the 19th Dynasty on Tatenen is linked to the Memphite god Ptah as Ptah-Tatenen. This deity is then worshipped as a royal god and as a creator god; as such he can even be called the father of the Ogdoad of Hermopolis, the eight gods who themselves embody the primeval elements from before creation. Ptah-Tatenen is usually depicted in human form wearing a crown consisting of a pair of ram's horns surmounted by a sun disk and two tall feathers.

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"There is much to be learned concerning the use that was made by the ancient initiated priesthood; of the fact that the gods and goddesses ; are three aspected; by watching with the inner eye [i.e., objective analysis]  what is done in group meditations by those Orders -that have recovered something of these ancient methods from their own unpublished manuscripts as well as from the published works of Briffault and Frazer, as well as from the books of many other scholars..." [From the chapter entitled 'Old Religion' from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Analogy of same..."The journal may also provide assistance to those who follow in the 'golden chain' of initiation, providing them with useful information on the short-cuts and dead ends in the labyrinth." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''...golden chain'' in relation to ''nuggets'' {of information}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: A small golden chain {three links?} were supposedly found in the shaft of the 'money pit' on Oak Island. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"I find it hard to believe that people would go to all this effort to hide a treasure. It had to be more valuable than gold..." Quote by Randal Sullivan in relation to his theory of Francis Bacon {creator of the Rosicrucian Order} being connected in some form to the 'mystery' of Oak Island. ['Curse of Oak Island' Series 4 Episode 8].

N.B. Very similar to the Fulcanelli 'mystery'. Enlarged elsewhere. Try 'Feast of Fools' for a further connection.

Side note: "Four 'gammas' arranged in a circle with a communal center make the swastika, the solar symbol. Numerologically, these four gammas total twelve, and echo the path of the sun against the zodiac belt...On a deeper level, the swastika is also a symbol of reincarnation, for the three and the one combine from lifetime to lifetime..." ['The Zelator'].

Example of {i.e.,a work in progress}: "The potential literature for an intellectual study of this is vast. We hope we have provided a few simple pointers on the way. It is however, a 'centering' in, rather than a wandering in the labyrinthine fields of intellectual speculation, that is the direct way of truth. The 'rose' blooms at the center of the cross. And those who are prepared to contemplate the imagery and take it unto their inmost hearts are the more likely to be met by Beatrice from the triumphal car {'chariot'}, and 'led' to places where even the intellectual genius of a Virgil cannot go." [From the book by G. Knight].

External / internal ...Intellectual speculation / something more substantial. Representational of. Link to the word 'Gnosis' - its intent and purpose - if only in relation to subject material {i.e.,in the 'spiritual' sense of the word}.

As seen from a different perspective {i.e.,a visual one?}: "Throughout the Iliad, the chariots of warriors are represented by triangles of three stars. A good example is seen by King Nestor and his two chariots who leads his troops into battle: 'He placed his knights with the chariots and horses in the front rank'. Another group of stars in the triangular formation of a chariot is found close to the personal star of Hector in Orion..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Refresher: As is the word 'Pyramid'. Those first three letters that means 'fire', [Key. Mentioned elsewhere]. 'Triangles' on top of a 'square' base. Those acute angles that somehow have 'hidden' within them the concept of the circle. As the author of the 'Egyptian Dawn' informs the reader..."The Giza plan is essentially invisible, and was meant to be so. There is nothing obvious about it, and no casual eye was ever meant to perceive it. You may know the old proverb...'If you want to conceal something successfully, hide it in plain sight".

Two Bronze chariots pulled by 4 horses {facing west} - found buried {underworld? and/or in 'wooden boxes'} alongside the structure that contains the 1st emperor of China..."The type of bronze sculpture that appeared almost overnight." -{The largest ever to be found on the planet}- "Nothing like it seen before the 1st emperor." [Quote by Dan Snow of the program 'Greatest Tomb on Earth: Secrets on Ancient China'}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Did the 1st Emperor understand something prior to the contact of East and West?

Question 2. Is it that ''something'' - that initiated that first contact? Try ''Silk Road''.

''Labyrinth'' {'underworld' - therefore represented with the UNconscious} in relation to ''archetypes''. Archetypes in relation to ''keys'' - those universal ones - regardless of how or where  they are understood.

Side note: The wooden horse of Troy that defined the end of something and therefore the beginning of...?

Analogy: {or something deeper?}: "There are strong mythical and astronomical links between  Nestor and the constellation of Auriga. Known in Mesopotamia since ancient times as the Driver or Charioteer, conventional Greek legend associates this constellation with lame Erechtonius, King of Athens, who crippled and unable to move about easily, invented the four horse chariot and as a reward was placed by Zeus in the skies, as the constellation. Homer uses elements of both sources to describe Auriga in the Iliad...In the Iliad, King Nestor, the aging ruler of Pylos, is known as the Gerenian charioteer and, like Erechtonius, has has a strong body but weak legs...Nestor's commanders are the bright stars in the outline of the constellation, his chariots are two groups of three stars..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Further information elsewhere.

Syncronistic example? {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective - but because those COMMON keys are universal - common sense {wisdom?} can be got from it - REGARDLESS of its source}: "The climax for me for the whole trip seemed to be at Mycenae, site of the ancient House of Atreus, with its lions gate and colossal sophisticated bronze age architecture built when even Stonehenge was 'young'. Close by, at a peak where a rowan tree grew near a thorn i was moved to clasp the rowan to make contact its physical and etheric roots via all the thorn and rowan trees of Albion and Hellas. As i did this a sudden wind sprang up physically around me, and feeling surrounded by air and other elementals and i was urged to run down the mountainside toward a special sacred spot, only to find myself suddenly dropped by the elementals who were guiding my feet, and so fell, badly spraining my ankle and breaking blood vessels in my foot. The sudden pain seemed to act as a seal to the union of the forces. Here i planted one of the red Welsh jasper stones left over from the previous Hawkwood. I was able to continue walking that day, but my foot later swelled so badly i was incapacitated for the rest of the trip, by which time no less than three of us were limping for one reason or another. I was reminded of a species of ritual laming i suffered immediately after attempting my own first Qabalistic pathworking at the foundation of my small house group. Ostensibly it was the result of a bad mosquito bite but it marked an important initiatory beginning with resonance to the lamed god evoked in that sequence. It drew attention too an important link with Asclepios - a lamed god - who showed up strongly again at his major center at Epidauros..." [' I called it Magic'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''Hephaestus'' to see it from the Greek perspective {on all pages}.

Question. Did that 1st Emperor have such an 'affliction' ? Or would that 'knowledge' be known?

A work in progress?..."There are traces of a universal wisdom with the 'power' to transform human consciousness in all the great teachings of humanity...A common thread can be uncovered in the processes...and from that thread an understanding on its impact on the human psyche." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

As seen from a different perspective: "The journal provides a 'thread' to your everyday activities...it begins to consolidate your will towards a singular aim. Crowley once said that the 'magicians' sole aim was to interpret his own 'magical' record, and after many years i have come to agree with him." [Same book,i.e.,'The Magister' - emphasis, this readers].

A practical {working?} example..."In this dream, i was living with my family in an area near Mesa Verde, in a home i had never seen before. I was going into my garage to get my car - in this dream, the garage was a huge place - when i saw that some Indians were living there. I went up to them to ask if everything was okay, but they ran away. Nothing like this had ever happened before. I remember thinking, ''How odd that they would want to live in my garage." Then as i headed for my car, i saw three young Indian children running to the back of my garage to hide from me. I went over to see where they were hiding and to speak to them, and i saw that they had gone into a round hole three feet in diameter. I knew i had never seen this hole before. I looked into the hole and saw that it went deep into the earth, so i  dropped inside to find what was in there. The underground space opened into a very large tunnel about twelve feet high and wide...I am sure that i had not gone more than a quarter mile, when lots of them {children} blocked my way...Then three men who appeared to be in there thirties gently pushed there way to the front...The oldest one, he might even have been forty or so began to speak." ['Serpent of light beyond 2012' / D. Melchizedek].

'Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World' / J. Weatherford.

"Though they were enemies, [Bacon mocked Aquinas for only being able to read Aristotle in translation], both Aquinas and Bacon were representatives of the impulse of the age...to strengthen and refine the 'faculty of intelligence'. They found 'magic' in thinking. The capacity for prolonged, abstract thought, for juggling with concepts, had existed once before, but only briefly in Athens of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, before being snuffed out again." [Chapter 18, 'The Secret History' by J. Black].

"Knowledge gives strength, doubt paralyzes the will."

"...the 'nails' of objectivity - which give conscience to thought."

The symbol of which is the Crown of Thorns, i.e.,"The 'thorns' of the crown center function as the 'nails' of objectivity..." [Taken from 'letter 5' from within the book by Tomberg].

A more practical attempt on the same...'The Future of the Ancient World', ['essays on the history of consciousness']. By J. Naydler. And / or 'The Synchronicity Key' by D. Wilcock. For a head scratcher, compare, 'Creative Evolution' by H. Bergson to 'The Reflexive Universe' [evolution of consciousness] by A. M. Young. Together with 'The Consciousness of the Atom' [try not to laugh] by Alice Bailey, and 'A study in Consciousness' by Annie Besant, and/or 'Philosophical Geometry' by Andre Vandenbroeck. And/or ''God and the Unconscious' by Victor White.

Refresher: "In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness." [From the book 'Quantum Enigma' by B. Rosenblum and F. Kuttner].

Finally, for a very good read, that seems to tie in all the above with 'its' possible 'physical' connection [possibility of], try.."The Hidden Messages in Water" by Masaru Emoto. "A New York Times Bestseller", [although it has to be said, that these days there seems to be more "best sellers" than bunny rabbits or would that be 'hares'?].

OR "We need no longer to remain ignorant about the structure, identity and purpose of Consciousness. It is merely a biological phenomenon...it is written into the energy of the universe itself". [Introduction to the book 'The Source Field Investigations'. D. Wilcock]. That sentence understood, in relation to the information within his book. This subject only touched on within the same book, especially in relation to the 'Pineal gland'. Understanding the 'whole' subject, gives more 'substance' and therefore a deeper possible meaning to those scientific 'facts', ideas and opinions.

soup

Any missing ingredients?

That primordial soup is the best foot forward. The best hypothesis we have after all these years. Meanwhile technology has moved forward in leaps and bounds as proven by such advances in D.N.A / Gene technology. Yet no advances have been made in finding or more importantly putting forward an adequate hypothesis as to why we cannot go beyond that ‘soup’. That eternal question again. That nagging yet profound one. Why! Not just why we have not yet found it or why we cannot take it to a ‘second’ stage. Primordial broth? [ Some believe that not even that first step has yet been achieved.’To many cooks? Or too few? ]...but more importantly, why do we accept that eternal answer that all give in response to that same question...

’Lets not worry about it. After all, its just a question of time before we do. We exist do we not. Therefore sooner or later we must/will find that missing link’...The one between animate/inanimate... How many more generations ? Ten/twenty? Before we take a deeper interest. Before we attempt to find a possible answer for ourselves.

'The Missing Link: Reflections on Philosophy and Spirit' / Sydney Banks.

The authors of this final remaining; yet least understood subject; also understand that ‘life exists’. Yet they continue to spend time and effort on the same subject. Each author explaining the same thing in their own way. [Boredom?] That same subject UNbeknown by most individuals is...and always has been...in the past and still in the present...one of the most prolific ‘subjects’ written about. [ illusional?] Generation after generation...year in year out...it compares to anything fiction or otherwise. That same subject that once understood implies what that ‘missing link’ could be. That understanding/ ‘general idea’ by way of concepts and symbols has a certain logic to it. It is that ‘logic’ that makes the subject a viable one. As logic can only do in any subject. And until we in [A] can go beyond that ‘soup’...that logic will always agree with this subject. Whether we like it or not, i.e......

"This life principle, this basic essential of Being, and this mysteries elusive factor is the correspondence in man of that which we call spirit or life in the macrocosm." [Introduction to the book by A. Bailey]. Recall what ''correspondence'' implies.

Understanding the above, i.e.,what it implies- defines the following..."Thus Arnold Lunn, editor of the book 'Is Evolution Proved', writes that he would certainly like to believe in evolution and accept it as proved, if he could surmount four difficulties, including the following: ...for the fact is that no evolutionist had produced a plausible guess, much less a theory supported by evidence, to suggest how a purely natural process could have evolved, from mud, sand,mists and seas of the primeval planet, the brain that conceived Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and the reactions to the beauty of music, art, and of nature....A reply was given by William S. Beck, author of 'Modern Science and the Natural Life', to the difficulty to which Arnold Lunn draws attention. He says: it seems that the argument against evolution is pure metaphysical brocade, artfully draped so as to obscure the cogent evidence of science."

continued..."Metaphysical brocade or not, it does not matter, the fact of the unintelligibility for human thought of theory [not the facts!] of evolution advanced by science nevertheless remains a fact. It is and always will be unintelligible in so far as it takes consideration of only half of the whole circle of evolution, and refuses to accept the other half of the circle; that of involution [or the 'fall'], which would make it intelligible."

Understanding that universal concept of [as in this instance] the ''divine bit'' in relation to what is implied by the ''fall'' - by what was defined [if only in modern times] as a 'metaphysical' exercise - defines the above. Before those bigger questions are asked. Fact or fiction - a possibility or not? As it does with the following...

if that same 'information' [framework] had been 'discontinued' at the end of say, the Egyptian period, then one could say, that maybe it was just an 'Egyptian' belief system. After all, most people, understand that the Egyptians were into that 'afterlife stuff'. But that same 'information' was then taken over by the Greeks and represented with new 'figure heads' and 'stories',i.e.,Greek Mythology. The Romans do the same. Islam takes it through the 'dark ages' together with a representation of same by stone builders and the 'Romances', that began in Southern France, followed by the 'Mystery clubs' right up to the present date, with so called 'stand up' philosophers. Question. Why? i.e.,when all the available information is assessed by objective analysis, what does Ockhams Razor say?

"Human experience is the tricky, paradoxical, mysterious and ultimately unpredictable thing that Shakespeare dramatized. Bacon taught human kind to look at the physical objects that are the contents of experience and to note the predictable laws that they obey. He devised new ways of thinking about the contents of experience. He advised the discarding of as many preconceptions as possible while gathering as much data as possible, trying not to impose patterns on it, but waiting patiently for deeper, richer patterns to emerge. This is why in the history of the philosophy of science he is known as the Father of Induction. In short, Bacon realized that if you can observe objects as objectively as possible very different patterns emerge from the ones that give subjective experience its structure. This realization would change the face of the planet." [Chapter 20, page 300, 'The Secret History of the World']. Link to the word and {purpose?} meaning of ''synchronicity''.

''Wise men make more opportunities than they find." [Francis Bacon]. Quote used in the address to the 'Westminster locals' {Oct 2015] by the Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping.

N.B. Both men eventually [in the course of Mr Jinpings visit] went off to the pub - {the middle one went off somewhere else - ball{s?} in hand } - the name of the pub - 'The Plough'. Question. Coincidence or a meaning full one?  Only time will tell. Try ''plough''. Then ''Bacon''. Question. Is Mr Jinping 'aware' of something - or attempting to become aware? Anyone whose aim is to eradicate corruption for the greater good - must have an abundance of ''grace'' within. Try that one, i.e.,put those keys together to define something - other than the obvious.

Petitions?

A working example: ''Find a ''third force'', that is, ways to reinforce your desire to sustain effort in this Work. Don't let much time go by without feeding that part of yourself that wants to make these efforts. If one does not increase, one will decrease. Christ says: 'He who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is not worthy of the Kingdom.'' ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Recall what 'three' represents in relation ''to reinforce''. As it is in anything that ''one has to reinforce''. Represented {as ONE example} as with one of the pillars in the Hebrew culture,i.e.,''by strength.'' Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy {in reverse?}: "He wrought also a fair fallow field, large and thrice ploughed already. Many men were working at the plough with it, turning their oxen to and fro, furrow after furrow. Each time that they turned on reaching the headland a man would come up to them and give them a cup of wine, and they would go back to their furrows looking forward to the time when they should again reach the headland. The part that they had ploughed was dark behind them, so that the field, though it was of gold, still looked as if it were being ploughed - very curious to behold..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Continued / enlarged elsewhere. Try ''wheat''.

Question. ''Headland'' in relation to 'peninsula' ?

"Homer says the field was dark behind them and yet still shone with gold - a curiosity that can be explained by the backdrop of the Milky Way illuminating the area of dark sky..." Same book.

Question. If a correct analysis - how would a 'peninsula' be represented in that same night sky?

The main point being - such answers can be ''worked'' out simply because of those universal constants - proving - validity of subject material. From the oral tradition up to ....?

Question. What does that imply?

As seen from a different perspective {i.e.,a working example, i.e.,something hinted at}: "Not a perfect emerald? Not to worry, Zieglerin would have explained it as part of the process of 'ripening'. The 'idea' that gems and metals 'grow' in the ground from seed was pervasive within alchemy. Where did this idea come from? Proof by analogy, of course. If plants grow from seeds in the ground, and metals/gems are found in the ground, then surely metals/gems 'grow' from seed, too. The alchemists would explain this to the patron - they needed more time - and money - to 'perfect' the process. But the Paracelsian women were not the only ones who were seeking patronage. There was a complementary crop of Paracelsian men, and we are headed off to join them next." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider." ['Of Studies' 1625. / F. Bacon].

'Silence' in relation to 'understanding'. Benefit of. Understanding that {principle?} gives clues as to someones final resting place. More importantly it explains why.

"Object and subject are inextricably fused. I encounter a pure reciprocal relationship. Being,  both breaths, and is breathed....

"Being. Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is. Being includes both Being in-itself and Being-for-itself, but the later is the annihilation of the former. As contrasted with existence, Being is all-embracing and objective, rather than individual and subjective." [Taken from the chapter 'Relation and Reciprocity' from the book 'The Fine Structure Constant: Philosophical Explorations via A Poetics of Consciousness' by Keith Whittingslow].

'Being' in relation to an understanding - within the whole. As ''A Means'' to perceive something. Representation of. This readers input.

''Being'' in relation to 'knowledge' and 'understanding' as expounded within the book 'In Search of the Miraculous'. Enlarged throughout.

"I remember yet another talk that took place during the same period. Someone asked him about the possibility of a universal language - in what connection i do not remember. 'A universal language is possible', said G., 'only people will never invent it'. 'Why not?' asked one of us. 'First because it was invented a long time ago', answered G. 'and second because to understand this language and to express ideas in it depends not only upon the knowledge of this language, but also on being'." [Same book].

And/or: "The knowledge of {'True'} man is his own knowledge which cannot be taken away from him - it is the objective and completely practical knowledge of all." [Same book. Including italics].

Side note: Some authors define {represent} that {final?} result with the word ''true''. The above author however {i.e.,P. D. Ouspensky} defines it as ''man number seven'' {i.e., 1-7 'levels' of knowledge/understanding relative to ''being''}.

The main point {being} - understanding what ''seven'' is a representation of - also defines {explains} what is being hinted at - AND/OR - as to the use, by that author, of the word ''connection''.

Refresher: "...This is why we have repeated so many times in these 'Letters' that practical [i.e.,lived] Hermeticism is neither occult science, nor magic, not gnosis, nor mysticism - but rather their synthesis. For it is a 'tree' not a 'tower'. And it is man himself; the whole man - who is at one at the same time philosopher and magician, gnostic and mystic - who is the 'tree'. " [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 16' ].

"Some say it could be the largest virgin UNpollarded Oak in the world - called Majesty." Enlarged elsewhere.

Sufi equivalent...Certain Sufi writers seem to think that there is an important difference between this concept of the Oneness of Being and that of the Oneness of Perception [ wahdat al-shuhud ], having regard to a very important tension in human experience between perception and being; subject and object; the knower and the object of knowledge. Ibn al-Arabi, however, in coining the term wahdat al-wujud [Oneness of Being], did not intend to make any distinction but, by choosing the word wujud, to convey the meaning of the Oneness of both Being and Perception in the perfect and complete union of the one and only 'Reality' [al-haqq]. This is because the Arabic root word wajada carries both ideas, that of being and therefore objectivity, and that of perception and therefore subjectivity, both of which he sees as being one in the Reality."  [Introduction to the book 'The Bezels of Wisdom' by Ibn al Arabi].

Try ''simultaneous''. Question. Agree/disagree?

Hermetic equivalent. The 'One Thing' in relation to the 'One Mind.'  Explained elsewhere.

'Horus OF / IN the Horizon' Egyptian equivalent?

Its physical representation being the cross over point between horizontal / vertical symbolism. Can you 'see' it yet? i.e.,as one example - in a different form - Nave and Transept.

The word 'see' in relation to the meaning of ''gnosis.'' Anything?

REFRESHER: "Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

And/or ''parables'' and/or ''trickster character.'' As a means to an understanding. Along a ''journey'' - or would that be within a journey? Defining the 'divine bit' relative to the whole - makes sense of that question. Can you see it yet? It also explains [defines?] why a certain [subject?] became its main teaching aid.

Question. The head of the corner?              N.B.  [Come back to it later].              AS ONE DOES IN ANY SUBJECT.

The understanding of the subject or more importantly the manner in which it is written ‘to be’.. understood, possibly, verifies that same question/answer. A link to synchronicity. [Explained elsewhere ]...Together with, ''That which is truly known, knows that it is known." [Quote by Krishna], Or, "There is a difference between being told things and knowing them. Knowing comes from within., When you know, you do not need to be told, and you can have that kind of knowing. I will be glad to help you find it, but no one can find it for you." [Extract taken from Chapter 11, 'The Seth Material' ]...

A {working?} example: "How do you define consciousness? Consciousness is considered to be indefinable, and indeed how can it be defined if it has an inner quality? With the ordinary means at our disposal it is impossible to prove the presence of consciousness in another man. We know it only in ourselves." ''All this is rubbish'; said G., the usual scientific sophistry. Only one thing is true in what you have said: that you can know consciousness only in yourself {what he defines as 'self remembering'}. Observe that i say you can know, for you can know it only when you have it..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Question. ''Manifested''?

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

"Initiation is the capacity of orientating oneself in every domain and of acquiring there knowledge of relevant facts - the ''key'' facts. The initiate is one who knows how to attain knowledge, i.e., who knows how to ask, seek, and put into 'practice' the appropriate means in order to succeed, [i.e.,in one form, the study of ''keys'' etc, by objective analysis. This readers input]. No theory or doctrine, however luminous may in any way have rendered him capable of ''knowing how to know''. [Taken from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 4'].

"The teaching of the three forces is at the root of all ancient systems''. ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Enlarged elsewhere.

That number 'three' again. Foundations?

And/or: {A work in progress?}: "One of the next lectures began with a question asked by one of those present: What was the aim of his teaching? 'I certainly have an aim of my own', said G. 'But you must permit me to keep silent about it. At the present moment my aim cannot have any meaning for you, because it is important that you should define your own aim'..." [Same book].

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." [Luke xi, 9].

"Contrary to popular belief, the Grail seekers do not set out on their journey with the deliberate intention of healing a perceived disorder within themselves or their world. Their journey is a journey of initiation...in which they may, or may not, discover the cause of the disease which affects the 'Grail King' and his 'land', and this is by no means apparent to them at the outset. It is simply the power of the 'Grail' which draws them forever onwards: they do not know what it is they seek, or why. In fact, Gawain, one of the grail seekers, does not even intend to look for the grail; he believes himself to be on an entirely different quest and it is only because his 'horse' takes the bit between its teeth that he arrives at the grail castle whether he will or not. As many of those who have found themselves in pursuit of the 'Mysteries' will vouch {synchronistic link?}, this is often the way of things. The impulses of the higher Self will somehow manage to reach through to the personality even though it is deaf and blind." ['Red Tree, White Tree' / W. Berg].

"...the bit between its teeth." Sacred pun?  Recall what the ''horse'' represents.  And/or ''grail king'' in relation to a ''blind'' one. {Higher/lower?}.

"The task of the scholar of esoteric studies is not to prove that such an invisible 'tradition', hidden behind the veil of historic events, did or did not exist; as such; before the Renaissance; rather, the task consists of trying to grasp and to describe the different facets of the emergence of this idea as it appears in the imaginary and the discourses of the last centuries [and/or millenniums. This readers input]. Quote by A. Faivre.

Analogy of same. Different time, different place. "...I must cite one instance, which may otherwise puzzle the reader of this book. This is the word 'Reflection', which is also spelt 'Reflexion' where the content seems to require it.  In Teilhard's philosophy, to which it is vital, the word represents two distinct things, which, however are so intimately connected as to be in effect different aspects of the same thing. Reflection is the power of conscious thought which distinquishes Man from all other living creatures [the animal that not only knows but knows that it knows]. But the species, Man, also differs biologically, in Teilhard's view, from all other species [or phyla] in that, instead of spreading out fanwise, breaking into sub-species and falling eventually into stagnation, it coils inward upon itself and thus generates new [spiritual] energies and a new form of growth - a process of Reflexion which is part and parcel of Reflection." [Translator's notes to the book, 'The Future of Man' by Teilhard de Chardin - includes parenthesis].

And / or that same quote on his very first page by Mr Du-Sautoy. Or the quote on the first page of Chapter five, [Master Game] in relation to the word 'Gnosis',[i.e.,'knowledge'] and its relevance to the subject as a whole, especially in relation to to the Egyptian equivalent of the concept of re-ligion, i.e.,Heka [essence of], chapter ten of the same book, i.e.,... "What they understood by heka does not necessarily accord with modern ideas of magic at all and therefore needs to be clearly defined....The type of 'magic' with which we are concerned differs profoundly from astrology which is not necessarily magic at all but a mathematical science based on the belief that human destiny is irrevocably governed by the stars, and that therefore from the study of a persons horoscope, and the position of the stars at the time of birth, one can foretell an irrevocably foreordained future.....

This magic is astrological only in the sense that it to 'bases' itself upon the stars , their images and influences, but it is a way of escaping from astrological determination by gaining power over the 'stars', guiding their influences in the direction which the operator desires. Or in the religious sense, it is a way of salvation, of escape, from material fortune and destiny, or of obtaining insight into the 'divine'." [Emphasis, this readers], + ['Esoteric Astrology', {a beginners guide} by T. Jansson].

Side note: The author P. D. Ouspensky defines that ''material fortune'' with the word 'mechanical'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Or put another way, "In our individual lives and collectively, we go round and round in the circles 'traced' out for us by the planets and stars. But if we can become conscious of these 'circles', if we can become conscious of the activity of the stars and planets in our lives in an 'intimate' way,{i.e.,study and/or 'lucid dreaming'?} then we are in a sense no longer trapped by them. If we are no longer trapped, we are now no longer moving in a 'circle', but in an upward spiral". [Page 146, 'The Secret History of the World'. All emphasis, this readers ].

''...intimate'' in relation to the 'divine bit'. Anything?

A {working?} example: "But at the same time, possibilities of evolution exist, and they may be developed in separate individuals with the help of appropriate knowledge and methods. Such development can only take place in the interests of the man himself against, so to speak, the interests and forces of the planetary world {i.e.,what this author defines as ''mechanical''}. The man must understand this: his evolution is necessary only to himself. No one else is interested in it. And no one is obliged or intends to help him. On the contrary, the forces which oppose the evolution of large masses of humanity also oppose the evolution of individual men. A man must outwit them. And one man can outwit them, humanity cannot. You will understand later on that all these obstacles are very useful to a man; if they did not exist they would have to be created intentionally, because it is by overcoming obstacles that man develops those qualities he needs. This is the basis of the correct view of human evolution. There is no compulsory, mechanical evolution. Evolution is the result of conscious struggle..." ['In Search of the Miraculous' / P. D. Ouspensky].  Try ''struggle''.

time

'The Persistence of Memory' in relation to ''A representation of a collapse of our notions of a FIXED cosmic order." Wikipedia/Dali's melting clocks.

Refresher..."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.

''movement of time'' in relation to cause and effect. Now add that extra 'bit' within that total framework. Anything?

Remember - possibilities of. Nothing more. In order to define a subject. Before those bigger questions are asked.

''Time must never be thought of as pre-existing in any sense; it is a manufactured quantity." Enlarged elsewhere. [Hermann Bondi - from the book 'About Time:Einstein's unfinished Revolution' / P. Davies].

Understanding all the above - defines the following - gives it a certain credibility; a credibility that one can get 'ones head around'..."To prove that you are sons, god has sent into your hearts the Spirit of his Son, crying 'Abba. Father!' You are therefore no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then also by gods own act, an heir." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Think about it, in relation also to the word 'trapper' [ and its 'inner' representation / significance ], in the Gilgamesh story. "Another example of the same ''principles'' but from a different perspective, [i.e.,different 'keys']......

"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]. Horizontal/vertical link?

'Strange Life of Ivan Osokin' / P. D. Ouspensky.

Analogy of same..."...It appears that misery, starvation, and disease are whips of our karma that ultimately drive us to seek the true meaning of life." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Jonathon Black defines those same principles within the word ''Idealism''. Find it, compare it to understand it, before asking those bigger questions, i.e.,a figment of the imagination? A collective one?

Together with..."Thus the 'god' Heka describes himself as the "lord of Ka's". Heka resides within the 'ka' [explained elsewhere], or vital essence of every creature, or natural element, instilling it with 'spiritual' power. It is thought that, etymologically, 'his' name originally meant, "He who consecrates the ka". As the invisible current of life energy that flows [like the Chinese 'chi', or the Hindu 'Prana.' The author Israel Regardie,  of the 'Philosophers Stone' defines that same principle as ''libido'' ] inside all creatures, as an animating force, heka can also be understood as the means by which what is spiritual becomes physically manifest . Heka governs the circulation of energy between the inner and outer worlds, and so could be thought of as making the link [ bridge] between the spiritual and material levels". Think about it... in the context of an 'understanding', within that acclaimed framework, in relation to cause and effect. [Emphasis this readers. Chapter seven. "The Future of the Ancient World". Mentioned elsewhere].

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

"But, beyond the physical and beyond the psyche is the spiritual world, the world of spirit, 'spiritus' in Latin, 'pnenma' in Greek and 'atman' in Sanskrit. That 'Spirit' though separate from matter and soul is yet interwoven in the whole structure. So we have body, soul and spirit. Now this takes us back to the early Christian concept that man is body, soul and spirit.  It is found in St. Paul, in the letter to the Thessalonians, and in St. Irenaeus and in Origen amongst the early fathers. After that it faded out, but these early Christians had a much more integrated view of humanity. Man is an integrated whole of body, soul and spirit, not a body separated from mind, with 'god' somehow separated from all. I would like to support this with a theory which i discovered about 50 years ago when i was studying English Literature and which i have never forgotten. I give it to you for what it is worth, but it changed my whole outlook on life...

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'Is Mrs Trump saying: 'Donald! I'd like a word in your ear!

...It came from a book called 'Poetic Diction' by Owen Barfield, a friend of my friend, C. S. Lewis. He had made a study of words as a literary critic. He took the word 'spirit' and pointed out that in most languages that one word 'spiritus' can mean wind or air or breath or life or soul or spirit. It has six distinct meanings. What Owen Barfield said was this: in the beginning words contained all of these meanings; they had not been separated out. The word 'spiritus' meant wind and air and breath and life and soul and spirit. And then gradually men began to make different words to distinguish the wind from the air, from the breath, and from life.  But primitive languages, and Sanskrit is the perfect example, are immensely rich. Often one does not know exactly what a word means, because it can mean many things. This is very relevant for the Vedas, because the Vedas have many prayers for cattle and horses, and butter or wealth etc. The early European commentators always looked upon this as a very materialistic religion, but Sri Aurobindo, whom i consider the greatest philosopher of modern India, in his book on the Vedas made it clear that all these words have a psychological as well as a physical meaning. In certain texts it is absolutely obvious. So that this ''butter'' for instance, which comes from the cow, this gleaming 'butter' with all its richness, is also the 'butter' of the mind. The mind produces this butter of 'thought' and so the same word can mean butter and thought. The same is true of other words. Everything has a physical; a psychological; and spiritual being.......A very good example is 'fire'..."[First chapter 'The Cosmic Revelation' by Bede Griffith]. Put ''butter' in the box.

"The appropriateness of creating fire by friction on actual wood should be born in mind.  Although a flame might with efficiency be produced with a gas lighter it is not immediately 'fitting'. In all of this, it is not meticulous rules that we seek to provide, but a developed sense of symbolic appropriateness. We seek efficient function that is a clear expression of a spiritual intention within consciousness." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 3.

As is the intention of : Many bodies found {Ryburgh / Norfolk} in hollowed out Oak timbers that were found to be full of knots. The hypothesis is : ''Wood very poor quality" And/or "Unsuitable for creating quality work" {Therefore} -  "These people are clearly not using the best wood for their coffins" And/or "Seems to hark back to very ancient traditions'' And/or "It seems that our ancestors were blending pagan with Christian traditions" And/or "A precious glimpse of a forgotten ritual" Hence the final conclusion being: "Classed as a poor Christian burial site." ['Digging For Britain' Episode 3. Dec.2016]. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''knots''.

"A whole forest was used up {in reference to the 2nd 'labour' of Heracles} - being an oblique symbolic reference to the uprooting of the dark forest that is widely used as representation of the condition of the material world."

'The Spiritist Fallacy' by Rene Guenon.

Question. What is ''metal of the mind'' represented by? Question 2. Do the two go together? {'bosom'?}.

"The Esna triad expresses the archetype of and 'construction', by implanting the three principle vital forces into the physical plane. Khnum represents the earth element in his form as ''divine potter,'' who fashions the Ka [''double''] of human beings before they are born into the world. Neit, his consort and often called the ''warrior goddess'' channels the elemental 'fire' into the physical body in her role as 'sustainer of species'. As ''weaver of forms'' she is also healer of the body, and her legendary temples were well regarded in antiquity for the treatment of illness. The 'child' of their 'union' is Heka, whose name means ''magical power.'' Heka is depicted emerging from a lotus, representing the watery region of the collective unconscious, to which all the living belong." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt]. Try ''child''.

Question. Can you put those key words together to understand the Egyptian equivalent of something?

Mayan equivalent = Waterlily? {i.e.,7th King}.

Question. Who of the 7th generation {of the Hebrew faith} - ''walked with god''?

"Pliny the Elder [23-79 AD], who actually lived during the time of Christ, in Book XXX of his 'Natural History' wrote that the Greek astronomer Eudoxus of Cnidus [409-356 BC] ....''wished magic to be acknowledged as the noblest and more useful of the schools of philosophy.'' [Chapter one, 'Serpent of Wisdom' by D. Tyson]. Recall what 'philosophy' meant.

That link to Southern France,'Occitania', from where the 'benefit' of Gnosis began its European odyssey. 'Occitania' being the language of 'Oc'. Where 'oc' means 'yes', [Chapter two, 'The Master Game']. Ask the right question [internally] you may get the right answer.

A {working?} example: ''This question has many different sides {key} to it''? Taken from the book 'In Search of the Miraculous'. Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from ALL sides.

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. For a deeper 'read' try ''wrestle'' in the usual box.

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"The chariot or car might be considered indeed a moving equivalent of the Throne of God." [From the book by G. Knight].

"But i say to you; 'swear' not at all, neither by heaven; for it is gods throne: nor by the earth, for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Neither shall thy swear by thy 'head', because thy cannot make one hair white or black; but let your communication be yes or no..." [Matthew 34-37].  i.e.,'higher' within the 'lower' and 'lower' within the 'higher'. Representational of. But only understood because of those keys - link to ''gnosis'' - its intent and purpose.

Same principles - different culture...Copán Altar Q - Wikipedia

"Each of the sixteen leaders of Copan are shown with a full body portrait, four on each side of the monument {i.e.,Altar Q}. It starts with Yax K'uk Mo who ruled starting in 426 AD, and extends through 763 AD, ending with... Therefore, the monument's depictions span three hundred and fifty years of time. Each ruler is seated on a glyph that represents his name, except for the dynastic founder Yax K'uk  Mo', who is seated on the glyph for "lord", and whose name is given in his headdress." [Wiki/Altar Q].

"Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

Question. If ''throne'' is represented with 'West' - what would ''Lord'' be represented by? And why?

Question 2. Why represent anything at all?

Or the words verily,verily, [ New testament. Or Sura six of the Qu-ran]. Or the book ‘Daughter of fire’. By I. Tweedie. First European woman to understand the ‘eastern way’ with her 'relationship' with a ‘guru’. Would only recommend to read it once a general knowledge of the overall subject is understood. Otherwise it will...as it did with this reader...probably ‘bore the pants of you’, [ no pun intended ], if its read before you get that general overview of the subject. In other words this subjects 'framework' gives a certain credible logic even to something that seems on first impressions, unusual; if only from a novice point of view; as in the above example, i.e., a 'relationship' and or 'connectedness' between two individuals.

The woman in question was in her fifties and was already acquainted with esoteric literature. There are however ‘nuggets’ to be found...but far easier to be found later...when the reader has an idea of what he/she is ‘looking’ for. The above example used mainly because of another book and its purpose to the reader by another author..."The Illicit Happiness of Other People'. By Manu Joseph. A novel about the dangers to the 'unwary' in relation to this subject. Or more specifically...by way of a guru.

Supposedly based [in novel form only] on actual events/experiences within his homeland of India. That guru relationship with the 'student' being specific to that culture. A specialist subject. [Explained within. Positive example of same...'Apprentice to a Himalayan Master'. By Sri M. ]

The author using adolescences as examples within that 'danger'. Curiosity getting the better of their 'reasoning' abilities. No mention however of the subjects possible positive potential. An example of someone focused solely on his own point of view. Even with parental discipline curiosity can to some, overcome those basic instincts. As it can do with anyone under a certain age. Those 'specialist' subjects however are only allowed to be 'shared' by individuals over a certain age. That 'allowable' age; whether the author is aware of it or not; exceeds -in all cases- the ages of the characters used as 'examples' in his book. Understanding this subjects general framework however provides that 'safety net'. As it does in any subject [Lower keys of Solomon].

