What Is Esotericism Part 3

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shell2The Mexican Indians symbolized the same; in part; with two other key words ‘Conch’ shell and ‘Thread / Knot’ symbolism. A pink conch shell became symbolic of that ‘origin’. While the sound it can make is a link to the potential of becoming aware of something, as well as its origins, i.e., 'water' link. Especially salt water. Recall what 'it' represents. 'Pearls' also associated with same. One a 'beginning' the other an end. An 'end' result. Alpha and Omega, represented in a different 'form'. [Introduction, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. Persevere with it - regardless of how basic? or simple? or 'child' - ish? it first appears.

{Working?} example..."As we slowly made the long drive to Coba, we had - after so many surprises - given up our expectations. Childlike, we brought with us now only open hearts and open eyes. We were simply waiting for 'god' {synchronistic link} to show us our next 'responsibility'." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Emphasis, this readers]. 'Story' {method?} enlarged elsewhere. Follow the book title to see if you agree or not.

''In the beginning was the word; and the 'word' was..."

"...Too meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ]. One could apply same principle - to the study of something / anything.

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knotted?

"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.

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

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'Shadow' in relation to S/W?

"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'', of 'Dead Sea Scroll' fame. Enlarged elsewhere.

Find it to understand it - rather than leave to those first impressions.

"The word 'spiritual' should be associated with the word 'eyes'. This is a reference to the eyes of the mind or heart. To see is to understand." [From the book by T. Nottingham].

'Waters of the Gap' ?

We are not given an ego because we are supposed to starve it to death. We are given an ego to learn to bring it into balance, to master it. In many cases, ego represents identity: It gives it a separateness, a form that is essential to function in this plane. We have difficulty  understanding the concept that we are all one. If we were the true embodiment of that concept, there wouldn't be any lessons to be experienced. The ego gives us the identity to experience the lesson in terms of a very specific viewpoint - ours. Its as if we look at the situation through a very specific window. The frame of the window is our ego. It gives us the form to look through {from a very acute perspective} that aspect of that problem. It's very much like there is a horizon, and then there is the vista of the entire universe. The ego becomes a periscope from which we see very specific aspects of that universe. Take, for instance, a high jumper. The high jumper needs to go over the top bar. The bar is there so the high jumper can jump over it. It becomes the obstacle, and jumping over it { 'void'? } becomes the reward. We are given an ego. The reward comes when we are able to let it go and see the bigger picture..." [From the book by E. Pearl. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Horus in/of the horizon?

'Breaking the Mother Goose Code' by J. Studebaker.

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Recall the animals at the base of those 'T' shaped pillars at Gobekli-tepe.

Pagan equivalent [in part i.e.,of different 'stages' along the way, i.e.,along ones 'journey'. Indicative of. And/or representational of; = ‘The great Cackler’, of which the 'Swan' or 'Goose' is associated. [ 'Cygnus Mysteries'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Sumerian equivalent = the goddess Bau,['a dogs bark']. Greek / Roman / Nordic, equivalent...the ‘gods’ that represent thunder / lightening. The 'buzzing' of bees indicative of same if only in 'its' early phases. Its 'curiosity' one. Commonly known as..."a kick start", or of the same but up the proverbial 'backside’. A link to the base of the spine. [Djed column]. That link to...

"...but Plutarch mentions that in the driving off of Typhon use was made of the sistrum of Isis. The sistrum was a musical instrument made rather like a rattle. There was a hollow ball which contained four ''things,'' which rattled when it was shaken. These ''things'' are said to represent the four elements ...Plutarch writes: ''The sistrum also shows that existent things must be 'shaken up' and never have cessation from impulse, but as it were be wakened up and agitated when they fall asleep and die away. For they say they turn aside and beat off Typhon with sisra..." [Chapter 13, 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Put ''Typhon'' in the box. Then try ''sleep.'' [Part one].

A {working?} example..."After the ceremony Vina - who had loaned her rattle to Davlin for the peyote songs and knew nothing of what had happened in my meditation shortly before the ceremony - said that Devlin had appeared to her after the ceremony and asked her to give her rattle to me." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012']. The 'whole' story has to be understood to define the importance of the ''rattle''. Enlarged elsewhere.

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Try 'flint'.

"And my eyes saw the secrets of lightening and thunder, the secrets of clouds and of the dew...I saw the chambers out of which come the 'Sun' and the 'Moon' and where they go." ['Third Book of Enoch]. Recall what the 'sun / moon' are symbolic of. What they represent.

"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].

Example of {i.e.,to get ones head around it}: " 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."

"It is he who doth show you The Lightening, by way, of both fear and hope. It is he who doth raise up the clouds, heavy with fertilizing rain." [Quran 13:12].

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"They ask thee concerning The Spirit of inspiration. Say: 'The spirit cometh by command of my 'Lord': Of knowledge it is only a little communicated to you." [Quran 17:85].

Link to ''two bows length". Question. What does the bow [therefore; that which it comes with; that which it is associated with] - represent?

Think about in relation to 'higher/lower'. Finally put ''teacher'' in the usual box. Islams equivalent [if only for this reader]. Question. Once again - Coincidence or a meaningful one?