That Guru 'relationship' being a specialist subject within Esotericism. Just as shamanism is to tribal/indigenous cultures or the ‘western way ‘ is to certain 'mystery' clubs. [Explained elsewhere. 'Higher' Keys]. Or monks/nuns are to the monastic side. With the Hebrews its the Serifoth tree. Same ‘principles’ as in the ‘mountain’ at Gobekli-tepe or the ‘monuments’ at Giza...but now expressed in the form of a ‘Tree’.

"What is understood intellectually through books and study can be experienced directly through Siddha Yoga." [Chapter 24, 'Play of Consciousness']. Question. What does that statement imply? Think about it, in relation to ''archetypes.'' Creation of, as a means to an understanding.

"As we have seen, harmonica represents the fitting together of extremes via the principle of logos [ explained within] or proportion.  While there are several types of proportion, according to the Pythagoreans the most perfect form is continued geometrical proportion, because each term in the proportion is related to the next term through the same, continuous ratio. As Plato notes in Timaeus, 'two things alone cannot be satisfactory united without a third....' For example, in the proportion A:B:C, A is to B in exactly the same ratio as B is to C. In this proportion, the middle term B is the so called geometrical mean, the point of mediation between A and C. The mathematical formula for finding the Geometrical Mean between any two numbers is a simple one. Take the two extremes, multiply them together, and find their square root......." [Chapter 4, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God:Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism].  To understand what this reader is implying;  swap the word ''mediation'' for 'meditation.'  Understanding what ALL cultures imply by the ''divine'' word gives a possible [even if- by way of those first impressions- an incredulous one], answer to that question, in relation to 'archetypes.'

''...two extremes'' in relation to ''square root'' = an understanding of 'opposite ends of the same pole' and/or the 'tail end of something begins...' Anything?

"The Mysteries taught that the first step of meditation as being 'to see God made manifest in Nature'. If you do not like the word god, change it to whatever that same word means to you. In nearly all the great religions there is the idea of an indwelling spirit of the divine being seen in the visible universe." [Chapter 4,' The Forgotten Mage' by C. Seymour.

Analogy of same..."Every meditation tradition begins with daily practice that helps to focus a scattered mind. The most common way to start is by focusing on a single object [or subject. This readers input] that is always with you - in this case - the movement of the breath in the body. Why the breath? Firstly the breath is something that you probably take for granted despite the fact that you cannot live without it. You can live without food for weeks, without water for days, but you cannot survive without the nourishment that the breath provides for more than a few tens of seconds. The breath really is life. Secondly, there is an important way in which the breath does not need us to make it happen. The breath, breaths itself. If it was up to us to remember to breath, we'd have forgotten long ago. So tuning into the breath can be an important antidote to the natural tendency towards believing that we have to be in control. Attending to the breath reminds us that at the core of our being, something is happening that depends very little on who we are or what we want to achieve..." [Chapter 5, 'Mindfulness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

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When the north wind {or Banksy?}- blows?

Understanding that universal framework from the dawn of human [understanding?] gives that paragraph a deeper meaning, i.e.,it could explain ''meditations'' origins, i.e.,''to focus a scattered mind''- this subject defines that same principle [chaos?] with the 'wind' especially the Northern one - no better representation - than Woden; 'lord' of the winds. Had the use of only one eye. Similar to Hades. Top/down relative to bottom/up - in relation to making something understood. Turbulence in the 'air' as opposed to the 'seas'. A focal point needed to take it a step further. What this subject defines as ''Guardian of the Gate.''  Hence the link to objectivity and its 'help' in defining both concepts; whether above or below - as a start point to understanding something [anything] further. 'Meditation' its main aid. The symbol of which is - a waveless lake - where still waters run deep.

A working example: "Gurdjieff essentially synthesized ancient esoteric teachings and made them approachable and applicable to the lives of rational Western individuals. A seeker will find in his teachings an immeasurable treasure, the essence of so many other teachings, both spiritual and psychological, on the inner life. This extraordinary system of thought, which ranges from the most intimate, psychological insights to a grandiose cosmology linking the individual with the universe, is a synthesis of practices and teachings known as the 4th Way. It is named the 4th Way to differentiate it from other ways of conscious evolution: the Way of the Monk, the Way of the Fakir, the Way of the Yogi {and/or ANY OTHER WAY including the Way of the READER - this readers input}." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way' / T. Nottingham]. Continued elsewhere.

"Let us sit here a few minutes. My master asked me to meditate whenever i saw an expanse of water. Here its placidity reminds us of the vast calmness of god. As all things can be reflected in water, so the whole universe is mirrored in the lake of the ''cosmic mind''. So my guru often said." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Nothing more than an aid to meditation?

"The comparison of the psyche to a mirror which reflects an image OF the light, representing 'god consciousness', is an important Gnostic metaphor. The Gospel of Philip teaches: 'You can't see yourself in water or a mirror without light. Nor again will you be able to see yourself with light but no water or mirror. Therefore it is right to baptize with both water and light. But the light is the anointing. The psychic stage of initiation - the baptism of water - can be imagined as process of stilling the waters, or cleaning the mirror of psyche, or removing the veil of illusion, to reflect the light perfectly..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

N.B. Notice also how [in the main] its always the Northern countries [cold] whose mythology primary includes ''winds'' whereas the warmer climates i.e.,Greece - primary include ''seas''. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Or simply environmental, i.e.,

"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...To draw upon West Country songs is, in effect, to draw upon local variants of British songs, but their particular value lies in their link with ancient ritual practices, a link shown in the symbolism of the songs themselves and their music. A similar treatment of Eastern and North-eastern English songs would probably show a certain amount of Norse influence, but the level of symbolism found in these songs in general is deeper than that of specific religions and cults, and points to the overall pattern of images behind all 'magical' and religious thinking...Lore of this sort never opens broad and easy paths of thought, but after innumerable meanderings and branchings, leads to a simple pattern of ritual and 'mystical' concepts, where the various separate routes merge together." [Taken from within the book 'Where is Saint George'. Enlarged elsewhere].

"Its the first public art in Britain - a large horse on an Oxfordshire hillside 3000 years ago. The hill - a border crossing - it was hotly contested {by at least three tribes}. Hill figures found no where else in Europe. This one marks a key moment in the development of British identity...The people who lived here were marking their lands with a tribal emblem / logo..." ['Seven Ages of Britain' . Mentioned elsewhere]. Coincidence or a meaningful one beyond ''marking their lands with a logo''?

Question. Which came first - boundary definitions and/or chalk figure. And why a 'horse'? = Subject material?

"The relation between body and soul, and all together between the spirit of things and their corporeality, may be expressed by the example of a rider on horse back. A rider who is in control and guides his steed can go much further than he can go on foot. How aptly then does the image of the Messiah..." continued elsewhere.

A side step: "Fourthly, the breath can be a sensitive monitor for your feeling. If you can sense more clearly when the breath is short or long, shallow or deep, rough or smooth, you can begin sensing your own internal weather patterns, and choose whether and how to take skillful action to look after yourself. Finally, the breath provides an anchor for your attention, so that you can see more clearly when your mind has wandered, when it is bored or restless or when you are fearful or sad..." [Same book]. Try ''breath'' in the usual box; then try ''anchor''. Question. Does the author of the same book have an awareness of this subject? If not - synchronistic link? OR vise versa? In other words - which came first and why.

Those images [ symbols/archetypes?] that seem to be universal to all, i.e.,"For some reason Hannah persisted with the practice twice a day. She found that there were some times when it felt as if a storm was raging. At other times, she found her mind wasn't so busy. Then, on the third day of her practice, something new happened. She began to think of her mind, its thoughts and its feelings, as a weather pattern, with her task simply being to observe the weather, even it was stormy. At other times, she found it helpful to think of her mind as a lake, sometimes whipped up by winds, at other times quite still, so that it could reflect all the landscape around it. Hannah was not trying to gain control over the 'weather'. Rather, she was becoming more interested in it, observing storms and the ensuing periods of tranquility with curiosity, but without self criticism. She was slowly becoming aware of her thoughts as thoughts and the inner workings of her mind as passing mental events. Seeing her mind as a lake, Hannah saw how often it had become disturbed by a passing storm. Then she said, 'the water becomes murky and full of sediment. But if i am patient, i can see the lake in all its beauty gradually becoming clear again'..." [Chapter 5, same book. Parenthesis - this readers].  OR Is this subject nothing more than a description of ''images'' brought about by meditation?

A{working?} example: "A number of images are used to describe meteor showers in the Iliad. They include the 'tears' of Agamemnon in Leo, Glaucus 'bleeding' arm in Gemini, Hectors 'flashing helmet' {''the warrior who glitters like a snowy mountain''} in Orion, the 'flowing words' of Nestor in Auriga, and the following quotations about Odysseus: 'When he raised his voice, and the words came driving from his deep chest like winter snow before the wind...no man thought further of what he looked like'. This simile indicates a meteor shower in the region of the Quadrantids close to the 'head' of Bootes and which, like winter snow, can be seen in January." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"Stephen Fry, once wrote to me: 'All i can say is that mood is like weather - completely real but guaranteed to change." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam]. Enlarged elsewhere.

The Druids. Another culture whose ‘knowledge’ was represented ‘within’...trees/herbs/plants...but this time the bottom/up [ 'Wet' way], i.e., More often than not using the 'unconscious’ as representation of a ‘start’ point. In relation to the beginnings of an eventual understanding of something, [with the participant or reader in mind]. As opposed to the Hebrew top/down,[ 'Dry' way ] i.e., As a representation of a ‘Conscious’ or 'known' start point. As indicated in such books as ’The white goddess. By R. Graves, [Tree symbolism information ] Or ‘Discovering the folklore of plants’. By M. Baker. Example of the 'dry', could be 'Jewish Meditation' [a practical guide] by A. Kaplan. Think about it, relative to the framework of the Hebrew 'tree'.

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Oak logs, rough on the outside, smooth on the inner. Inverted Oak stump in the middle. Neolithic {micro} equivalent  = Quern stone. Indicative of a return to something. On Oak Island were discovered Oak logs together with a flat stone [ Olive in colour ] at regular intervals, in the form of a Well shaft. Indicative of the start of something. Question. What is that something? Clue. Olive in relation to the sacred foods that were used to consecrate the beginnings of something. Oil one of those 'foods'. The others, butter, milk, and honey. All found within.

Together with the book ’Sea henge’. By F. Pryor. Another pagan equivalent of that same ‘tree’ symbolism but now shown in-situ [ Time team ]...in its physical state, i.e., upside down, [ bottom/up ] i.e., The return journey. Symbolic of...by way of, that ‘inner' landscape /understanding, i.e., later development of ‘Altar’ = Tree stump. [Chapter two. ’Quest for the Celtic Keys’. Mentioned elsewhere].

"...the symbol of the lower will is the Altar." [Quote from within the book by I. Regardie]. Question. What is this subjects symbol for 'higher'?

Other key words within same book. [Sea Henge ]...’East coast’ = The start of something. ’Dykes’ = link to ‘groove’ symbolism. ‘Fengate’ = Borderline/shoreline between ‘wet/dry’ land. ‘Ely Cathedral’ = ‘Ship’ of the fen. ’Peddars way’ { Icknield Way } = The beginnings of a journey. [ All explained elsewhere...and all within one landscape].

The quern stone another example of that ‘return journey’. Representation of. [explained elsewhere].

"Each track is bound up in myth, mystery and legend. Whats the truth behind all these megaliths, and burial sites, ley lines, hidden caves all along these pathways; and why were these mystic origins such an attraction to later generations. I'm going to explore these tracks - to connect the clues they left behind in the British landscape. The Icknield Way - no one has a clue what it means. Some say from the word ''Iceni'' - others from the ancient word ''oxen'' - the Oxen Way. But what i love, is the fact that we have this roadway snaking through all these counties, but at its heart is a mystery that none of us can decode." [ Quote from the narrator of 'Britains Ancient Tracks']. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''oxen''.

The Icknield Way - that follows a chalk line. Why. What does 'chalk' represent. If only within this subject? Question. Which came first. Subject material or landscape ?

That inverted stump encircled by normal/upright tree trunks split down the middle. Smooth on the inside. Rough on the outer. If someone is said to ‘have a hard bark’...what does that imply? The Egyptian equivalent = granite/limestone or the Hebrew ‘Hewn/Unhewn’.

With Stonehenge that difference represented with the large Sarsen and small Blue stones.

A working example: "The whole of alchemy is nothing but an allegorical description of the human factory and its work of transforming base metals {coarse substances} into precious ones {fine substances}." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Includes parenthesis].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context. The wheat from the chaff? Try ''wheat''.

Neil Oliver wonders why {''for half his life''} why those blue stones had to be taken {chosen?} so far away. Understanding this subject answers that {internal?} question, i.e.,define far West in relation to the colour blue, i.e.,'blue stones' and/or 'blue star' all in relation to 'water' {river?}. All as a representation of something other than the obvious. ['A History of Ancient Britain' BBC 4. Episode 3].

'Throne' : {'seat' of something} = West link.

Head scratch: Sarsen stone = 'heavy/gross' {therefore 'shadow' aspect?}. Blue stone = 'lighter' {anima/s aspect?}. All as a means to an {inner?} understanding? Embossed / Debossed?

'Brahmanism' or ‘Swirling Dervishers’ another form. Represented in chanting/ physical ‘dance’ form. Indicative of that return journey; but now by way of ‘altered states’. Indicative of the ‘life bit’ [ Explained within]. What the author of 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' calls "levels of consciousness". [First page, first chapter. Book by D. Melchizedek].

'Prometheus Rising' by R. A. Wilson.

The author of 'The Magister' defines the same, i.e.,with the same intent as a ''graduated ascent narrative...'' Gurdjieff implies the same with ''consciousness has degrees.''

Present example? Such authors as Lee Carroll have the same intent within such books as 'Kryon, Book 1, The End Times'.

"Kryon informs us that we as yet do not have real science, but only two dimensional science. The missing part is the 'spiritual' aspect of things, and this has always been shunned by scientists, but this aspect is 'where the real power and understanding is'. The reason for our existence on earth is 'to raise the vibration of the whole'. " [ A review of the above book by I. M. Stewart on Amazon].

Think about it in relation to the ''divine bit''. And/or ''transcendent third".

Question. Conspiracy theorists?

Or... "The physical world in which we live, the objectively observed universe around us, is only a part of an inconceivably vast system of worlds. Most of these worlds are spiritual in their essence; they are of a different order from our known world. Which does not necessarily mean that they exist somewhere else, but means that they exist in different dimensions of being. What is more, the various worlds interpenetrate and interact in such a way that they can be considered counterparts of one another, each reflecting or projecting itself on the one below or above it, with all the modifications, changes, and even distortions that are the result of such interaction. It is the sum of this infinitely complex exchange of influence back and forth among different domains that comprises the specific world of reality we experience in our everyday life." [First page, first chapter 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose by A. Steinsaltz].

And/or..." A fundamental approach here is to consider these as a spectrum of perspectives, each useful at a particular step, until a new vantage point is gained and a new perspective gives a view to new horizons." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' ].

An objective exercise {regardless of subject} gives the same result.

Understand that universal framework; those universal [principles?] to make sense of the above; before you ask those bigger questions.

If understood correctly one could also use exactly the same words to define a learning process - the process and mechanics of - a step by step guide - in describing anything, that is learnt from scratch, i.e.,as an example any subject material, i.e.,''new perspective'' = eureka moment? Now try ''horizon'' to see if you agree or not.

Or for a more up to date version of the same ’ideas’ but with more ‘information’ in relation to the whole subject...from another point of view, i.e., Paganism. Or more specifically. Modern Paganism...’The spiral dance’. By Starhawk. Or ‘ABC of Witchcraft’. By D. Valiente. Or for a general overview of the same...'The Mystic Spiral'. By J. Purce. Or for the ‘fairy story’ equivalent...’Cities of Dreams’. Chapter eleven. By S. Gooch.

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My kind of witch. Question. Who thought that? Question 2. Nanny Ogg OR Granny Weatherwax?

The word...‘Witch’...one of those words that can play on the imagination...if allowed to. In its basic form...simply means a woman who is "wise to the craft". ‘Framework’ and ‘craft’ being one of the same thing. The word ’Solomon’, [ wise male ]...being the male equivalent...in that then ‘Patriarch’ era. It was a woman-s way of saying that not only could they understand the same subject but had a right to do so as well. Hence the link eventually to ’Covens’. The female equivalent of the all male clubs. The origins of that first all female group. From those first inspirations/aspirations....of ‘girl power’ [ ‘Heaven’ help us?].

Wicca/Wicce being ’modern paganisms’ equivalent of those male/female negative/positive aspects. While also being a link indirectly or otherwise to ’Pillar’ symbolism. Spot those common links/keys between the four books mentioned above. Especially in relation to the last one. Plenty of key words; like ‘red’ and ‘heel’; even though he is off the mark with their true meaning because of the want to fit them in within his own hypothesis.

‘Red’ can be a link to the ‘unconscious’ aspect of something. As with ‘Set’ [or seth] of Osiris fame. Whose ‘related’ color is red. As it is with the ‘red’ Hippo. One of sets ‘chosen’ animals. Symbolic of the same. In relation to ‘lower’. Strangely the same animal that is one of Mr Dawkins favorites. Think about it 'in relation' to this subject, i.e.,from its 'unknown' start point. Possibility of, i.e.,notice most of the animals that are related [symbolic] as a representation of the ''lower'' are 'water' specialists, i.e.,live in water. 'Wet' in relation to 'dry'. Unconscious / conscious. Representing something unknown, that has the future potential of becoming a known quantity.

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Or even the ‘Scarlet Thread’ of old testament fame. A link to the ‘unconscious’ [and/or 'negative/shadow'] aspect of ‘thread/web’ symbolism [explained elsewhere], i.e., once the walls of Jericho fall... a 'woman', [ feminine aspect; therefore indicative of the unconscious {yet life bit} element within the story ] 'climbs' down the same 'thread'...to join "the children of Israel", [explained elsewhere ]... in the positive sense, i.e., after eliminating all those negative aspects of the self. Represented by the 'inhabitants' within those same walls.

That final remaining [ 'thread' ] aspect of the individual is now 'aware'. From an unconscious state to a now 'fully' conscious one. More often than not that final act represented by such key words as 'wedding' or 'marriage'. Hence the link to the 'Song of Solomon' or the Alchemy equivalent...'Conjunction'. Both explained elsewhere.

Neolithic equivalent of something?..."At this stage of research, it seems wisest to suggest that the people of the Palaeolithic produced art for at least ass many reasons as the hunter gatherers of the modern world. This same sense of variety pervades the depiction of human figures in the Old Stone Age...Some are superimposed upon, or associated with, animals. Some are very stylized, others are drawn in lifelike fashion...For the purpose of this book, the most interesting figures are those few which have attributes possibly associating them with the supernatural. The entrance to the cave of La Madeleine, in central France's Aveyron valley, is flanked on each side with a carving of a large reclining female figure, suggesting guardians or hostesses. Both are naked and virtually headless, with pubic triangles deeply etched. A bison {oxen link?} was drawn below one, and a horse below the other...As with all Palaeolithic images {archetypes?}, we lack the means to translate the artists message." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

A work in progress, i.e.,something hinted at: "Stars vary not only in brightness but also in colour, and sharp eyes can easily see that a number of them are distinctly red. Idomeneus represents the red star Aldebaran, {Taurus} - and Homer describes him as 'looking like a god' and like a 'flame of fire'. Idomeneus hair is described as 'already flecked with grey', probably a reference to faint stars to the north of Taurus. And Idomeneus eyes are 'not of the sharpest' - a reflection, perhaps, of the dull-red characteristics of Aldebaran. Ares is the planet Mars, which, like Aldebaran, is red and in the zodiac. The personal star of Menelaus is another bright red star, Antares {Scorpio}, and the warrior from Sparta is referred to as 'red haired' and a peer of Mars, the red planet." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow  the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." A quote made often by A. Crowley - and like most things said by same - incomplete. Red herring? {depending on the {intuition?} of each individual}. The final remaining sentence of the FULL quote - "Love is the law. Love under will." First sentence in relation to ''lower'' - that final one in relation to ''higher''. {'grace' link?}. Both enlarged throughout - as a means to...?

Egyptian equivalent?..."Horus the Elder {as distinguished from Horus the Child }- and/or ''younger''? This readers input - "was venerated  particularly at Edfu as the divinity of light triumphant over Seth, entity of darkness. Horus of Edfu, then, as principle of light, is represented by a solar globe with the wings of a Falcon, his sacred animal. On the inner face of the east pylon of the Temple of Edfu is minutely detailed description of the annual Festival of the Re-union, in the course of which Hathor of Dendera {of lunar character} was brought to Edfu to meet Horus at the new moon, to celebrate the day of the conjunction." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

Sun/moon. East/west. Light/dark - as a means to an understanding. An understanding, that is, of something OTHER than the obvious.

Question - in relation to picture [red lion?] - Woman 'exposing' an open book - 'available' to all.  Female animus or Male anima? or shadow aspect of both,[i.e.,'boundary' line between the 'two'] - as a means to represent [inspire?] - the 'start point' [beginnings?] of a learning curve. Question 2. Why bother at all? Either way - lots of 'keys' to be found - but don't ever forget that pinch of salt. Objectivity at all times. It keeps ones feet firmly planted.

green"And here a secret i will disclose to you, which is the ground unto our secrets all, which if you do not know you shall but lose, thy labour and costs both great and small. Take heed therefore that in error you not fall, The more your earth, and the less your water be, the rather and better solution shall you see." Alchemy's equivalent [green 'lion'] of the beginnings of understanding something - defined in 'alchemy's' case as 'Calcination' and 'Solution'. Earth in relation to 'salt' . Water in relation to 'mercury' - as a means to an understanding. [Extract from - including highlights - with the exception of the bold word - 'The Alchemical Amphitheatre' by M. Katz].

The word 'see' can be used throughout this subject regardless of which path  [i.e.,Thelma; Alchemy; Western way; Eastern one; Mystery clubs; Landscape symbolism;  etc etc.,] - one 'starts' off on. Those keys are universal. The more one studies [as in any subject or interest] the more one learns. The READERS way - the [slow?] but sure way. The safest way. Enlarged elsewhere and throughout.

Green in relation to fertile - by way of the sun, i.e.,light - therefore representing - a consciousness of something - a realization [or 'dawning'] of something. 'Lion' in relation to king of the Beasts and/or jungle? Recall what jungles are full of - what do animals/trees represent. Therefore higher of the lower - if only in the micro sense? The 'sun' being 'eaten' representing something external being taken [ingested?] internally, i.e.,that 'external' understanding helping something to [develop?] internally? Representational of. See it? Link to the word 'gnosis' - its 'mechanics' - its purpose and meaning. Question. Fairy story? For adults?

Mayan analogy? ''Known formally by his royal name, K'inich Yax K'uk Mo, he reigned for eleven years. His name is translated as 'Radiant First Quetzal Macaw' or 'Sun Eyed Green Macaw' or 'Sun in the Mouth of the Quetzal Bird'. The many interpretations of his name are reflected in the various theories regarding his origins." [www.ancient.eu/yax_k'uk_mo].

Neolithic equivalent? 'Blue' stones started on the outside {external} eventually to end up {learning process?} - on the inside. A representation of something - other than the obvious. Other information {clues?i.e.,'keys'} elsewhere; in order to access {negate?} one way or the other.

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Sun {stone?} = 'horizon' link {E/W}..."Yesterday and today'' = Hindsight/foresight link? Enlarged elsewhere.

''A round stone is a symbol of the self... The lions a royal couple, are in themselves a symbol of totality {'16' ?}.  In medieval symbolism, the ''philosopher's stone'' {a pre-eminent symbol of man's wholeness} is represented as a pair of lions or as a human couple riding on lions. Symbolically, this points to the fact that often the urge toward individuation appears in a veiled form, hidden in the overwhelming passion one may feel for another person. {In fact, passion that goes beyond the natural measure of love ultimately aims at the mystery of becoming whole, and this is why one feels, when one has fallen passionately in love, that becoming one with the other person is the only worthwhile goal of one's life}. As long as the image of totality in this dream expresses itself in the form of a pair of lions , it is still contained in such overwhelming passion. But when lion and lioness have turned into some king and queen, the urge to individuate has reached the level of conscious realization, and can now be understood by the ego as being the real goal of life."  ['Man and His Symbols' / C. Jung]. Try ''cattle''.

REFRESHER..."Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

"The further back we go in our search for the origins and meaning of the Moon Goddess the nearer do we come to the animal concept. Hecate was once, in the dim past, the three headed hound of the moon. Artemis was a bear. Isis was Hathor the cow goddess. Cybele was once a lioness or a lion headed goddess. She sits on a lion throne and rides in a chariot drawn by lions...In the later centuries of the Egyptian worship of Osiris it was said that Apis, the bull, was the spirit of Osiris..." [M. Harding book].

'Spirit' and 'Soul' - AS A MEANS...?

And/or - 'Ways of Seeing' by J. Berger.

Refresher: "King Agamemnon's home in Mycenae, the golden city with its famous Lion Gate, was linked to the familiar lion-like shape of the constellation Leo; the steeply rising Peloponnese mountains along the Bay of Corinth became the Lion's broad back, and an ancient route from Mycenae via Cleonae to Corinth became his front legs..." ['Homers Secret Iliad'].

''...mystery of becoming whole'' {i.e.,in its early stages?} = the {Mask} of Agamemnon? Representation of.

"It was Aker who opened the earths gate for the 'king' to pass into the underworld. He was also known to absorb the poison from the body of anyone bitten by a snake and he neutralizes the venom in the belly of a person who has swallowed an obnoxious fly {gnat?}. More importantly, he imprisons the coils of the snake, Apophis,...Allowing the 'back of Aker' to provide a secure passage for the sun-god's boat from west to east during the night." [www.touregypt.net/aker].

'The Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger.

Define those keys {highlighted} to understand something 'beyond' {horizon?} - the obvious.

Synchronistic link?..."This is an image of a tiny piece of night sky in the constellation of Leo; actually where the mouth of the lion would be; and despite appearances it is one of the most interesting images taken in recent astronomical history" - the death of the first star ever recorded, 13 billion years ago - " The oldest single object ever seen...poetically named GRBO9O423...'' ['Wonders of the Universe' by B. Cox].

Something to ponder on: "Sometime the link with a constellation is quite straight forward; for example, Homer's many references to Achilles heart within his 'shaggy breast' relate directly to the location of his personal star, Sirius, at the heart of Canis Major amid other stars. Agamemnon, on the other hand, has a 'black heart', and, while that may say much about his character, a glance at a star chart shows that the 'heart' of Leo is in an area of dark sky..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Which came first. Subject material; naming of constellations or defining ''Precession'' ?

''The Self is often symbolized as an animal, representing our instinctive nature and its connectedness with one's surroundings. {That is why there are so many helpful animals in myths and fairy tales]. This relation of the Self to all surrounding nature and even the cosmos probably comes from the fact that the ''nuclear atom'' {divine bit link?} of our psyche is somehow woven into the whole world, both outer and inner. All the higher manifestations {'astral'?} of life are somehow tuned to the surrounding space-time continuum.'' ['Man and His Symbols' ].

And/or..."But the form of the human being, whether youthful or old, is only one of the many ways in which the Self can appear in dreams and visions...It is no wonder that this figure of the Cosmic Man appears in many myths and religious teachings. generally, he is described as something helpful and positive. He appears as Adam, as the Persian Gayomart, or as the Hindu Purusha. This figure may even be described as the basic principle of the whole world...In ancient Persia, the same original First Man - called Gayomart - was depicted as a huge figure emitting light. When he died, {supernova?} every kind of metal sprang from his body, and from his soul came gold." See it?

continued..."His semen fell upon the earth, and from it came the first human couple in the form of two rhubarb shrubs {''vegetative'' link?}. It is striking that the Chinese P'an Ku was also depicted covered by leaves like a plant. Perhaps this is because the First Man was thought of as a self-grown, living unit that just existed without any animal impulse or self-will." [Same book].

REFRESHER..."Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the 'divine' life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Enlarged elsewhere]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

Question. If the above is a correct analysis - how is it ancient man understood the dynamics of metals being 'created' by way of - exploding stars? Coincidence or a meaningful one?

For a more ‘close to the mark’ attempt of understanding ‘heel’...at least for this reader...is within ‘Insights on the Scriptures’. Mentioned elsewhere. Or 'Alchemy's' equivalent. See picture. Found within. And/or especially Part two within the book 'The Mark' by M. Nicoll.

i.e.,"The feet are the lowest mind [representation of. This readers input]...in contact with the external world. This must be changed in this life." [Same chapter same book].

Analogy?..."It was sunset, on the seashore not far from Capernaum, when Jesus was telling them of the great events with which they would soon be associated. Among much else of profound and prophetic interest, Jesus made a statement that caused consternation to his hearers. He told them that a new era {Pisces?} was about to dawn...Seeming to ignore there disquiet, Jesus went on to tell them about the Book of the New Age, whose contents were to supersede all that had gone before...He spoke of the Footstool of his 'Father' as if this were, in reality, the world we live in; inferring that those who learned how to climb upon it to 'kiss the feet of god' would at once find themselves in heaven. Certainly Simon, and several others, became convinced that they were shortly to witness the descent of the kingdom of heaven, with their master as sovereign ruler. How natural that they failed to understand that he was speaking of - and to the future - a future thousands of years distant; when men would once more begin to become in truth the 'children of god.' On a later occasion, also at sunset, near a Lake, during one of the seven suppers, Jesus spoke at length about the way in which men born of the flesh of their parents could be re-born in spirit  even while still on earth..." [From the book by W.T.P. Emphasis, this readers].

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.

Sunset / seashore / Precession = 'Top-down' ? Sunset / lake / kundalini {i.e.,'seven' in relation to the word ''spirit''} = 'Bottom -up' ?

Question. What would that {possible?} connection be represented by?

feetFirm feet on firm ground [as opposed to 'sand']. Represents something. As does the profession of shoemaker. Eliphas Levi who himself was the son of same. Understand this subject to understand the parts within the whole.

Synchronistic link? First photo that included the human form - that of a shoe shine.

"We get drawn into this emotional quicksand because our state of mind is intimately connected with memory..." [Chapter one, 'Mindfulness' by M. Williams and D. Penman].

That statement could apply for anything - both subjective and objective - relative to a learning curve. That inner and outer one. From something unknown to becoming known.

"We are thinking at the edge, where the shoreline of sense meets the wild ocean of mystery." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]

J. Boehme and the biblical Enoch were others. Question. What generation [i.e.,represented as a 'number'] was Enoch identified with? Question 2. What does it all mean? What does it represent?

i.e., "The septenary is the sacred number in all theogonies and in all symbols, because it is composed of the triad and the tetrad...The Septenary is said to be the great biblical number, the key to the 'creation' of Moses and the symbol ''of all religions''. [Extract taken from the book by E. Levi]. Recall the 'meaning' of ''Moses''.

Same principles [concepts?] but in a plainer language; a more direct one -"...the spiritual three and the material four, were used time and again..." ['Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

A {working?} example: "The active, the passive, and the neutralizing forces {thinking/feeling/willing?} are designated by the figures 1,2,3, and the substances by the letters C, O, N, and H. These designations must be understood. 'Do these four elements correspond to the old four alchemical elements, fire, air, water, earth?' asked one of us. 'Yes they do correspond', said G., 'but we will use these. You will understand why afterwards'. What i heard interested me very much for it connected G.'s system with the system of the Tarot, which had seemed to me at one time to be a possible KEY to a hidden knowledge. Moreover itr showed me a relation of 'three' to 'four' which was new to me and which i had not been able to understand from the tarot. The Tarot is definitely constructed upon the law of four principles. Until now G. has spoken only upon the law of three principles. But now i saw how three passed into four and understood the necessity for this division so long as the division of force and matter exists for our immediate observation. 'Three' referred to force and 'four' referred to matter. Of course, the further meaning of this was still obscure for me, but even the little that G. said, promised a great deal for the future." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Side note: ''Tarot'' in relation to: ''...there are not four arcana but only one Arcanum; however it has four aspects, just as a tower as four sides, according to the four winds. And just as a tower cannot be lacking in one side, so a physician must not lack any of these aspects. For one aspect does not yet make a whole physician, nor two, nor three; all four are needed. Just as the arcana consist of four parts, so the whole physician must comprise of the four aspects." [Extracts taken from the book 'The Magister']. Try 'side'' and/or ''tower''.

"Thus the 'sons of' woman set up 'altars' to the 'Father', this side of the world of the 'serpent' {i.e.,shadow and/or anima?}. And Enosh, son of Seth, not only worshiped the Father, but even came to know his Name. He began to invoke the Name of the Father.  But Enoch, a descendant of Seth, went still further: he "walked with god". [Genesis v,22. Extract taken from the book by Tomberg].

"The symbol of the lower will is the altar".

Egyptian equivalent: Khufu in relation to Ra; but only Djedefre was represented as 'a stage further'. 'Elder' relative to 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere.

shoe

''The Key of Dreams''.

"What exactly is alchemy?...Alchemy is very old. Ancient Egyptian texts talk of techniques of 'distillation' and 'metallurgy' as 'mystical' processes. Greek myths such as the quest for the golden fleece can be seen to have an alchemical layer of meaning, and Fludd, Boehme, and others have interpreted Genesis in the same alchemical terms. A quick survey of alchemical texts ancient and modern shows that alchemy, like the Cabala, is a very broad church. If there is one great mysteries ''work'', it is approached by way of a remarkable variety of codes and symbols. In some cases the work involves Sulpher, Mercury and Salt, in others roses, stars, the philosophers stone, salamanders, toads [or frogs], crows, nets, the marriage bed, and astrological symbols such as the fish and the lion, [all explained within]. Chapter 23, 'The Secret History of the World' by J. Black.

'Your Inner Fish' by N. Shubin.

"...Over the dinner table at Braintree when asked how she liked the town, she came out with the priceless remark, quite naturally, that she found it quite pleasant but as it was on the site of an old Roman crossroads her sleep was sometimes disturbed by the sound of marching legions. Unfortunately she had to move on, her relatives not being in the best of health, and she was taken in by another old 'Inner Light' member, Margaret Westwater. But before she left, she called round at the house and put into my keeping the figurine of an ancient goddess, a brass thurible decorated with roses and swans, some newspaper cuttings, and a copy of her book, and a book of her poems, 'The Litany of the Sun'..." [Introduction to the book 'Both Sides of the Door' by Margaret Lumley Brown].

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

AND/OR: "Through the centuries of boiling, bubbling, and brewing, alchemists have been widely regarded as charlatans and thieves rather than as scientists. Even the practical chemists of their times,i.e.,miners, assayers, pharmacists, and potters - judged them as reckless and their ideas, impossible. Why waste more words on this weird deviation in the evolution of chemistry? As authors Cobb, Fetterolf, and Goldwhite show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and western - European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle..." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy: How Chemistry was Forged' / C. Cobb, M. Fetterolf and H. Goldwhite. Emphasis, this readers].

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Symbols that REPRESENT soething, relative to the ''self,'' hence the word 'alchemy.' Its true meaning. The ''dragon'' [or Typhon] aspect of the self, ''tugging at ones heels.'' [Think on it, relative to Jacob and Esau. ''Elder'' relative to ''younger'']. The ''tail end'' of which look like ''feathers''. That ''upward'' potential that lies dormant within. The beginning of which, has to be represented [''awakened''] by something of the ''lower realms'' that has the natural ability to ''leap''. From ''unknown '' to known. From ''unaware'' to aware. From ''wet'' to ''dry''. Hence the link to the word , amphibian, that represents that ''process''. That inner one. That final link to the importance of equilibrium. What this subject defines as the ''middle way'', [or navel i.e.,midriff of the human form = micro]. Represented as a 'river' [macro] - its framework - the 'process' by which that journey takes place.

Question. Why Anima?

Notice the 'collar' with seven 'nodules' . All that symbolism ''under'' something that resembles a ''flash of lightening'' OR ''' a flash of inspiration''.  [''Higher/Lower'' link. 'See' it? XRPz5cy0mq5al18sabbwKZf5o1_400[1]All found within]. Question. What do the two 'individuals' on the 'base' [or ' foundation' ] represent?

Try ''heel'' to make a further connection.

"And god has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies: some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four...We have indeed sent down signs that make things manifest." [Quran 24:45/46]. Think about it relative to ''UNmanifest.'' And/or black/white - positive/negative - male/female - as a representation of something - within a learning curve. Before those bigger question are asked. Fact or Fiction - a possibility or not?

The word ’Pagan’ is related in some form to the word ‘peg’. That word that became related in some form or other to the further development of the same to...Pole / Pillar / Staff / Caduceus / Hooked staff. All that development; through the course of generations; within that one symbol.

Like any other subject it is not wise to attempt to read / learn at a 'higher' level when those basics have yet to be understood. Like attempting to understanding ‘A level’ in any subject when 'G.C.E.' level. has not yet been acquired, [ Or whatever the equivalent is these days ]...at the very least it can turn that curiosity of a new interest...off rather than on. Therefore leaving ‘curiosity’ to the whims of those first impressions.

"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].

'The Lady in the Van' A. Bennett.

'Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger.

That ‘general idea’ however is universal. Its a ‘general idea’ that one only needs in any subject if only to ascertain whether a continued interest is wanted. But the best thing of all is that ‘general idea’ can be got in ones own "private sanctuary or club", i.e., home.

What some refer to as the 'Hearth fire' way. The slow but sure way, i.e.,step by step increments.

"As steps in man's awakening..."

".......it is our only means of seeing the truth; and that when its light is dimmed or extinguished by other interests, these studies will purify the 'hearth' and rekindle the sacred 'fire'." [Plato's Republic 521c-531c]. Question. What symbol can represent that ''fire''?

"Be thou therefore prompt and active as the Sylphs, but avoid frivolity and caprice. Be energetic and strong like the Salamanders, but avoid irritability and ferocity. Be flexible and attentive to images like the Undines, but avoid idleness and changeability. Be laborious and patient like the Gnomes, but avoid grossness and avarice." All as a representation of something other than the obvious, i.e.,...

Refresher: "The notion of our embodiment of the four elements is perhaps here taken from Paracelsus, ''...there are not four arcana but only one Arcanum; however it has four aspects, just as a tower as four sides, according to the four winds. And just as a tower cannot be lacking in one side, so a physician must not lack any of these aspects. For one aspect does not yet make a whole physician, nor two, nor three; all four are needed. Just as the arcana consist of four parts, so the whole physician must comprise of the four aspects." [Extracts taken from the book 'The Magister'].

EXERCISE: Something to ponder on. Something to {'connect'?}:  " A few years later he {Wolfgang Pauli} was to come across the same numbers again in Carl Jung's psychology, based as it was in alchemy. He was adamant that ''in neither case was it by any means Mr. C. Jung who suggested it to me, nor was there an advance conscious intention for me to grapple with figuring out the problem of three and four. Consequently i am rather certain that objectively there is an important psychological and, perhaps, natural philosophical problem connected with these numbers." [Chapter 5, '137: Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession].

"...The lower three 'spheres' are related to worldly consciousness and the upper four are related to spiritual consciousness and 'enlightenment'. Therefore, the lower must be sublimated into the higher ones." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

Incarnation/reincarnation?

sublimation

Question. What does the frog represent? [in both pictures]. Question 2. Why should 'it' represent anything at all. Fairy story? For adults only? Or infantiles?

Analogy of same, i.e., with the same intent..."Alchemy's  'sol-lente,'  is the 'slow sun', [or fuoco lente] , 'slow fire.' The alchemists often draw parallels between the heat they apply to their various receptacles, and the heat of the sun i.e.,''like the sun but not the sun''....... In fact 'sol lente' is Green Language, [explained elsewhere], for its sound incorporates the word sollennis, pertaining to a religious feast or sacrifice. Our own phrase 'solemn festival' originally denoted a sacrificial festival...."  [Bibliographic notes to chapter 7, 'The Zelator'].

"...the symbol of the lower will is the Altar." [Quote from within the book by I. Regardie]. Anything?

Put ''feast of fools'' in the usual box - before those first impressions - 'decide' something else.

N.B. Notice the position {relative to adjacent picture} of that 'flash of {inspiration?}' - at the 'lower' end - as opposed to the similar picture {above it} - in the 'higher' part. Top-down in relation to bottom-up? Head and feet? OR would that be feet and head? i.e.,Egyptian equivalent = birds head on human torso {which would therefore include the 'feet'}. Understanding that gives clues as to  the 'Eastern tradition' of 'feet' and 'lotus flower'. In other words it can be worked out - as to why.

"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].

Josephin Peladan defined 'magic' as the "art of sublimation of man"; no other formula is superior to his. This is exactly the emblem - or aim - of magic, if one understands by 'sublimation of man' - that of human nature. Peladan had a very profound understanding of the emblem of 'magic': the shield with the eagle in flight. All his works bear witness to this. Together they represent a magnificent flight; they aim; as a whole, and each taken individually, at the ideal of sublimation of the human nature. Isn't it to have the emblem of magic before ones eyes that one is invited ''to throw the eagles of ones desires to the wind'', because happiness ''raised to the level of an ideal, freed from the negative aspects of oneself and of things - is the sole triumph of this world"? It is this same emblem - the shield with the eagle - that Papus had in mind, when he defined magic as - The application of the strengthened human will to accelerate the evolution of the living forces of nature." [Quote taken from 'Letter Three' from within the book by Tomberg].

"The 'eye of the eagle' is NO mere figurative expression. It is a technical term for spiritual insight. The eagle traditionally is the only creature that can look directly at the sun. In this instance, the spiritual sun is signified, or the 'Sun at midnight' of the ancient mystery tradition." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Understanding the above defines {or at least allows that possibility} such statements as: "And yet no mention is made of the center of the galaxy, apart from the occasional reference to the ''spiritual sun''. The sacred ogdoad of the early Christian Gnostics might be the same as this occult spiritual sun, and it is said to be ''the Sun behind the sun'' - possibly meaning the sun is alignment with the Galactic Center. Even more bizarre is a secondary reference in 'The Celestial Ship of the North' - who associates the ''north gate'' with the pineal gland..." [From the book by J. Jenkins. Enlarged elsewhere].

Understand the parts within the 'whole' {and not just solstices in relation to equinoxes; relative to 'centers' - as the above author attempts} - in order to define that first yet final subject.

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something that was once lost...

As proven by this reader and others who have learned the subject from ‘scratch’. [Key word. Link to 'groove' symbolism. Think about it, i.e, in its early stages. [ i.e. "to scratch the surface of something"].

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is now found...

That same link to the Egyptian obsession with cats and their cat 'god', Pakhet, ['she who scratches']. Question. Why do cats have nine lives? Clue...similar to the symbolism of the 'nine muses' - but in 'reverse' order,i.e.,opposite ends of the same pole - as the 'start point' of something. Bottom up relative to top down - cats in relation to the 'animal' form - muses in relation to the 'human' one. As a means to make something understood. All enlarged elsewhere.

Rahu and Ketu? Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,the tail end of something begins...?

"Homer's work is a musical event - it is Beethoven's ninth." Enlarged elsewhere.

"Apollo was the 'god' of reason [logos], yet he was also god of prophesy [Orpheus link].......he was leader of the nine Muses, the goddesses of inspiration and the arts, who delight in their bright dancing places, spinning about the 'peak' of the cosmic 'mountain' [who themselves were known as the daughters of 'memory' ]......Apollos most famous seat of worship was at the Greek town of Delphi, located on the flank of Mount Parnassus, itself a favorite haunt of the Muses. Poised beneath the craggy peaks above, known as the Shinning Ones, and the olive lined valley below, Apollos temple at Delphi was the national sanctuary of the Greeks, situated at the very 'center' of the world, marked by the omphalos stone, the navel of the earth......Delphi was also known as Pytho, because, before the 'coming' of Apollo, the site was haunted by a monstrous serpent or dragon, the Python. In the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, the story is told how Apollo came to Delphi, like a medieval dragon slayer, and vanquished the serpent from the land." [Chapter 4, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere].

That final statement, could be represented by a tomb or sarcophagus; a link to the transcendent third. Understanding all the above gives a deeper meaning to the artwork known as the Shepherds of Arcadia. Explained within.

"The tomb from which the saviour will arise is the heart of men and women; if the good in them awakens to self consciousness, then will it appear to them as a sun, shedding its light upon a better and happier generation." [Quote from the book by F. Hartman].

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill".

"IN this context the word 'spirit' means the mind that blows through many places like the wind. The friend of Job also calls mind spirit when he says: 'I am filled with reasoning and the spirit of my BELLY binds me' {Job 32:18}. In Proverbs memory is called the belly; hence Solomon says: 'Bring your heart close to my teaching, which will be beautiful for you if you keep it in your belly and will overflow on your lips so that you will trust in god' {Prov. 22:17-18}. The first authority says, then, that the spirit of his belly compelled him to speak because the thoughts and reflections and reasonings held in his memory were great and efficacious, and thus spirit signifies mind, which like the spirit comes and goes where it pleases. The meaning of our letter is that wherever you go carry your mind along, for no one should go divided unto himself. Do not let the body go one path while the heart another." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna]. Try ''law'' in relation to ''grace'' {i.e.,'heart' link}. Benefit of. If only in defining subject material.

Try Gobekli tepe for an alternative viewpoint.

Side note. ''Viewpoint'' in relation to 'angle' symbolism - therefore 90 degrees link? {conjunction?}.

Analogy of same {principles?} - "The mural inside, like the one in the Lower Temple of the Jaguars, is arranged in five levels with significant action in the middle of each tier. The most interesting image is seen on the lowest level, where a huge deity lies prostrate with vines growing from its belly. Directly above the navel manifestation, on the second level, we see an unoccupied throne. It is difficult not to think of the Hindu deity Vishnu, who manifested the universe from his navel." ['Galactic Alignment'].

Something to pondor on: 'Vine' in relation to Dionysus? Of which Alexander was well versed. Understanding that gives clues as to his final resting place. And/or {synchronistic link?}: What did Alexander finally 'die' of?

As is: "But who are these four relations of Gwenddoleu's {i.e.,Druid culture/system} : Pabo, Nudd, Eleuver, and Cov? Their names tell us that they represent four links in the great seven fold chain of the stages of planetary evolution {i.e.,''cosmic and terrestrial evolution'' / H/V ?}." The fourth one {i.e.,Cov } is listed as : "The next is Cov, ''Memory''. And this is not quite so easy to grasp. It refers to the primeval state of 'fire', or heat without light, and the ancient wisdom called it ''Saturn''. What was engendered then, among other things, was that which has now become - for us - the power of memory and the sense of time...Hence, in the very ancient times, and most especially in those parts of the world that long ago gave a first refuge to the wanderers from the 'submerged' Atlantis, we find to begin with records of the existence of the so-called Mysteries of Saturn, whom the Greeks called Cronos, the Father of Time. Through this wisdom there could flow a perpetuation of the memory of the golden age of 'clairvoyance' relating to the 'evolution' of the Earth through rhythmic sequences of Time..." ['The Flaming Door']. Recall Part 1.

"But where can man [or woman] find truth? If he seeks deep enough in himself he will find it revealed, each man may know his own heart. He may send a ray of his intelligence into the depths of his soul and search its bottom, he may find it to be as infinitely deep as the sky above his head. He may find corals and pearls, or watch the monsters of the deep. If his thought is steady and unwavering, he may enter the innermost sanctuary of his own temple and see the goddess unveiled. Not every one can penetrate the depths, because the thought is easily led astray; but the strong and persistent searcher will penetrate veil after veil, until at the inner most center it discovers the germ of truth, which, awakened to consciousness, will grow into a sun that illuminates the whole of the interior world, wherein everything is contained." [quote from within the book by F. Hartman]. Link to the word ''shadow''; its use of and/or benefit of - relative to an understanding - any process of understanding. This readers input.

The word ''goddess'' used in order to define something else. Question. What is that something else? Clue. '"Knowledge" they say is power. "Power" in the sense that it broadens ones horizon. As all subjects prove; in one form or another.

"In Latin a pearl was 'unio', because, as Pliny writes, it is 'the unique gem', or because pearls are only found singly...Oysters open and shut, like doors [folding doors in English were once called 'bivalves'], and the open shell of an oyster looks like the number 8." [Quote from the Lexicon chapter to the book ' The Book of Babel: Words and the Way We See Things' by N. Lewis].

"The voice of truth in a person that has not yet awakened to spiritual life, is the still ''small voice'' that may be felt in the heart, listened to by the 'imperfect', as a half conscious dreamer may listen to the ringing of bells in the distance; but in those that have become conscious of life, that have passed through the first 'resurrection' of the spirit in their own heart, and received the baptism of the first initiation, administered by themselves, the voice of the new born ego, has no uncertain sound, but becomes the powerful Word of the 'master'. "

"In this dream the anima appears in 'her' proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self." Enlarged elsewhere.

Small in relation to large. Inner in relation to outer. Coarse in relation to 'smooth'. Hewn in relation to UNhewn. Lower in relation to higher. Ishon in relation to 'teacher' [or 'master']. Dionysus in relation to Apollo. Anything yet?  i.e.,

Orpheus = equilibrium - representation of. Question. Equilibrium of what? With what aim in mind? Try ''soul'' and ''spirit'' and/or ''bow''.

The author of 'Galactic Alignment' researching throughout numerous cultures on those common factors that relate {as one example} to Sagittarius {3 degrees?} - in relation to the 'centers' of Polar/Galactic/Zenith. All as a means...? i.e.,recall what ''three'' represents. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"The word Microcosm is an esoteric word for humanity. It is derived from the Greek word micros or ''small'' and kosmos or ''world''. Humanity is considered a ''mirror'' of the greater universe and is the body, soul, and spirit, a miniature version of the cosmos in every detail." [Chapter 5, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere]. The Micro within the Macro.

Understand the above [amongst others; found elsewhere] defines the word ''teacher'' in the Dead sea scrolls. Therefore proving - if only -  the viability of the subject.

"The omphalos was not only the sacred seat of Apollo at Delphi but also the tomb of the slain and resurrected Dionysus. .....The omphalos was also held to be the tomb of the  Python, the 'dragon' that Apollo slew at Delphi. Thus a serpent often coiled about the stone, is a frequent component of omphalos iconography. [Recall also, the external serpents on those South American structures].  Every sacred culture possesses an omphalos in one form or another. The oldest known....was the ben-ben at Heliopolis...the prototype for both the pyramid and obelisk. ......There was also an omphalos in Ireland at Tara [explained elsewhere],  For the Pythagoreans, the omphalos at Delphi was an emblem of the Monad, the 'seed' or first cause of the universe."

"Nature is a net of correspondence to be deciphered and integrated into a holistic {whole?} worldview." [extract from the book 'The Magister'. Parenthesis, this readers].

N.B. The root of the word ''holy'' = whole: i.e.,a reunion of the ''whole?'' By way of ''correspondences?''

The author of 'Letter To A Disciple' defines the same principle as the ''primordial disposition.'' [Introduction]. Benefit of. Link to ''Primordial Mound'' - in the 'spiritual' sense of the word.

"Dionysus and Osiris are both ''dismembered'' and ''resurrected'' gods. Gods associated with the mystery of the seed and the vegetation cycle. A plant starts from the seed of unity, comes forth into manifestation, and dies through ''dismemberment'' in the course of the seasons. But the inner spark of life remains hidden in the transcendental, resurrecting power of the seed. The gnostics taught that at the center of every human being there exists a divine spark or spiritual seed, our immortal essence. By properly cultivating this inner 'seed' it is possible to realize our true identity. That is why the Greek word ''initiation'' [teleo] means, among other things, completion, realization, bearing fruit in due season, and 'ripening' to perfection. As we realize our inner spiritual spark, we cannot avoid becoming who we truly are." [Both paragraphs taken from chapter 10, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God........'. Mentioned elsewhere].

And/or..."The sun god of the spring was pictured as a youthful warrior triumphing over the storms of winter. The goddess of vegetation - Ishtar, under various names - unites herself to this god, and the two in unison - 'sun' and 'earth' - bring forth new life in the fields and meadows...The change of seasons was depicted as due to the death of this youthful god; according to one tradition, he was deserted by this goddess who had won his 'love'; according to another, he was slain by a wild boar. An old Sumerian designation of this god was Dumu-Zi-Abzu, and interpreted as ''the legitimate child of the deep''...eventually {evolving?} in the form of Tammuz...Ishtar/Tammuz are closely related figures; both symbolise vegetation {personification of sun/earth}...An attempt to combine two figures that represent the same idea...male and female principles." [Religious Belief in Babylonian and Assyria' by M. Jastrow].

'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi. Question. Where would Apollo fit in?

"Initiation is not a ceremony, it is the beginning of a new way of using the mind...

...Now this study of moon symbols [or any other symbol. This readers input. What some call the ''Green Language''], is intended to show the reader a way of initiation. If studied in the right way, [i.e., objectively], it will enable a self initiation into symbolism......."[ Chapter entitled The Old Religion- A study in the Symbolism of Moon Mysteries, from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'].

Proving the viability of the subject, regardless of ones first impressions of it. [That same link to the book, 'The Eighth Reveals the Ninth: A New Hermetic Initiation Discourse' by Keizer].

"The task of the scholar of esoteric studies is not to prove that such an invisible 'tradition', hidden behind the veil of historic events, did or did not exist; as such; before the Renaissance; rather, the task consists of trying to grasp and to describe the different facets of the emergence of this idea as it appears in the imaginary and the discourses of the last centuries [and/or millenniums. This readers input]. Quote by A. Faivre.

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". Question. What picture {symbol?} represents it?

Its 'opposite', representation or twin side or flip side [i.e.,in the sense of a different meaning, if only in a subtle sense, i.e.,"opposite ends on the same pole" ], could be The nine 'angelic hierarchies' that include in 'balanced' proportions the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. Or even the symbolic intent of Satyrs and Nymphs, i.e.,''mercurial'' qualities, both positive / negative at ''boundary lines.'' Explained within.

Both those 'opposite' ends that relate to the 'wet way' and 'dry way', i.e.,bottom up or top down, relative to an understanding. Can you tell the difference?

That link to Dionysus in relation to Apollo by way of Orpheus. Put Satyrs in the usual box.

All of which [both paragraphs] that relate to the word 'nine' in such words as feminine, or feminine principle etc. Recall what the 'female' aspect, within this subject always relates to, in one form or another. A representation of an 'unknown' quantity. [in this case the number nine], that through a learning process becomes a 'known'. A known value. That 'value' that also has a 'quantity' to it. In this case that value that represents something on the verge of being known would be 'ten'. In number 'symbolism', ten equates to a 'completeness' of something.

"Then like the lightening flash cleaving the night, comes at the dark midnight hour the Great Mystery, the birth of the Birthless, the action of the Actionless, and once again the light of the world is revealed to them that walk in darkness. Therefore does those in the know say...that they who know the essential nature of his divine birth and actions, wander no more in the cycles of suffering, but attain to his exalted being." What this subject calls, ''The dark night of the soul,'' i.e.,something that at one time was 'unknown', is now becoming a 'known'. From 'dark' to 'light'. [Chapter 4, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

Hermetic equivalent..."Hermes meditating in the 'desert', freed his higher consciousness from his bodily senses. [Figuratively speaking, 'buddha' implies the same 'process']... and in so doing released his 'divine' nature, whereupon he beheld the great 'dragon', ''of the mysteries of life''[ an altogether different dragon from Typhon]. The dragon asked Hermes why he meditated on the world mystery,[also a link to the 'Hebrew way'] and in response Hermes asked the dragon to reveal itself. 'I am Poimandres, the 'mind' of the universe, the creative intelligence, and the absolute emperor ['King' / 'Lord' link] of all.' When Hermes asked the dragon to explain the mysteries, the dragon changed into a pulsating light. This, the spiritual nature of the 'dragon' itself, [link to the word 'lucifer' i.e.,bringer of light ], subsumed Hermes, who was raised away from the material world. [Light over dark, i.e, represented in this case as the unconscious relative to being conscious of something. Potential of ]......

.....Soon the light was consumed by darkness, [ i.e., that ''potential'' not yet realized ].... and a watery substance swirled around him. [i.e.,from 'upper' to 'lower'. From 'dry' to 'wet', relative to a learning process]. The fading light turned to groans and sighs, and it was swallowed by the darkness. [Link to Tiamet and the 'Epic of Creation']. Hermes was told that the 'light' was the nature of the spiritual universe, and from this light the world was created [Link to Plato's 'Demiurge'] . Then a dialogue ensued through which Hermes attained enlightenment. [Remember Marduk did not,or at least not in the complete form]. 'He who through the error of attachment loves his body [or related 'things' only], abides wandering in darkness, aware of his physical senses, suffers the things of death, but he who realizes that the body is but the tomb of his soul rises to immortality."[''Transcendent third'' link, as well as 'Lord' Pacals tomb]. The above also a link to the 'empty' Sargophagus in the TOP [i.e.,higher] chamber [Not 'Kings' chamber. There is a difference]. And the Palenque Lid of 'Lord' Pacals Tomb. Clue. One relates to top down, i.e.,'dry' way. The other bottom up, i.e.,'wet' way. One contained a lid, the other did not. One a representative of the 'effort' taken, by way of, thought, emotion and will. The other represents a 'start' point, from an 'unknown' point of view, i.e., a 'potential' yet to be realized. Just as the 'shafts' in that 'top' chamber have to represent the same. Top down as well as bottom up. 'In to' as well as 'back to'. A beginning and end. Horus 'in' / 'of' the horizon. Cygnus in relation to Orion, [Alpha / Omega]. Can you 'tell' the difference? If only to understand a subject.

"Hermes questioned why the ignorant should be deprived of everlasting life - ''to the ignorant the body [or physical world] is supreme and they are incapable of realizing the immortality that is within them.[Link to 'Divine bit']. Knowing only the body, which is subject to death, they believe in death, because they worship that substance, which is the cause and reality of death.'' Then Hermes asked how the righteous [link to 'teacher' of Dead Sea Scroll fame. Explained elsewhere] and wise pass to god. "Because the 'father' of all things consists of 'life' and 'light', whereof man is made, if therefore a man shall learn and understand the nature of life and light, then he shall pass into eternity of life and light.'' But how could a man attain eternal life?....let the man imbued with a mind, consider and learn of himself, and with the power of his mind divide himself from the not self, and become a servant of reality." [Objective and 'collective' effort link]. Both paragraphs taken from pages 198/9 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies']. Anything?

Come back to it later - has one has to do - in ANY SUBJECT.

The author of amongst others 'The Secret History of the World', another example of same, i.e.,"I have been looking for a concise, reliable and completely clear guide to the secret teachings for more than twenty years. I have decided to write one myself, because i am convinced that no such book exists"........"i did not want this knowledge given to me, all of a piece. I wanted to continue enjoying to work it out for myself". [Introduction to the same book, by Jonathan Black].

The same could be said of Mr Colin Wilson. [In relation to learning something from ''scratch''].  An ex homeless [?] person who while sleeping on park benches at night sought shelter in the local ‘reading room’ during the day. Fortunately for Mr Wilson...or synchronistic? He always... from an early age had a liking for pen and paper. So prolific was he with his chosen tools one does wonder if he began his writing interest as soon as he decided to ’ discontinue’ breast feeding. More than likely he began to write before walking hence the need...if only later in life...for fresh air and a park bench. Eventually however because of that interest he decided to write a book ...in that same reading room [in part]...for it later to become a best seller. The rest as they say is history. Once established he was asked to give his opinion by way of his own written word on different subjects. One of those was the ‘Occult’ subject. Later he wrote ‘The Mysteries’. Both are related to this same overall subject...and both when you think/analyze it...have at its core that familiar one. That word 'occult' one of those words that can hinder the reader, in understanding a subject, especially in its infancy.

Mr Wilsons use of it, for this reader, refers more to the subject of the paranormal than it does to what most perceive that word to mean. This subject, sometimes thought of under the same label, mainly because of its link to the word 'Esoteric', [explained elsewhere]. Some authors use it, some don't, i.e., 'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky. A book that some say began the public interest to the subject ;as a whole; uses it throughout, [...and, at the end of which; according to legend; [or mythology], she was still wearing ....dry ones]. Think about it.

'The Fourth Dimension: A Christian Approach to the Occult' by A. Duncan.

But another quote by someone of the same ilk....in the present day..."This book explores some of the possibilities of regeneration through 'power within the land', for both ourselves and the planet. It uses the language of the perennial wisdom traditions, but in a simple and direct way. This is not a book on 'occultism', which is a nineteenth century invention, now, like most Victorian engines, virtually derelict and obsolete. It is instead an exploration of reality apprehended through meditation, visualization, and our individual and collective energies". [introduction to the book 'Power within the Land'. Mentioned elsewhere]. What is generally termed as the ''Western Way.'' One of those specialist subjects - but one could just as easily have used the word 'study' instead of ''visualization''. The end result is the same. Knowledge is attained - simply because regardless of what 'method' one uses; ALL subscribe to those same universal 'keys'. Those universal ''archetypes''. That ''individual'' effort; by way of the ''collective'' one [i.e.,the study of the material written by other multiple authors] - gives that end result. AS it does in ANY subject. Hence...

"These three essays {i.e.,'Gnosis and Gnosicism' - 'The Kabbala and Jewish Mysicism' - Concerning Magic' } provide a general background without which the study of occultism is carried on as it were in a vacuum. This, all to often is the case even in the writings of serious 'occultists' serves only to obscure that which is of real value and highlight the less substantial, often tendentious, and frequently bizarre speculation which so easily disfigures the whole field of STUDY." [ From the book by A. Duncan].

For this reader the word 'voodoo' sums up its true meaning, [or in a lesser form; such words as Grimoires and Goetias; of which the higher keys of Solomon are incorrectly associated with].  Basically, [some may say crudely]... those who practice it, believe they can influence 'something' in [B] in order to get something from [A]. That 'framework', if / when understood correctly gives; again; a certain credible logic; and therefore a possible understanding; to that 'process', [especially, and if only, in relation to 'Primary' and 'Secondary'. Explained within].

Non of these authors however recommend in any way or form, participating in such an activity, mainly because of what they call 'Karma'. What goes around, comes around. Like attracts like. [Very well explained in such works as the two most recent publications by Mr D. Wilcock]. Or more importantly, especially in relation to 'real time', i.e., on a day to day basis... 'to be careful of what we wish for'...to be careful of our own individual 'choice of words'. Those same words that we chose to 'live' by, [and/or 'die' by]. Hence that link to one of those universally known biblical quotes, that seem on first impressions nothing more than a quaint pun, yet after a certain reflection, become very profound..."IN [i.e.,note; not 'of']  the beginning was the word, and the word was with 'god', and the word was god."

'Strange Life of Ivan Osokin' / P. D. Ouspensky.

Together with..."One fundamental principle of esoteric science, taught in every form of schooling, must never be violated if we wish to achieve our goal. Every insight that you seek only to enrich your own store of learning and to accumulate 'treasure' for yourself alone leads you from your path, but every insight that you seek in order to become more mature on the path of the ennoblement of humanity and world evolution brings you one step forward. This fundamental law must always be observed. Only if we make it the guiding principle of our lives can we call our selves, genuine seekers after 'higher' knowledge".[Chapter one. 'How to Know 'Higher' Worlds' by Rudolf Steiner].

Question. ''Higher'' = Deeper?

"Initiation means the journey inwards..." [From the book 'Little Essays Toward Truth'].

Short cuts are not advisable, or recommended... a 'self' interest, which within this subject is more of a negative than a positive. That 'process' mainly of African origin, in the past and still according to some in the present, mainly because of the conditions they find themselves in. But according to these authors, that condition will someday change, that remaining 'negative' will be changed into a positive, mainly because; according to the same; [by implication].... of the collective effort.

[Practical?] analogy of same..."When Frater Ash had first started his occult practice at the age of 16, he used a spell from a somewhat tawdry book called 'Winning with Witchcraft'. This was one of the first practical books he had purchased, and it contained a money spell in which the reader was asked to wave a silver coin at the moon and chant something like ''money, money, come to me..." or similar. Frater Ash duly took a 5p coin and shook it that night at the moon, chanting very earnestly. The following morning at breakfast, his father said to him, ''You know, last night when i was out, taking your Grandfather to his meeting, he gave me this five pound note for the travel. I said, i wouldn't take it, but he insisted. Here, you have it." And the thing that went through the young spell-casters head was not ''It worked!'' but rather, ''What would have happened if i had waved a 10p coin?"...The journey is the task of your lifetime and has no set periods of time, although some stages are more predictable than others as to there likely duration. Some stages are dependent upon your background, and others depend on grace..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' by M. Katz: alias Frater V ].

b-275x300''Grimoire' has a familiar ring to many people, particularly following the popularity of such 'teen witch' dramas as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Charmed', but few people are sure what it means, and my computer spell checker certainly does not know what to make of it. Put simply then, grimoires are books of conjurations and charms, providing instructions on how to make 'magical' objects such as protective amulets and talismans''..."The derivation of 'grimoire' is not entirely certain. In the early 19th century it was suggested that it came from the Italian 'rimario', a book of rhymes or Bible verses. It more than likely derives from the French word 'grammaire', which originally referred to a work written in Latin. By the 18th Century it was being widely used in France to refer to magic books, perhaps because many of them continued to circulate in Latin manuscripts at a time when most other publications were in French. It was used as a figure of speech to denote something that was difficult to read or impossible to understand, such as, 'its like a grimoire to me'. It was only in the 19th century, with the educated resurgence of interest in the occult, that it began to enter general English usage." [Introduction to the book 'Grimoires: A History of Magic Books' by Owen Davies].

In other words [in the main] 'superstition' - FOR the uniformed, [i.e., ''irrational belief'' - 'Concise Oxford English Dictionary'].  This subject explains what that ''superstition'' derives from. From what it originates from. More importantly it explains OR informs the UNinformed.  As it does with the following...

"Grimoires exist because of the desire to create a physical record of 'magical' knowledge, reflecting concerns regarding the uncontrollable and corruptible nature of the oral transmission of - valuable secret or sacred information." [Same book]. The understanding of this subject - AS A WHOLE - explains what that ''information'' is - As it does with the following...

"Defining the meaning of 'magic' is a far trickier task. For all the time, paper, and intellectual energy spent on trying to do so, there is no overwhelming answer. Any useful understanding must be tied to the cultures of the people being studied in specific periods and places. The boundary between re-ligion and magic is certainly never clear cut and changes over time and in relation to different religious belief systems."  [Same book and chapter. Emphasis; this readers]. Look up the word ''magic'' and ''re-ligion'' in the usual box; to understand something  that this author is still attempting to understand. Before you ask yourself those bigger questions. Enlarged elsewhere.

''Books can be magical without actually containing 'magic'. [Same author].

A practical? analogy - {conversation between Meg Rosoff and Susie Orbach for 'Artsnight' BBC2. Enlarged elsewhere}: Rosoff. " I talk about writers magic. People think writers are magic people, because we can do things with many characters doing this and that. I go to great lengths to explain to people that its not magic but what it actually is; is allowing something to come to the surface." {'Horizontal' link?}.

Orbach. "Well the thing about being creative whether its a writer, painter, composer or physicist - is that there is a massive amount of learning, discipline and skill - that gets developed {as it is in 'learning' any subject material?}. That then allows you to surrender to another part of yourself {'intuitive' link?}. So you have to be able to hear as to whats emerging...Its the you of you. The 'you of you' comes out of your work. Then you have to catch up with the 'you of you' in your life - and putting these two things together is really quite interesting." {'higher/lower'?}.

Side note {analogy?}: "The writer is 'double'. There is the Self that does the writing, and there is the Self that does the living. And they talk and they argue. Writing is talking to oneself - and I've been doing it all my life - long before i first saw this house 5 years ago." [Alan Bennett 'Lady in a Van']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Another: "Pauli could not fail to notice what a supreme example of synchronicity this was. A chinese woman had played an important part in his dreams, particularly those involving mirrors and their reflections: a chinese woman had carried out the critical experiments that brought about the downfall of 'parity' - that is of mirror symmetry - in physics. He wrote to Jung of his shock. Fierz had told him he had a ''mirror complex,''   "I admitted as much,'' Pauli wrote to Jung. ''But i was still left with the task of acknowledging the nature of my ''mirror complex."  Pauli's curious dream of 1954 had occurred right after he had finished his work on mirror symmetry. He was convinced that ''the unconscious motives play a role'' in creative thinking, especially in the case of symmetry." Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued: Rosoff. "It is interesting. There are moments in ones writing work when you really don't know where the writing is coming from - its just there. And this is what feels like magic."

Orbach. "I'm not opposed to calling it magic."

Rosoff. "I don't think it is magic."

Orbach. "It is'nt - but what you are describing is harmony - again i would use the word surrender, because you are both {i.e., the 'you of you'} actively producing - but not knowing  you are doing it. It is a deep engagement..." [All emphasis/parenthesis this readers]. ''Harmony'' in relation to the 'middle' way? Try 'mirror'' to see 'it' in its broader context.

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

N.B. 'Still waters run deep' = a waveless lake. Anything?

And/or: "Asana, therefore, has to do with the establishment of a correct posture which will allow interior silence to take place readily...The object of Asana is to enable the body to pray {and/or study}...There are a number of techniques which may be employed to attain this end, so that the body may be left in peace and the consciousness may concentrate {revision?} upon 'higher' things." [From the book by A. Duncan. Parenthesis, this readers].

Side note. ''You of You'' =  "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]. Question. Higher/lower?

Refresher: As {seen?} from a different perspective? "The writer is 'double'. There is the Self that does the writing, and there is the Self that does the living. And they talk and they argue. Writing is talking to oneself - and I've been doing it all my life - long before i first saw this house 5 years ago." [Alan Bennett 'Lady in a Van']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Back to the beginning... The stand out point however as to why Mr Wilson is used {several paragraphs back} -as an example - is the same as it is with any author on this subject. The synchronistic one. For some reason when you go looking for those answers that this subject ‘throws up’...you become surprised at how quickly and in what manner those answers are found. Using Mr Wilson as an example again. He is so familiar with his own synchronistic moments that if he does not experience them on a daily basis he believes he must be "doing something wrong"!

Analogy of same..."What is decisive for me is that i dream about physics as Mr. Jung [and other non-physicists] think about physics. Every time i have talked to Mr. Jung [about the ''synchronistic'' phenomenon and such], a certain spiritual fertilization takes place." Wolfgang Pauli.

Refresher: "The ancient religions of the moon goddess represent the education of the emotional life as taking place, not through a course of study, not even as the result of a system of discipline, though both these things doubtless entered in, but through an initiation. The interpretation of the moon mysteries suggested in the following chapters links our modern life problems to those of the ancient peoples who recognized that in their day, as in ours, the world at times became sterile and was laid waste, not by war or pestilence, but because some essential fertilizing spirit had been withdrawn." [Preface to the book, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding].

'The Waste Land' by T. S. Elliot.

"The miraculous appurtenances of the Holy Grail are similar. When it appears and processes round the company each one finds before him the 'food' he most likes to eat. And it is of course intimately associated with the cure of the enchanted land and remedying the sin of the {Dolorous Stroke?}, in so far that the Grail Seeker, must ask three key questions about it. These are: What is the Grail? What is the purpose of the Grail? Who is served by the Grail? As has been discovered in many a modern context, it is not enough to be able to answer difficult questions that solve a problem, but the ability to discern the right questions that need to be answered. The Grail stories tell of what happens when a Grail seeker wins through to a revelation {eureka moment?} of the 'Grail' but fails in his wonder to ask the right questions. All disappears as a phantasm and he finds himself back  in the enchanted Wasteland, with castigation heaped upon him for his lost opportunity." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds']. Try ''food'' and/or ''phantom'' - to see it from a different perspective.

That link to the meaning and understanding of 'incarnation' in relation to 'reincarnation'. Find it, to understand it - rather than leave to those first impressions - i.e., it has nothing to do with 'another' life; but more to do with this present one - a 'newer' you  - from the old you {reinvention?}. Try ''habit/s''.

'Gardening with the Moon and Stars' by Elen Sentier.

A practical analogy..."Channeling the unconscious into story telling is what i do for a living. It took me a long time to get there - i was 47 before my first book was published. You might be watching this and thinking that connecting to the unconscious is what artists do and is near impossible for anyone else. But i passionately believe we can all do it. When i teach creative writing i tell all my students that anyone can do it. That really it is just a question of going into your psyche and paying attention to whats in there. To make it simpler i do a drawing - a big oval that represents the unconscious and a little one next to it that represents the conscious mind...a narrow bridge divides {connects} the two...the more you walk between the two,i.e.,the conscious mind where you think about the daily stuff like taxes and what to eat for dinner - and the unconscious stuff wherein lies the bigger thoughts - the more resonance you get in your everyday life..." [Quote from the novelist Meg Rosoff within an interview for 'Artsnight'. BBC2 - August 2016. Emphasis, this readers]. Continued elsewhere.

Analogy with same {principle?} in mind = 'Feast of Fools'. Purpose of. Enlarged elsewhere.

The real question that all the above throws up however is...Why does this subject seem to relate to that same word; the synchronistic one; more than any other. Why does this subject and ‘synchronicity’ seem to go 'hand in hand'? [Link to 'grasp' symbolism].

''Life is what happens to you - when you're busy doing other things''. [John Lennon].

The answer strangely enough can be assessed and a possible solution found; if only theoretically; only when you understand that full framework that is common throughout this subject regardless of place or culture. The one that can be understood objectively by way of a ‘general idea’ [i.e.,''overview'', link to 'eldest'?] by way of those ‘keys’. [ Keys of Solomon ].

A practical example {if only in the 'lower' sense of the 'word'?}: A scene from the movie 'The Imitation Game' - a film on the life of Alan Turing...

Alan. "Whats that you're reading?

Friend. "Its about cryptology."

Alan."Secret messages?"

Friend. "No - not secret. That's the brilliant part. Messages that anyone can see, but no one knows what they mean - unless you have a key.

Alan. "Hows that different from talking? When people are talking they never say what they mean, they say something else, and you are expected to know what they mean. But i never do..."

Friend. "Alan, i have a funny idea, you may be very good at this..."

Analogy with same principle in mind {but now in the overall ['higher'?] sense of the word}..."The Hawk, by reason of its ability to remain poised in the empyrean, was a perfect symbol of the divine self which, detached from all things of earth and form, looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity. The whole subject should be carefully studied, and if half as much care and attention is given by the reader to the study of the 'Gods' as the average man devotes to his daily newspaper, a great deal of useful knowledge of profound importance in 'magic' will be gained." [Enlarged elsewhere].

"...looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity" = 'an objective view'? - relative to an understanding? Regardless of subject.

"He regretted that the Helios course seemed to have fallen into very wrong hands. I hastened to reassure him on that score, but it was plain to me that the Helios course was not suitable for the kind of innovation that i had in mind. I would have to think again. Nonetheless positive forces were already at work. When one door shuts another opens. As the course broke up i fell into conversation with a young couple...I asked them if they would like to help me start a new study course...they agreed. Thus at tea time on Sunday 15th April 1973, what was to become the Gareth Knight Group was founded called Hawkwood." ['I Called it Magic']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Try ''15'' for a further connection before those two bigger questions are asked.

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Refresher: {as one example}: "In ancient Roman religion, a flamen was a priest assigned to one of fifteen deities with official cults during the Roman Republic. The most important three were the flamines maiores (or "major priests"), who served the three chief Roman gods of the Archaic Triad. The remaining twelve {therefore 12+3} - were the flamines minores ("lesser priests"). Two of the minores cultivated deities whose names are now unknown; among the others are deities about whom little is known other than the name. During the Imperial era, the cult of a deified emperor (divus) also had a flamen."

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"Silence thy thoughts and fix thy whole attention..."