As seen from a different perspective: "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..." Enlarged elsewhere.

''Thinking/feeling/willing'' - Anything? All a means...

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Something asleep - being awakened. Representational of.

"Therefore we appeal to many a learned man in our writings, with letters and by our own hands; although our names are not known. That is known to to many a philosopher; many a chemist; many a doctor; many a reverend; many a worthy man - knows the sound of our trumpet." Taken from the chapter headed: 'The Sound of the Trumpet: The Original Intention of the So-Called Rosicrucian Manifestos'. [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher {a working example?}:"...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..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Parenthesis, emphasis, this readers].

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

"We will now examine a number of perspectives on the 'Rosicrucian manifestos' - regarding the original intention behind their writings and publication...the manifestos represent a test - in its truest forms of both challenge and measurement - of the time in which they were composed. This 'test' - a word whose etymology means a vessel in which metals were assayed, similar to Latin root, 'testa': ''pot'' or ''shell'' - is indeed such a shell in which a critical examination was carried out on the consciousness of the age. Not only are the manifestos loaded with metaphors - of light and dark, of loins and eagles, of night and dawn, of chalices, fountains, vipers and asses - they are in themselves a meta-metaphor in which there is 'the right, simple, easy and ingenious exposition, understanding, declaration, and knowledge of all secrets'. " [Same book].

'Mettle of the mind'

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

Analogy with same intent; but from a different perspective [i.e.,''angle'']..."It is also fascinating to note that in Egyptian mythology, the Bennu birds cry is believed to have started the great cycles of time. These cycles were said to be appointed by a 'Divine' intelligence....and Horus the 'Bennu bird', became the Egyptian deity associated with the division of time. There is a strong possibility that the main unit of time represented by the Bennu's cry is the Precession of the Eqinoxes...." [Chapter three. 'The Source Field Investigations'. Mentioned elsewhere]. One of the paragraphs relate more so to ''bottom/up'' the other to ''top/down'' as a means to a 'method' of understanding.

A 'working' example: "I will add only one more thing: Time is breath, try to understand this."...Later on one of G.'s Moscow pupils added to this that, speaking with them once of cosmoses and of different time in different cosmoses, G. had said that the sleep and waking of living beings and plants, that is, twenty four hours or a day and night, constitute the 'breath of organic life'." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''breath'' and ''cosmos/es''.

''Breath'' in relation to that universal 'bit'. ''Cosmoses'' in relation to 'framework'. - ongoing; day by day. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

north america

Monk's Mound. North America. Its largest. Very similar to others found on the surface {Key,i.e.,''horizontal'' link} - of the planet. Built by hands. A representation of something other than the obvious,i.e.,boredom and/or anything to do with the EX0-teric.

Together with..."This religion [Minoan] was dominated by a great 'goddess', who, despite her many names, can be identified as essentially one deity, being a 'complex' of all that is feminine, or the feminine principle itself. She was seen as the 'mother' of all creation, and hence her nature is all embracing, even to the point of containing all opposites. Since in mythopoeic thinking, the 'part may stand for the whole', she is the omphalos, the navel of the universe, whose mound like shape is the worlds womb, and whose spiral umbilical means not only the turn towards death, but the counter turn towards rebirth. She represents the constant principle in the flux of being, which is ever changing, yet ever the same, of the circle of eternal return." [Chapter two. 'The Riddle of the Sphinx'. C. Herberger]. Try ''Great turning at hand''.

'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight.

Now from a different perspective: "In Dante's vision the masculine intellect, even at its highest and most poetic or 'magical' levels, can only go so far in the comprehension of reality, and that is to the external limits of the Earthly paradise. Therefore when Dante having traversed the deepest pits of Hell, and climbed the spiral path of Mount Purgatory, comes to the brook that circumscribes the Garden of Eden, he is able to go no further under 'Virgils' guidance. Virgil can only return to limbo, the noble but love-less state of the intellect, that can only see the world on its own terms and within its own limitations. To go further the force of 'love' is necessary. This force is embodied by Beatrice, who expresses...[From the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''grace''. Its intent and 'purpose'.

"...that is to the external limits of the earthly paradise." Analogy with same intention: "...that active intellect, which is merely conceived by abstract theorizing, is actually encountered in the 'Event' - at the limit of the cosmos - as personified and individualised..." Enlarged elsewhere.  And/or...

"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'].

Moses who was also - ''unable to go no further''...Anything?

Understanding the above also explains why streams {brooks?} had to be redirected around the tomb of the 1st Dynasty Emperor of China Prior to it being built. Representation of. Proving that regardless of character, all attempted to be associated with it. All {if only in those ancient days} attempted to be identified with it. The real questions however - REMAIN THE SAME. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

A [practical?] example..."This evening Bhaduri expounded various philosophical points connected with the life of Mirabai, a medieval Rajputani princess who had abandoned her court life to seek the company of saints. One great sannyasi, Sanatana Goswami, refused to receive her because she was a woman; her reply brought him humbly to her feet. 'Tell the master,' She had said, 'that i did not know there was any Male in the universe save God; are we not all females before him?' Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or..."In this last title, Queen of Peace, she shows an aspect of the feminine principle that is akin to a great figure who wanders like a shadow through the early pages of biblical history, the great high priest Melchizedek. His name means 'priest-king' and his title, King of Salem, means King of Peace." [From the book by G. Knight]. Question. Anima or animus?