A {practical?} analogy..."Notice that the distinguishing criteria between this Way and the others certainly does not have to do with an opposition between ''scientific'' and ''mystical'', nor between ''monastic'' and ''ordinary life'', but that the important criteria which must guide us is ''understanding''. This understanding is neither scientific nor mystical. Neither reason alone, nor the heart alone can obtain it. It is the precious fruit of conscious work combining the intellectual and emotional centers. And it can be produced among monks as well as among lay people." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Example of same...’The Huna code in religions’. By M. F. Long. Or ‘The Quest for the Celtic Keys’. By K. Macleod / I. Robertson. Or ’ Icons: And the Mystical Origins of Christianity’. By R.  Temple. N.B... Jacob Boehme referred to the same, as 'signatures'. Emanuel Swedenborg as 'Correspondences'. Or Ibn al-Arabi as ''latent essences.''

Question. What is the difference between the words ''magic'' {and/or 'magical'} and ''mystical?'' and why are they applied? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 4 before those first impressions make one yawn; while 'creating' an inner 'vision' of the armchair and TV set.

lyddaThe ancient Egyptians expressed the same principle within the form and meaning of the word 'hieroglyph.' As does the author of 'The Meditations on the Tarot' within the word 'Arcana.' Especially the use of two of his most favorite ones: 'Horizontal / vertical' - both of which he uses constantly throughout. All explained within. Use the search box ['find tool'] to obtain that 'general' overview. The difference between the three books being an example of two authors being aware of this subject. The other not. Yet all possess an ample selection of those common keys...and therefore their possible interpretation to the subject as a whole.

'Dear Liza' by Sydney Banks.

"When is an idol an icon? When is a icon an idol? The icon is transparent as a representation of the spiritual reality it depicts; an idol replaces and obscures that reality - something understood by the Jewish religious vision which so rigorously condemned 'idolatry.' But the difference between icon and idol is purely subjective. All is idolatry that takes the outer form to be itself an object of veneration. But again , the most tawdry of idols of holy pictures can become transparent vehicles for spiritual meaning when they reflect and transmit a living 'vision.'............."The West, which has its own idolatries, has lost, under the influence of the materialism of recent centuries, access to that inner order of which idols may be icons, and in whose absence the most beautiful icons are but idols." [Page 30,31 'Alexandria' vol one, by D. Fideler].

"...For all concepts and abstract ideas can become icons or ''sacred images'' when one considers them not as the end, but rather as the beginning -of the way- of knowledge of spiritual reality. In the domain of the intellectual life, hypotheses do not play the role of idols, but rather that of sacred images. Because no one accepts a hypothesis as absolute truth, just as no one worships a sacred image as absolute reality. Yet hypotheses are fruitful in that they lead us to the truth, in guiding us to it within the totality of our experience - just as icons or sacred images are also fruitful in leading us to experience the spiritual reality that they represent. An icon is the beginning to the way to spiritual reality; it does not replace it - as in idolatry - but gives an impulse and direction towards it. Similarly, a concept or abstract idea does not replace  spiritual reality, but rather gives an impulse and direction towards it." [Quote from 'Letter 8' from the book by Tomberg].

Another publication, of the same ilk..."Speaking of the keys to the Zoodiacal mysteries as being almost 'lost' to the world, it was remarked in "Isis Unveiled" ten years ago that...'The said 'key' must be turned seven times before the whole system is divulged. We will give it but one turn, and thereby allow the profane one glimpse into the mystery. Happy he, who understands the whole. The same be said of the whole Esoteric system. One turn of the key, and no more was given in 'Isis'. Much more is explained in these volumes" ..........."the source of all the religions and philosophies of the world that were 'lost' to men, is at last found". Heard that one before? ....[introduction....to the book 'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky].

Lots of 'keys', but you have to find them through a quagmire of 'facts'. You do however begin to 'see' those keys from the Buddhist, Hindu perspective.

''Seven must 'die' before the 'treasure' is found''. Quote at the beginning of each episode of the 'Oak Island' program. [History channel]. ''Seven'' in relation to the above; ''die'' in relation to death/rebirth symbolism. Once understood - that which was 'lost' is now found, i.e.,''treasure''. Anything? Enlarged throughout. Try ''seven'' i.e.,''seven beings'' etc.

"Its not just a search for treasure - its a search for meaning. And nothing engages people like the search for meaning." In answer to the question by R. Laginna: ''What gets people into this mystery." ['Curse of Oak Island' / History channel. Dec./2016].

"................we are very likely to discover new meaning in the old forms through the process of turning religion inside out. Only when we have discovered for ourselves these regions will we be able to read and use the old maps, to make use of the vast cultural heritage of all religious traditions, the spiritual knowledge embodied in the teachings, literature, and the symbolic forms of all traditions and all ages. When we find the root within our selves, these will reveal to us their meanings."............."Once we have the key we will find those meanings and images and traces everywhere." [Page 31,32 'Alexandria'. Mentioned above].

xxxxxxGnosticism. Especially ’The Gnostic Gospels’ and ’Beyond Belief:The Secret Gospel of Thomas’. Both by E. Pagels...and the parables in the new testament and the North American ‘Trickster’ character [ explained elsewhere ] another form....with the same intention, [key]. As are most of the Sufi texts, i.e., ’’The Mathnawi’. By Rumi. And any books by Idries Shah. Especially that most enematic of all sufi texts...’The Elephant in the Dark’. Why is that development important? It helps; implied by the same authors; with ones own personal journey from A to C.

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

"Thus doth God; by parables; show forth truth and vanity." [Quran 13:17]..."And we put forth many parables in your behalf."[Quran 14:45]. Both translations from Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

2...This world and ’That’ world, they imply co-exist. [ Physical world together with the other ‘world/domain’. Commonly known as the ’afterlife’.] This reader prefers the word ‘Domain/s’. Its a neutral word. It helps with the objective clause. Try it.

The Egyptians symbolised it with upper and lower Egypt.[‘Mirror’ image of north/south. Symbolic only. Not exact. ] With their headgear-The Pschent or ‘double’ crown; as the symbolism for the co-exisitance. [ Two halves coming together. ] Or the single uraeus. Biblical equivalent..."The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be filled with light", [Matthew 6:22].

Egyptian equivalent..."Thus the Eye evokes the means of the perception of light in all its forms, from the physical light of the sun and moon to the light of knowledge, and to the inner illumination of the awakened spirit. And the uraeus is the magnificent symbol of all the powers related to this triple conception." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

 

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Exercise: "Why do you ask questions about husks, about words, when you have so many living questions in your mind? Your task now is to consider the profile, and determine what connection this bears to love. Consider, for example, why the Egyptians would paint the eyes in frontal appearance, even when they showed the face in profile. Why? Consider also the uraeus snake, which reveals its pent up energies of striking only when viewed from the side. There is a profound mystery here. Think upon these things. The true man is seen from many places, and none is ever the same. Why is this so? ...Meanwhile remember, that the profile will speak more easily about the past than will the face turned towards you." ['The Zelator'].

A {working?} example: "The sage intervenes and gives him the choice of two paths: the training for a career as an active leader in the goverment of the kingdom, or else the acquisition of the mastery which will lead him toward sacred knowledge...Chick - Pea chooses the path of wisdom and surrenders to the guidance of the Master who gives him the name of Her - Bak {Horus-face}, and conducts him toward the temple...He learns, among others, how to study the human being and on the night of his final testing - the revelation of his ''own Neter'' - at long last opens the door to the inner temple." ['Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate' / Isha Schwaller De Lubicz].

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A portion of the golden shrine. Question. Middle of the forehead - minds eye? As a representation of something. Understand ''snake poison'' {enlarged elsewhere} before those first impressions '' lift one off '' into the cosmos.

The 'king' Cobra [uraeus] identified as the 'eye' of Ra, and therefore by the same implication with the 'eye' of Horus,[ green, one of its main colors]. That same 'uraeus' described as 'the great enchantress' ['The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt'], that through an 'understanding' becomes represented with a 'human head',[explained within]... "as seen on the golden shrine of Tutankhamun". [The 'golden child'].

Compare to 'its' opposite, its 'start' point, [i.e.,unconscious / 'shadow' aspect of]..."the cleansing was said to be carried out by a goddess of whom we know little, Kebehut, who is specifically described as being the daughter of Anubis, and who was a "celestial serpent" with the face of a jackal." [Chapter six. 'The Sphinx mystery'].

 

 

 

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Cobra and Vulture. North and South. The union of something. [ Represented as upper / lower ] . A golden one. A representation of the 'pinnacle' of something. The only mummy ever to represent both the vulture and cobra together. Symbolic of something. [The Tutankhamun Prophecies].

"The type of snake that served as the sacred image of Wadjyt, 'patron' diety of the town of Buto",['Pharaohs mound'] in the Nile Delta. Close to Sais. West in relation to East. The 'eye' in relation to the 'ear'. Horus in relation to Apollo. Think about it, in relation to a further 'development' by way of an understanding.

 

 

 

Picture…King Tut’s wet nurse Maia, whose title was, educator of the gods body [Wikipedia]. Analogy of same. Different time, different place…..I know nothing, and all preconceived opinions have been taken from me, which is the beginning of learning, i.e.,that one must first become a child, and then be wet nursed into knowledge, as is now taking place within me. [ Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on an inner understanding. Chapter three, The Presence of Other Worlds].

 Picture...'King' Tut's wet nurse Maia, whose title was, ''educator of the 'gods' body'' [Wikipedia].
Analogy of same. Different time, different place....."I know nothing, and all preconceived opinions have been taken from me, which is the beginning of learning, i.e.,that one must first become a child, and then be wet nursed into knowledge, as is now taking place within me." [ Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on an ''inner'' understanding. Chapter three,'The Presence of Other Worlds'].

"Truly, i say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of god like a child shall not enter it." [Mark X:15].

Analogy of same; i.e.,with same intent; but from a different angle [key] or perspective..."So given to Chokmah we find given the title of the Father, and to Binah the Mother. All the Sephiroth, as these emanations are called, below that named the Crown are given masculine and feminine attributions, and the activity between male and female Sephiroth in reconciliations is a ''child,'' so to speak; a neutral Sephirah acting in equilibrium." [Chapter 3, 'The Tree of Life' by I. Regardie]. Link to the ''middle way.'' Representational of; in relation to the benefit of.

A {working} example: "...The Sun is its father the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse..." Continued elsewhere. ['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book.

"The force of conviction  and inner certainty of 'metaphysical' knowledge lies in the fact that something already known, but fallen into 'forgetfulness', is 'remembered' again. And all arguments, drawing of comparisons, logical consequences, and other methods of cognition that are made use of in the here and now, are only ways and means of calling back memories out of the depths of the human soul - spiritual being, into earthly day consciousness. Altogether they represent, as it were, the ''work of a midwife'' at the birth of 'memory'. Knowledge is not made, it comes to 'birth'. '' [Chapter two, 'Lazarus Come Forth' by V. Tomberg]. Remember - as a representation of something. Try ''memory'' and/or ''child'' in the usual box for a further head scratch. Then try ''metaphysics''. Understand what it eventually became known as- and its relevance in understanding anything. Before those first impressions dictate something else.

Synchronistic link? "Then came his advice: 'Remain childlike'. "Two words that meant so much. I'll never forget it." Quote by Dr. Chopra to the author of 'The Reconnection'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Landscape equivalent: "A rugged island, but a good nurse of young men..." In reference to the island of Ithica S/W Greece. The end AND beginning of Homers 'Odyssey'. Troy N/W {Turkey}. 'Father' {N/W} and 'son' {S/W} eventually coming together. Homer using Troy as 'top/down' and Ithica as 'bottom up' as a means {or method} to instruct {give insight?} on certain principles {keys} to define a 'journey'. That universal personal one. Link to ''bosom'' and therefore ''grace''. Homers equivalent. Try ''method''. Other examples elsewhere.

As is the same intention: "There are for instance, two centers of influence, the castle of Camelot and the castle of Carbonek, which are representative of the interests of the outer life and of the inner one - the former that of the Court of Arthur and the company of the Round Table, the 'flower' of chivalry - and the latter, the Grail Castle, where deep and holy mysteries are 'contained'." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'. Emphasis, this readers].

Agree or disagree?

"...It is already obvious that metanoia ['repentance'] signifies a 'turning around': ''Except ye turn and become as little children" is the phrase used in Matthew 18:3. ...Literally, it means something definite - namely, a 'turning around' of the mind, a true mental transformation....A definite inner act is meant...as shown in the parable of the younger son who 'comes to himself' and returns to his 'father'. ...''For this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost and is found." It is clear that being dead and alive 'again' cannot have a physical meaning, but can only refer to the inner state of a man. That is, the state of a man in whom this one is lost represents a man in whom metanoia has not taken place and is therefore compared to death. It must be noticed that, when this 'change' has taken place the subject is referred to not only as being alive but alive again. Why again? And why is the younger son the subject of the parable? And why, as we have seen from a previous quotation, is it necessary for a man to become ''as a little child." And to what must something in a man turn round to - something that has got 'lost in him'; and what is it that gets lost...? There is something in us eternally 'young'...utterly different from this 'dark' world of sense and temporal logic into which 'it' passes and in which it becomes lost." [Extracts taken from part 3 of the book 'The Mark' by M. Nicoll]. Anything? i.e., understanding those key words defines those questions. Those key words that have been used for countless generations. Regardless of culture.

'Virgin' in relation to child. A concept of something.

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.

As seen from a different perspective: "Deep within our buried conscious is some awareness of what is right in the presence of 'god' and as part of our true destiny. We cannot do this extraordinary Work - which is the heart of all esoteric and spiritual teachings given to humanity - without a sense that there is something higher than oneself. This is where our magnetic center, the small {''child'' and/or ''youngest'' link?} of us that has led us on some kind of spiritual search for meaning and purpose, is especially valuable. There are 'I's within us that know there is more to life than self gratification, self love, self interest. These 'I's yearn for a mysterious inner liberation where a new quality of consciousness and of daily living can take place. This is no fantasy. It is the very reason why we were created as self evolving beings. We have a job to do and it is called ''metanoia'' or transformation of mind." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Book of Job?

"The perception of truth rests in the equilibrium of the intellect and emotions [thought, emotion, will link]. As long as the mind has not awakened to a state of spiritual consciousness and direct recognition of the truth, it will only see the shadow [lower link] of its presence and hear the indistinct whispering voice. The sound of that voice [higher link]  may be drowned in the turmoil of the intellectual workshop, its light ['lamp' link] may be obscured by the storms of the emotions. To understand that 'voice' and to behold that 'light' heart and head should act harmoniously together. To perceive the truth, purity of heart and strength of mind should go hand in hand, and it is therefore taught that men must become like children before they can enter the sphere of truth..." [Extract take from the book by F. Hartman]. All a link to what all define in one way or another as the ''middle way''. Benefit of; if only in understanding a subject. But purpose of - when all is considered. That final link to the 'philosophers stone'...

Question. Nothing more than a fairy story. A convoluted one?

"You begin with a delightful feeling as of a child with a new toy; you get bored, and you attempt to smash it. But if you are a wise child, and you have had a scientific attitude towards it, you do not smash it. You pass through the stage of boredom, and arise from the inferno of torture towards the stage of resurrection, when the toy has become a god, declared to you its inmost secrets, and become a living part of your life. There are no longer these crude, savage reactions of pleasure and pain. The new knowledge is assimilated." [Fourth lecture out of Eight on Yoga by A. Crowley].

"The Eight are called the 'fathers and mothers of Re'., for the child that comes forth from this primordial lotus is Re, or Ra, the principle of light itself." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

'Silence is golden'. Anything?

Analogy of same? "He who begets something which is alive must dive down into the primeval depths in which the forces of 'life' dwell. And when he rises to the surface, there is a gleam of madness in his eyes because in those depths death lives cheek by jowl with life." - "It is obvious that Otto was concerned not with a medical definition of what the Greeks called mania and he and Schelling called ''madness,'' but with a kind of visionary attempt to explain a state in which man's vital powers are enhanced to the utmost, in which consciousness and the unconscious merge as in a breakthrough." [From the book by C. Kerenyi]. Recall the Gilgamesh analogy in Part 1.

Try ''eureka'' . Representation of.

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Royal Crescent; Bath, [Aquae Sulis]. Thirty houses 'connected' together. S/W in relation to S/E. Waxing relative to Waning. Shadow in relation 'light'. Something unknown - becoming 'known'. Hot springs in relation to rivers. Stonehenge in the middle. Architecture equivalent of 180 'turn'. The same that be seen in the river between the above and wood-henge. John Wood the younger; being the designer. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Define the parts to understand the whole. Try ''gap''.

Analogy with the same principle and intent..."The study of mythology is complex and subtle, and involves constant reference to a group of basic patterns, structures, symbols and demonstrative stories." [First paragraph, first page of the book 'The Waters of the Gap: The Mythology of Aquae Sulis' by R. Stewart].

''The 'eyes of the soul' of which St. Teresa speaks are what we call in modern Hermeticism the 'lotus flowers' or simply 'lotuses', and what Hindu yoga names 'chakra centers' or 'chakras'." Enlarged elsewhere.

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

"I am all that has been and is, and shall be, and my veil [key] no mortal has hitherto raised." The Graeco-Roman historian historian saw this inscription on a shrine in Sais Egypt. It was dedicated to Athena, but Plutarch believed that it had originally been dedicated to Isis. A creator goddess known by many different names, in different parts of the globe." [Chapter four, 'The Sacred History' / J. Black].

"With patient ears attend..." [Opening lines to 'Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare].

"It is by the power of Isis, through her 'love', that the man- sunk ['in this world'. This readers input]- is raised to a 'spiritual' life. But as we saw above, Isis is destroyer as well as life giver. Her statues frequently represent her as black. The typical form is that of 'Virgin and Child'. Often she is seen as suckling the infant Horus, for she is Nurse as well as Mother of all, she 'nurtures' and fosters to that which she has given birth. Ancient statues of Isis with the Child have, in not a few instances, been taken over by Catholic communities who mistook them for representations of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus. It is even possible that some of the shrines of the Black Virgin in Europe have really grown up around such statues of the Black Isis. This mistake is not as obvious as it might seem, for Isis also, was believed to be Mother of God and was worshiped as virgin, just as were all the other moon goddesses whom we have considered, even though she was, at the same time,[aspects of. This readers input]- said to be the wife of the moon god. This aspect of her relation to the god is more emphasized in Egypt than in any other country." [Chapter 13, of the book by M. Esther Harding]. Female principle equivalent of something unknown becoming known. Representational of - as a means to an understanding i.e.,the 'difference' between shadow / light - relative to making something understood.

"For in later Egyptian thought Osiris, who in his passion on earth was the Moonman, became after his 'resurrection' one with the sun. And so also the human being who was Osirified through initiation became 'Son of' the sun." [Same book]. Similar principle i.e.,to reflect on something and its possible outcome. Hopefully - a positive one. 'See' it. Link to ''transcendent third''. Find it to understand it - before asking that bigger question- Why. Why go to all this effort? To verify a subject - generation after generation? Nothing more?

Male/female - sun/moon - shadow/anima - All as a means to something.

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

"In beginning a meditation practice, [or study. This readers input]- there is always a quite pleasure, a gentle natural growth,; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression {and or lethargy} - ''the dark night of the soul''- an infinite tiredness and detestation of the work {as every other subject proves if only in its early stages }. The simplest acts seem impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension. The intensity of this feeling can hardly be understood by anyone who has not experienced it {dramatic effect ONLY, i.e.,most people have experienced the 'mental' effort of understanding something/anything - its pro's and cons }. This is the period of 'Apophis'. It is followed by the arising not of 'Isis' but 'Osiris' {i.e.,'second wind' - but with more 'substance' to it - hence in a different 'form' - relabeled}. This ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is 'created', a condition only rendered possible by the process of 'death' {and therefore a 'rebirth' of something }. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth {i.e.,,in their own words}. The first matter of this work was base and primitive though 'natural'. After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from it arose the perfect and pure gold." [Extract from www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/IAO. All emphasis, this readers]. Try ''reincarnation/incarnation'' to understand something further. Before those two bigger questions are asked. It also defines what the [red lion?] represents. What its 'start' point is.

Black flint in relation to black dragon?

Refresher: "It ascends from the earth to the heaven and again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things 'superior' and 'inferior'. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall 'fly' from you..."['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book.

clock"Another symbol of considerable importance that is here mentioned is a terrestrial globe, thirty feet in diameter, which serves a dual function. One is of indicating the position in the world of all initiates by the presence of gold rings set thereon{?}. More importantly the globe, also opens up so that one can enter 'inside' the earth. There, on the inside, is a planetarium, with all the stars of the 'universe' inside the earth. THIS is a very ancient world view, that may seem ludicrous to modern habits of thought, yet which has a profound validity of its own. It is interesting to see this represented, almost in passing, in a seventeenth century document that ostensibly seems to be merely revelling in mechanical contrivances. In fact the whole Rosicrucian castle is represented as a model driven by clockwork. It is indeed a moveable representation of the 'machinery of the universe', the inner world of the astro-etheric that keeps the outer world in order and motion." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

'Antikythera mechanism'. Try Part 4.

"The destiny of man, as we have said, is to make or create himself. He is, and he will be the son of his works, both for time and eternity." Quote by E. Levi. And or woman, i.e,..

scroll

William Blake's -'Newton'. Question. Scroll from the 'head'? All from a 'rock' ? South East corner? Right angle - therefore equinox link?

Analogy of same? - in reference to the creation by Q. S. Lam - what she defines as 'A Soul on a Scroll' - a thirty foot one...."Started the work in 2007, i completed a little every day or when i could. I recall writing the first line of the scroll and groaning at the prospect of beginning the journey, knowing it was going to be a feat of endurance. By the end [2012], my hand was aching and swollen. There was an addictive quality to working on the scroll plunging you into a meditative state and being transported to other 'worlds'."

The author; who has no knowledge of this subject; identifies herself; or more importantly; those 'warring' [''wrestling'' link] - aspects of her ''internal self'' with Fred, Mia, and Sophia. Fred whom she feels to be a negative aspect of herself - could be identified with the Egyptian Set. Mia - more of a deva; with negative traits, could be identified with Nephthys. Sophia - 'the cloud catcher' - with Isis. And Horus; with the individual herself. Further information to evaluate correctly, [i.e.,to add or detract from]- found elsewhere.

''...to dog ones footsteps''.

"The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator {the ''edge'' between night and day} - is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemisphere's are equally illuminated." [Wiki/'equinox'].

SIDE NOTE: "Along with this came the significance of towers and bells, and the esoteric powers of sound - which can be of considerable practical interest in the technicalities of bell manufacture...This is a phenomenon unique to Britain...All this seemed to have some connection with the mathematical researches and angelic tablets of Dr John Dee... In pursuit of this, i found myself much concerned with St Mary Le Bow, and other churches constructed by Wren after the great fire of London. As part of the conference i was able to lay on a guided tour to a selection of his churches around St Paul's cathedral...Another positive indication that came from this source was to attend the inaugural meeting of Kathleen Raine's Temenos Academy...She astounded me with the depth of her scholarship - having not only read all the works of William Blake but all the books that he himself had read, in their original editions...I considered her Temenos Academy to be somewhat above my head, albeit an important flag waver for the esoteric tradition in high academic circles {i.e.,'angel' link}. " ['I Called it Magic' by G. Knight].

Understanding the above gives clues {keys} - to the understanding of W. Blakes works - and therefore subject material. Parts within the whole. Try ''bells''.

tut 1

Found within the tomb of tut. [Notice the collar]. Recall its link with the word Ba. And that link to the word Ka . Question. Fairy story?

Continued..."When one has passed through these stages of 'remembrance' [i.e.,in relation to this acclaimed 'framework', by way of objectivity], a different state of 'spirit' as if a different soul, is born in one. That soul is purer and finer than all other souls. It is the 'child' of the heart, the child of truth. While in the form of ''seed'' , this child 'invites' and 'attracts' man to seek and find the truth; and after it is born [link to 'son of'] this child will urge man to seek the Essence of ''God most high.'' Neither this new soul, called the child of the heart, nor its seed and potential, is in every man. It is found in only the pure 'believer.'' [Chapter 7, 'The Secret of Secrets'], i.e.,"Verily, he knows what is secret, and what is yet more hidden" [Quran. 20:7].

"Do you know why the grain of mustard seed was used by Jesus in relation to the Kingdom of God? Not, in fact, because of its small size - there are many other types of seed smaller still. This is what i have been told: The mustard seed is the only known seed which is pure, in that it cannot be hybridised or grafted on to any other seed or plant of any other species than its own. In fact it is as inviolable as true faith itself." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W.T.P].

 'A grain of wisdom'.

A working example?..."To recover from ingrained habits and our subconscious imitations of parents and peers is truly a spiritual warfare. It is the narrow way that few want to travel as it requires going against the grain of our own behavior...

Question. Embossed/Debossed?

continued..."The first and most fundamental effort is the objective study of ourselves...This simple effort begins the the process of creating a space {seed?} within you that is not completely hypnotized by external events. Though you still react to external circumstances through ingrained habit, there is now this sliver of your Self that is not pulled out of you. A new space of inner freedom is being created along with a new sense of a deeper identity..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Follow the title of the book to 'see it' within this subject materials broader {horizon?} base.

Hebrew equivalent of something?..."The pineal gland...in the center of the head, is the key to the third eye. And the third eye has far reaching possibilities beyond the norm. It is the link between the Mer-Ka-Ba field and the Sacred Space of the Heart, and when these are linked, a human being becomes more than human. He or she extends into divinity." ['Serpent of Light'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher...''Life takes refuse in a single space''. Recall Part 1. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Understanding the above; especially that one sentence; gives a chance of understanding the following - as well as to the subject {purpose of. Origins/beginnings of?} - of astrology...

"One must begin with causes that are in man himself. How can he be independent of external influences of great cosmic causes when he is the slave of everything that surrounds him? He is controlled by everything around him. If he becomes free from things, he may then become free from 'planetary' influences. Freedom, liberation, this must be the aim of man. To become free, to be liberated from 'slavery'; this is what a man ought to strive for when he becomes even a little conscious of his position. There is nothing else for him, and nothing else is possible so long as he remains a slave both inwardly and outwardly. But he cannot cease to be a slave outwardly while he remains a slave inwardly.  Therefore to become free, man must gain inner freedom." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

"The myth of Sophia climaxes with the bride and bridegroom making love together, united as one in a mystical marriage. This image is an important mythological motif for the original Christians, because it represents the realization of Gnosis." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

"The destiny of man, as we have said, is to make or create himself. He is, and he will be the son of his works, both for time and eternity." Quote by E. Levi.

Understanding the above explains why all those 'golden' artefacts 'found' there way into the tomb of the ''Golden child.'' A representation of something - other than the obvious. 'See' it?

"So plant your field upon this earth with both the subjective seeds of a good life here and the objective seeds that will yield a good harvest in the hereafter." [Chapter 8,page 50, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The union of Solar and Lunar consciousness produces a 'superior' third way of knowing called Stellar consciousness. Stellar consciousness is a state of incorruptible wisdom symbolized by the heroic Child of the Philosophers, the metal gold, a diamond or pearl, the Philosophers Stone, the astral body, and of course the stars. Remember, that in view of the alchemists, we are all embarked on a journey through the manifested planets - a journey home to the stars." [Chapter 15, 'Sorcerers Stone' by D. Hauck].

'Ladder of the Planets'   ?

"The ''star'' which the Hermeticists follow leads them to the 'manger' - to the center of history, to the center of the psychic life, to the center of universal evolution or the ''supreme focus of each individual'', to the Alpha and Omega of revelations, to the Heart which is at the center of all hearts. For there is a center of gravitation of hearts, just as there is a center of same for the planets...[understanding what is implied by the ''divine bit'' in relation to A/B/C defines that last sentence; gives it a certain plausibility]...Like the latter, it causes the 'seasons' of the life of the soul. This is why it is not without reason that the manger is venerated by the church each year and that a unique light is lit in the world each Xmas...where Christ becomes Child anew and where the history of mankind becomes the manger." [Taken from the book 'Meditations on the Tarot' [Letter 19] by Tomberg].

'Dear Liza' by Sydney Banks.

Hebrew equivalent..."Tradition has it that the high priest entered the holy of holies on one day of the year only. I wondered what could have been happening that was of such significance for this solitary event. Could it be that the high priest was observing that sunlight had reappeared on the northern wing of the cherubim, signifying an end to winter; that all was well with the macro-cosmos? It would be a slightly different form of observation than watching the winter solstice at Stonehenge, but with the same connotations. As quoted earlier, the Venerable Bede described the 'cherubim' as being...filled with the light of heavenly wisdom...a great store of knowledge...If the reference to the oracle being 120 cubits high is actually a reference to a 'triangular' pattern' containing numbers that add up to 120, then we are again noting principles of ancient wisdom. As Bede noted the, the Latin translation of the word 'cherub' is ''a great store of knowledge''. " [From the book by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. ''Zenith'' link?  Question 2. Zenith of what?

Yet another analogy with the same intent - different time period - different author. Question. A universal conspiracy?..."To raise the evanescent ''real'' man to a state of 'perfection' [called] ideal man, is the great Arcanum, that cannot be learned in books. It is the great secret , that may be understood by a child, but will forever be incomprehensible to him who, living entirely in the realm of sensual perceptions, has no power to grasp it. This attainment of 'spiritual consciousness' is the Magnum Opus, the great work, of which the alchemists said..."[Quote from the book by F. Hartman].

"An arcanum {key/sign/archetype?} is that which is necessary to 'know' in order to be fruitful in a given domain of 'spiritual' life. It is that which must be actively present in our consciousness - or even our subconscious - in order to render us capable of making discoveries, engendering new ideas, conceiving of new artistic subjects. In  a word, it makes us fertile in our creative pursuits, in whatever domain of spiritual life. An ''arcanum'' is a 'ferment' or an 'emzyme' whose presence stimulates the 'spiritual' and psychic life of man. And it is symbols which are the bearers of these ''ferments'' or ''emzymes'' which communicate them - if the mentality and morality of the recipient is ready, i.e.,if he is ''poor in spirit'' and does not, suffer from that most serious spiritual malady called self complacency." [Extract taken from Letter One from the book 'Meditations on The Tarot' by Tomberg]. Put ''fertilization'' and ''arcanum'' in the usual box to understand the benefit of both in understanding anything - but especially in relation to this subject. Benefit of. Purpose of; relative to the full journey; not just 'part' of it. The micro within the macro.

"An arcanum = a key that one has to know in order to be able to orientate oneself..." [Same book].

Question. How can a 'child' ['younger' link] be identified with that 'understanding / development', when his 'father' was not, [ i.e.,no depiction of same has been discovered in relation to 'father']. Think about it in relation to a concept? i.e.,golden child = 'the living image of Aten / Amum'. Benefit of, in relation to Ba/Ka. Possibility of. Nothing else, in order to understand a subject. An ongoing subject.

Akhenaten = ''Servant of Aten".

Tut = "Living image of Aten". Question. Why the difference. What does it represent? Question 2. Why should it matter at all?

'Ancient Aliens' program entitled 'Mysteries of the Sphinx' - 'deliberates' on the meaning of the solar disc of Akhenaten, i.e., a 'flying saucer'. Its real significance related more to 'embossed/debossed' as a representation of something 'external / internal'. See it? Think about it, in relation to ''lion'' picture. Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy of same... "We now approach rebirth symbolism of a curious pictorial and eloquent character. That the union of male and female produces offspring in the biological world is a commonplace fact. But it has similar application in the psychological world. The union of an integrated psyche - the ''crowned King'' - with the principle of instinct and feeling - ''our red daughter,'' formerly latent and dormant within, must be a pleasurable and emotional experience........."So the union of these two psychic factors is likewise characterized by an intensity of feeling and by a release of 'energy' expressing itself in terms of light and fire {'black' flint?}. The psychic conceives a spiritual 'child' - a 'son,' conjoined with and yet 'superior' to both 'parents.' It is not, naturally, an objective product visible to the eyes of the world. But it inheres within the psychic domain as an integral part of the psyche,[representation of. This readers input] as a spontaneous effort to transcend itself, in a higher more inclusive synthesis. Just as the crowned king is the Ruach centered in Tiphareth - the sun is its 'Father' - so the red daughter is a symbolic glyph of the instinctive world in the guise of a female form - its 'Mother' the moon. So the 'child' is Daath [Hebrew equivalent], knowledge, the Ruach reborn as the supernal child of the Middle Pillar, the direct result of the overcoming of the red dragon, the child of wisdom and understanding." [Representational of]. [ Chapter 4, 'The Philosophers Stone' by Israel Regardie]. Try ''gap''. Then ''simultaneous''.

Try ''Emerald Tablet''.

Side note. ''Rebirth'' in relation to 'cave' symbolism. That relationship to 'tomb' and 'womb' symbolism. Enlarged elsewhere. A distinction made therefore between the two. Such authors as R. Bauval? and J. Black? believe tomb discoveries of some worth {i.e.,royal, i.e., 'Kingship' related} - will be discovered in same. No tombs of significance will be found in a 'cave' for reasons stated above. 'Caves' represent the ''beginnings'' of something - nothing else. Those locations {should there be any} have to represent both beginnings and its 'ends'. Alpha/Omega etc.

Continued...That same ''young'' aspect that is seen within the painting of 'The Shepherds of Arcadia.' Explained elsewhere.Clue. Who is the 'woman' seen 'to be' in close proximity to, or touching? [in both paintings]. 'Younger' in relation to 'elder' {bald chap?}.

"The Pagan godman was likewise born in a cave. The motif of the cave was popular in the ancient world. It represents the underworld, which, for the gnostics, is the material cosmos in which we presently live as the spiritually dead. Being 'born in a cave' represents incarnation as a body in the cosmos...The body is the psyches prison or tomb and the cosmos is its cave or cavern...To the gnostics, the two paths represented 'remembering' and 'forgetting'. The right hand path of remembering our true nature leads to heaven. The left hand path of forgetting our true nature leads back into the cave..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Try Part 1.

A {working?} example: "Once or twice he used the word ''esoteric,'' which i had not heard him use before. But when i tried to stop and ask him what he meant by the word ''esoteric'' he avoided an answer. 'This is not important', G. eventually said, 'call it what you like, that is not the point...You do not realize your own situation. You are in a prison. All you can wish for, if you are a sensible man, is to escape. But how escape?...Furthermore, no one can escape from 'prison' without the help of those who have escaped before'...G. often returned afterwards to the example of ''prison'' and ''escape from prison'' in his talks. Sometimes he began with it, and then his favourite statement was that, if a man in prison was to have a chance of escape, then he must first of all realize that he is in prison. So long as he fails to realize this, he has no chance of escape...No one can help or liberate him by force, against his will or in opposition to his wishes. If liberation is possible, it is possible only as a result of great labour and effort, and, above all, of conscious efforts, towards a definite aim." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

"The Sufis refer to the spiritual states by the name 'tifl', meaning 'babe', because that baby is born in the heart and is reared and grows there. The heart like the mother, gives birth, suckles, feeds, rears the child of the heart. As worldly sciences are taught to children, the ''child of the heart'' is taught that inner wisdom." [Introduction, 'The Secret of secrets'].

Side note. Recall the 'locations' {and therefore their significance} of such 'individuals' {i.e.,what 'they' represent} - as 'Zeus' and/or 'Apollo'.

"For it is the 'woman' that holds the keys of the inner {anima?} planes for a man. If you want to pass the Cumaean Gates you must become as a little child and a 'woman' must lead you..."[ Chapter entitled 'The Old Religion - A Study in the Symbolism of the Moon Mysteries' from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'Spirit' and/or 'soul' AS A MEANS...?

Exercise. "According to Minucius Felix, the Goddess Persephone was imprisoned by Hades in a cavern, representing the psyche imprisoned in the cosmos." Question. If Hades equates to 'shadow' aspect - what is being ''imprisoned?'' See it?

"This underworld 'cave' in which we are incarnated is both a 'hellish' prison in which we are temporary exiled from heaven and a womb in which we have the opportunity to 'spiritually' mature." [Both exerts from the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers]. 'Marriage' link?

i.e.,"a mental state, in which spiritual perceptions were achieved, distinguishing between the 'shadow mixed with light', when the power of the imagination was mixed with reason...."]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The neophyte, in his first 'meeting' with Ceridwen, discovers her in the character of a hag or a fury, or as a wrathful giantess. This is an absolutely true image of the experience of anyone who first looks into his own  soul, or discovers behind the beauty of Nature her 'destructive' powers. The beginning of initiation must always be a descent into the depths - into Annwn - the kingdom of Hades..." ['The Flaming Door'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''giant''.

A far better understanding of those same principles [if only for this reader] will be found - 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding.

"The Prophet was quoted as saying, 'I have seen my Lord in the shape of a beautiful youth'. [Link to ''youngest'' symbolism . Greek equivalent = Apollo and/or Egyptian = Menkaure]. Perhaps this is the manifestation of the child of the heart. The image is the mirror. It becomes a means, rendering visible that which is invisible. The truth of 'God most High' is exempt from and free of any kind of description, or any kind of image or form. The image is the mirror [key], though what is seen is neither the mirror, nor the one who is looking in the mirror. Ponder on that and try to understand, because that is the essence of the realm of secrets." [Chapter 9, 'Secret of Secrets'].

Egyptian equivalent..."The Egyptians also had an explanation for the moon's light, 'the light of the night - the left eye...which rises in the East, while the globe of the sun is in the West' {implying that the moon reflects the sun's light}. It is also written that the moon is invisible when it is to close to the sun. In other words, at the time of its conjunction with the sun {new moon}, the moon is invisible, and at the moment of opposition {full moon} it is the mirror of the sun. Appropriately, the Egyptians often fashioned hand mirrors in the form of a slightly flattened disc with image of an eye in the center. The handle represents the 'ouadj' papyrus plant, symbol of the widening of the heart {i.e.,by way of the 'word', i.e.,that which those ''words'' are written on. This readers input}. Irrespective of all the quasi-scientific explanations based on the phases of the moon, that may be offered, the myth of the 'Eye of Horus', recovered after being torn out by Seth, remains elusive. This Eye symbolizes the ''divine'' light imprisoned in matter, which must be liberated. Thus it is said, that the Eye is the seat of the soul and is all powerful, for it possesses in itself the means for this deliverance." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy]. Recall ''Nefertiti''.

"The analogy of a mirror is the closest and most faithful one for a vision of a 'divine' self revelation." [ Chapter 2, 'The Bezels of Wisdom' by al-Arabi].