Analogy of same?..."All the old sea powers of the Titanic mythology relate to this power of the feminine, for in the ancient times it was predominant in the development of infant man. It is still as much a power today although during the epoch of mankind's adolescence - which covers the historical period - there has been a reversion from the feminine. This may have been a necessary phase but the feminine principle is not something that will simply go away. It pertains as much to 'god' as does the Masculine principle. Only in the balanced union of the two can progress to maturity be made..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].   Try re-ligion - its true meaning in relation to anima/shadow as a MEANS to express something.

"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].

"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 whole gamut of human experience {and/or emotions}''. Question. What animal represents that final word? ...Why?

'The Festival of the Re-union'. Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,'re-ligion' and/or 'Re' and/or ro-setau link? Don't forget those 1st impressions.

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Question. Shadow self? Therefore - 'lower'? S/W? And/or ''the reward comes when we are able to let it go and see the bigger picture.'' {S/E?}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Think about it, not just in relation to a 'direction' but the significance of what 'navel' represents, within same, relative to 'positive/negative.' Final link to Artemis. Explained within. This subject clarifies and verifies that 'possibility'. Think about it, in relation to Horizontal / Vertical symbolism, together with what; as in the Egyptian case; Horus represents, within those 'units of time', [explained within]. That  link to the 'development' of same over those 'units of time' [i.e., as an example; as in the Egyptian case; between the first and third uraeus, in relation to the rest of the acclaimed 'framework'] that allows the possibility of an understanding in explaining those 'synchronistic' moments that take place in relation to the individual effort, and... those simultaneous discoveries of human innovations ["that appear in different peoples minds simultaneously"], in relation to the collective one, as speculated in chapter four of 'The Source Field Investigations'. Sometimes we all need one in order to have that flash, [ lightening ]...of inspiration. In order to begin that understanding of something new. A kick up the proverbial spinal column, regardless of whether it be a synchronistic 'event' or otherwise.

SIDE NOTE: {a working example?}: "Through Christ, there can enter into the winter cold {S/W?} of knowledge a warmth which in no way obscures or corrupts it, but gives it life; and into the stormy creative chaos of the instinctive life he brings a light {S/E?} which does not lame it, but purifies and redeems it." ['The Flaming Door']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: ''...does not lame it.'' Hephaestus link? If so, what does that imply within the whole?

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S/E as a 'start' point?

Egyptian equivalent?..."A third characteristic of the Pharaonic mentality is an appreciation of simultaneity. This is expressed in various ritual representations - encountered chiefly in the temples - by the superimposition in a single image of several points of view and moments of time. The Falcon hovering over the king is a typical example: its head is in profile; one of its wings is represented as seen from above; the other wing and the tail are seen from below. What at first seems to be a frozen moment of flight thus actually represents several moments of flight seen together." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy. Emphasis - this readers].

Question. An objective view?

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

Apply the above to define the following..."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].

'Shadow' in relation to 'light' as a means...?

''The lengthened shadow of man is history''.

The author of 'Where is Saint George: Pagan Imagery in English Folklore' attempting to define this subjects material by way of those repetitive universal keys [throughout]- in folk-songs...

"The 'Dilly Song' is surely the best known and most popular of all true folk-songs. It is still widely sung throughout Britain... in its variation called 'Green grow the Rushes oh...

"The 'Dilly' bird which perches upon the tree of life may be seen as cult bird, such as the woodpecker or cuckoo, which are both seldom seen but heard..."

"To put the Dilly song into a true context within the folk-song and folk-lore, a new method of interpretation is needed. The archetypal of the song is an exposition of the Divine Universe through various stages of manifestation. Once this simple fact has been realized, it is easy to understand why varying faiths all have versions of their own, each apparently deriving from early forms which have in common a 'mystical' concept."

Question. Gullible; illusional?

The word 'serendipitous' explored throughout, in relation to the discoveries made in all sciences. Synchronicity also explains that same process. Explained within. ['Infinite Monkey Cage' / BBC 4 / B. Cox and R. Ince. 23.2.15]. Try ''simultaneously''

nile delta‘Thread / Weaving’ terms became symbolic of the overall framework. 'Arachne Rising'. By J. Vogh, is a good start on the ‘Weaving’ theme to the overall subject, i.e., all Anrthropods = ‘unconscious’ aspects of inspirations/aspirations. Both positive/negative. Explained elsewhere. Mainly because of size and especially color, i.e., most are ‘dark’ colored [ unaware link ]. Egyptian equivalent with same intent, but now after a further 'understanding' has taken place...the 'goddess' Neith. One of Egypts 'oldest'. Whose main fame was established at Sais, in the Nile Delta. The 'goddess' of 'Weaving' and 'Hunting'. Question. 'Hunting' for what? Possible answers found in 'The Thread Of Ariadne' by C. Herberger.

'Cities of Dreams: When Women Ruled the Earth' by Stan Gooch.

"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].

'The Heart of the Hunter' by Laurens Van der Post.

"The no-mans land between Physics and the psychology of the Unconscious [is] the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times." Carl Jung.

That familiar subject again. Question. Why?

"There may well be useful parallels to be drawn between analytical psychology and magic, one with its approach to the Unconscious, the other to the Anima Mundi or the 'astral light', but such terms are not necessarily completely interchangeable. We must be beware of substituting one set of ill-understood and inadequate terms for another set - thinking that we are gaining great wisdom thereby. [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

"At Sais is found the 'tomb' of Him whom i hesitate to name...About these Mysteries, all of which, without exception, are known to me, may my lips maintain a religious silence. [Quote by Herodotus ].

'Tomb' in relation to 'Womb' - as a representation of something - other than the obvious.

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Question. Stylized dolmen in 'mini-me' form i.e.,representing 'micro'? Other 'spiral' examples seen in the program by N. Oliver. Enlarged elsewhere.

"...To penetrate the mysteries of the forces that lie beyond physical life there are the two avenues that we discussed at the beginning of this book. One is the attempt to go on beyond death into the 'earth' or the tomb. The other is to attempt to get back to conditions before birth via woman or the womb. In terms of the symbolism of the circled cross {enlarged elsewhere} - this may be expressed by placing gateways at North and South. To be within physical incarnation is to be in the Western half of the circle. Then the two gateways form two alternative ways of penetrating the Eastern, inner half. The northern gateway leads through the 'tomb' {S/W?}.  The southern gateway back through the 'womb' {S/E?}. 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. There is a third way, and that is the approach to the 'center' - the center of the spiral. That is, to the mid-point of the web {'net' link?} of creation. Here may be found a very ancient feminine symbol of the spider who spins and designs {''pattern" link} and builds the 'web' of MANIFESTATION. The symbol is also found in Rosicrucian literature." Continued / enlarged elsewhere. [Extract from the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

Try ''center'' and ''mandala'' - all as a means...?

AND/OR: "The relationship of these two pairs of zodiacal constellations to the Milky Way is not affected by precession and never changes. Gemini and Taurus will always mark the northern 'gate' of the Milky Way and Sagittarius and Scorpio will always mark the southern 'gate' of the Milky Way. Of the two, however, it is the later pairing that is the most important, because it so happens that the part of the Milky Way seen through this gate as we look up at the night sky forms the very center and heart of our galaxy..." {+ black hole and dark rift links}.

Refresher: "To sacrifice a 'lower' value to a 'higher' value is to give substance and power to the desire which has been 'sacrificed'. If this higher value is of a 'spiritual' order, the spiritual power is attracted by this desire, and givers to the sacrificer a power of domination over his lower states." ['Journey into the Light'].

Try Part 1 to enlarge on the word ''sacrifice'' before that inner voice  {first impressions?} suggest something else. Then try ''teacher''.

A {working?} example,i.e.,in the present moment - Finds discovered in the loch's of the Outer Hebrides {Isle of Lewis}. The islands {Crannogs} MAN MADE. 'Created' therefore a few thousand years earlier than originally thought -''right back into the Stone Age." Other artefact's very similar to the 'mini-me' ball also found,i.e.,local/Orkney/''other places in Scotland''.  Alice Robert asks 'what are they?'  Answer given: "Many hypothesis - could have been used as weapons...but more likely 'weapons of social exclusion', i.e.,members of the elite {who could afford a boat} making long journeys - showing off their power" The final analysis being ''a prop to their power''. ['Digging For Britain' / BBC4 / Episode 2 / 2016].

A closer analysis to that question - when ALL the available information is assessed would be FOUND WITHIN LANDSCAPE SYMBOLISM i.e., N/E {Orkney} in relation to S/W {Glastonbury Tor ,i.e.,''tower'' and ''Arthur'' link} together with S/E {Hunstanton and Sea-henge} and N/W {'islands',i.e.,as above and/or Iona, i.e.,something 'created' in relation to an 'end' result}. All enlarged throughout. Together with 'transcendent third' symbolism i.e.,what ever in neolithic times represented  a ''whole'' - those stone balls would represent three quarters of that whole number. That final link to 'four''. All enlarged throughout.

Side note. The chalk balls that were found in pits opposite Woodhenge {Bulford} - does its weight {volume?} = one third of those stone balls. 'Chalk' in relation to 'Stone'. South in relation to north?

N.B. Those finds {artefacts} that were found in several places in different time periods also have another COMMON factor. That factor is WEST. Anything?

Side note. Etymology of Iona = 'Yew' and/or 'Bear' and 'fox' i.e.,Nordic = ''Den of brown bear'' and/or ''Den of fox'' And/or Gaelic ''Isle of beautiful woman'' [Wiki/Iona].