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

imagesU8QPNU2SThat final link to the 'Philosophers stone' i.e.,"The Philosophers stone is an ancient symbol of the perfected and regenerated man whose divine nature shines forth ... As a rough diamond is dull and lifeless when first removed from the black carbon, so the spiritual nature of man in its "fallen" state reveals little, if any, of its inherent luminosity . He who possesses the same 'stone' possesses truth, the greatest of all treasures, and is therefore rich beyond the calculation of man; he is immortal because reason takes no account of death and he is healed of Ignorance....the most loathsome of all diseases". ['The Secret Teachings of all Ages'. Manly Hall].

".......and they knew the secret of the ' Philosophers Stone ' which conveyed immortality....A person who, by the process of spiritual awakening, has attained a practical knowledge of the secret significance of the 'Rose' and the 'Cross'. He maintained that the real Rosicrucian, OR Freemason, cannot be made, but must grow to become one by the expansion and unfolding of the 'divine' power within his own heart." ['Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians by Dr Franz Hartmann].

Practical example...

"The Royal secret is not one that can be told in words. Throughout the world runs a tradition of a wondrous secret sought under different names by men through all the ages. The Philosophers Stone, the Elixir of Immortality, The Holy Grail, the Hidden Name of god, all these have been objects of man's quest, and all are one and the same, if rightly understood.......No pen can ever write down this secret, nor can any lips reveal it, but it is written in the inmost heart of man and has lain there through countless ages, awaiting the day when the disciple, tearing aside the veils of ignorance, perceives its blazing letters in his heart. There is no man, however mean or sinful, in whose heart it is not written, but few they are, who read its life giving words." [Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

 

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Another interpretation [analogy] to the above could be ''the sacred marriage.'' Different symbols, but the same principle. That same end result. I.E.,Recall what the ''sun'' and ''moon'' represent. Together with the ''staff'' [ or ''spine'' or ''Kundalini''] of which the ''Chakras'' are connected, in some form.  And that ''form'' being represented with the ''serpent.  ''Sense or non-sense. Fact or Fiction. A possibility or not?

"The love of the life is the real love. It rules over and holds in subordination many other derived loves, affections, or feelings. This ruling love contains the persons real end, or purpose in living. The influence or 'ruling' of this essential love of the life is quite subtle and pervasive, reaching all aspects of mind.... A man has for an end what he loves above all things, and has respect to it in each and all things. It is in his will, like a hidden ''current of a stream'' which draws and bears him away even when busy with something else; for it is that which animates him. This is what one man seeks for, and also sees in another; and according to which, he either leads him or acts with him''....'' To underline the central role of the 'ruling' love, Swedenborg referred to it at various times as man's life itself, his own Self, his character, the essence of the life, the soul, and the very form of his spirit." [Chapter 5, 'The presence of Other Worlds'. Emphasis, this readers].

"There is an idea so central in Swedenborg's psychological spiritual findings that to grasp it is to grasp the real basis of mind, or human experience and the nature of the worlds we are destined to experience beyond this one. This idea 'revolves' around the concepts of love, affection and feeling."[Same chapter, same book].

Think on it, relative to primary/secondary, in relation to those universal [triple] 'aspects' . Found within. Put ''grasp'' in the box.

"To grasp an immortal ideal, man's mortal nature must 'die' before he can grasp it." [Quote by F. Hartman].

"The Emperor asked a sage to be brought to court. 'What is the highest truth?' he wanted to know. 'Total emptiness...with no trace of holiness', said the sage. 'If there is no holiness, then who, where, or what are you?' 'I don't know,' the sage replied. Question everything. Test it with reason. Look at the assumptions behind it, take those assumptions apart and question your questions too. Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom."

"In the West, this way of thinking started with 'Socrates". [Chapter 21, 'The Sacred History].

..."I am amused, said i, at your apparent fear lest the multitudes may suppose you to be recommending useless studies. It is indeed no trifling task, but very difficult to realize that there is in every soul an organ or instrument of knowledge that is purified and kindled afresh by such studies when it has been destroyed and blinded by our ordinary pursuits, a faculty whose preservation outweighs ten thousand eyes, for by it only is reality beheld". [Plato's Republic VII,528].

"An idea is an event," according to Seth. It is therefore logical that any idea - in whatever sphere of activity, whether physically materialized or not - would have an impact upon our lives. The "idea as reality" is another ancient concept which was formalized early in Western civilization by Plato and which has been retained by many philosophers down through the ages. But rather than discuss this concept in abstract terms only, Seth develops it to its logical conclusion. All ideas, thoughts, and areas of concentration help create a dynamic and continually interrelating universe with the 'idea' playing as important and as tangible a role as any physical event." [Introduction to the book 'The Seth Material' by J. Roberts].

Understanding what all these authors infer by the ''divine'' bit relative to that same ''framework'' [ 1 - 6 ], gives a credible logic to all the above. ....

"On a final note, there has been much written about immortality and transmutation concerning the Great Work. Perhaps the greatest secret offered by Fulcanelli lies in the title of this work and the dedication of the first edition. The Alchemists say that the truth is hidden in plain sight. Therefore the great 'philosopher' may well be the soul, living within its abode, the physical body. It is for this reason that the dedication remains the same as it was in the first edition....dedicated to the Brothers of Heliopolis". [Foreward. 'The Dwellings of the Philosophers'. By Fulcanelli ].

Compare to..'The Incoherence of the Philosophers'. Al-Ghazali, and 'The Philosophy of Illumination' by Suhrawardi, while recalling the difference between the ancient and 'modern' definition of same. Explained elsewhere. Finally try 'The Warrior Within',{The Philosophy of Bruce Lee} by J. Little. A possible bridge, between the old and new. A very interesting and profound read. Finally put ''warrior'' in the search box, i.e.,what does it imply?

Analogy: "Growing familiarity with Homer's techniques for preserving astronomical knowledge encourages more revelations to tumble from every page; the killings of warriors and the intrigues of the gods are revealed as allegories for vivid images in the sky. There is such a breadth and depth to the astronomical content of the Iliad that it is almost overwhelming. Conventional Homeric scholarship and our studies of the Iliad are not to different in technique: both interpret layers of narrative to reach conclusions which are not at first apparent." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"Galileo, following in the footsteps of the ancients, wrote that ''Philosophy is written in the great book which is ever before our eyes - I mean the universe - but we cannot understand it if we do not learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written." [Chapter One, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere'.

"As time passed, the learned men of each culture became known as sages or wise men - 'one of those who knows'. It was Pythagoras who apparently invented the terminology - philosophy - meaning 'one who is attempting to find out'. " [From the book by Kevin Gest].

N.B. Homer known as the very first of all the 'sages' - if only in the {European?} sense of the 'word'.

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Vesica Piscis = ''the bladder of the fish''.

A working example {still in progress?}: "If the commanders of regiments were the brightest stars, it followed that all the other warriors named in the Iliad also had a place in the skies. The remaining men far outnumber the commanders, and many of these warriors die terrible deaths which Homer describes...Florence Wood pondered this for months, and many avenues were explored in an attempt to discover the astronomical purpose of the warrior victims. Men were picked out at random, and every reference made to them was examined for clues which would place them in the heavens. Lists of victims and their killers, of the types of weapons used, and of family relationships were created and studied, but a solution remained elusive. Eventually, late one evening after a fruitless day cross checking more lists, Florence casually thumbed through an illustrated guide to astronomy and found the answer to the problem in a surprisingly simple drawing. The constellation of Piscis Austrinus {the Southern Fish}, shown in the guide, is not one of the more memorable groups of stars, but she had earlier speculated that the brightest star in the constellation, Fomalhaut {Piscis Austrini}, might be identified with the warrior Iphition, on the meagre grounds that Homer says his home: 'is on the Gygaean lake where your father's estate lies, by Hyllus, rich in fish, and the eddying waters of Hermus'...

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"...a small constellation that lies south of Aquarius...that drinks the waters poured by same. The brightest star = Fomalhaut = The mouth of the Fish''. {Wiki/Southern fish].

...But the tenuous link between fish and water had not been supported by other evidence...A second look changed everything. It showed the stars in the outline of a fish against the blue background of the heavens. Fomalhaut, with a magnitude of 1.2, was placed exactly on the forehead of the drawing. A few lines earlier in the Iliad Homer recounts that: 'Achilles struck {Iphition} full on the head as he was coming towards him, and split it clean in two'. At long last we came to realize that Homer's constellations had human attributes such as heads, foreheads, legs, arms, backs and chests. This was a breakthrough in understanding that led to the 'woundings' in the Iliad to mean, for instance, that the personal star of a man wounded in the back will be placed in the 'back' of his constellation, and the personal star of a warrior hit in the foot will be placed in the 'foot' of same constellation etc.," ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title to see it in its broader context i.e.,''split in two'' in relation to the Vesica Piscis and/or ''southern'' in relation to a 'start point' and/or ''lake'' in relation to either a dried or full one, as within the Square of Pegasus or the one at Nabta Playa OR fish in relation to rivers NOT sea's etc., etc. All enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: 'The head of the fish should face the eldest'. Chinese dining custom. [BBC / 'The Story of China' with M. Wood].

The main point, however, is which came first - the 'formation' of those '45' constellations or subject material? AND WHY?

15739224-set-of-historically-accurate-crosses-representing-vWith the Hebrews one of their methods was the ‘Star of David’. Two triangles. One pointing up. The other down. This world and that domain. Both triangles interlocking = Co-existance.

When [C] was included [ explained elsewhere ] it was always represented as a circle. Hence the two triangles within one circle. Russian, [sometimes Greek] Orthodox equivalent = Two horizontal bars on one vertical.

Only one of the above pictures, indicates that Primordial mound from which the beginnings / origins of an understanding may take place, which may benefit the 'individual' in relation to horizontal / vertical. Only one shows 'the fall' in its true state. Normally represented as a 'horizontal' bar. Horizontal in relation to the 'vertical'. Notice most; when two or three are depicted; are attempted to be shown within a 'pyramid' shape.

The 'Pyr' of the same word = 'fire'. That 'substance' that the 'trickster character stole'.

Together with... as an example of one aspect within the 'overall' subject..."The exact science of human regeneration is the lost key of Masonry, for when the spirit 'fire' is lifted up through the 33 degrees, or segments [or 'centers'] of the spinal column, and enters into the domed chamber of the human head............it signifies the process by which the 'eye of Horus' is opened". [Chapter 16. 'Secret Teachings of all Ages'. M. Hall]. Don't ever forget those first impressions i.e.,.

"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].

Side note: A {work?} in progress: "Our present concern however is with our immediate progress, for we feel a sense of vulnerability as we climb at an inclined angle to the top of a high roofed chamber. The ladder is of wood and iron, and seems old, and very well used. We may wonder about its strength and stability but it seems sound enough, so what we really have to be concerned about is the strength and stability not of the ladder, but of our own Will, and sense of dedication. All that prevents us from climbing through this space is a sense of vulnerable emptiness of faith, courage, and purpose. And so, realizing this, we safely reach the first floor of the 'tower'. From here it is possible to look down into a high ceiling chapel, to the immediate east and beneath us..." ['The Abbey Papers' / G. Knight and R. Wilby].

Question. Kings chamber and/or Grand Gallery?

Refresher: "Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill".

A working example: "For instance, in all the denominations of Christianity a great part is played by the tradition of the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. Liturgies and a whole series of dogmas, rites, and sacraments are based upon it. This has been a ground for schism, for the separation of churches, for the formation of sects; how many people have perished because they would not accept this or that interpretation of it. But, as a matter of fact, nobody understands what this was precisely, or what was done by Christ and his disciples that evening {i.e.,in the Upper Room}. There exists no explanation that even approximately resembles the truth, because what has been written in the Gospels has been, in the first place, much distorted in being copied and translated; and secondly, it was written for those who know. To those who do not know it can explain nothing, but the more they try to understand it, the deeper they are led into error. To understand what happened at the Last Supper it is first of all necessary to know certain laws {and or keys/signs}. ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

Refresher: The 'Pyr' of the same word = 'fire'. That 'substance' that the 'trickster character stole'.

"It is important to understand that these centers are not physical in nature and position- though there are parallels with our physical organs and glands. These 'organs' exist in a subtler emotional or psychic or spiritual part of our nature. We may even consider them, not as realities themselves, but as symbols of realities- great, redeeming, and saving symbols." [Chapter 2, 'The Art of True Healing' by Israel Regardie].

'The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself' by Dr E. Pearl.

Analogy with the same intent..."The sacred uraeus, which represented the serpent goddess Wadjet, was a rearing cobra with its hood inflated. Pharaohs wore the uraeus on their brow as a symbol of Kingship. Legend has it, that the uraeus had the power to spit fire in defense of the one who wore it." [Chapter 5, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere].

I.E.,use that 'process' to understand 'Hiram Abif' [in the context of the purpose of 'Freemasonry'] but now with the reader in mind. All explained within. 'See' anything. If not, return later. As you do in any subject. As a final 'scratcher', think about the word 'segment' in relation to 'time'. Benefit of, [i.e.,if only in [A] relative to [B], with [C] in 'mind'.

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"In the 'Visions, Commands and Similitudes', by Hermas, an Apocryphal work discarded by the Athanasian Council, the 'Law of God' is spoken of as a tree, and as the 'Son of God', i.e., "This great tree which covers the plains and mountains and all the earth is the 'Law of God', published throughout the whole world. Now this Law is the 'Son of God' who is preached to all the ends of the earth. The people that stand under its shadow, are those who have heard his preaching and believe."[Chapter 20, 'The Lost Language of Symbolism', by H. Bayley].

Recall what all 'Laws' are composed of. That final link to the 'son of ' something. Use the 'find' tool.

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

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

"The tree of Osiris was a conifer, a pine cone often appears on the monuments......as an offering to the awakening spring. Fir cones have been assumed to possess a merely phallic significance, but the real reason for the sanctity of the conifers was probably preserved by the Gnostics. According to King, the fir - tree was "admitted into this system because its spiry form imitates a flame, for which same reason its cone was taken for the symbol of the element fire." The name 'fir' may evidently be equated with fire, an idea which is corroborated by the fact that the Welsh for fir - tree is 'pyr', i.e.,the Greek for fire. The Greek for 'fir' is peuke, i.e.,the Great Father or pere". [Same chapter, same book].

Understanding the above, gives clues as to Oak Islands true purpose. Found on the island - five ''pine cone'' shaped boulders, that when ''assembled'' formed a cross. The crossover point of which was found another buried stone of similar shape, with a 'face' inscribed upon it, [i.e.,six in total. Recall what 'six' implies]. Coconut fiber also abundant. ['Oak Island', Discovery/ History channel 2014].

Of the Palm tree family. [i.e.,very significant within this subject. See any symbolism books for verification].

"The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the 16th century Portuguese and Spanish 'coco', meaning ''head'' or ''skull'', from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features." [Wikipedia, ''Coconut'']. Other information; to assess correctly; found within.

Both domains also known as the tree of life and the tree of knowledge. ’That’ domain relating to the tree of life. Why?

Because the Third [3..] common factor that they imply is that the life ’bit’ relates more to ‘that’ ‘domain’ than it does to this one. Hence the reason; they ‘believe’...you find yourself in that one when this one ‘ends’. A transition from ‘A’ TO ‘B’. From ‘this’ Domain to ‘that’ one.

What they are implying therefore is that all living forms while alive in this physical world [A] have something of [B] within them as they eat and breath. That ‘something’ relates to our origins. Hence the reason for the transition. From this world to that one. It has a certain logic to it...but only once you begin to understand what they imply by the ’life bit’ in relation to A,B and eventually...C. [ Explained elsewhere ] .

Analogy; with same intent..."What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But verily the Home in the Hereafter - that is life indeed, if they but knew." [Quran 29:64].

4...[B] not only co-exists but as implied by the same authors, existed; in part; prior to [A] How? Hypothetically using Ockhams Razor there can only be two possibilities; if true. By evolution, i.e., Physics evolution, i.e., as part of the ‘Big bang/inflation theory’, not yet identified. In other words both possibly developing together. Or by design. What ever that implies. A simplistic way of explaining it...is to identify [B]...hypothetically, with the word ‘eternal’ which after all is what the ’afterlife’ is purported to be. Therefore should not something that 'represents'; ‘eternal’; have existed prior to something not so eternal. [A]?

5...The [B] factor; according to the same authors; [ and therefore by the same logic/implication [c]...explained elsewhere ] gives each living form what can only be described as a ‘Double’. A double in the sense, that it allows that continuation. The real question is - which is the more 'real' one. Keeping in mind that the physical one {exterior?} has a 'sell by date' associated with it. The Germans call it a Dopple ganger, [ forget the movie]. Remember...objectivity. To understand the subject only. Regardless of those first impressions. Biblical link.."Remember him.....before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken". [Ecclesiastes 12:6] link to the 'golden child', symbolism of. Explained within.

'The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul' / C. Merry.

Analogy of same..."The ninth Sephirah is the foundation of the lower man. It is called Nephesh, and it is lunar vegetative and instinctual principle which is concerned solely with the act of living. This animal soul is at one and the same time a principle of energy and plastic substance, the totality of the vital life currents as well as the invisible astral mould on which the gross atoms arrange themselves as the physical body. As a substantive principle it is the astral body, the plastic double built of astral substance and serving as the basis or design of the physical body... " [Chapter 5, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. ''Double'' = life 'bits' back-up system? After all are we not told that through/by evolution many 'parts' replicate themselves as a safety feature. If so, why not in the 'Macro' sense of the word? IF NOT - then there can only be one other possibility?

'Lunar' in relation to 'sun'. Unconscious in relation to something now becoming conscious, i.e.,'nine' in relation to 'ten' [enlarged elsewhere]. 'Animal' in relation to man. Lower in relation to higher. 'Vegetative' in relation to 'mineral'. As a representation of something. Gross in relation to primary and secondary. Anything?

OR "I knew of a man, who was caught up to the third heaven...whether in the body or out of the body i do not know. And he was caught up into paradise and told things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat." [2 Corinithians 12:2 - 4].

Tibetan Buddhism refers to same; in part; as the "Rainbow Body", others have 'similar' names, i.e., "In Sufism it is called "the most sacred body" and the "supracelestial body". Taoists call it "the diamond body", and those who have attained it are called the "immortals" and the "cloudwalkers". Yogic schools and Tantrics call it "the divine body". In Kriya it is called "the body of bliss". In Vedanta it is called "the superconductive body". The ancient Egyptians called it "the luminous body or being", [akh] . This conception evolved into Gnosticism, where it is called "the radiant body". In the Mithraic liturgy it is called "the perfect body". In the Hermetic Corpus, it is called "the immortal body". In the Alchemical tradition, the Emerald Tablet calls it "the golden body". [Chapter nineteen. 'The Source Field Investigations'].

The 'law of one' refer to that process as a 'harvest'. [Chapter six, and throughout. 'The Synchronicity Key' by D. Wilcock]. The same author refers to the same as 'double bodied'. [Chapter 21].

Question. 'Double cube' link? Enlarged elsewhere.

Simplified version of same {principles?}: "Central to the esoteric understanding of man is the concept of what is known as the 'seven bodies'. The words are somewhat misleading; the word 'bodies' is helpful in some respects; ''levels of consciousness'' is a better term and ''levels of being'' is preferable at other times. Language is bound to fail us...there is a good deal of poetry rather than scientific precision in what is {attempted?} to be described..." ['The Fourth Dimension' by A. Duncan].

The ancient Egyptians referred to that 'process' eventually as ones ‘Ka’. Represented by the figure Osiris. The Alchemists, in a round about way, referred to it, [as a 'physical' representation of... in 'its' early stages]... as the ‘Philosophers stone’. [ Books of same...’Alchemy for idiots’. Or for something more demanding...’Philosophers stone’. By I. Regardie].

The beginnings of which is represented, in the Egyptian case "with a large block of squared granite" that was found on a ledge within the pit at the extreme lower end of the Subterranean Chamber within the Great pyramid, i.e.,within, or below the Primordial mound. Think about it, i.e.,granite in relation to limestone. The very 'thing' that the Great pyramid is sat on.  [Chapter two. 'Pyramid of secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Alchemical drawings depict the First Matter in a variety of other forms. Some show it as a square stone while others depict eight-pointed stars or luminous spheres. In fact, the 'Lexicon of Alchemy,' first published in 1612, gives 84 synonyms for the First Matter." [Chapter 4, 'The Emerald Tablet' by D. Hauck].

"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].

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Sokar on his sands. An image within the imagination [minds eye, or the eye of Horus], as a precursor to something more substantial, more permanent, in relation to a foundation. Hence the link to sands, especially those shifting ones, relative to making something more solid under ones feet. That 'process', represented by the snake. Question. Why the difference in snake heads. Clue. It has something to do with a development of something. The origin [start point], of which, will always be shown on the left.  As a further head scratcher why should left be associated with west. Notice the figure looking left to right. West to East. Darkness to light. Clue. Something to do with the word Fall. Its representation within this subject.

That final link to 'its' "unconscious" representation. That 'potential' yet to be realized,[until it becomes a 'known' quantity. Both of which, ['known', 'unknown' and/or 'unmanifest, 'manifest' ], have to be represented in some form].

Analogy of same..."The initiate of the 'return' is self conscious whereas the beginner on the journey is almost self UNconscious." [Extract taken from the book by J. Dubuis]. See it?

Example of 'its' physical representation {manifested?}..."Enclosure C's circular walkway, between the outer and inner temenos walls, was entered from the south through a north-south-aligned stone passage measuring 25 feet in length. Schmidt calls it the 'dromos', after an ancient Greek word meaning avenue or entranceway, because of its likeness to the passage ways attached to the beehive - shaped 'tholoi' tombs of Mycenaean Greece. At the southern end of the dromos a curious U-shaped stone portal, or inverse arch, was set up as an entranceway. The upright terminations of its two ''arms'' were carved into the likeness of strange, crouching quadrupeds that face outward; that is, away from each other. The identity of these 'twin' guardians, only one of which remains roughly in situ today, is another puzzle. Schmidt calls this U-shaped doorway the ''lions gate,'' perhaps because of the twin lions carved in stone above the Lions Gate entrance at the Mycenaean city of Mycenae in southern Greece. Beyond the U-shaped entrance to the dromos, Schmidt's team has uncovered a stone stairway of eight steps constructed to navigate a noticeable dip or ''depression'' {'gap' or 'void' link?} in the bedrock. It is an incredible feat of ingenuity and constitutes one of the oldest staircases to be found anywhere in the world. Its presence here at Gobekli-tepe confirms both that an ascent was required to enter the enclosure and that the south was the direction of approach for the visitor." [From the book by A. Collins].

Side note...Egyptian equivalent? {see above picture, i.e.,two lions?} i.e.,"the mysteries cavern of Sokaris", commonly known as 'the hidden chamber'. Of which Horus "OF the horizon" plays its part. Sokar the 'god' of the 'underworld', i.e.,something still 'unknown', represented as an aspect of the 'unconscious'.... shadow aspect, i.e.,male 'god'. 'Anima' would be represented in some form as 'female'.

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The 'tail' end of something begins the process of ?

The author's opinion on that U-shape:..."Having examined the belt buckle glyph at some length, it is this author's opinion that it represents the principle components of a comet. The circle is its head, or nucleus, and the U-shape is the bow shock that bends around the leading edge of the nucleus and trails away as the halo. The upright prongs denote three separate tails, with multiple tails being a common feature of comets."

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Have a closer look. Three pronged 'foot' within a U-turn? Question. Duck or goose?

Question. When ALL the available information {keys?} are assessed - what do you think? Clue. Recall what the 'trickster' character {i.e.,hare/fox/wolf etc,} in All cultures represent, i.e., as an alternative example the 'animal' {constellation?} at the 'foot' of Orion.

The author defines same as..."So why the foxes, especially as they are usually seen in indigenous mythologies as cosmic tricksters, evil twins of the true creator god, responsible ONLY for chaos and disarray in the universe." {Same book. Emphasis, this readers}.

And/or..."Proclus's warning about the fox star {i.e.,Alcor} nibbling 'continuously at the thong of the yoke which holds together heaven and earth' {i.e.,represented within the 'Plough' constellation} - is an allusion to the fox attempting to sabotage the universes turning mechanism, which, of course, was seen to have its terrestrial point of origin wherever an axis mundi was established on the ground. The fox, if allowed to carry out its mischievous deeds, would eventually bring about the collapse of the imagined sky pole, and with it would follow the end, not just of the world, but time itself. The fact that Alcor, or Alopex, the Fox Star, was additionally seen as a 'comet' {authors hypothesis} inbound from the Pleiades is revealing indeed and conjures the idea that as a 'hair star' it might have been seen as responsible for this perceived cosmic catastrophe." [Same book]. Try ''yoke''.

And/or..."Grimm cites also an old Scottish story about 'the tayl of the wolfe and the warldis end' - a reference to the world falling apart following the appearance of a wolf's tail, which we can be pretty sure is a metaphor for a comet." Same book.

Define the parts {highlighted} to understand the whole.

Another definition of same {broader view?}..."It is no light task for me to write about the figure of the trickster in American - Indian mythology within the confined space of a commentary. When i first came across Adolf Bandelier's classic on this subject, 'The Delight Makers,' many years ago, I was struck by the European analogy of the carnival in the mediaeval Church, with its reversal of the hierarchic order, which is still continued in the carnivals held by student societies today. Something of this contradictiveness also inheres in the mediaeval description of the devil as 'simia dei' {the ape of god}, and in his characterization in folklore as the 'simpleton' who is 'fooled' or 'cheated'. A curious combination of typical trickster motifs can be found in the alchemical figure of Mercurius; for instance, his fondness for sly jokes and malicious pranks, his power as a shape - shifter; his dual nature, half animal, half divine, his exposure to all kinds of tortures, and - last but not least - his approximation to the figure of a saviour. These qualities make Mercurius seem like a daemonic being resurrected from primitive times, older even than the Greek Hermes. His rogueries relate him in some measure to various figures met with in folklore and universally known in fairy tales; Tom Thumb, Stupid Hans, or the buffoon-like Hanswurst, who is an altogether negative hero and yet manages to achieve through his stupidity what others fail to accomplish with their best efforts." [From the chapter entitled 'On the Psychology of the Trickster Character' by C. Jung - within the book 'The Trickster' by P. Radin]. Try ''feast of fools'' and/or ''Feast of the Tail''.

Neolithic equivalent? "...The males are all dancing and either disguised in animal skins or part animal themselves. There are three in the French Pyrenean cave of Trois Freres. One has a bison's head, and plays a musical instrument in the middle of a herd of bison, and one has the horned head of some similar animal. The third is the famous ''Sorcerer'', a form with the head of a horned beast, the eyes of an owl or cat, the legs and body of a man, the tail of a horse or wolf and the genitals of male feline....Scholars have variously interpreted all these as gods or spirits, as priests or witch doctors, or as hunters disguised as animals to deceive their quarry. As with all the Palaeolithic images {archetypes?}, we lack the means to translate the artists message." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

Side note: Refresher. Recall Neils Bohr's discipline {as ONE example} of choosing the right words within ones vocabulary to define questions in order to arrive at possible answers, i.e.,''in the beginning was the word; and the word was...

Hence: "These mythological features extend even to the highest regions of man's spiritual development. If we consider, for example, the daemonic features exhibited by Yahweh in the Old Testament, we shall find in them not a few reminders of the unpredictable behaviour of the trickster, of his pointless orgies of destruction and his self-appointed sufferings, together with the same gradual development into a saviour and his simultaneous humanization {lower/higher link. This readers input}. It is just this transformation of the meaningless into the meaningful that reveals the trickster's compensatory relation to the 'saint', which in early Middle Ages led to some strange ecclesiastical customs based on memories of the ancient 'saturnalia'. Mostly they were celebrated on the days immediately following the birth of Christ - that is, in the New Year - with singing and dancing..." [Same book].

Proving the validity of research OVER those first impressionable ones - {higher/lower?} therefore ''teacher'' link?

Hence..."Gokihar ably takes the place of the Fenris Wolf in the Norse myths, although in the Bundahishn there is a strange twist - the comet, or bolid, personified as a supernatural wolf, actually becomes a cleansing agent, clearing away the wicked in order to make the world 'immortal and forever everlasting'. " [Same book]. See it? Can you see what the author cannot.

Understanding the above gives an answer to the following - OR at the very least a credible line of investigation..."The imposing central pillars in Gobekli-tepe's Enclosure D both sport wide belts, at the front of which, beneath a centrally placed belt buckle, fox-pelt loincloths have been carved, the animals hind legs and long, bushy tail extending down to knee level. Further emphasising the eastern monoliths vulpine character is the presence of on its inner face of a leaping fox, something present also on the central pillars of Enclosure B...These images of the fox, along the high level of faunal remains belonging to the red fox {Vulpes vulpes} found at Gobekli-tepe, led archaeozoologist Joris Peters, writing with Klaus Schmidt, to conclude that the interest in this canine creature went beyond any domestic usage and was connected in some way with the 'exploitation of its pelt and/or the utilization of fox teeth for ornamental purposes'. That this statement was made even before the discovery of the fox-pelt loincloths {Heb Sed link. Enlarged elsewhere} carved elsewhere {i.e.,central pillars in Enclosure D} - means that what Peters and Schmidt go on to say in the same paper, should not be ignored - for in their opinion 'a specific worship of foxes may be reflected here'. That leaping fox appear also on the central pillars of..." ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

Side note: The narrator of 'Seven Ages of Britain' {Series 1. Episode 2. Enlarged elsewhere} - asks the question "Why go to such lengths to finish someone off..." - in reference to the body found in a bog that became known as the Lindow Man.  Purposely killed {'sacrificed'} at the ''edge of wetlands'' - totally naked with the exception of ''a fox fur armlet'' . Neatly trimmed beard - aged between 25-30. All significant pointers {keys?} to understand it beyond ''Brutality'' and/or "a savage lifestyle'' and/or "it sorted the men from the boys''.

''Sacrifice'' in relation to: "As we have said, the primitive techniques for this were blood and sacrifice and orgiastic rites but neither of these methods are valid means of spiritual progress nowadays. The evolution of consciousness has moved on and such practices would be atavistic; degrading rather than enlightening..." See Part 3.

"Wetlands'' in relation to: "The Agnisuryans respond to the sound. The waters ebb and flow. Let the 'magician' guard himself from drowning, at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet there is the place for 'magic' to be wrought."

A side step: {see above picture, i.e.,two lions?} i.e.,"the mysteries cavern of Sokaris", commonly known as 'the hidden chamber'. Of which Horus "OF the horizon" plays its part. Sokar the 'god' of the 'underworld', i.e.,something still 'unknown', represented as an aspect of the 'unconscious'.... shadow aspect, i.e.,male 'god'. 'Anima' would be represented in some form as 'female'. Hence that link to Genesis, chapter six..."The sons of god saw the 'daughters' of men, that they were fair.... who bare 'children' to them." [Recall what 'Son of' represents].

That link to the 'divine couple',i.e.,Apollo and twin sister or Sumerian equivalent, Inanna and Utu, as opposed to Jacob and Esau. Think about it, [ i.e.,"a mental state, in which spiritual perceptions were achieved, distinguishing between the 'shadow mixed with light', when the power of the imagination was mixed with reason...."]. Equilibrium being the main aim. Its main result or principle; with the observer or reader in mind. Purpose of. Benefit of.

Number symbolism equivalent..."According to ancient and Neoplatonic systems, 6 is the most perfect number as it is both the sum and the product of its parts: it is formed either by adding 1+2+3 or by multiplying 1x2x3. Furthermore it is the product of the first male {2} and first female {3} numbers.  From the psychologists viewpoint, it represents a combination of analysis and synthesis in its simplest form: 2x3. It summarizes all the plane figures of geometry {point, line and triangle}, and since the cube is composed of 6 squares, it is the ideal form for any closed construction." ['Mystery of Numbers' / A. Schimmel].

''First male {shadow?} - first female {light/anima?} ALL as a means...?

N.B. ''Closed construction'' = something manifested. Representational of.  Recall the numbers associated with the 'cube' - as an expression of something. Hence the link to this subjects main 'teaching' aid. Question. Which came first and WHY?

That word imagination again {two paragraphs back}. Work it out, for its true meaning, i.e.,when using it, focus on the positive stuff, as opposed to its alternative, the negative stuff, to reach a balance, in order to understand something, anything. Understanding the above therefore gives clues as to that biblical stories true 'intent' and purpose, in relation to an end result. A 'potential' yet to be realized. A work still in progress.

"The Agnisuryans respond to the sound. The waters ebb and flow. Let the 'magician' guard himself from drowning, at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet there is the place for 'magic' to be wrought."

Moses = ''Drawn from water''. Anything?

Analogy {Greek?}: Poseidon - 'Boundary' between wet and dry - whose domain was Atlantis. Ten sons {five sets of 'twins'}. The eldest - Atlas. A world {rock?} on 'his shoulders'. A representation of something. Enlarged elsewhere.

"We are thinking at the edge, where the shoreline of sense meets the wild ocean of mystery." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]

'Lexicon of Alchemy' definition of same..."Imagination is the Star in Man, the celestial or supercelestial body." [Chapter 4, of the book by D. Hauck]. Question. Fantasy? A collective one, throughout multiple generations. From its beginning to the present date?

"Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis' by Michael Ward.

Analogy of same, i.e.,with the same intent..."God will never give himself openly to the soul...unless she brings her husband, that is to say, her whole free will." [ Emphasis, this readers. Page 12, 'Meister Eckhart: From Whom God Hid Nothing' {Sermons, writings and Sayings} by David Steindl - Rast ]. Think on it, relative to 'Song of Songs'. Explained elsewhere.

Hindu equivalent, [in part]. Chiti = "The power of universal consciousness; the creative aspect of 'God' portrayed as the universal 'mother.'' [Glossary, from the book, 'Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda].

OR...."Knowing the 'male' but keeping the 'female', one becomes a universal stream. Becoming a universal 'stream', one is not separated from 'eternal' virtue." [Lao - tzu in relation to 'Tao : the Watercourse Way'. Taken from chapter 6, 'The Warrior Within'].

Further Clue. Shadow = top/down. Anima/s = Bottom up. Merging of the two = Balance, relative to an understanding.  As a means to a final understanding.

"The Feminine guide leads the masculine personality to the discovery of the inner world, to discover the soul. This is an archetypal motif: the feminine guide leads one to the spiritual treasure, or even carries it, as Repanse de Schoye carries the Grail. According to the insights of Jungian psychology, the 'anima,' the muse or source of inner inspiration, leads one to the 'treasure' of the Self. But the anima is generally only encountered after one has encountered the personal 'shadow,' that part of every individual's personality which is self-centered, dark, essentially negative and ignorant. The Parzival legend very well substantiates Jung's psychological insights, for Parzival starts out as a self-centered, social dimwit......."[Chapter entitled 'The Path Toward the Grail: The Hermetic Sources and Structure of Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival' from the book, 'Alexandria'. Vol 1, by D. Fideler].

"It takes two, a positive and a negative, to make an efficiently functioning psychic unit." ['The New Dimensions Red Book'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Those negative ‘aspects’ represented with other key words that indicates an ‘offset to the norm’. More generally known as ‘the fall’ and its relevant importance to the wider ‘picture’. [ In their opinion ]. That fall represented...as in the stone age...with the ‘Heel ’ stone. Offset purposely as indicated in such books as...’In Search of Ancient Astronomies’. By E.Krupp.

Egyptian equivalent, the 'offset' pyramid. Explained elsewhere.

"Somewhere along the line, the Western intellectual tradition took a wrong turn. Arguments arise over when and where this happened. Many important thinkers have concluded that the West never should have abandoned certain teachings about reality which it shared with the East. They have turned to the Oriental traditions in the hope of finding resources which may help revive what has been lost, and correct the deep psychic and spiritual imbalances of our civilization. One result of this ongoing search for a lost 'intellectual' and 'spiritual' heritage has been the rediscovery of the importance of imagination. In putting complete faith in reason, the West forgot that imagination [by way of the ''cognitive faculty''. This readers input. Explained elsewhere], opens up the soul to certain possibilities of perceiving and understanding not available to the rational mind. One of the important contemporary thinkers who have pointed in this direction is the late Henry Corbin, who has bequeathed to us the word ''imaginal.''

As Corbin has explained in his works, the ''imaginal world'' [or mundus imaginalis] possess an independent ontological status and must be clearly differentiated from the ''imaginary'' world, which is no more than our individual fantasies. Once we lose sight of the imaginal nature of certain realities, the true import of a great body of mythic and 'religious' teachings slips from our grasp. All 'religious' traditions accord a central role to 'imagination', though not necessary by the same name." [Introduction to the book,'The Sufi Path of Knowledge' by W. Chittick].

Hindu equivalent [in part] Prakriti = "In Sankhya philosophy, the feminine creative principle of Reality, that gives form to the objective universe."

Together with Purusha = "The masculine principle of Reality, the spiritual ground of being." [Glossary to the book 'Play of Consciousness'].

Egyptian equivalent, [in part]..."Sokar is the latent spiritual principle in all living things, the spirit embedded in the deepest regions of matter that awaits arousal." [Chapter two, from the author Rosemary Clark].

"The 'Principle of Latency' which Sokar embodies was associated with the solid, vital energy of the bull, manifesting as physical potency in his role as 'Lord of the Herd'. [Chapter two, same book].

That link to Herd mentality...solution of, by way of a 'sacrifice,' i.e.,by way of an objective exercise. Benefit of, i.e.,sacrifice of the 'lower' to understand something of the 'higher'. Representational of. That final link to the ''transcendent third''.

Sokar therefore will always be 'depicted' in a 'dark' profile. Representing, as something still to be understood. Dark in relation to light. 'Unknown' relative to 'known'. Falcon relative to 'land' animals, [i.e.,as in the Egyptian example, Anubis]. That potential that the symbol of the falcon represents, [i.e.,upward / 'positive' movement / 'potential' ], latent, within Sokar.

Just as the same principle is latent within the word 'lucifer' [''the light bringer'']. Indicative of. Nothing more.

"Every light casts a shadow" ['The Zelator'].