A change of pace...For a real head scratcher of the same try...’The Feminine in Fairy Tales’. Chapter seven. By M.Von.Franz . Don-t read it in the dark. Keep the light on. Remember this subject only uses that familiar one as a representation of something else...but those archetypes could be ‘real’ if there is any substance to this ‘acclaimed’ framework. Both positive/negative. Unconscious and/or otherwise. Depending on the individual.

'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight. And/or 'Red Tree, White Tree: Faeries and Human's in Partnership' / W. Berg.

The ancient Egyptians symbolized the conscience [ higher ] aspect of...spark/Origin by identifying it with a birth. Only women can give birth therefore only women can be chosen. Only mentioned because of its link to the word ’divine’.[ Explained below ].

The unconscious [ lower ] aspect = The scarab beetle.

Side note:  " The Egyptian Bennu is a bird. In the age of the pyramids it was represented as a yellow wagtail, but it later came very much like a heron with red legs, and two long feathers growing from its head {recall the kingfisher and its link to Motmot. Enlarged elsewhere}. Its name comes from the verb 'to shine' or to 'rise brilliantly'. A papyrus of the 21st dynasty says of the Bennu that it is 'the one who came into being by itself'. It symbolizes the anticipated rebirth of the soul in the Underworld and was carved onto the backs of scarab amulets buried with mummified bodies. This ensures that the heart does not fail the test of the deceased's past deeds in the Judgement hall of the Two Truths. It is also a symbol of the sun god Ra, celebrating the sun's rebirth each dawn. According to legend, the Bennu arises from a burning tree {bush?}, singing such a melodious song that the god's are transported by its sound. Its legend informs the legend of the Phoenix, as related by Herodotus who visited Egypt in the 5th century BC. He wrote of the sacred bird of Heliopolis {N/E?} which, every 500 years, carries its dead predecessor from Arabia to the sun god's temple..." ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews]. Question. Why Arabia?

And/or: "The work begun here may take many 'lifetimes' to complete. The meaning of pain and suffering fundamentally shifts when seen as part of a larger unfolding story with no final end point, but endless transformations of consciousness...but ones innermost essence always reemerges {in the present moment}. The Phoenix always rises. Death becomes simply a measure of the degree of purification being enacted." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline'. Parenthesis/italics this readers].

Link to incarnation / reincarnation - BUT ONCE again - in the present moment. Question. Which of those two {concepts} are represented with ''Arabia''. Question 2. Any link to Mecca and/or Medina? {i.e.,S/W}.

Continued...Amongst others...the letters to the word that became ‘ISIS’ was the preferred chose. [ Notice the double usage of two letters. Symbolic of ’ this’ domain/ ’that’ one. Even though an anglicized version of the original name, [whose sacred bird was the Goose, the Great Cackler. 'The Cygnus Mystery'].

The Christians chose ‘Mary’. The letter ‘M’ is symbolic just on its own. For similar reasons as the word 'isis’. Perfect symmetry. Left and right. This time within one letter = Both domains co-existing within one frame of reference, i.e., ’M’. As mentioned, this reader prefers the word ‘Domain’. Its a neutral word...It helps with the objective clause. Try it.  Related words are...afterlife / worlds / dimensions. All three have in some way or form specific meanings. Especially the ‘afterlife’ one. A direct link to that other word that it is most associated with. The religious one...and all the emotional baggage it comes with; If allowed to; which could lead to mental blocks or at least counter intuitiveness 'in relation to' other subjects including this one. [ ‘Higher/lower’ link/explained elsewhere ].

imagesWW711RB0That link to the walls of Jericho, [ old testament ]...where the "Walls came falling down". Those mental blocks once the individual was made ‘aware’ of... were no longer viable. Or by the words Verily,verily. [ new testament ] A possibility now ‘verified’ through awareness, if only to that individual.

Question. ''Emotional baggage'' because of its link to the 'psyche' must therefore have its own symbol. What is it?

"Why should a Fool carry a 'weight' on the end of a straight stick? And what is in that 'heavy' bag, tied to the stick?...What is in your heavy bag Mark? ['The Zelator'].

Follow the title of the book to understand {'see'?} it in its 'lighter' context.

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Question. Why 'seven'? Why should the letter ''Z'' be represented? Question 2. What would 'A' {Alpha?} be represented by?

The letter chosen [M] simply because of its structure. Two vertical ‘pillars’ either side of what looks like a small ‘v’. [ the ‘Middle’ bit ] Later came to be used by the Kabbalists. [ ‘V’ sometimes used instead of ‘W’ within the Hebrew / Kabbala-Tetragrammaton. Explained elsewhere].

Chapters entitled the 'Three Ms' within the book 'Cities of Dreams: When 'Women' Ruled the World' by S. Gooch. Those three 'Ms' that the author relates to the mythology of Maidens, Mazes and the Moon. All relevant to the 'feminine' principle.  Both however need to be taken into consideration for the whole picture to be seen. 'Masculine' as well as 'feminine'. 'Sun' as well as 'moon'. Anima/Animus as well as 'shadow'. Representation of. For a full understanding to take place.  As does...

"Is it a coincidence that the words Mary and moon, and also mother, all happen to begin with 'm', and that the sign for Virgo is the same letter? In many lands around the world the word for mother begins with 'm' because, it has been suggested, this is the first consonantal 'noise' which a baby makes." [Same book]. Think about it, relative to what 'virgin' and 'child' represent - all the way back to the oral tradition.

As a means...

Analogy of same [principle?]..."The sound Am is used to harness the Life Force energy. Special attention is given to the ''m'' in Am, which is the universal sound of the original vibration enjoined by the 'spirit' to bring 'creation' into being. In this sense the ''m'' becomes an emphatic ''M'' that carries the grosser vibration at the beginning of the syllable to a greater level of subtlety...The letter ''m'' in ancient Egyptian grammar signifies ''transformation'' from one form to another...from ordinary consciousness to someone possessing enlightened consciousness {representational of}...''AM'' is a universal word of power...OM or AUM is related to the word Amun and Amen of Christianity..."[Extract from the book by S. Ashby. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''being'' and ''logos'' to connect it all - if only for this reader - before asking yourself those bigger questions - agree or disagree? Fact or fiction ?

Antares = 'Heart of the Scorpion' | Brightest Stars | EarthSky.

SIDE NOTE: "Like all M-type giants and supergiants, Antares is close to the end of its lifetime. Someday soon (astronomically speaking), it will effectively run out of fuel and collapse. The resulting infall of its enormous mass – some 15-18 times the mass of our sun – will cause an immense supernova explosion, ultimately leaving a tiny neutron star or possibly a black hole. This explosion, which could be tomorrow or millions of years from now, will be spectacular as seen from Earth, but we are far enough away that there likely is no danger to our planet." [www.earthsky.org].

silenceContinued: As seen from a different perspective {'angle'}..."In Tantric Yoga there are a great deal of Sanscrit words, ending with the letter 'M' which are known as Bijas. A Bija has its own meaning as a word, but its meditational use is non-rational. It is the sound, the particular vibratory effect, which is important. In the chanting of Bijas, the terminal 'M' is, as it were, held back {rather in the manner of the English 'NG' ending} and made to resonate within. Its effects are psycho-physical and act upon the nervous system, certain resonated sounds being stimulating  and others being pacifying. Some are regarded as positively dangerous, and a Bija is 'fitted' to a pupil by his guru. The pupil will try out the vibratory effect of a number of Bijas, choose the one most helpful to him, and after a little while he will chant it silently. This is an exercise of the imagination, when its power too induce interior silence is profound. The nervous system, once trained to respond to the resonance of a Bija, brings the body into a deep silence..." [From the book by A. Duncan].

"Philo describes Sophia as the 'mother of the Logos'. Anything? [Quote from the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

AUM - Resonates {begins} at the back of the mouth - closes at the {front} of the mouth. Something being 'digested' internally? Alchemy equivalent the 'lion' and 'sun' ? Picture found elsewhere. ALL as a means to understand something - relative to the self.

The real questions, however, remain the same.

Alchemy equivalent? {i.e.,indicative of.}: "Zosimos refers to Mary {i.e.,'Mary the Jew'} as the 'Transmitter of the Art'." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

"In the old Indian civilization the idea of Unity prevailed. Those magnificent scriptures of the primeval East which we now possess, were handed down for long ages only by word of mouth, the Veda - or Word; and from them we know how man felt himself entirely united with the spiritual origin of his existence. The three vowels of the sacred Word were experienced differently: as A, O, U, and they culminated in a fourth sound, M, which signifies silence - the closing of the mouth...In head, heart, and breath {thinking/feeling/willing?} - the ancient Indian, though aware that these held for him a 'triad' of experiences, felt himself completely identified with the Earth, the Sun, the sun impregnated atmosphere. He looked toward the Self with reverted insight, i.e.,outwards into the cosmic whole - seeking 'deathlessness'. " ['The Flaming Door'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Reverted'' in relation to an 'about turn' of something?

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Little and large?

"The importance of OM {pronounced AUM} - the primal 'word', can be traced through the teachings of Plato, the Greek Stoic philosophers and Philo the Jew to St. John, the author of the 4th Gospel in the New Testament, who writes, 'In the beginning was the word. The word was with god etc..."Om implies no special divine attributes and refers to no particular picture of god. It is a universal and non-specific name for the ultimate 'power' of life, and is often used as a symbol to represent the Hindu faith. It is a natural and complete sound, a primal 'word' - a word beyond meaning, just as 'god' is truly an idea beyond intellectual understanding.." [From the book 'World Mysticism'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

''Intellectual'' = the 'Tower of Babel'. Representational of?

A side step..."The blue iris and, above all, the white Madonna Lily, were plants deeply associated with the virgin Mary. Precisely where we find plants accurately depicted, we encounter the paradox that they are only depicted with such care because they were seen as pointing beyond themselves to specific spiritual qualities. The environment in which 'they grow' is thus one frequented by 'angels' and saints." [From the book 'The Future of the Ancient World: Essays on the History of Consciousness' by J. Naydler. Emphasis, this readers].

From 'Stone' to 'plant' as a means...