In other words, principles not individuals. Principles of something, relative to an understanding, [if only in relation to the understanding of a subject. The 'whole' one ].

A {working?} example: "The leader of the Cretans has been identified as a peer of the god Ares {Mars}, which not only places his personal star in the zodiac with the gods, but also indicates that it is a red star. Aldebaran {Taurus}, which represents Idomeneus, is the notably red star that marks the eye of the bull in Taurus. 'Helen' says that Idomeneus is surrounded by his 'captains', just as Aldebaran is surrounded by the Hyades, a well known group of stars in that constellation." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

The real question however is WHY. WHY continue to hark on those same principles, generation after generation. From 'its' beginning to the present day. Boredom?

Further examples to understand the whole, put ''latent'' in the search box. Compare to "Horus in the horizon" [i.e., 'below' in relation to 'above', relative to a possible understanding]. That understanding represented by 'light'. Indicative of the suns rays [key] at dawn [key]. Horus of the horizon is now in the horizon. Symbolic only. Relative to an understanding, by way of those inspirations/ aspirations of something, from an interest of something. An interest that 'develops', into the 'potential' of a further understanding. But still in the 'Micro' sense. Why? Because that understanding has only just 'dawned'. 'Its' higher state would be represented by 'high noon' {zenith?}.

"Horizon, is nothing but the limit of our sight." [Quote from the book 'Beyond the Horizon' by R. Parks].

Think about same, but now in relation to 'eleven', 'twelve' and 'thirteen', [information within].

Hebrew equivalent.."When the morning stars sang together, all the 'sons of' god, sang for joy."[Job: 38.6].

That 'realization' being represented with the word and image [symbol] of an 'angel'.['The Sacred History' by J. Black].

"The Augoeides is the ''higher genius.'' A Greek term for the Holy Guardian Angel [HGA] or the higher self." [End notes: from chapter 12, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Question. What symbol represents the 'lower' self? Question 2. Why should it matter at all.

Understanding the above defines..."So who were the 'Watchers' and how do they fit into the bigger picture? Bible scholars are convinced that the book of Enoch and other similar examples of Enochian literature derive from a few brief passages in Genesis 6, which speak of how the 'bene ha-Rlohim', the Sons of God, who are synonymous with the Watchers..." [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. ''Guardian {'Watcher'} of the gate''?

Practical example?..."More pertinently, were these human 'serpents' the Watchers of the book of Enoch...Was there memory confused with the envisaged Fall in the terrestrial Paradise, through the 'serpent's' temptation of Adam and Eve? Remember the book of Enoch tells us the Watcher named Gadreel was the serpent that 'led astray Eve'." [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe'].

Question. Literally or 'aspects' of something?

Analogy of same..."For convenience, all of the models discussed above and to be discussed as we proceed can be summed into two meta-models. {1} It is all done by our own nervous systems. As we advance towards 'higher intelligence', our brains can increasingly affect the universe, by quantum inseparability, creating first coincidences, then Jungian synchronicities, then seemingly 'external superhuman beings', who are really masks of the greater selves we are evolving into..." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'].

"...all done by our own 'nervous systems'. " Egyptian equivalent = the spine of Osiris. The Hebrews represent same with the Tree of Life. The author J. Black infers the same {i.e.,''affect''} with the word ''idealism''. Enlarged elsewhere.

Understanding that 'universal framework' makes sense of the above - ALLOWS one to 'get ones head around it'.  - in order to define it.  As it does with the following...

An Irish film-maker {Paddy Slattery} talking to BBC 'Outlook' {BBC World-service/27.3.16}. On how he came to terms with his physical condition after being in a car accident and being told he would never walk again: "An amazing thing happened. When your body switches off; at least for me; my imagination switched on. That's when i started to discover other possibilities...boundaries started to withdraw as it were - the canvas became blank again - and i could paint my own picture of what i thought life was all about. My own imagination and my own power of attention could alter my physical reality. Mind over matter was my mantra..."

Sumerian equivalent of something..."Of the celestial bodies...'in the way' of Enlil...twelve were deemed to be 'of' Enlil.......Likewise in the Southern portion of the skies...'the way of' Ea...twelve constellations were listed not merely present 'in' the Southern skies, but as 'of' the god Ea. [Page 190, 'The 12th Planet']. While recalling that Ea was one of Enki's names...'The Lord of saltwater'.

"From it We created you and into it We shall return you, and from it raise you a second time." [Quran 20:55]. Link to ''reincarnation / ''incarnation''. Their true meaning. Not 'its' first impressionable one. Try Part 4.

"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].

And/or..."You may care to dwell upon the parable which indicates that 'God' is not to be found in the strong wind nor the earthquake, nor in the fire but only within the silence of the still small voice." [From the book 'The Silent Road'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

Think about it...'God' in relation to 'divine bit'.

"If only the lamp of divine secrets be kindled in your inner self the rest will come, either all at once or little by little. Some you already know, some we will tell you here. Read, listen, try to understand. The dark skies of unconsciousness will be lit by divine presence and the peace and beauty of the 'full moon,'  which will rise from the horizon shedding light upon light......"[Address to the reader, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"He has lit his lamp and truly the effect is like a sudden shining of a light in a dark place. 'Within you is the light of all the world':  So all the ancient seers have always said, and now there words blaze with a vivid light in which all false belief and superstitions die like candles in the sun. Knowledge as to the field and the 'Knower of the field,' that in my opinion is wisdom." [Chapter 13, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'. Mentioned elsewhere].

That link to the Egyptian equivalent of ''running the fields'' as an enactment within the Sed festival ceremony. Also known as the 'Feast of the Tail.' The tail end of an animal [therefore indicative of a 'lower' state] attached to the back of the Pharaoh's garment. The tail end of something indicative of the beginning of something else. That something else indicative of 'higher'. The real question however is....Why go to all this effort?

Astronomical equivalent?: "Homer uses Ares to restate his almost obsessional concern with the apparent arc of the celestial sphere, and a sequence in Book 5 shows Mars ascending to the dome of the heavens. The sequence begins when Mars rises in the east and Homer says: 'She {Isis} found fierce Ares waiting on the left of the battle. As Mars rises in the skies, Homer says: 'Ares is now lording it in the field', and the planet reaches its highest point at the meridian when 'As a dark cloud in the sky when it comes on to blow after heat, even so did Diomedes see Ares ascend into the broad heavens'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. The author of 'The Sphinx Mystery' only explains one of those aspects in detail, i.e.,"Horus in the horizon". Question. Purposely or otherwise? [explained elsewhere].

Does he 'see' the connection between Anubis and the color green? [chapter six, same book, i.e.,'emerald' tablet link] or the word 'baldachin', both in relation to Abu Ruash, the 'necropolis' most northerly point. Especially when taken into account with its most Southernly one, Memphis [ N.B. 'Apex', of the delta] or 'its'.... 'seat of power', Thinis [Macro], or the 'Altar' stone in relation to the dream stella in 'its' Micro sense, [i.e.,offset purposely].

"...the symbol of the lower will is the Altar." [Quote from within the book by I. Regardie].

Represented on doorjambs left to right and right to left, chapter five. Same book. [i.e., horizontal / vertical links, respectively]. While using that same 'form' [Anubis], which on both doorjambs he is seen to be the 'overriding factor' of all those aspects that are 'beneath' him. From the "tip of his nose to the tip of his tail." ...in order to represent an understanding. All explained within.

As is the same, with the author of 'Black Genesis' attempting to understand what is meant by 'the land of Yam', i.e., "But where was Yam, and why was it so important to send their most trusted advisors on such 'a dangerous mission'...one from which they may never have returned? The location of the land or kingdom of Yam has long confounded Egyptologists." [Chapter two, page 42].

Together with..."In this letter Pepi refers to Yam as ta-akhet-iu, which Egyptologists translate as 'land of the horizon dwellers.' This implies that Yam was a very distant place, so distant that its people were deemed to live in the horizon." [Page 48, same chapter].

Understanding this subject in relation to Horus in / of, the horizon, of which the 'Falcon' was his main emblem,[i.e.,'lord' of the sky] answers those questions, i.e.,within the hieroglyph that 'Yam' represents, is one Falcon, but with a potential, of three. Those 'three' that are finally [by way of, an 'understanding'] represented with the 'triple' uraeus. Explained within.

''Yam'' according to some of these authors means ''sea'' [as an example page 349, 'A Test of Time'] . Think on it, relative to the above. ''Horizon'' in relation to what that word can be associated with. Especially in relation to the ''setting sun''. and /or the ''rising'' one. 'Wet' and 'dry ', or 'in' and 'of '. 'Higher' / 'lower'. What later became defined as the 'divisions' in the modern ''mystery clubs.''

"In this connection the Prophet said, ' Who [truly] knows himself knows his 'Lord.' Linking together knowledge of 'god' and knowledge of the self. God says,[Quran 40:53] "We will show them our signs on the horizons, [meaning the world outside you] and in yourselfs, [self, here, meaning your inner essence], till it becomes clear to them that he is the Reality.'' This definition of you takes account of your outer and inner aspects." [Extract; including parentheses; taken from chapter 3, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Islams equivalent of same. Question. Coincidence?

"Then he said, 'I summoned them by night [inwardly] and by day.|" [outwardly]. Quran 71:5. [Extract, same chapter, same book].

Egyptian equivalent. 'Book of what is in the duat' relative to 'Book of coming forth by day'. Enlarged elsewhere.

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Recall what black is; in the main; symbolic of. Together with ''found upside down in a well within the Sphinx Temple.''  Understanding all that symbolism, especially in relation to the secret cavern of Sokar, gives clues as to Mr Khafres status. ''Flint / Obsidian'' link?

Sokar, a falcon 'deity'... which in this instance, will always be represented on a 'dark' background. Representing a potential still in its 'unknown' phase. Represented as the 'unconscious', i.e.,at the 'back of the head'.

Or in the case of landscape symbolism, as 'wasteland', [or equivalent]. Symbolic/indicative of same, i.e., notice how 'its' symbolism blends in, with the individual. 'See' it?

Another example representing the same 'meaning', with the same 'intention'..."In the fourth hour of the Duat, the Am - Duat text refers to the 'road of the secret things of Re - stau [Rostau]...by which entereth the body of Sokar who is on his sand, the image which is hidden, and is neither seen nor perceived." [page 152 'The Cygnus Mystery' by A. Collins].

Think about it, especially in relation to the 'Pharaohs mound' [Buto]... together with what the Nile Delta represents, [where the ''children of Israel'' began their own 'journey'. See 'A Test of Time' for verification]. Proving the viability of good research, but research that has not taken into account this subject.

Hence the reason why many are ''off the mark'' with their final conclusions. That relationship to 'Anubis' and 'its' relationship to the Sphinx. Then 'its' relationship to the above, i.e., valley/quarry in relation to 'Plateau', i.e.,'horizontal' / 'vertical' symbolism, relative to 'Horus'. Finally that link to what Horus represents.

Roman equivalent the Baetyl stone, i.e.,".....a Phoenician word that was later written as Beth-el....and was apparently the word root for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, who became the chief corner 'stone' of the Christian world. The baetyl stone was directly associated with oracles and prophesy". Think about it, relative to 'North' [symbolism of]. [Chapter three. 'The Source Field Investigations']. Greek equivalent = Delphi.

Neolithic equivalent of that  unknown …yet to be realized aspect…that is now a known one. i.e.,rising from the back of the head, on limestone. Recall what its two main features, snake and ears, are symbolic of. What they represent. Found s/e Turkey. Close to Gobekli-Tepe.

Neolithic equivalent of that ''unknown'' yet to be realized aspect, that is now a ''known'' one. i.e., rising from the back of the head, on limestone. Recall what its two main features, snake and ears, are symbolic of. What they represent. Found s/e Turkey. Close to Gobekli-tepe.

That link to the 'Stone of Scone' and/or the 'Stone of Jacob'. Check Wikipedia. That final link to the 'Golden child' of Akhenaten fame. One represents a potential to learn something from an 'unconscious start point',[''shadow''] the other an actual representation of the now 'conscious' aspect of same.[''anima/s'']. Can you 'tell' the difference?

Further clue. Bottom up......Top down. [or ''Youngest'' / ''Eldest''].

That 'child' that was found buried at the base of the 'Valley of the kings'. Symbolic of a further 'development', a 'beginning' of something. That same 'child' whose mummy was found to be 'charred'. [National Geographic. ' Ultimate Tutankhamun'. December 2013].

Same as the charred bones found at Stonehenge {Aubrey hole number 7} or the female {Mayan} skeleton at Copan {enlarged elsewhere}...

Representing a 'rebirth'. Greek equivalent = the 'Phoenix',...out of those ashes...a new 'development'. Hence the reason why that 'representation' had to be at the base. More importantly, in the middle of it. Symbolic of the beginning of a new 'phase'.

A new understanding. That 'understanding' that is represented by the above as well as the omission of the heart. No heart was found. The only 'mummy' on record, not to have the heart present in some form. Indicative of 'its' symbolic intention only.

"When he contracted the illness from which he died his son Abdul - Aziz saw that he was suffering great pain, tossing and turning in bed. 'Do not worry about me,' he said to his son. 'I am being turned over again and again in the knowledge of Allah.' When his son Abdul - Jabbar asked him, where it hurt him he said, 'All of me aches except for my heart. There is no pain in it, for it is with Allah.'' [Introduction, 'The Secret of Secrets' by Al - Jilani].

Side note: "Tutanknamen lay in a golden coffin, surrounded by an extraordinary array of grave goods: everything from religious symbols and near size life statues to loincloths. The only thing missing was a library. The tomb was remarkably devoid of written information, and this led several Egyptologists to announce that its contents had little value beyond showcasing the artistic and technological achievements of the New Kingdom Egyptians. They could not have been more wrong. Today it is recognised that the individual artifacts stored in the tomb have their own tales to tell, and modern science is allowing the experts to reconstruct these stories using grave goods, the tomb itself, and the kings mummified body." [ 'Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King' / J. Tyldesley]. Among others try ''loincloth''.

goose1As is the symbolic intent of ''goose meat'' found in the same tomb alongside other meat produce, i.e.,that of the Ox [bull link]. Only one box of goose meat. The authors opinion is that the difference is indicative of the reversal of the earths magnetic fields relative to the sun spot cycles and its effect on fertility etc. All of which are encoded within the total number of those same egg like 'boxes'. Understand the symbolic meaning of ' food ' [''for thought''] relative to the symbolism of ' goose ' and ' bull/ox ' and what they represent within this subject, gives a truer meaning. All found within. [Pages 103/4, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies].

Egyptian equivalent..."Corresponding to Horus, Master of the North, is the dilation of the heart, the spiritual quest for transcendent light symbolised by the search for the 'Eye'. It is therefore in the North that the mummy, the receptacle of the 'divine' spark during existence, now freed from decomposition, was respectively buried. Corresponding to Seth, Lord of the South, are the contractive functions assimilated to those of semen {the testicles are his symbol}: those of physical, terrestrial continuity. Thus in the South the 'Ka' can exercise to the maximum its capacity of 'calling' and manifest its appetite, the reason that it was symbolically offered food items. The South then was the burial place for the vital organs, the animal parts of man." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

Biblical equivalent = The 'feeding' of the five thousand [New Testament]. As explained within the book 'Lazarus Come Forth'. Mentioned elsewhere.

"And he it is that feedeth but is not fed." [Quran 6:14].

Analogy with the same intent..."I visited him on two occasions at an interval of one year. The second time he spoke differently, and gave me different advice from the first time. I hope that this means that i had assimilated what he told me on my first visit and was ready for stronger meat." [From the book 'Long Pilgrimage: The Life and Teaching of Shivapuri Baba by J. Bennett].

"These men have never sought popular approval, or numbers of followers. They are indifferent to these things, for they know how few they are in each generation who are ready for the truth, or who would recognize it, if it were presented to them. They reserve the strong meat for men, while others furnish the milk for babes. They reserve their pearls of wisdom for the few elect, who recognize their value......." [Extract from the 'introduction' to the book 'The Kybalion' by the Yogi Publications Society, Masonic Temple, Chicago, Illinois].

"Thus even at Philae in later times...in the temple of Osiris, there were 360 bowls for sacrifice, which were filled daily with milk by a specified rotation of priests." [Taken from chapter seven 'The Arctic Home in the Vedas' by B. G. Tilak].

To understand that 'wider' view within the 'whole' put ''pearls'' in the search box.....together with.....

Fake news?

"The purpose of this book is not the enunciation of any special philosophy or doctrine, but, rather, to give to the students a statement of the Truth that will serve to reconcile the many bits of 'knowledge' that they may have acquired, but which are apparently opposed to each other and which often serve to discourage and disgust the beginner in the study. Our intent is not to erect a new Temple of Knowledge, but, rather, to place in the hands of the students a Master Key with which he may open the many inner doors in the Temple of Mystery, through the main portals he has already entered." [First page, same book,i.e.,'The Kabalion' ].

"Akbar inaccurately but lovingly attributed to Christ the following saying {inscribed on the Victory Arch in Akbar's new city of Fatehpur Sikri}: 'The world is a bridge; pass over it, but build no house upon it.' " [Extract taken from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' ].

"As the Prophet says, 'There is a piece of meat in mans body - when it is in a good state, the whole being improves, and when it is in a bad state, the whole being falls apart. Be aware, that piece of meat is the heart." [Extract taken from chapter 14, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

"Out of the eater came forth meat, out of the strong came forth sweetness." [ Judges 14:14] In relation to Samson's riddle. Explained elsewhere.

".......the true symbolic significance of the tomb and its treasures was intentionally hidden from them; the message was spiritual, too good for grave robbers, be they villains or government led archaeologists. Tutankhamun's tomb, like Lord Pacals, would have to wait until the science of the day could explain its mysteries. The tomb was never robbed. The chaos in the tomb was all part of the riddle." [Chapter three. 'Tutankhamun's Prophecies'].

Excellent research, but once again because of the authors lack of understanding relative to this subject, his final hypothesis is off the mark. Even more so because of his misuse and 'manipulation' of the 'data' i.e., "Tut wears the crown of Osiris, king of the dead, adorned with six uraei carrying solar discs. Five more solar discs, three at the base, and two at the top of the crown, are framed by two vertical feathers. Examination of this area, shows that another solar disc should have been included alongside the two that are in position. The addition of this missing disc would have brought the disc count on the crown to twelve, again astronomically significant, [in relation to his sun spot cycle hypothesis] . That this is so, is confirmed by the row of twelve tiny serpent discs touching tuts head beneath the crown. Although space exists for this 'missing' circular orange disc no indentation is visible in the gold foil, meaning that the disc was omitted from the composition intentionally. But this need not concern us unduly; along the top of the picture there is a plentiful supply of orange solar discs"........."These two defects in the picture [lack of astronomical significance in the top rows of discs, and the missing disc in tuts crown] can be overcome at a single stroke, we can borrow one orange disc from the top row and use it to repair the missing orange disc in the crown on tuts head. If we recall, repairing the missing corners of the Lid of Palenque enabled the code that was contained in the borders to be broken." [Page 116/17, same book].

... In the immortal words of Mr John P. McEnroe...''You cannot be serious!''

logos2Understanding eleven relative to twelve [as well as the adjacent symbols/keys] gives meaning to the composition that this author is attempting to understand, and more importantly... without manipulating the data. As for the 'Lid'... the said 'corners' are part of the design. A link to 'angle' symbolism, and to ''take the lid off something''. Explained within. 'Seeing' it? If not, attempt to solve it later using only the available data. Sooner or later you will...as proven in any subject, depending on interest.

'Head of the corner' ?

"I soon came to realize that there was a considerable difference between my understanding , based on what i had been taught at school and through religious indoctrination, and what had apparently happened based on historical records. In particular, it is what has been left out, deliberately or otherwise, that distorts the imaginary. It is what we are not told that colors our perceptions. When one is aware of the intervening facts, a new angle on events is presented." [Page 31, chapter one, 'The Secrets of Solomon's Temple' by Kevin Gest].

'Negation' ?

That link to right angle triangle symbolism [90 degrees etc]. That lead to horizontal / vertical symbolism, i.e.,crossover point - Seeing it yet?

The real question however is Why? Why go to all this effort. To verify a subject generation to generation?

"The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator {the ''edge'' between night and day} - is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemisphere's are equally illuminated." [Wiki/'equinox'].

"The greatest hunger in life is not for food, money, success, status, security, sex, or even love from the opposite sex. Time and again people have achieved all of these things and wound up still feeling dissatisfied - indeed, often more dissatisfied than when they began. The deepest hunger in life, is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self. In the ancient traditions of wisdom, this quest has been likened to diving for the most precious pearl in existence, a poetic way of saying that you have to swim far out beyond shallow waters, plunge deep into yourself, and search patiently, until the pearl beyond price is found. This pearl is also called essence, the breath of God, the water of life, holy nectar - labels for what we, in our more prosaic scientific age, would call transformation." [First page, first paragraph from the book, 'The Book of Secrets' by Deepak Chopra]. Try pearl.

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born." Gurdjieff.

'The Garden in Ancient Egypt' by A. Wilkinson.

"...So who or what did the twin pillars represent? Archaeologists at the time suggested they symbolized a ''personal divinity.'' This might have been so, but it did not explain why there were two monoliths side by side OR why they faced out toward the cult building's S/W placed entrance - the building { at Nevali Cori} was found to be orientated almost exactly N/E - S/W." [From the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

N.B. Gobekli-tepe main monuments orientate N/W from S/E. Question. Put the 'two' together - what form do you see?

"At near by Nevali Cori, its cult building, which dates back to 8400-8000 BC, was orientated S/W to N/E, with a niche at the center of the N/E? wall, in which archaeologists discovered a life size egg like head with crude ears and a carved 'ponytail '. The fact that the north would appear to have been a direction of veneration among the earliest Neolithic stone temples of the region does suggest that the Nevali Cori stone head symbolized some kind of personification of what German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt referred to, in connection with Gobekli-tepe, as a personalized deity, a 'non - terrestrial being.' We do not know what that was, but from the heads egg like appearance and its placement in the N/W? wall of the cult building, the chances are that it expressed their view of cosmic life and death, what the Sabians called the Primal Cause." [Page 16, 211 'The Cygnus Mystery'].

Question. What do you think? Clue. Link to the Sphinx and Olmec heads. Picture of same, found within. Find it to understand it. Also a link to 'Coco' [ Cocoanut] of Oak Island fame. Found within.

Or the Greek equivalent, the 'name' Apollo. Meaning 'stone', [ i.e.,Ancient Macedonian. 'Greeks' origins. Later meanings, ''assembly'' and/or ''unity''. Think on it, relative to ''philosophers stone'' in relation to the wider picture, the 'whole' picture. A re-union of something. [Wikipedia and/or 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism.' Mentioned elsewhere].

Apollo being the 'son' of Zeus. Recall what Zeus represents. [Use the 'find' indicator, rather than... in one ear and out the other]. That 'development', one stage further. Another meaning..."a wall/fence ['dividing line'] from animals", [Wikipedia]. Compare to the 'meaning' of Anubis.

Together with the Biblical equivalent..." My flesh and heart fade away, while god becomes the Rock of my heart and my portion forever" [Psalm 73:26] This verse refers to the purity of the mind and heart, when 'cleansed' of things other than the 'divine';. When a person attains such a state, the 'divine' essence is actually seen as entering the mind and dwelling in it". [Chapter one. 'Meditation and the Bible'. A. Kaplan].

"....it may be said that meditation is the act of turning the attention upon some subject or object for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of its nature." Quote from within the book by C.Seymour.

pinei.e.,the 'result' of an interest in something; a continual interest; ['repetition' link] in relation to the 'Ba/Ka', by way of the 'Pineal gland'? , the process of which, the author of 'The ancient Secret of the Flower of life' [mentioned elsewhere], calls the Mer-Ka-Ba. Hebrew equivalent, 'merkavah',by way of 'Shekhinah'. Represented as a 'chariot.'

"The Qabalistic doctrine of 'evil' and the fall needs not concern us here. The Shekhinah is, in a sense, 'exiled' through the fall {key}. She is 'Rachel weeping for her children' and, in the later teachings of Isaac Luria, the exile of the Shekhinah will only end with the coming of the Messiah. The philosophy represented by the Zohar has its 'mystical' side. Ecstasy is stressed little, but the idea of attainment of union with the 'divine' is all important. There is no sexual asceticism whatever; marriage, in true Jewish style, is regarded as a sacred mystery reflecting the union of 'god' with the Shekhinah."  [From the book 'The Christ, Psychotherapy and Magic'. Some emphasis, this readers].

Question. Shadow and/or anima? Which is which? Hence...

"For the school of Luria, the process of restitution {Tikkun} is the purpose of Israel; the restoration of cosmic harmony is 'her' task; that is why she is scattered  - in order 'to lift everything up'.

In other words - is it 'shadow' or 'anima' that will ''lift everything up''. OR both? ''Union''?

Analogy of same..."Rhythm in prayer [or 'ritual' or study - enlarged elsewhere - this readers input] - makes it pass from the psychological domain to that of life, from the domain of personnel tendencies and moods, to that of the fundamental and universal impulses of life itself ," [ i.e.,''divine bit'' link; i.e.,the understanding and ''connectedness'' of]. Extract from the book by Tomberg.

As [one] example..."On an island there lived three hermits. They were so simple that the only prayer they used was: ''We art three; thou art three - have mercy on us!" Great 'miracles' were manifested during this naive prayer." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' from a folk tale by Leo Tolstoy]. For a further head scratch - try ''grace'' [link to ''mercy''] before those first impressions tell the ''lower'' something else.  While recalling what ''three'' [universally] represent.

Analogy of same, but from a different perspective {'angle'} - from a different approach - but with the same aim in mind..."The path of gnani yoga is to see through the illusion of separateness and know the underlying oneness of 'god'. This is done through stilling the mind in meditation { a 'study' program does the same} - by constantly asking profound questions such as 'Who am i', and by immersing the intellect in mystical philosophy." [ 'World Mysticism' by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

A working example {if only in the spiritual {prayer?} sense of the word}: "The practice of short repetitive prayer has of course been well recognised in the West. Human nature would have led to its discovery, even if there if had been no tradition; and in fact, through Cassia, the teaching of the Desert on this subject was made accessible to the Latin world. St. Benedict, following Cassian, says that prayer should be ''short and pure'', and in medieval times a saying was current that 'short prayer pierces heaven'. The story is told of St. Francis spending a whole night repeating the formula : 'Deus meus et omnia.' In 14th century England Walter Hilton offers for our guidance a formula: 'I am nought, I have nought, I covert nought, but one,' and he explains, very much in the spirit of Abbott Isaac, that the first two clauses are an expression of humility and the last two of love {i.e.,''grace'' link}." ['Unseen Warfare' / Nicodemus and Theophan the Recluse. Parenthesis, this readers].

''Repetition'' in relation to prayer. 'Revision' in relation to a study program. Both of which = 'To plough ones furrow'. Anything?

''Grace'' in relation to those ''positives'' {over?} ''negatives'' that we are all taught in one form or another from as early as one can remember - mainly parents or brothers/sisters or relations or friends or teachers or {religion?} or {meditation?} or similar forms. OR just life in general - on a day to day basis...That learning curve that we all find ourselves on, i.e.,to question oneself; to internalize  {higher/lower?}.  The only difference is - this subject makes us aware of that learning curve and its possible significance in the bigger {Macro?} picture.

Top/down in relation to bottom/up. Anything?

REFRESHER: "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].

Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

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Something left outside - at the front door - of Vatican City. ''The smallest {child ?} independent state in the world'' And/or ''a tiny walled enclave'' And/or ''the heart of Rome''. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Only fully understood from the 18th dynasty onward. [Chapter One, same book,i.e.,'Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' ]. Hence the reason why the title 'Pharaoh'; or more importantly what it implies; took over from 'King', i.e.,start of the lower within the higher. Together with information of same [on the pineal gland] throughout the book; if only in its 'overview' aspect; 'The Source Field Investigations'. D. Wilcock].

’Stone’ represents; in part; the ‘eternal bit’. ’Philosophers’ represents the ‘thinking bit’. Indirect link to the ‘life bit’...and therefore...a subtle link to that familiar subject...The Psyche/ Psychology. That universal subject that all use to represent something. To define something. From the dawn of human kind. Even before the written word came into common use.

Eastern equivalent..."It is on this plane that the Manvantaric manifestations begin; for it is in this soul that slumbers, during the Pralaya, the Divine Thought, wherein lies concealed the plan of every future Cosmogony and Theogony. It is the one life, eternal, invisible, yet Omnipresent, without beginning or end, yet periodical in its regular manifestations, between which periods reigns the dark mystery of non being; unconscious, yet absolute consciousness; unrealisable, yet the one existing reality....Its one absolute attribute, which is itself eternal, ceaseless 'motion', is called in esoteric parlance the 'great breath'......." [Page 1/2 'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky].

Another author uses the word 'thought' to express that same intention, [fortunately for the reader, without all the 'related' jargon. 'Jargon' in the sense of applying similar words, used for the same purpose / intention, by other authors...such words as... 'unmanifest' and 'ineffable'. In relation to their flip side i.e.,manifest and effable. Explained elsewhere]...through-out the book, 'The Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe'. Mentioned elsewhere. Think about both, relative to what this subject implies by the word 'divine', in relation to... from an 'unconscious' to a now possible 'conscious' understanding. [N.B. Both of which have to be represented for that 'learning' and or understanding to take place.

"The world we live in, is woven [key] out of the 'material' of which human thought exists." [R. Steiner. 'Theosophy, chapter three]. That universal framework gives a logic to that statement. Can you see it yet?

"Know thyself". That head-liner that can be found somewhere within all the ’Mystery clubs’, some say no more so than at Delphi, of whom Apollo was the main 'patron'. The main 'figure head', [representational of]. North of Delos, within its own landscape, [or more to the 'point'. S/e in relation to N/w].

'Head' in relation to 'loins'. 'Elder' relative to 'younger'? As a means to something. As is Pallas Athene who came from the head of Zeus - 'fully armed' - the goddess of wisdom.

"I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend J. Michell whose book 'City of Revelation' led me to the study of Greek gematria and its pre-Christian origins. It was the musicologist Joscelyn Godwin who introduced me to the monochord - and hence the ancient science of harmonics - which also marked an important turning point in my research. This experience led me to notice the fundamental relationship between Greek gematria and Pythagorean theory of Means. Siemen Terpstra, another servant of the Muses, also came along at the right time; his monograph on 'Means and Music' helped lead me to recognize that ratios of the Means themselves, define the central values of Greek gematria..." [Preface, 'Jesus Christ sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and early Christian Symbolism'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''means''.

Origins of. {Relative to a study program?}: "The effect of music was to build and strengthen the organ of thought. Thought is akin to light. When we understand something we still say: I see. So thought and music, music and light are akin {brothers and sisters? or two 'brothers' and/or 'sisters'?}. And light is wisdom - the 'pure virgin' wisdom of the celestial spheres. The Bards could understand how music comes from the ''eternal feminine'' - from the Virgin Sophia {wisdom}, the 'virgin' of the Light - where knowledge is unsullied and pure; and where, in the radiance of the stars of Gemini, there is understanding of the brotherhood of man, of ''I'' and ''Thou''. And that is 'love'. But the teachers of music could not yet aspire to inculcate eternal love, through music, in others {'grace' link} - though they had to discover it for themselves. The effect of their music to begin with, was to clarify the ''Gemini'' effect {i.e.,'Twins' - as in brother/sister?} - in other people, as separation and association of ideas - light in thinking - logical thought. So we find among the later Bards, a great deal of logical thinking, of theological and philosophical {N.B. ''Sophia'' link} - doctrines, mainly in the form of poetry. Logical thinking tends to tear one away from dreaminess or instinctive action and impulse - allowing a separating of ourselves from surroundings - so as to observe them..." HENCE "If music be not the only 'the food of love', but the builder and nourisher of the powers of clear thinking, it could be no other than the preparer of the age when, the great visions of the past being lost, man had to find his way to a precise and objective 'intellectuality' in regard to his knowledge of the world and of himself. It was the Swan song of the old Gods; and we hear it still in the Fire music of Brunnhilde's sleep...There is in Wagner a true echo of the magic of Merlin...  and It was there function to be 'psychologists' - if one can use that word. They had to 'suffer' and endure and overcome all that belongs to the 'impurity' of the human soul in face of the Divine Soul, the eternal feminine - the Goddess Ceridwen. Every poet knows this suffering. Theirs was a Dionysian..." ['The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul' / C. Merry. All emphasis/parenthesis - this readers].

In 'profile' as opposed to face on.  Enlarged elsewhere.

Once again that same link to that same subject that Mr C. Jung took forward in leaps and bounds many decades ago. Cross referencing certain repetitive words [ Keys/archetypes ] which had the same subtle meanings in relation to his chosen profession, i.e., in relation to his understanding of psychology. Just as Champollion did. Only then with symbols. As with the Rosetta stone.

The Hebrews symbolized it with the ‘Ark of the covenant’. That rectangular box that was forever being carried around. Rectangular in relation to the human form. Link to the ‘Turin shroud’. Forever at ‘ones side’. [ Key ] Symbolic, [ implied by the same authors ] of carrying ones own ‘real self’ around, i.e., coexistence of both.

Notice the ark of the covenant ‘disappeared’ somewhere beyond the river Jordan. Inside the ‘temple’. [ Key. Explained elsewhere]. Most individuals with a basic understanding of the subject are aware that everything up to that same river implies; is symbolic ...is a representation, of the physical world. As does the ‘forty years in the wilderness’. Beyond that river is indicative of the 'next journey’. The ‘next leg’, i.e., B-C. Within ones ‘whole’ journey. The Egyptian equivalent was the Nile.

"A river of thoughts."

As the ‘temple’ was ‘constructed’ beyond that same river...then to say it ’disappeared’...means from the ‘view point’ of the observer in [A] i.e., not visible to the observer in [A]...Only relative to the ‘observer’ in [B]. So using the same deductive logic. The ‘temple’ because it took ‘form’ in [B] implies that it could not have been ‘constructed’ in the physical world [A]. Hence the conclusion that the ‘temple’ cannot be found in [A].

"It is a means for the whole to know itself." Seth quote, in answer to the question, "...what is existence...

"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 symbol of the lower will is the Altar." [Quote from within the book by I. Regardie]. . Question. What would 'higher' be represented as? If only within this subject.

Proven by the lack of archaeology evidence of that same temple, i.e., Solomons temple, {regardless of such publications as 'A Test of Time' by D. Rohl]...and by such in depth researchers as Mr Finkelstein. ’The Bible Unearthed’...and/or...'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky,[book one, part two]...and such publications as ‘The Secrets of Solomons Temple’. By Kevin Gest.

"One aspect of lodge manifestation has certainly changed over time. That is  the significance given to King Solomon and his temple. It is difficult to know whether Solomon's reputation, masonically speaking, has more to do with his being an epitome of wisdom, than his commissioning a temple for the Jewish priesthood." [Extract from the book 'Freemasonry: The Reality' by T. Churton].

"Analogy of same; from a different perspective; but the implication gives the same answer..."The Qabalist is, at heart, a ritualist. He approaches the 'Doorways' in a manner of a ceremonial magician. Sometimes he will go so far as to build a physical environment that makes the job easier. In his temple or his lodge, he will set up the symbols as a focus for his mind. But ultimately this is not necessary. The important temple is built up , by will and imagination, on the Astral Plane." [Chapter 7, 'Astral Doorways' by J. Brennan]. Recall what 'Astral Plane' implies, before those first impressions take off.

As {ONE} example: "The name of the mantle was Gwen. One of its properties was that whoever wore it would be 'invisible' to those about him, yet the wearer would 'see' everything. Another mysteries property of this mantle was that it ' would retain no colour other than its own'. This is the well known cloak of invisibility, the stock in trade of every wizard from Merlin to Harry Potter, but its nature is more subtle than is popular assumed...It is a 'faery' gift offered to those who 'travel' between the worlds in order to ease their passage. Indeed it might be more accurate to say that the cloak is a technique rather than an actual object, because when it is worn it indicates that the wearer is 'functioning' at a higher level than that of the physical world. We would now call this technique 'rising in the spiritual vision' OR 'entering a higher state of consciousness' - although these terms are not those used by the early storytellers. When it is said that the 'cloak' would not allow any other colour on it but its own this is a matter of physics, not poetic hyperbole. The purple colour of the cloak indicates the indigo of the astral levels, the rate of vibration which must be touched upon in order to enter into the inner world..." ['Red Tree, White Tree / W. Berg]. Try ''indigo''.

Question. Could not a eureka moment also be described as the development into a ''higher state of consciousness'' ?

"Psychology and esotericism set out to explore the darkness outside of our knowledge, whether it be dwelling in the 'unconscious' or the 'astral', the mundus imaginalis, or the dark side of the Tree of Life." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

Dark and light - 'UNmanifested' in relation to 'manifested' - as a representation of something - as a MEANS to an understanding - from the dawn of human {thinking?} kind.

"Nearly one and a half millennia ago, a then unknown monk living in a relatively remote corner of the Roman empire took the same 'numbers', and many others associated with the Temple, and gave them a symbolic interpretation. History knows him as Venerable Bede." [From the book by K. Gest].

A very similar book to the ‘Hiram Key’ [ in reference to K. Gest] but with - for this reader at least - more substance to it. Especially in relation to the ‘Temple’ symbolism in relation to ‘Freemasonry’, and that relation to 'Hiram Abif'. One understands that 'inner' meaning, the other does not, i.e.,Hiram = 'Kingly / Noble'. Abif = 'lost one', i.e., 'unknown' link. "The king that was lost", [authors hypothesis... Literally]. Actual = 'Upper' in relation to 'lower'. [explained elsewhere]. Getting it?

The name Harim Abir, Freemasons equivalent of the 'substitute' king of bygone days. 'Sacrifice' the 'lower' in order to understand the 'higher', by way of an inner understanding...that each 'candidate' has to work out for themselves, in relation to their own journey, i.e., in this case, within the context of 'Freemasonry'. Try ''Altar''. Purpose of; if only in this subject.

Once understood then those "genuine secrets that were lost" are now found, i.e.,'known'. FROM something UNknown [ Chapter one. 'The Hiram Key'].

All explained within. Exodus more than likely did not take place. Or at least not in the literal sense,[only in part]. The old testament is - in the main - symbolic of a ‘journey’. That inner one, [in their opinion, by way of implication].

In the New Testament that 'last supper' in the 'upper' room is symbolic of same, and represents all that preceded it, [in its 'physical' state]. As for 'representation' of the 'inner'...the word 'Gnosis', i.e.,what the 'Apostles' learned in relation to the 'multitudes'. Remember, there were twelve in 'number', [explained elsewhere. Symbolism of].

"More than fifteen centuries have passed since the appearance of St. Augustine's great work 'The City of God' [Civitas Dei]. This work represents the first comprehensive survey of world history, as far as it could be known at that time, reaching beyond the political, social, and  economic aspects. This history of the world embraces not only the conflicts and struggles between various human interests, but also - and especially - the workings of a providence that transcends them... It was the first work of philosophical history in the West that was intended at the same time to be a further pursuance of the biblical method of approach.  Augustine learned from the Bible to distinguish the essential from the inessential, and to perceive the relationships of essential significance between events in the course of the destiny of humanity. Making use of this method that he had learned from the Bible, he also applied it to a consideration of post biblical times. Thus arose in the occident the first work that had something to say about the meaning of world history." [Chapter 3, 'Lazarus Come Forth'. Mentioned elsewhere].

As does: "The first settlement of Troy was founded in about 2500BC, and nine levels of continuous human habitation have been discovered, the ruins of one level becoming the foundations of the next. Despite more than a century of of archeological research on the site, the detritus of war has not been found in any significant quantity. Precisely which of the many 'Troys' on the sight was Homer's is a matter for speculation, but at about 1220BC one of the levels of habitation, known to archeologists as Troy VIIa, was destroyed by fire. This has been said to be the real life event that influenced Homer to use the destruction of a rich and powerful city for his epic. That Troy burned is without doubt, but who put the city to the torch? There is no convincing evidence that the siege of Troy so graphically described in the Iliad ever happened. Nor is there proof that any characters such as Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector and Paris etc., ever existed except in the imagination. A more likely explanation for the burning of Troy VIIa, may lie with the mysteries Sea Peoples, who at that turbulent period in history are thought to have created widespread devastation in mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Cyprus and Syria. They were finally destroyed by the Egyptians in a land and sea battle in the Nile delta {1180bc}, but they took with them to the grave all knowledge of their origins." [Homer's Secret Iliad']. Follow the title of the book to 'see' if you can spot those universal 'themes'.

N.B. The Nile delta from where the 'Children of Israel' began their own journey. Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy of same..."That we are performing a historical summary is also prone to interpretive misunderstandings. We might miss how the curriculum itself  was developed, in what order, and in what way was it developed as a response-in-time {at the time} to its reception. Taking the whole as a historical artefact for analysis may disguise useful information as to the intentions behind that development." Extract from the book 'The Magister']. i.e.,..

"There are and have been various secret and not-so-secret groups using the name Illuminati within their ranks, including the Rosicrucians and Freemasons, but perhaps this is only symbolic of something within, a visible sign of an invisible grace; and as such it can easily mislead the foolish, but it can also guide the wise, just like an earthly and temporary Temple, which the wise discern to be but a symbol of the spiritual and eternal Temple within..." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' by R. A. Wilson].  And/or...

"The word ''temple'' comes from a route meaning to 'separate', as does ''sacred'' - 'to remove from the profane'. Thus any circle cast creates a temple boundary. When i teach this personally, i teach students to create a circle, charge it with colour/sound/texture that reflects their will, then 'extend' it to the end of universe. Thus universe becomes the temple..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. The above two examples; with the same aim - but from two different methods of approach {of learning?}. The study of the subject - for what-ever-reason {or method} gives the same result {i.e.,if only to readdress those first impressions}. Simply because all that 'information' - in what ever form - its original intentions were - is now out there in the public domain.

i.e.,.."One aspect of lodge manifestation has certainly changed over time. That is  the significance given to King Solomon and his temple. It is difficult to know whether Solomon's reputation, masonically speaking, has more to do with his being an epitome of wisdom, than his commissioning a temple for the Jewish priesthood." [Extract from the book 'Freemasonry: The Reality' by T. Churton].

Think about in relation to such books as 'A Test of Time'. Enlarged elsewhere.

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." Enlarged elsewhere.

The real questions however, are those universal ones. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

gog-magog-300x200The ‘temple’ represents; in part; the ‘uni/domains/’ therefore an indirect link to ‘altered states’. [Explained within.] The ‘ark of the covenant’ represents man and woman's potential within it. Especially in relation to ones ‘new form’, i.e., from [B] onwards.

In the old testament that ‘potential’ is sometimes represented - in part - with a Chariot as in Isaiah and Ezekiel journey to ‘heaven’. Islams equivalent = Muhammad's ‘night journey’. Kabbalah equivalent = ‘Merkavah’. Pagan equivalent= Gog/Magog, [ explained elsewhere ] in its ‘yet to be discovered state’, i.e., depicted as more ‘surreal’,or imaginative, than realistic. Think about it, i.e., in relation to a possible potential.

Picture...'Gog/Magog', [as used throughout, all religions]... its original depiction. Epona, the horse 'goddess'[ recall what the 'horse' represents] between the 'spirit' [ more than likely, represented as an 'androgyny' figure] ...of 'something', and the 'shadow' equivalent, the 'warrior'. Both relevant to amongst others...the Hebrew 'pillars'.

One represents a 'start' point the other 'represents' the possibility / 'potential' of a return journey, [i.e., 'to establish' and 'by strength', as in strength of character, by way of, thought, emotion and will]. All on the 'side' of a hill / 'mountain'..the 'warrior' being positioned on the lowest part, indicative of the 'fall'. All more than likely, half way up, that same 'mountain'... indicative of ??....Clue...

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". [Extract taken from first page; introduction; of the book 'The Secret Doctrine'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think on it, relative to ascending / descending passages. [ Or 'The Warrior Within' {Philosophies of Bruce Lee} by J. Little . A very informed / interesting read].

A working example: "It ascends from the earth to the heaven and again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things 'superior' and 'inferior'. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall 'fly' from you..."['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from different perspectives - before those two larger {superior?} questions are asked.

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Analogy...'Stairway to Heaven' by L. Byrne.

Analogy; with same principle in mind but from different cultures: "...and its aim; to provide a graduated spiritual ascent narrative." [Quote from the book 'The Magister' i.e.,as a representation of the ''Western Way''. Enlarged within].

And/or Hebrew equivalent = ''Jacobs Ladder''. Question. Coincidence or a ''meaningful one? OR a universal conspiracy?

A {working?} example: "The first step along this path is to notice that we live in 'different states of consciousness'. This is not as obvious as it sounds. I am not here referring to moments of happiness in contrast to to times of depression, but to a 'state of being' that puts in touch with a deeper reality..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Follow the title of the book to understand it within the context of the overall subject.

Notice also the 'chariot' {in the Gog / Magog picture} ....similar in meaning to the 'horse', both have a common factor, in the 'spiritual' sense. 'Chariot' more related to the word 'Throne'. Explained elsewhere. Together with chapter one and four, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere.

Horses in relation to Poseidon. Anything?

Another example with the same principle - ''Such is the obvious teaching of this sacred book [in relation to 'The Bhagavat Gita'. Enlarged elsewhere]. But, as all the acts of an Avatar are symbolical, we may pass from the outer to the inner planes, and see in the 'fight' of Kurukshetra the battle field of the soul, and, in the sons of Dhritarashhtra, 'enemies' it meets in its progress. Arjuna becomes the type of the struggling soul of the disciple, and Sri Krishna is the Logos of the soul. Thus the teaching of the ''ancient battlefield'' gives guidance in all later days, and trains the aspiring soul in treading the steep and thorny path that leads to peace. To all such souls in East and West come these divine lessons, for the path is one, though it has many names, and all souls seek the same goal, though they may not realize their unity." [Preface to the book, 'The Bhagavat Gita' by Annie Besant].

"Stand aside in the coming battle, and though thou fightest be not thou the warrior. Look for the warrior and let him fight in thee...He is thyself; yet infinitely wiser and stronger than thyself. Look for him, else in the fever and hurry of the fight thou mayest pass him - and he will not know thee unless thou knowest him." Extract taken from 'The Light on the Path' by Mabel Collins. Link to ''teacher'' symbolism. As well as the ''Shepherds of Arcadia'' and ''transcendent third'' symbolism. All Enlarged elsewhere. Finally try ''wrestle''.

"God will establish in strength [the hearts] of those who believe with the word that stands firm in the world and in the Hereafter." [Quran 14:27. Extract taken [including parenthesis] from, Chapter 3, 'The Secret of Secrets']. Try ''logos''.

The ''pencil sketch''[ mentioned elsewhere] indicative of same. Placed in the middle of a stairwell. 'sketch' in relation to 'shadow'. The understanding of which [indicative of 'light'] makes known, that which was once lost. Hence, ''that which was lost, is now found.'' Or as in the above example, putting all the available clues [keys] together, helps to solve the 'riddle' of Fulcanelli.

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

"The chalice, symbol of human receptivity to the 'divine' initiative; the rising 'tide' of light; symbolising the 'waters' of baptism; the round table; the upper room; the winding stair; the 'cloud' of unknowing, and so on - All are symbols of universal validity, found in various forms in various traditions." [From the book by A. Duncan].

'The Upper Room' {chapter} within the book 'A Man Seen Afar' / Wellesley Tudor Pole.

Hebrew equivalent; with same principle in mind. Can you 'see' it?..."In an earlier chapter, i made reference to the Ark being positioned in the Tabernacle, so that it was illuminated by the sun at dawn, a function underlined in the translation of Bede's 'De Templo' : 'So that the equinoctial sunrise could shed its rays directly on the Ark, through the three doors, namely the portico, the temple and the oracle'...Further more , the point that represented the center between the solstices and the equinox corresponded exactly with the bodies of the respective cherubim... In many respects, this was characteristic of the origins of the octagram, and/or the Celtic festivals that were held midway between the solstices and the equinoxes. As the beam of 'light' moved from the body of the cherub that was positioned in the north of the chamber, the intensity of the light quickly diminished so that about three quarters of the way along the northern most 'wing', the beam of light was extinguished. This raised an interesting idea. The cherubim have wings, and wings have feathers. If the wings were suitably arranged so that the 'feathers' at the bottom edge of the wings were clearly defined, and had suitable spacing, then as the sun moved north and south from the equinox, then the position of the spread of the sunlight would record the passage of the sun. The cherubim would act as a calendar, and an indicator of the passage of the seasons. Tradition has it that the high priest entered the holy of holies on one day of the year only. I wondered what could have been happening and was of such significance for this solitary event..." [From the book by K. Gest].

The 'middle/center' of something - represented with solstices and equinoxes - as a means to explain {awaken ?} something other than the obvious, i.e.,seasoning harvesting and/or ''the passage of the seasons''. Try ''cherub'' and/or ''wings'' - as simple as it may seem - to those first impressions.

Further head scratch - 'portico' in relation to portcullis - while recalling one of the same in the 'upper' chamber of Egypt's largest, i.e.,what do ''gates'' represent. Then try ''upper''.

Analogy?...''Cataract from the Greek Kataraktes - meaning waterfall or portcullis, an obstruction that descends from above." ['Cataracts' / J. Berger].  Once the ''portcullis'' risen...

"Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

A working example: "The portcullis on the gate was lifted to show that this castle could be entered by anyone...Then, as this realization that all around us was the unlifted veil of Isis...we began to understand what had lain behind our earlier feelings...We were remembering...How could we know such things unless we were 'connected' to the archetypal planes themselves...Plato had called such 'remembering' ''anamnesis'', or recollection...Anemnesis is a knowledge derived from the capacity within the soul - even a memory bank within it..." ['The Zelator'].

Question. Was the 'portcullis' {i.e.,antechamber of Great Pyramid} open when FIRST FOUND ? Clue. Embossed or Debossed?

As a working example, i.e.,apply {understand?} the above to define the following..."The teachings of the Gita are spoken by Krishna, who is acting as the charioteer of Arjuna; they are overheard by Sanjaya as the result of the blessing of Vyasa, the author of the Scriptures, and who signifies the power of inspiration, and they are repeated to Dhritarshtra, the blind old king. [ ''Blind''...a link to the ''unknown'' aspect of what ''king'' represents ]. This is the framework in which the teachings of the Gita are set. Who are these persons, and what is the significance of the two charioteers?" Understanding that question gives an answer to the two ''riders'' on one horse as seen on the seal of the Knights Templar's.

Analogy? "The peninsula of Messini, the land of Nestor, the Gerenian charioteer, was associated with five sided Auriga, the constellation of the charioteer." AND/OR ''the smooth talking Nestor was associated with Capella in Auriga." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Follow the title to 'see' it from a different perspective - yet a broader one?

'Ways of Seeing' / J. Berger. [in the artistic / literal sense of the 'word'?]. Common factor = ''getting ones head around it''.

And/or {as a working example?}: "A man in your position should read Goethe. Everyone on the path should read Goethe...The man was ahead of his time, and knew better than anyone that the approach to Nature should be artistic, yet rooted in attention to facts...He said: 'While the true is Godlike, it does not 'appear' directly. We must divine its reality from its manifestations'." ['The Zelator'. Emphasis, this readers].

"...yet rooted in attention to facts" = the objective view? Question. What symbol represents it? Answer in relation to UNmanifested/manifested. 'See' it?

Analogy..."The Yamuna beach is hallowed by memories of the child Sri Krishna. Here he engaged with innocent sweetness in his lilas {plays} with the gopis {milk maids}, exemplifying the supernal love which ever exists between a divine incarnation and his devotees. The life of Lord Krishna has been misunderstood by many Western commentators. Scriptural allegory is baffling to literal minds. An amusing blunder by a translator will illustrate this point. The story concerns an inspired medieval saint, the cobbler Ravidas, who sang in the simple terms of his own trade of the spiritual glory hidden in all mankind: 'Under the vast vault of blue; lives the divinity clothed in hide'. One turns aside to hide a smile on hearing the pedestrian interpretation given to Ravida's poem by a Western writer: 'He afterwards built a hut, set up in it an idol which he made from a hide, and applied himself to its worship.' " [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda' . Emphasis, this readers].

templar's seal"Krishna as we have seen , is the 'Divine' Soul who imparts the life giving wisdom to the individual soul, [Arjuna]. The symbol of the charioteer is one that occurs in the Upanishads and also in the dialogues of Plato. In the Upanishads the individual soul is described as the Rider in the chariot of the body, while ''buddhi,'' a spiritual faculty that we shall discuss later, is the charioteer. In the Gita, however, the use to which the symbol is put, is slightly different. True, the individual soul in the form of Arjuna is still the 'rider' in the chariot, but the charioteer is, as we have seen, the Divine self, in the 'person' [form] of Krishna. " [Both inserts from the introduction,'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita' by Sri Krishna Prem. Emphasis, this readers].

In other words - all 'aspects' of the same individual; representational of, i.e.,Krishna being an aspect of Arjuna and Arjuna being an aspect of Krishna. Question. Why milk maids? Answer found elsewhere.

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Higher/lower within the whole. Recall what the horse represents. Try Part 5.

''Higher'' in relation to ''lower''. Benefit of relative to a ''journey''. The micro within the macro. That Understanding explains the word 'Teacher' within the ''Dead Sea Scrolls'' and therefore by implication the 'beliefs' of the Essenes, i.e.,lower relative to higher. More to the point ''higher'' teaching ''lower''. Representational of.

"This lower self is composed of a great many I's, of which each one has its peculiar claims, and whose demands grow in proportion as we attempt to satisfy them. They are the semi-intellectual forces of the soul that would rend the soul to pieces if they were allowed to grow, and which must be subdued by the power of the real 'Master', the superior ''I'' - the Spirit."[ Introduction to the book by F. Hartman]. Continued...

"...to accomplish this task it is not necessary to become a misanthrope and retire into a jungle to feed on the products of ones own morbid imagination; the struggles caused by the petty annoyances of everyday life is the best school to exercise the will power for those that have not yet gained the mastery over self."  Question. Nothing more than a yoga exercise? All the way back to the Essenes?

A working example?..."Another central idea in the 4th Way is that the individual is not one. We have no permanent 'I' or ego. Every thought, feeling, sensation, desire is an 'I' which believes that it is the whole person. Yet non of these ''I's'' are connected and each depends on the change of external circumstances. To make things worse, there are often impenetrable defences between each 'I' which the work called ''buffers'' separating these subpersonalities from one another." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Hebrew equivalent: ''Buffers'' in relation to 'Walls of Jericho'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from other perspectives.

The author - and therefore the essential nature {essence} of the system itself - defines what all those ''I'' are, relative to each individual. In other words all those positives and negatives - and how they are addressed - relative to a balance - day by day. Benefits of - and not just in the physical world. Hence that link {eventually} to the divine ''bit''....

"In order to see clearly the roots of our psychological distortions, the 4th Way defines two aspects of the individual: essence and personality. Essence is what a person is born with, personality is that which is acquired." [Same book]. ''Essence'' which 'includes' the above.

Question. Polytheism V monotheism?

"Egyptian mythology, when understood as a system of Yoga [ union of 'higher' / 'lower'. Enlarged elsewhere], gives every individual insight into their own divine nature and also a deeper insight into all religions and Yoga systems." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

N.B. ''Higher'' = Vulture - Lotus - Reed or Su plant. ''Lower'' = Cobra - Papyrus - Bee. All as a representation of something.

"Silence thy thoughts, and fix thy whole attention on thy Master, whom yet thou dost not see, but whom thy feelest." ['Voice of Silence' by H. Blavatsky]. I.E.,benefit of; if only in understanding that first yet last subject.

"No longer can he think that He whom he has worshiped, the Teacher of his heart, 'friend' of his nights and days, is any personal being, man or superman or god. Rather he sees that, be the form what it may, it was the Light of the Eternal which, shining through 'loved' but yet symbolic eyes ['Song of Songs' link], has led him on the Path, and is both Path and Goal." [Chapter 11, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

"Know that all will return to its origin. The heart, the essence, has 'to be' awakened, made alive, to find its way back to its divine origin. It has to hear the call [Great Cackler, plus others, link]. One has to find the 'one', through whom the call will come, the true teacher. That is an obligation upon one. The Prophet says, 'Knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim, woman and man.' That knowledge is the final stage of all knowledge, the divine wisdom, the knowledge which will lead one to ones origin, to the truth." [Chapter 5, 'The Secret of Secrets' ]. Try ''to be'' and or 'to be'.

"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.

"While one may have many teachers in life, Clement of Alexandria states that the ultimate spiritual teacher is the Logos itself, "the teacher from whom all instruction comes." [Put ''logos'' in the search box].

Such authors as Hugh Schonfield of 'The Essene Odyssey' believes the same to be an actual individual. Question. When ALL the available information is accessed, what do you think?

"Known as the Teacher of Righteousness or the True Teacher, the founder of the Essenes has always been a faceless figure, his personality a matter of conjecture, his real name never allowed to be written. Schonfield's inspiration was to apply a cypher [previously used in the Hebrew text of the bible] to the obviously false names found in the Scrolls. Decoded these proved to be the names of Asaph and Joseph - yet even these were pseudonyms for the real man. Asaph and Joseph were both famous in Jewish history - Joseph the biblical patriarch and Asaph, a Levite at the time of King Solomon reputed to have helped in the design of the Temple of Jerusalem. Schonfield therefore concluded that the True Teacher had been given these names as a 'cover.' ''..............................."As well as tracing the wanderings of the Essenes and their leader, Dr Schonfield has a deep interest in the more complex and mystical aspects of their beliefs. He has theories about their doctrine of Archetypal Man - Sky Man, as he calls him - who embraces the structure of the universe and the destiny of mankind." [Page 25 of the 'Standard Newspaper' dated November 12th 1984- article entitled 'Cracking the Code of the True Teacher' by the reporter Felix Barker - including parenthesis]. Very similar [ if only for this reader]  to the author of the Tutankhamun Prophecies.  Explained elsewhere.

"Josephus, born at Jerusalem in 37AD., was the greatest historian of the Jews in that period. Philo was the greatest Jewish philosopher of that period. Both men had person knowledge of the ancient Essenes. Both scholars make clear that the Essenian roots are incredibly ancient. Josephus declares that the Essenes have existed ''from time immorial'' and ''countless generations''. Philo agrees, calling the Essenes ''the most ancient of all the initiates'' with a ''teaching perpetuated through an immense space of ages''.

AS AN EXAMPLE: "Archetypes are primordial ideas that structure reality. They appear to us in the form of symbolic images. As Jung explained, a single archetype may appear in the form of a variety of symbols. Such images are more than subjective fantasies. They are the vocabulary of the psyche itself, through which the initiate can 'communicate' with their own inner depths." [ From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

As an example..."Many examples from literature show the anima as a 'guide and mediator' {teacher?} to the inner world. Francesco Colonna's 'Hypnerotomachia' Rider Haggard's 'She', or the 'eternal feminine' in Goethe's 'Faust'. In a medieval mystical text, an anima figure explains her own nature as follows: ''I am the flower of the fields and the lily of the valleys. I am the mother of fair love and of fear and of knowledge and of holy hope..." ['Man and his Symbols' / C. Jung]. Enlarged / continued elsewhere.

''Flower'' in relation to 'Chakra' - Lily in relation to ? ALL as a means...?

And/or..."The archetype is metaphysical because it transcends consciousness.'' Quote from the book by M. Esther Harding. Recall what 'metaphysical' became known as in the present day. Explained elsewhere. Recall its 'use' in understanding something - anything- that cannot be examined directly.

"God is a hypothesis which is ''very probably necessary''. Quote by Eliphas Levi.

A working? example..."The solemn rites end at dawn and he emerges from the sanctuary wearing twelve different stoles - no doubt corresponding to the wholeness of the zodiacal signs, elsewhere symbolized by the initiatory twelve labours of Heracles, the archetypal man." [Extract from the book by G. Knight in relation to Lucius of 'Golden Ass' fame].

Recall the attempt of same {in relation to eleven/twelve} by the author of the 'Tutankhamun Prophecies'. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or..."Do you get any sense of what religion or science or magic was practiced here...OR "Is this the origin of a new religion or maybe a different way of understanding the world; its amazing that something that might have kicked off throughout Britain may have started in these Islands {Orkney}...Could an individual be behind it - a messianic figure or an inspirational spiritual leader here 4-5000 years ago...I think something profound was started in Orkney around 5000 years ago. It reflected a fundamental change to the way people understood the world and themselves within it. But i cannot shake off the idea that if you follow its path all the way back to the beginning that it would lead to someone - someone who was a great visionary and thinker - and the message they had to give, changed the world and the people around them. We know some of the names of this worlds great visionaries - but the mystery name of the Orkney's must remain anonymous." [From the program 'Sacred Wonders of Britain' {episode 1} narrated by N. Oliver]. Other information elsewhere. Try ''Orkney''.

Question. When ALL the available information is assessed. What do you think?

Question 2. What is the difference between the words ''magic'' {and/or 'magical'} and ''mystical?'' and why are they applied? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 4 before those first impressions make one yawn; while 'creating' an inner 'vision' {archetype?} of the armchair and TV set.

"Behind the veil of all hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the seal of all sacred writings, in the ruins of Ninevah or Thebes, on the crumbling stones of the old temples and on the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, in the monstrous or marvelous paintings which interpret to the faithful of India the inspired pages of the Vedas, in the cryptic emblems of our old books on alchemy, in the ceremonies practiced at reception by all secret societies, there are found indications of a doctrine which is everywhere the same and everywhere carefully concealed." [Introduction to the book 'Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual' by E. Levi]. Recall what ''magic'' represents - before those first impressions take hold.

"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]. Link to 'higher' / 'lower'. Benefit of. If only in defining a subject.

And/or..."You may care to dwell upon the parable which indicates that 'God' is not to be found in the strong wind nor the earthquake, nor in the fire but only within the silence of the still small voice." [From the book 'The Silent Road'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''child''.

Exercise with same intent in mind..."Meditation in Moon Mysteries [i.e., the symbols of] may be defined briefly as the pursuit of inner active objectives. And in some of the quieter moments of deep meditation, which is an inner process that is not externalized, one becomes at times strongly aware of an observer or watcher. He [or it] almost seems to be something or someone that is external to oneself. Some authorities consider this 'watcher' to be an entity external to that unity which is a man. Others consider 'it' to be the 'higher' self that forever dwells in the most secret recesses of a man's being ['niche' and/or 'chamber' link].  Really it is the conscious finding of this ''hidden one'' that is important, the labeling is actually of little value, and it does not matter if 'he' be you or not you." [From the chapter entitled 'Old Religion'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think on it relative to the ''he'' -  within that inner experience; as explained by the author Betty Shine. Egyptian equivalent - Sokar. Explained elsewhere. Commonly known as 'Guardian of the Gate'. The distinction [''finding''] of which defines that 'boundary' between 'higher' and 'lower'. Objective / subjective. Representational of.   Question. Shadow or Anima archetype. Or both?

"It is for this reason that the archetype is so important for the psychology of religion. All religions and all metaphysical concepts rest upon archetypal foundations and, to the extent to which we are able to explore them, we succeed in gaining at least a superficial glance behind the scenes of world history, and can lift a little the veil of mystery which hides the meaning of 'metaphysical' ideas." [Introduction to the book -  'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The 'guardian of the threshold' spoken of in the Hermetic tradition is the great judge, charged with preserving the equilibrium of that which is above and that which is below. The traditional iconography of the Church represents him with a sword and balance...He is therefore the administrator of the justice of conscience. His balance signifies the negative aspect of conscience, and his sword the positive aspect of same..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 18' ].

If this subjects main teaching aid - is by the definitions and representations of the workings of the pysche - then what is being implied. Clue -

"Do not imagine that rice sustains you nor that money or men support you. Could they aid if the Lord withdraws from your life breath? They are his instruments merely. Is it by any skill of yours that food digests in your stomach? Use the sword  of your discrimination, Mukunda! Cut through the chains of agency and perceive the Single Cause. I found his incisive words entering some deep marrow..." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Helios was seen as the heart of the celestial pattern, and his physical aspect was seen as a lower manifestation of a higher principle which we may characterize as the Idea of the Solar Logos, [Solar = 'sun' = light = known quantity. Lunar = 'moon' = unknown quantity. Representational of - as a means to an understanding - this readers input ]...

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MOTMOT Stone monument. Found at the base {under it} - of the tallest hieroglyphic stone stairway in Pre-Columbian America. ''The only monument thought to be dedicated to an early classic dynastic founder."  Father and son - Mayan equivalent, {i.e.,son of} - its first stone representation? i.e.,Lord of the West. Question. If 'father' = west. What 'position' should the 'son' represent? Hebrew equivalent = David/Solomon?

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

...This particular doctrine came to permeate the whole of Hellenistic cosmology in one form or another, influencing scientific, metaphysical, and theological thought"........

"Represented by Hermes Trismegistos, the spiritual 'father' and Tat, his 'son', the aspiring initiate. In an esoteric sense, ''Hermes'' and ''Tat'' may represent two aspects of an individuals soul, the higher [sun?] and lower [moon?] natures respectively." ......."The prologue to the Fourth Gospel makes it clear to those who ''received'' the Logos, experienced a divinizing energy, thus becoming ''sons of god,'' a transformation also referred to in the Hermetic writings. Elsewhere in the Fourth Gospel, this is referred to in Greek as ''the birth from above." [Chapter 3, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Further clue. As most find out, [sooner or later] within this subject by objective analysis; by cross referencing that 'same' information [framework] from different cultures; Arjuna is the Hindu equivalent of the Egyptian Horus or the Greek Apollo.

Same principles, different culture. "In Qabalistic pneumatology, Keser is a correspondence of the Monad [explained elsewhere], the dynamic and essential 'self-hood' of a man, the spirit which seeks experience through incarnation here on earth. That this 'potential' [ or Sephirah] is placed above the head rather than say, within the brain, or in the center of the heart, is highly significant. It is the light of the spirit that shines always into the darkness below. ''The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord." And again, ''When his candle shined upon my head and by his light i walked through darkness." This is an idea which has its parallels in other systems too. For example, in the 'Epitome of Theosophy' we find Judge writing: ''It is held that the real man, who is the higher self, being a spark of the divine, overshadows the visible being, which has the possibility of becoming united to that spark. Thus it is said, that the higher spirit is not in the man, but above him." [Quote by I. Regardie from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Those of a philosophical turn of thought may reflect that the candle is an image of humanity. The wax corresponds to the body, the wick to the mind, and the flame to the spirit." [Extract from the book 'ABC of Witchcraft: Past and Present' by D. Valiente].

Understanding that universal framework defines the above. It defines amongst other things the difference between reincarnation and incarnation and therefore the beliefs of the Essenes. Recall what ''incarnation'' implies.

"This life principle, this basic essential of Being, and this mysteries elusive factor is the correspondence in man of that which we call spirit or life in the macrocosm." [Introduction to the book 'Treatise on White Magic' or 'The Way of the Disciple' by A. Bailey]. Recall what ''correspondence'' implies.

hareDon't forget those first impressions, i.e., ".....solve the riddles, link the obscurities together in your own consciousness, and create magic." [Chapter two, 'The Underworld Initiation' - The authentic Core of Western Mysteries Revealed Through Oral Traditions, Celtic Myth and Legend - by R. J. Stewart]. Link to ''eureka moments''.

"By the name of the One who lit the hearts candle with the flame of life, enlightening the soul with thought. The 'One' whose light shines upon this world and the next and through whose bounty Adams plain clay produced a rose garden." [First page, first paragraph, 'The Tree of Being' by Ibn Arabi]. Question. Can you distinguish by now soul in relation to spirit?

'Candle of Vision' by G. Russell

"Several gods have been mentioned who are connected to the bee, but it is the Asvins, the twin horsemen, the lords of light, who seem first to have been associated with the honey [madhu] cult. In the Rig-Veda there are many hymns in which they are mentioned in connection with honey. It was their chariot only which was called Madhuvahana, honey - bearing; in it, drawn by white horses which are compared with ambrosial swans, they carry 'honey to the bee.'' [Chapter 4, 'The Sacred Bee' by H. Ransome].

A working example..."Honey has served mankind as food since the Old Stone Age. A dark red rock painted in the cave of Arana near Bicorp in Spain shows the precursors of the ''honey thieves'' climbing tall trees in order to rob the bees. The different methods of obtaining honey: directly from flowers, from wild bees, and by the domestication of bees, would provide a special system of dating, varying with the region and people. The common - archetype and biologically grounded - factor is that in addition to nourishment {as it seems unlikely that men ever lived on honey alone} - 'zoe' seeks sweetness and finds an intensification in it."

Question. What does ''sweetness'' imply - besides the obvious?

N.B. The Greeks defined that 'life bit' within the words - or more importantly the distinction between the two -  zoe and bios - i.e.,"A wide range of meaning is bound up with the Latin word 'vita' and its Romance descendants, and with life, or German 'Leben' and Scandinavian 'liv' as well. In their every day language the Greeks possessed two different words that have the same root as vita but present very different phonetic forms: bios and zoe. While the Greek language ''was in the making,'' these forms were produced by a phonetic development whose laws can be formulated with precision. Both words have maintained themselves, a phenomenon made possible by an insight, a distinction of the kind referred to above. This distinction and insight are reflected in the Greek language..." [From the 'Introduction' to the book by C. Kerenyi].

"The siren heralds a friend - the bee a stranger." Stranger; in relation to something 'unknown'. Analogy of same principle - top/down in relation to bottom/up. The 'middle' ground being something indicative of a ''reversal of fortune''.

To understand fully what is being implied, decipher what those ''keys'' represent. [Highlighted]. Found within.

A work in progress {example of?}: 'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius' / G. Farmelo.

A {working?} example: "In the Iliad, King Nestor, the aging ruler of Pylos, is known as the Gerenian charioteer...Nestors personal 'star' is the beautiful yellowish star known as Capella, or the she goat, whose offspring are two stars below and known as the Kids. This introduces another legend in which the infant Zeus was fed milk and honey by the horn of a she goat; Homer tells us that words fell from the lips of the garrulous Nestor 'sweeter than honey'. Unfortunately, so the story tells us, the tip of the horn broke, but it was replaced by the nymphs so that Zeus could continue to feed; this mythical event gave us the phrase the 'Horn of Plenty'. One of the 'Kids' in Auriga, may well represent the 'tip' of same..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''horn'' and/or ''Nestor'' for that broader view.

Landscape equivalent? It is said, that the name Hunstanton originated from the word 'honeystone' - a reference to the local red Carr stone. Could also be a reference to the river Hun which runs close by towards the coast, just east of Hunstanton. ..The original settlement of Hunstanton is now known as Old Hunstanton...The river begins in the grounds of Old Hunstanton park which surrounds the old moated hall - the ancestral home of the Le - Strange family.  The Old Hunstanton village is of prehistoric origin and is situated near the head of Peddars Way. " [Wiki/Hunstanton].

N.B. Moses who was named by a 'stranger',i,e.,it was a stranger who gave him the name that we all know him by. His natural mother named him something else. Link to difference between external / internal - exoteric / esoteric.

The word ''peculiar'' of the same vein, i.e.,with the same intent, i.e.,a strange choice of word; to the norm. Find it to understand it, relative to the 'whole'.

"The children of Seth [Set] first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies",[chapter five.' The Sirius Mystery'], i.e., from an 'unknown'[and/or 'negative', and/or 'shadow' origin. Possible link to 'sacrifice'?] start point, with a purpose in mind. All as a representation of something...outside, of the obvious.

'Peculiar' in relation to Set. Negative in relation to positive - shadow in relation to light - that 'unknown' that is a stranger to something known?

Understanding the above in the context of this {overall} subject gives meaning to what this author is attempting to understand, i.e.,

"Interestingly, the Sabaeans, the pagan inhabitants of Harran, were said to have been 'worshippers of fire called Magi' and claimed to be keepers of the mysterious 'book of Seth,' because their founder was one 'Sabius, a son of Seth'...So could the original book or books of Seth have been carved stone pillars, like those uncovered today at Gobekli-tepe...If so, then who or what might the twin central pillars have come to represent in Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic tradition? To much speculation here would be foolish, although the fact that Gnostic writings emphasize that Cain and Abel, the twin sons of Adam, each had twin sisters is intriguing and reminds us of the belief that twins always grew inside the womb during pregnancy. Moreover, that Seth was born as Abel's replacement sets up a twin like relationship between Cain and Seth, reflected in the stories regarding our descendancy either from the ' sons of Cain' or the 'seed of Seth'. Those central pillars at Gobekli-tepe are perhaps allusions to this twin tradition, although whether they can be seen as the twin offspring of Adam, the first man, who in Gnostic teaching was overshadowed by his own celestial twin, is another matter altogether.'' [From the book by A. Collins].

Try 'twins'. {It} being a part of... ''that peculiar sort of wisdom."

A working example {i.e.,a work in progress}..."At the commencement of the Masonic ceremonies, it is pointed out that Freemasonry is a 'peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory'. I thought i knew what an allegory was, but i still looked up the word in an Oxford Dictionary to ensure i had a correct interpretation. The answer stated was: ''narrative describing one subject under the guise of another''. " [From the book by K. Gest].

Analogy of same..."It is important to state unambiguously that our data are not in conflict with ''science,'' as the naive will imagine - in fact, we will provide several scientific explanations for all of it - but it is, grotesquely and awkwardly, in total conflict with common sense. It is perverse, paradoxical and preposterous. One might say, ''its damned funny," and if a child asked innocently, ''Do you mean 'funny ha ha' or 'funny peculiar'?" I'd have to say, ''Both." [Extract from the book by R. A. Wilson].

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

clock2"As we have seen, a certain level of commonality of orders, grades and rituals, in addition to the actual content and delivery of teachings, is evident across many of the schools of Western esotericism. It is proposed, however, that the cosmological grounding of the Western esoteric tradition in a world of 'hierarchies' and intermediaries, allied with a gnostic concern of self deliverance, logically requires a curriculum of praxis and theoria which not only reflects the cosmology, but necessitates a mechanism to deliver a promised salvation." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' from a chapter entitled 'The Strange Reward'].

The above are comments from what is termed as the ''Western Way'' {'ritual' way}. Enlarged elsewhere. The study of a subject by objective analysis - what this reader defines as the 'READERS Way' gives the same results, i.e.,the contents of this web page. Those keys are universal, i.e.,''commonality of orders, grades..." All bound and understood together when one ''gets ones head around it'' [see Part 1 to refresh ] - represented by the word ''gnosis'' or more importantly - what it came to imply - through the course of generations - through the course of trial and error; what the above author defines as ''...allied with a gnostic concern of self deliverance..,." Simply put: That act of ''getting ones head around it'' equates to those eureka {'epiphany'?} moments that ALL subjects require in order to define something - in order to get a result, {enlarged throughout}. As for the teacher element that the above author indicates is an absolute necessity - if only within the 'ritual' stuff - as should be plainly understood as to why, i.e.,those 'keys' are only given 'bits' at a time over the course of an applicants 'membership'. That external 'teacher' who determines where and when - depending on the 'development' of each individual. This web page contains the bulk of those keys in order to self instruct oneself - in order to define the subject - nothing else, {''micro within the macro''}. And like all subjects that is best done objectively. Its main TEACHING AID. Once again those keys are universal - the question, however, that each reader should ask - is WHY?

The word ''epiphany'' used throughout in such programs as 'Will Self's Search For Meaning' {Radio 4/4pm/10.8.16}. Many opinions given about ''the nature of our existence'' as seen differently in all philosophy's and religions. Understand this one final subject to define all those convoluted questions and answers.

"However it was delivered and received [i.e.,the subject in general], there was one clear goal with this content - that the student learn correspondence between all aspects of their experience: For it is the science of correspondence he is studying the whole time, whether between the 'divine' powers and the universe; between these and man; or between these again and the different planes and developments in the life of nature." [Same book]. Try ''correspondence''.