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'Head of the corner'? Eastern equivalent? Therefore - 'Fired' / UNfired? If so, what symbols represent each and why? Final link to E/W and S/N. Which and why?

Refresher : "...in its 'physical' form as a 'Lily', i.e.,"as bearer of symbolic meaning". Chapter two. Same book. All as a means...?

The real questions, however, remain the same.

Western equivalent?..."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 {animate/inanimate?}. 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. To this end we can hardly do better than to survey the body of images that are presented in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Any of these images {Atalanta?} will infinitely repay meditation, contemplation and appropriate acts of symbolic or ritual intention. They may be grouped under the three heads of Mother, Maiden or Virgin, and Queen." [From the book by G. Knight].

'The Wise Old Woman: A Study of Active Imagination' by Rix Weaver.

Analogy of same?..."The present Arabic name of Egypt is al-Misri, which is the equivalent of the biblical Misraim. This name is derived from the Semitic root which in Akkadian gives the verb asaru, "to cut, to delimit, to delineate", and hence, "to draw a picture, a plan, " and the noun esertu, "drawing plan, representation," applied in particular to the specifications for the construction of a building. In Semitic language an 'm' before the root of a verb forms what we would call a past participle: Egypt is the country built according to a geometric plan. The Egyptians expressed this idea by calling their land To- Mera, "the land of the mr." The word 'mr' is used to refer to the pyramids, but more specifically it refers to the meridian triangle of a pyramid, whose hypotenuse is the apothem. The 'mr', essentially is a right angle triangle....." [Page 291, from the book, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''hypotenuse'' in the usual box.

Landscape equivalent?..."Meretseger was generally shown as a coiled cobra, or as a cobra with a woman's head. Sometimes she was shown in cobra form with head and arm projecting from the hood of the cobra. At other times she was shown as a snake, with three heads - that of a woman, cobra and vulture. On occasion she was also shown as a cobra headed woman or as a full woman , though this is very infrequent. Her name ''She who loves silence'' comes from mr = ''love'' {with the feminine 't' ending} and sgr = ''quiet''. She was believed to live on a certain peak, shaped like a pyramid {which has the sound ''mr''}...At times she was known as her dwelling place as 'Peak of the West'..." ['www.touregypt.net].

''Peak'' in relation to the pinnacle of something i.e., 'lord' and/or therefore ''king''? {horn?}.

Additional information? : "The human headed vase was called Imset, {as part of the 'four sons of Horus'} -  and contained the liver...The name Imset is related to the production by the liver of 'set', the separating fire of the god Set, the bile. The word for liver is 'miset' or 'merset' usually written with the sign 'Mr', which represents a canal or reservoir; and of course the liver is the reservoir of the ''water of Set'', the bile, which it canalizes into the gallbladder. Thence the bile runs into the small intestine, where it makes possible the separation of subtle and coarse, of pure and impure. The symbol of the human head shows the two aspects of the 'liver'; in its psychic role it is the seat of the Personality, whose innate and inherited characteristics are engraved in it. Second, this indicates the mutual  reaction of the brain and liver whenever the Personality receives a 'shock'. The Egyptians also said that ''Imset leads his brethren'' and that he ''makes green'' {rwd, meaning to grow, to vegetate}. By its separative action the bile creates the chyle, which is the basic nourishment of vegetative life. Imset ''leads his brethren'' who are the other animal functions, because he is the seat of the personal impulses which can direct or thwart the animal instincts...The liver is the seat of the subconscious personality, the 'Automaton', but also of the Permanent Witness." ['The Opening of the Way' / Page 195].

''Human headed'' in relation to ''horn''. Anything?

mer-werSide note: "The immense waterworks undertaken by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs of the twelfth dynasty to transform the lake into a huge water reservoir gave the impression that the lake was an artificial excavation, as reported by classic geographers and travellers. The lake was eventually abandoned due to the nearest branch of the Nile shrinking from 230 BC.
The name Moeris is a Greek version (reformed as if from Greek - "the Fates") from Egyptian mer-wer ‘great canal’. Amenemhat III, who started this project was also known as Moeris. In ancient Egypt, the lake was also variously called ‘the lake’, ‘pure lake’, and ‘Osiris’ lake’. During the Middle Kingdom, the whole area around the lake was often referred to as mer-wer as well. Similarly, the Late Egyptian word Piom ‘sea’, originally restricted to Lake Moeris, came to be used to refer to the city of Crocodilopolis (mod. Faiyum), then to the entire region in later times." ['Wiki']. Try ''crocodile''.

And/or: "These organs were called the Sons of Horus because their functions, when man became aware of them, contribute to the realization of Horus in man, that is, of man's complete and immortal consciousness. They are therefore represented at the judgement of the deceased as elevated on a lotus, that is to say, sublimated, having lost all their perishable elements and become pure consciousness. Each belongs to one of the four regions of the body...The canopic vases did not contain either the 'polar' organs {brain and 'sex'} or the kidneys..." [Same book]. Try ''lotus''.

A side step: The Step Pyramid - oldest {'elder'?} in Egypt. The very first one. The first stone one. The beginning of something. A vast labyrinth beneath.