As an example..."The 'mystical' origin of matter and the fall into creation are linked with the nature of the third sphere [of the Hebrew Tree]- and the strangers ranging over the wide world are relatives of fallen man, expelled from the garden." [Taken from 'Where is Saint George'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"...In this small circle of light, surrounded by darkness, we are, as Plato says, ''strange prisoners'' and psychology and esotericism both seek the keys to our escape and restoration." Anything? Try ''stranger''.

'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius' / G. Farmelo.

"Got to see it, rather than just read it..." John Humphrys talking to D. Tennant and Greg Doran in relation to the plays by W. Shakespeare. [400th anniversary. Radio 4. 23/04/16].

Leonardo da vinci, as speculated in such programs as 'Ancient Aliens' { 'The Da Vinci conspiracy' History 2 channel. March 2014} speculates on what happened to same, in his 'missing' two years. He wrote very little about himself, but as mentioned in the same program, one of the first notes he makes in his own private journal has a reference to a 'cave', and 'Medusa.' Speculation rules the roost, about the possibility of alien contact, within that same 'cave' as the origin of Da Vinci's 'genius'. Those first impressions, running riot, on that eternal merry-go-round of wishful thinking. {As it does in one of their most recent programs in relation to the Orion constellation. {April 2014} ].

Analogy of same?..."But such philosophical questions can best be postponed until after we have examined the chrono-log of my own adventures in Chapel Perilous. Remember: it is tricky in there. Some of the time we will not seem to be passing through the Gates of Mystery but merely wandering about in a Fun House at a rather seedy Amusement Park." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Mystery'. Mentioned/enlarged elsewhere].

And/or..."Actually, i no longer disbelieve in the Illuminati, but i don't believe in them yet, either. Let us explain that odd remark quickly, before we may go any further in the murk. In researching occult conspiracies, one eventually faces a crossroad of mythic proportions {called Chapel Perilous in the trade}. You come out on the other side either a stone paranoid or an agnostic; there is no third way. I came out an agnostic." [Same book].

Understanding {i.e.,keys} this subject offers a more plausible answer. Recall what 'cave' is symbolic of. Together with the 'animal', and more importantly what it represents; within the subject as a whole; that emerged from the 'head of Medusa'. And Medusa's link to the overall 'godhead' [Greek equivalent] of which 'Zeus' lords over all. Recall Minerva. I.E.,a different 'aspect', of the same principle. That same subject. This subjects core essence. Question .Why? Can you 'see' it yet? [For further information on same, see Stecchini's work,i.e.,anything 'winged' represents 'higher'. Potential of].

As most individuals know, even those without an esoteric 'vent', Da Vinci's work is full of this subjects 'inner' meaning. As proven by such works as the Mona Lisa. Mentioned elsewhere.

As a side note it is worth noting, if only for this reader, that if aliens do walk amongst us, they will more than likely be discovered within the profession of hairdressing. As proven by the presenter of 'Ancient Aliens'. One of those constant programs dedicated to the 'alternative' view. Namely Mr Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, alias 'Sparky'. What other 'being' could create such a hair do...other than...something not of this world.

In the new testament that 'inner understanding' is represented [ in its physical / 'reality' form] by the man ‘Jesus’ in his ‘new bod’. Seen shortly after ‘death’.[ Death/rebirth analogy. Explained elsewhere ]...to 'Mary Magdalene'. Just a different aspect of the word ’Mary’. In relation to the ‘divine/ bit’... relative...to the main character. Mary/Mary Magdalene symbolic of conscious/unconscious respectively and/or aware/unaware and/ or positive/negative aspects of the individual in relation to higher/lower ’self.’ [ Anima/animus links ].

All the above a link to what became known; in part; as the ‘Greater/Lesser’ mysteries. As indicated in such books as ‘World Mysticism. By T. Freke and P. Gandy. Or ‘The Mysteries’. By C.Wilson. And especially ‘Language of the Goddess’. By M. Gimbutas. Very similar to Mr R. Graves book but more up to date especially in relation to this subject. And/or 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding.

Those ''greater/lesser'' principles expressed throughout, regardless of time, place or culture.

Analogy of same, i.e.,using different words to describe same principles..."Reference is made to the ''greater light'' which illuminates the 'three', and secondly, to the throwing upward of the ''lower light.'' Top/down in relation to Bottom/up. 'Into' relative to 'back to'. North/South relative to South/North as its ''physical'' representation. All explained throughout. Quote by A. Bailey. Recall what those ''three'' are a representation of.

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Question. Out of the head?

Egyptian equivalent = Isis/Nephthys, in relation to Anubis, [by way of Osiris].  That final relationship to Horus.  [Explained elsewhere.]. That same ‘unconscious/unaware’ link to what eventually became represented and known as the ‘Black Madonna, i.e., the 'Shadow' and/or anima/animus ‘bit’...of ‘Mary’. Roman equivalent = Minerva. Born "out of the head of Jupiter". [or Greek equivalent = Athena, from the 'forehead' of Zeus]. That now new ’goddess’, [ anima ] that becomes the central ‘figure head’, i.e., start point of a new 'development', in relation to an understanding...i.e.,

"a mental state in which spiritual perceptions were achieved, distinguishing between the 'shadow mixed with light', when the power of the imagination was mixed with reason...." [Chapter 24, 'The Sacred History']. As a representation of something.

Another example..."Another change was also initiated during this phase in the rise of power and favour of the moon goddess, who was said to be the daughter of Sinn [moon god]. In the course of time her worship came to supersede that of the older moon god and the transition, of which we will shall have occasion to speak later, was made and the moon lost its 'male' sex and became 'female' "

Sinn who was called the Father of the gods [Babylonia] - who was identified with the 'sickle' and 'crescent'. [Page 88, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Question why? What do they represent? Found within.

N.B. Even though some cultures have a reputation for being more negative than positive [as in the above example] those keys [symbols] represent the same intent. Universal - regardless of there use or lack of understanding. Question. What does that imply - if only in relation to the above example - compared to say the Hebrew culture.

Similar analogy - implying same..."Just as the full realty of human life consists of days and nights  - of the bright day consciousness and the dark sway of the unconscious - so the full reality of the history of humanity, consists of a day aspect and a night aspect. The day aspect comprises the account of the actuality of what has become, and the night aspect embraces the activity of its becoming. The same could be said for the Bible story - applying both to what is becoming and what has become - is convincing when one considers the Bible from this point of view." Quote from within the book by V. Tomberg.  Link to Horus in/of the horizon.   OR

"As above so below. The ancient initiates, recognizing the limitations of human thinking and of human methods for expressing their thinking , postulated as a working hypothesis the theory of the Divine Oversoul, analogous to the Soul of man. And this theory of a Divine Creative Oversoul which is analogous in its working to the soul of man, and with which the human soul can get conscious communion, is the background of both ancient and modern Mystery school training." [Chapter 5, 'The Forgotten Mage'. Mentioned elsewhere].

The real question however one should ask is Why? Why go to all this effort. Boredom?  Illusional?

"The lengthened shadow of a man Is history, said Emerson." [Extract from 'Selected Poems' by T. S. Eliot]. Think on it, in relation to 'light': From darkness.

All indicative to imply something other than the obvious. The most present one being indicative within the American medal of Honor. That same central figure head that is represented within that ‘upside down’ medal. A link to the 'Hang-mans' card of Tarot fame or the Triple uraeus of Cleopatra fame. [ Explained elsewhere ].

Or for a later development...that of ‘Aradia’. The ‘daughter’ of Diana and her ‘brother’ Lucifer, i.e., anima / shadow links. That ‘unknown’ quantity. Now has a start point. To become known. Or more to the point. In relation to this subject. A negative [ ‘lucifer’, link to 'fall' symbolism, by way of 'fallen' ], with a possible positive potential. Indirect link to this subject, i.e., a ‘subconscious’ link that eventually through awareness becomes a ‘known’ quantity, [ conscious of ]. From darkness to light. From something we did not know to something we now do know. Or are at least becoming aware of. Hence the link to Lucifer being identified with the 'Morning Star' as explained in chapter 4, of 'The History of the World' / J. Black. i.e., Isaiah 14:12....

"How thou art fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, 'son of ', the morning". Hence the reason why the word 'Lucifer' is identified as '' the light bringer''.

"In response to the question, Where does the spirit go after death?, Boehme had once answered in a way that has something of the Teutonic Zen of Eckhart...''it has no need to go anywhere. The spirit has heaven and hell within it. Heaven and hell are within one another and are to one another as nothing.''

Practical analogy of same..."I remained obstinately silent. My Guru quickly penetrated my difficulty. "Do you think your relatives will laugh at you?"...'I will not return'...The controversial tension unrelieved, i bowed reverently at his feet and departed. Walking in the midnight darkness towards the hermitage, i wondered why the miraculous meeting had ended on an inharmonious note. The dual scales of maya - that balance every joy with a grief! My young heart was not yet malleable to the transforming fingers of my guru." [Extract from the book on Paramahansa Yogananda. Enlarged elsewhere].

That final sentence also defines [if only in the Eastern sense] the 'difference' - on a day to day basis - between incarnation and reincarnation. The Western Way 'employs'  a different method. Found within. Also 'East' and 'West' represented by the Bosphorus strait. Link to the - clashing rocks ; those 'Wandering' ones. Anything?

'Planets'. What do they represent within this subject?

"Because of Lucifer, the light of 'animal' consciousness [i.e.,relative to a 'start' point] was introduced into the world, and what the story of Adam and Eve tells us is that with 'animal' life came desire. But with desire came suffering. 'Lucifer' attacks us in different ways. 'He' makes us liable to make mistakes." [Chapter 3, 'The Sacred History' by J. Black], i.e., day to day stuff, those negatives and positives, that balancing act we all do day by day, intentional or otherwise. Aware of it or not.

Represented as a 'fall' , in order to 'get back on the right path'. Two steps forward and only one back. In other words using the same example. Representing in symbolic form all those different aspects of that individual, [Jesus ] which were at one stage unaware, [ ‘unconscious’ ] are now ‘fully aware’, i.e., information learned in his ‘missing years’...and is now verified. If only to that individual, i.e., ‘verily, verily'. [ New testament ].

Symbolic of a new beginning. From a ‘theoretical’ to a practical. From knowledge acquired to being applied, i.e., 'second leg' of that total journey. Most commonly known as ones ‘ghosty bit’. As indicated and ‘researched’ by such individuals as S. Muldoon and Mr Robert Monroe, [especially,and if only, his first book]. Defined in the present day as ‘an out of body experience'. [Or book of same by Celia Green].

Remember...objectivity. It has a certain logic to it. A possible logic...but only when you understand what they imply...What every ‘student’ in all those ‘mystery’ clubs are eventually made aware of within those first few years of ‘membership’. What is meant by the ‘Divine bit’ in relation to that total ‘journey’ from the viewpoint of the observer in [A]. That same link to J.Naydler book...‘Shamanic wisdom in the pyramid texts’ . Indicating the possibility of what that origin; of information; may be.

What is that origin? Alchemists refer to it as ‘First matter’ possibly with ‘Quintessence’. Indirect link to the ‘Philosophers stone’. [ Explained elsewhere ].

The words ’Ain sof’ represents the same; in part; with the Kabbalists. Or the ‘spark’ of the zohar, [ Hebrew esotericsm ]. Or in Sufi lore words like ‘ineffable / unmanifest’.

Hindu equivalent ''nameless Eternal.'' i.e.,"Beyond all and alone stands the Supreme Eternal, the Imperishable Brahman, dark in utter mystery {i.e.,UNmanifested}. the Root of all that is, was, or shall ever be. Neither subject nor object, neither knower, knowing, or known can exist in the unspeakable Being of That which is beyond all names." [Chapter 8, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

An attempt to define something that is then, and still is...an ‘unknown’ quantity. Hence the link to such ’indescribable’ words that attempt to define the same. That led to such books as ‘The Kybalion’ /Three initiates. One of the first attempts to put ‘substance’ to that ‘unknown quantity’...relative to an understanding. In the ‘spiritual’ sense. From a ‘spiritual’ rather than an ’empirical’ viewpoint, 'by way' of those three aspects, that are common to all.

Question. What would represent something becoming 'Manifested' ?

As an example..."I would not have felt obliged to step forward and openly reveal it...........to write you a book in which i would tell what i have obtained through my intuition, during my retreats and 'visions'. In every seeking soul, there is a portion, be it small or great, of the light of god." [Introduction, 'The Philosophy of Illumination' by Suhrawardi].

But remember, that 'spiritual' analogy has logic to it, and the essence/core of anything... that has any logic to it... can be 'assessed' by deductive reasoning, especially when all the 'circumstantial evidence' is taken into the equation. If 'circumstantial' is good enough for the legal profession, then it follows by the same logic, that it should be good enough to evaluate anything and everything else, including this subject... Middle ground between 'spiritual and empirical? Think about it. [ If you can get your head around it; then your ‘read’ of it is better than mine. The book that is, i.e.,the 'Kybalion'. This reader is still scratching ].

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Coptic cross at the entrance to the inner sanctuary, Temple of Isis, Philae, Egypt. Question 'nineteen' {'cup?'} marks in total?

"The discussion continues and Tat expresses his desire to be immersed in the Cup of Mind [i.e., Krater. Or the Monad. Enlarged elsewhere. Link to the meaning of the word 'Grail']. Finally the dialogue ends with what i feel to be one of the most remarkable passages of the entire Hermetic corpus. Describing the 'divine' source of the cosmos, Hermes explains: The Oneness [monad] being Source [arche] and Root of all, is in all things as Root and Source. Without this source exists nothing; whereas the Source itself is from nothing but itself, since it is Source of all the rest. It is itself its Source, since it may have no other Source. The Oneness then being source, contains every number, but is contained by none; it engenders every number, but is engendered by no other one. Now all that is engendered is imperfect, for it is divisible, and subject to both increase and to decrease; but with the 'Perfect One' none of these things do hold. Now that which is increasable 'increases' from the Oneness, but succumbs through its own 'feebleness' when it no longer can contain the One. And now, O Tat, 'God's' image has been sketched for you, insofar as it can be; and if you will attentively dwell on it and observe it with your heart's eyes, believe me, son, you'll find the path which leads above; nay, that image shall become your guide itself, because the Sight Divine has this peculiar charm, it holds fast and draws unto it those who succeed in opening their eyes, just as, they say, the magnetic stone draws iron." [Page 213/4 'Alexandria' Vol 1, by D. Fideler]. Try ''polarities'' - its place within this subject.

''Feebleness'' in relation to ''fall'' ?

"In the Pagan Mysteries, beginners were known as 'mystae', meaning 'those with eyes closed', and enlightened initiates were known as 'epopteia' meaning, 'those who can see'." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

"In 1932, despite being at the height of of his fame, physicist Wolfgang Pauli felt compelled to seek the psychological help of world-renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung. The two men developed a close friendship - and a joint obsession with a primal number at the root of the universe. They looked at the mystical number 137 for clues to understanding the unconscious, thereby delving into what Jung called ''the no man's land between Physics and the Psychology of the Unconscious...the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times." [Back cover to the book '137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession' by Arthur Miller].

"A few mornings later i made my way to Masters empty sitting room. I planned to meditate, but my laudable purpose was unshared by disobedient thoughts. They scattered like birds before the hunter." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Side note: A {working?} example: "However, faery is where you find it. In my own experience there can be a sudden feeling of euphoria that seems to 'well up' from the ground, and on further investigation, found to be associated with a rising water spring and a nearby tree or ring of trees. Two trees in a hedgerow have also provided an unexpected doorway, or window, that turned out to be an oak and an ash, with a thorn bush growing between them. I learned a great deal with patterns of bird flight in 'looking through' that particular gateway. But it is important to stress, i think, that i did not go out looking for these particular sites - they, on the contrary, seemed almost to be lying in wait for me, revealing themselves unexpectedly. An important check on validity is perhaps a sense of surprise." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon' / G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Spirit in relation to Soul. That benefit of, relative to the individual. Check it out.

Spirit in relation to Soul. Symbolic of.  That benefit of, relative to the individual. Check it out. Question. What represents 'shadow' ? And Why.

Continued...The Greeks referred to that same 'process' with the word 'nous', ["direct spiritual 'insight'], that becomes "the pilot for the soul", [chapter four. J.Naydler book. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. S/W - S/E = Landscape equivalent?

Celtic equivalent of same principles: "The god Hu was the all ruling divinity of western Celtic mythology. He represented the power and glory of the spiritual world, and in that sense, the spiritual, not the physical sun. He was 'wedded' to the goddess Ceridwen; and Ceridwen was the soul of the world, bestowing the power of 'vision' upon the human soul...And so we can imagine, that when Ceridwen made herself known in her true form {eureka moments?} - all 'terror' and fury of darkness overcome, her Cauldron {enlarged elsewhere} of Nature, would be the Iris itself, radiant glowing, living, creating - the Girdle of Hu the 'Mighty'. " ['The Flaming Door']. Try ''girdle'' to see it in its broader context.

Think about it, in relation to what the word 'soul' ; in the main; represents, i.e., "Our life in this world was a 'ladder' between heaven and earth, whose 'sides' are the body and soul [anima], upon which individuals ascend through humility, and/or descend through self-exaltation, {shadow?}. Emphasis, this readers,{with the exception of the word in 'bold' print}...introduction. 'The Brother hood of the Common Life'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Taken together with..."that man is formed with a body and heart, and by the heart, i mean the essence of mans spirit, which is the seat of the 'knowledge' of 'god'... ", ['Path to Sufism'/ Al-Ghazali].

While recalling what that 'process' ...as shown in its 'physical' state, is a representational of, i.e., in the Egyptian case... with all Pharaohs seated on their thrones, indicative of a 'spiritual' understanding, [explained elsewhere. Use the 'find' indicator]. That same 'spiritual' understanding that ;in the main; is represented in its 'physical' form as a 'serpent'. Compare to the 'seated' arrangements at Gobekli-tepe. Back to the outside. Front to the inside. See anything? i.e.,internal / external links.

As seen from a different perspective...''By means of the cup, we can put anything ''into'' our Magical Cosmos we want, just as by the Shield we can exclude anything. So far as the inner world is concerned, the Cup means IN and the Shield means OUT. The Inner Cosmos must have internalities and externalities like any other Cosmos. So with the Cup, we take into ourselves all that we truly love and hold dearest to us, which we want nearest to our essential being. All else we arrange as externalities around the demarcation circle of ''Me and We'' by means of the Shield. This makes the Cup the most ''sacred'' of the instruments, since we should only use it for taking in and pouring forth the very best and finest energies we are capable of containing." Enlarged elsewhere.

The above link to such books as 'The Eleventh Hour'. By M.Lings. Especially in relation to the symbolism of 'Twelve' {i.e.,'inner cosmos' by way of those 12 signs - what they represent} i.e., What does the title imply. Think about it in relation to an understanding. Same as the 'Eleventh' and 'Twelfth' divisions of 'The Book of What is in the Duat', [Chapter Three.'The Master Game'. Mentioned elsewhere], in relation to the remaining 'story' of what is in the 'duat', relative to the reader.

Relative in the sense, of working out its symbolism, what it represents, relative to the individual. "It is the darkest hour, the hour before the dawn, and the Soul, reduced to performing the tasks of a servant, is lost to sight altogether. The forces of materialism seem triumphant and the very existence of the Soul becomes a matter of doubt, or even denial. But not forever can the soul be thus buried in darkness. The 'allotted' period draws to its close, and the Soul emerges from its obscurity with all its flashing powers." [Prologue, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita' ].

The flashing helmet of Hector? Recall the 'helmet' of Achilles.

What this subject calls... ''the dark night of the soul'', of which becomes, that books start and end point. From 'dark' to light. From unaware to aware. That understanding of a ''connectedness''. Relative to the divine 'bit'. Possibility of.

That same ‘unknown quantity’ that is very loosely termed in the present era as a ‘Singularity point’. [Not ''The'' singularity point]. Or more importantly what it 'emerged' from, [ possibilities of ]. Remember...Not literal. Symbolic of a beginning. An origin. A general idea in order to give the beginner an interest towards forming his/her own ideas about the subject. In order that they question the subject further. To explore what those new options / possibilities could be. [ ‘A book of Beginnings’. By G.Massey. ’Keys’ can be found but only when cross referenced with other ‘verified’ works].

"The more one has ''open eyes'' for quantity; the more one becomes blind to quality." Quote from within the book by Tomberg.

As a side note, some sceptic's of this subject, when such words as 'relative' or 'observer' or 'singularity' are used to define something within it, endorse their own beliefs that the 'whole' is nothing more than a ''New age'' phenomenon, or the equivalent. [Those first impressions]. Individuals they assume who play on such words since the creation of General Relativity early in the last century, to endorse their personal beliefs. Such words as most know, are not the sole ownership of any particular subject, as proven within this subject, especially within the Sufi texts that; for countless generations; [prior to the above] have used the same; in relation to ''unmanifest'' and ''manifest''. Their version of 'unknown'/ known, or 'aware'/ unaware, in attempting to define something. Others include ''ineffable/effable''.

A {working} example: "For exact understanding exact language is necessary. And the study of systems of ancient knowledge begins with the study of a language which will make it possible to establish at once exactly what is being said, from what point of view, and in what connection. This 'new' language contains hardly any new terms or new nomenclature, but it bases the construction of speech upon a new principle, namely the principle of relativity; that is to say, it introduces relativity into all concepts and thus makes possible an accurate determination of the angle of thought - for what precisely ordinary language lacks are expressions of relativity..." And/or " The division of man into 'seven' categories, or seven numbers, explains thousands of things which otherwise cannot be understood. This division gives the first conception of relativity as applied to man. Things may be one thing or another thing according to the kind of man from whose point of view, or in relation to whom, they are taken...['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''angle'' and ''seven''.

The Hindu way is best explained; at least for this reader; by such authors as Bede Griffiths. ’The Cosmic Revelation’...and ‘A New Vision of Reality’. Explaining that same framework together with the ‘Divine bit’ but now in Hindu terminology. Try and find ’it’. The Hindu equivalent of that ‘bit’. ' A New Model of the Universe' by P. D. Ouspensky - a different perspective... on the same principles.

The most recent publications of the same...are by such authors as T. Freke. ’The Mystery Experience’...and other such books by the same author. Or even Mr Fred Wolf. Alias Dr Quantum. Attempting to define the same in his own unique way. Or any books by Rene Guenon. Explaining those same concepts but now in relation to other ‘religions’. All Self delusional?

A more up to date example of same could be the opinions put forward in Mr D. Wilcocks book, 'The Source Field Investigations', especially in relation to DNA , as put forward in chapter nine of the same book. What he terms as 'the DNA phantom effect', especially the quote..."Gariaev's discovery suggests that the complete genetic code for an organism might not be found in the DNA molecule after all...at least not as their final location". Think about it, relative to A/B/C and what all these authors from multiple generations infer about the 'Divine bit', in relation to the rest of that 'framework'.

Certain Pagan ‘alphabets’ it is said, [ Ogham? ] were shown with a ‘notch’ in the ‘x’ letter. The word... 'notch' is a link to two other key words. ’Hook / Latch’. Letters when hooked together form words...that form sentences...that when hooked together form paragraphs. That form pages of possible knowledge [i.e.,'gnosis'] that could lead to...inspirations and aspirations from that ‘unconscious’ start to a now slowly emerging one. That lead to a possible understanding of something new. All of which have to be represented in some form - for an understanding to take place. Link to the word ''symbolism''. See it?

"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].

The now conscious aspect of the same is represented; in its physical form; by what is referred to as the ‘Hooked staff’, [ 'Crosier' ]. That every cleric person from bishop upwards are allowed ‘to be’ in possession of. Some understand its true symbolism. Others do not, [ Explained elsewhere ].

Those same inspirations/aspirations that ‘themselves’ must have parameters/boundaries, [ Key ]. Must have emerged from somewhere. Egyptian equivalent...from 'Pay-lands' to 'enclosures' to 'chambers', [ development of. 'Mythical Origin of the Egyptian Temple']. That ‘somewhere’, that within this subject regardless of culture is always represented in its physical form or the written one with another key word. ’Niche’. Or its equivalent...as indicated; of the same; as in the Queens ’ chamber’. [ Gt.Pyramid ] Or the book... ’The Niche of lights’. By Al-Ghazali.

A {working?} example: "In the present day - those boundaries for each constellation have become very complex, but nevertheless the Iliad gives an occasional clue about the boundaries that Homer envisaged for at least a small number of constellations. Indications of these can be seen in his references to the 'huts' and 'tents' of leading 'warriors' who have been assigned via the Catalogue of Ships to stars within those constellations...{as an example} "The upper part of his helmet is identifiable as a shallow dome of faint stars in the 'head' of Bootes: 'On this Odysseus went at once into his tent {and} put his 'shield' about his 'shoulders'. The stars of Corona Borealis make a fine shield, and there relationship to Bootes gives them the impression of being carried on the shoulders of Odysseus...Greek leaders such as Idomeneus and Meriones {Taurus} and Eurypylus {Lyra} also have 'huts' and 'tents' - the areas of the sky encompassed by their respective constellation boundaries. Achilles {Canis Major} in his celestial 'hut' when he is 'sitting opposite' his friend Patroclus {Canis Minor}; it can be seen that this places their personal stars at opposite ends of the constellation boundary defined by Homer." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

Side note: 'Huts' in relation to the Land of Punt? And 'Tents' in relation to the Wilderness story?

Continued i.e., {from previous paragraph}: "God' is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of 'his' Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp enclosed in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the East, or of the West, whose oil is well-neigh luminous, though 'fire' scarce touches it; light upon light....." [Quran 24:35]......

"The meaning of the niche is the faithful heart of the believer. The 'lamp' enlightening, the niche of the heart is the essence of the heart, while the light that it sheds is the divine secret...."[ Chapter 9, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

That 'divine' word again.

"No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light." [Jesus, Luke 8.16].

Out of that ‘niche’ of the mind possible inspirations and aspirations may emerge that could lead to a positive awareness by way of... as he attempts to describe it in the same book [i.e.,'The Niche of Lights'... an "incommunicable mystery." i.e.,as an example...by way of...the contents of this web page. That 'incommunicable' language that the figure Enoch represents, in different forms throughout different cultures / 'religions'. Found within.

Together with..."This engraving, which was molded in Binah was incised and hidden in it, as someone who hides everything, locks it up, and puts the key away. This key is kept hidden in a certain 'chamber' and although everything is hidden in that chamber, the most important thing is that key, which locks and unlocks everything!" [Section 42 [parashot] vol one, 'The Zohar' by Rav Berg].

"The King had brought me to his chambers." [Song of Songs, 1:4]. This verse has been interpreted as meaning that he whose search has reached a certain level feels that he is in the place of the 'King'. He goes from room to room, from hall to hall, 'seeking him' out. However the 'kings palace' is an endless series of 'worlds', and as a man proceeds in his search from room to room, he holds only the end of the string [key]. It is never the less, a continuous going, a going after 'god', a going to 'god', day after day, year after year." [Emphasis this readers. Chapter 8, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding the overall subject gives clues as to its 'connectedness' to other cultures, i.e.,recall what the word 'King' is; in the main; symbolic of, by way of positive over negative represented with some as 'the eternal apprentice'. As with the word 'string' and 'continuous'. The Egyptian equivalent, the twisted rope that 'connects' all those different 'aspects' on amongst other things, the carvings/ paintings on tomb walls. The 'coiled rope' being a symbol of the word 'Re-stau'. Which in itself gives clues as to the possible resting place of certain individuals.

6854654-set-christian-various-religious-symbolsThe ‘x’ was chosen because of its link to the ‘cross’, and the word 'Christ'.[ Explained elsewhere ] i.e., once understood a better understanding of such books as...’The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye’. By J. Weidner...and ‘The Mystery of the Buried Crosses’. By H. Garland...will be the result.

Synchronistic Analogy?..."But, he told me, as a group we were not aligned properly in our energies. He ''showed'' me to myself wearing a t-shirt with the image of an X in the middle of as circle. What was needed, he said, was to revolve the X of our energy so that it would appear as a cross. He said that to do this, we all needed to come very close together. He said he and the others were caught ''between the worlds,'' and that we had come there to release them...And all of the work and hardship we had endured, both in our own lives and now, trekking through the hot sun of a southwestern August, had been needed just for this task we were there to perform...I told the group about my dream and vision. One other member had received a similar vision...I sat down again, everyone on the bus spontaneously joined hands and went into a profound heart connection. And, again spontaneously, with tears flowing, we all began singing with one voice the hymn, ''Amazing Grace''. We could ''see'' the children all around us and feel them rejoicing. ''I was once lost but now i am found''. At that very moment we began to sing, the driver changed roads, from Route 666 to Highway 160, heading for the meeting place of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, the point at which the 'Four Corners' come together. The visionary Anasazi leader reappeared to me and said, ''look.'' The image of the circle and the X he had shown me before - had turned into the image of our medicine wheel, with the four center stones in the shape of a cross.''You must do the ceremony now,'' he said. ''You must be standing on Mother Earth.'' We needed to find the next place to stop, where we could pull over and do the ceremony out on the land, and that ''next possible place'' just happened to be the junction of the Four Corners." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012' - ALL ON PAGE 153].

Southwest / X / 666 in relation {versus?} - Cross / 'Grace' / Four / 16. Anything?

Question. Coincidence or a ''meaningful' one OR nothing more that mumbo jumbo?

A working example?..."The Beast is like our ego and egocentric interests. It represents the work of 'self' alone, without gods influence {'grace' link?}. The mark is erased when the work of our hands and thoughts of our minds are cooperating with 'god', rather than simply being self driven. The Beast is our lower nature at our most selfish, self-centered, self glorifying point of existence." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way' / Mentioned elsewhere]. Enlarged elsewhere.

wheel"We believe we have sufficiently demonstrated the significance of the cross, the depth of its esotericism, and its predominance in symbolism in general. As far as the practical realization of the Work is concerned, it certainly offers no less value nor teaching. It is the first key, the most considerable and most secret of all the ones that can open the sanctuary of nature of man. This key always appears in visible characters, outlined by nature her-self, obedient to the divine will on the cornerstone of the work, which is also the fundamental stone of the church and Christian truth." ['The Dwellings of the Philosophers'. Page 205].

Could there be a better symbol [in 'A'], that represents that 'development' relative to an understanding of the possibility of an 'eternity' [by way of the 'divine' word]... than a 'stone'?

'A picture paints a thousand words'. Link to Part 1? And/or ''mandala''.

"I often perceive my mind as a lump of stone, with life unfolding like trickling water that flows into violent rivers: these rivers form grooves in the stone. However hard we try to chip away at these grooves with our fingertips they become ineffaceable, which is why it is neigh impossible to change a mind carved over decades by forces that are often beyond our control. This does not imply that you should stop trying to change them." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam]. Possible synchronicity link. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''Q. S. Lam''.

"Life did not start with a single cell organism, it started with rocks." Quote from the program 'The Search For The Origin of Life.'  PBS America Satellite. January 2015.

Seen from a different perspective?..."When, therefore, a primitive or barbarous consciousness forms a picture of itself on a much earlier level of development and continues to do so for hundreds or even thousands of years, undeterred by the contamination of its archaic qualities with differentiated, highly developed mental products, then the casual explanation is that the older the archaic qualities are, the more conservative and pertinacious is their behaviour. One simply cannot shake off the memory image of things as they were, and drags it along like a senseless appendage. This explanation, which is facile enough to satisfy the rationalistic requirements of our age, would certainly not meet with the approval of the Winnebagos, the nearest possessors of the trickster cycle...

...For them the myth is not in any sense a remnant - it is far too amusing for that, and an object of undivided enjoyment. For them it still 'functions', provided that they have not been spoiled by civilisations. For them there is no earthly reason to theorise about the meaning and purpose  of myths, just as the xmas tree seems no problem at all to the naive European. For the thoughtful observer, however, both trickster and xmas tree afford reason enough for reflection. Naturally it depends very much on the mentality of the observer what he thinks about these things. Considering the crude primitivity of the trickster cycle, it would not be surprising if one saw in this myth simply the reflection of an earlier, rudimentary stage of consciousness, which is what the trickster obviously seems to be. The only question that would need answering is whether such personified reflections exist at all in empirical psychology. As a matter of fact they do...

...Now if the myth were nothing but an historical remnant one would have to ask why it has not long since vanished into the great rubbish heap of the past, and why it continues to make its influence felt on the highest level of civilisation...I have, i think, found a suitable designation for this character component when i called it the 'shadow'...We are no longer aware that in carnival customs and the like there are remnants of a collective shadow figure which prove that the personal shadow is in part descended from the numinous collective figure. This collective figure gradually breaks up under the impact of civilisation, leaving traces in folklore which are difficult to recognise. But the main part of him gets personalised and is made an object of personal responsibility...

...Radin's trickster cycle preserves the shadow in its pristine mythological form, and thus points back to a much earlier stage of consciousness which existed before the birth of the myth, when the Indian was still groping about in a similar mental darkness. Only when his consciousness reached a higher level could he detach the earlier state from himself and objectify it, that is, say anything about it. So long as his consciousness was itself 'trickster like', such a confrontation could obviously not take place. It was possible only when the attainment of a newer and higher level of consciousness enabled him to look back on a lower and inferior state..." [From the chapter entitled 'On the Psychology of the Trickster Character' by C. Jung - within the book 'The Trickster' by P. Radin].

Link to 'hindsight' and therefore 'foresight'? {by way of the objective process?} Benefits of - purpose of - if only in defining a subject?

'Tricks of the trade'.

A working example ,i.e.,Hebrew {Kabbalah} equivalent. Apply the above to define the following..."It is intriguing to note that Bezalel and Oholiab, those cunning master craftsmen, were empowered with 'the ability to teach others'. It raises the prospect that what they were 'teaching' was not so much the skill of fashioning pieces of wood into a box, {i.e.,'Ark of the Covenant'} but the secrets of the ancient mysteries - the secrets of ancient wisdom as it was perceived.

''Them hath he filled with the wisdom - of the cunning workman - even of them that do cunning work, and those that devise cunning work." [Exodus 35:35, King James version].

"Thirty-five has no major mystical importance, but according to Plutarch it expresses harmony, as it is the sum of the first feminine and first masculine perfect cubes: 8+27." [From the book by A. Schimmel].

Analogy?..."Claudio also prepared to present another form of knowledge based upon the work of the Russian Sufi Gurdjieff. This knowledge came from what is called the Enneagram, a system of knowledge that ties human transformation to sound and music. Claudio was about to present a little known aspect of this knowledge by which the human personality could be broken down into twenty-seven forms. His purpose in doing this was simple: to give the industrial world a tool with which they could get off the wheel of ''ego types'' and enter the higher world of enlightenment. Doing so, he believed, would begin to change the entire world by bringing us out of this materialistic life we lead, so we could enter into the higher chakras and extended human potential." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012']. Try ''27''.

Analogy with same intent..."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...To draw upon West Country songs is, in effect, to draw upon local variants of British songs, but their particular value lies in their link with ancient ritual practices, a link shown in the symbolism of the songs themselves and their music. A similar treatment of Eastern and North-eastern English songs would probably show a certain amount of Norse influence, but the level of symbolism found in these songs in general is deeper than that of specific religions and cults, and points to the overall pattern of images behind all 'magical' and religious thinking...Lore of this sort never opens broad and easy paths of thought, but after innumerable meanderings and branchings leads to a simple pattern of ritual and 'mystical' concepts, where the various separate routes merge together." [Taken from within the book 'Where is Saint George'. Enlarged elsewhere]. The study of a subject does the same.

Question. Like the meanders of a river? If so, what is being implied?

N.B. The author of the above book; like the author of the 'Tutankhamun Prophecies' understands the value of encoding those universal "symbols" [archetypal images?] to define the parts within the whole - but unlike the later - the former author does it without manipulation of 'data'. Enlarged elsewhere.

A change of pace - {from a few? paragraphs back {hindsight?} - An example of ‘Latch’ = Those ‘Copper latches’ within those ‘doors’ of the same {narrow} chamber. [Copper...a link to the color/symbolism of ‘Red’. [ Explained elsewhere ].

"...that grips, evokes and beckons; lifts high the latch of mystery. You cannot tread that way. Your feet will kick the door shut as they run. This path is not for treading; it does not lead, like that; to anywhere, like that. Rather, it is its destination; full known and fully trod when first began." ['The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan].

'Intuitive' link?

An understanding of something ‘unlocks’ a possible potential. Picture...Question. Which came first, the "cross" or the 'x'. Which represents the "true" cross? Clue. Northeast in relation to Southwest. The beginning of a 'journey' together with the end, yet beginning, of another, i.e.,west to east. 'West' a link to the 'fall'. From 'dark' to 'light'. From something 'unknown' to becoming 'known'. Example of same...The 'pedestal' ['T' shaped. 'Pillars' either side?] that the Egyptian dog 'god' is always seen rested on, left to right = horizontal 'journey'. Right to left = 'vertical' journey. Representational of. The 'tail end' of something connected to the beginning of something else.

Some say "P" could represent 'Peter', others say, Paster Noster, i.e.,the 'Lords' prayer. Think about it ,in relation to the benefit of 'doing' something...repetitive, and its relationship to a 'potential', From a low start point, [symbolism of]. Example..."The individual ends the day with an effort to "imprint" the fact of 'heedlessness' on the mind, to keep the heart occupied with remembrance of gods goodness and to conceive a strong desire to begin anew the next day". Representational of. [Chapter eight. 'The Brotherhood of the Common Life. Mentioned elsewhere].

Hebrew equivalent...Mitzvot [study / practice of Torah] by way of an intended purpose / focus, referred to as a Mitzvah. Commonly known as a focus on the positive stuff. That ''positive'' stuff however, that according to these authors and subject becomes a recurring theme within each individuals ''journey''. From A to B, with C in mind. Link to the word "repetitive". Benefit of; regardless of whether prayer; 'ritual' or study.

Analogy of same..."Rhythm in prayer [or 'ritual' or study - enlarged elsewhere - this readers input] - makes it pass from the psychological domain to that of life, from the domain of personnel tendencies and moods, to that of the fundamental and universal impulses of life itself ," [ i.e.,''divine bit'']. Extract from the book by Tomberg.

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