''Labyrinth'' in relation to 'underworld' therefore represented as a ''river''?

Side note: "Alfred Watkins believed that the tradition of underground passages connects with leys. He explained that there is evidence to support the theory that where one finds underground passage legends, these hidden lines follow leys, the notion being that such subterranean passages are a folk memory of leys." ['Quicksilver Heritage: The Mystic Leys - Their Legacy of Ancient Wisdom' / P. Screeton].

Question. When was the first plant symbolism introduced? When was it first seen {represented?} within those stone monuments? Try ''bosom'' for a 'deeper' read {understanding?}.

virgoVernal Equinox.

"A few months later, Easter 1937, i conducted on the lawn of the new ashram the first of many Easter sunrise services. Like the Magi of old, several hundred students gazed in awe of the daily miracle: the awakening solar rite in the eastern sky. To the west lay the Pacific Ocean, booming its solemn praise; in the distance a tiny white sailing boat and the lonely flight of a seagull. 'Christ, thou art risen'. Not with the vernal sun alone, but in spirit's eternal dawn." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

"The Virgin - is the principle of springtime,i.e., that of creative spiritual elan and spiritual flourishing. The prodigious flourishing of philosophy and the arts in ancient Athens took place under the sign of the Virgin. Similarly, the flourishing of the Renaissance at Florence was under the vernal sign of the Virgin. Also, Weimar at the beginning of the 19th century was a place where the 'breath' of the Virgin perceptibly moved hearts and minds." [Extract taken from within the book by Tomberg].

Analogy {closer to the 'heart'?}: "A certain aspect of the Old Mystery wisdom which continued on into early Christian times was known as Gnosis. The Christian Gnostic scriptures which have come down to us in the 'Pistis Sophia' tell of the descent or fall of the original ''Virgin'' wisdom into darkness, and its salvation by 'Christ'. It is called Sophia, the virgin of light. There are passages which refer to the power of the 'virgin of light' to redeem mankind from ..."['The Flaming Door'. Includes ''double inverted'' emphasis].

'Daughters of Saturn' by Patricia Reis.

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All 'Daughters'? As a means...? Try the title of the book to 'see' {gnosis?} something from a {top/down?} point of view i.e.,astronomy/astrology.

SIDE NOTE: As seen from a different perspective : ''Wisdom, through 'suffering and experience', incarnation through the messy and painful process of 'birth', and embodiment in matter {from the Latin 'mater' for mother}, are all feminine elements one can see in Saturn. Reis speaks to the principle of wisdom in her groundbreaking work Daughters of Saturn: 'The product of a feminine ''immersion in life'' is experiential knowledge. We call this feminine consciousness wisdom. It ha been personified in Christian theology as Sophia and in Jewish mysticism as the Shekhina, God's feminine aspect. In Greek mythology, Athena as the goddess of wisdom. These feminine aspects of the Saturn archetype highlight how the Greek god Cronos..." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline']. Try ''line of sight'' and/or ''line of/in'' and/or ''afar'' and/or ''at a distance'' - ALL AS A MEANS...?

''Foundations'' in relation to Homer's Secret Illiad. Anything?

Continued: For a truer possible interpretation for 'its' original chose {i.e.,the structure of the letter 'M'} -  try the chapter entitled 'The Science and Art of Animating Statues' within the book 'Alexandria' vol 2 by D. Fideler. [The pictures have to be seen to understand their true significance]. Until then...

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Question. Stylized 'm' - in the 'vertical' position? If so, what does the 'bird' represent and for whom?

"The bas relief we have examined, dating back some 3,300 years, is clearly structured on the accepted canon of 19 squares. However, the 19-square grid is not a true canon of proportion, but a canonical rule of thumb that was used in Egyptian art. True proportion involves the use of ratio, and one of the most dynamic ratios is the Golden Section, reflected in the process of unfolding life. Students of geometry draw a distinction between the principles of static and dynamic symmetry. The square grid is useful but static; the phi grid is dynamic and brings the piece to life." [Same chapter]. Put both ''ratio'' and especially ''bosom'' in the usual box. Then try ''19''.

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

Analogy of same..."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'...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? }, 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? } - the measuring out of land - 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'].

"The concept of the Pillars is of great importance. Everything that exists to objective perception is a manifestation of forces in 'duality.' These dual forces in complement or vortex ['spiral' link], are represented by two pillars." [Chapter one, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight]. Recall what ''objective'' implies. Recall 'its' importance in any subject. [Representational of]. Continued elsewhere.

The REAL question however is - as always - regardless of what one may or may not come to understand - is WHY. Why go to all this effort?

Why a Virgin birth? To distinguish it from the norm. A normal birth cannot be described as ‘virginal’ but a concept can... ....Life equals source; equals birth; equals woman; equals woman's name; equals ‘Virgin’. [ ‘Key’ word.] Folklore equivalent = Maiden...Equals that first experience; with the reader in mind only; of the understanding of a concept. In relation to a possible understanding of the source / origin of ‘something’. Symbolic of...the ‘source of life.’ [ in their opinion...by way of implication ] ’The breath of life’. [ Old testament ] Or ’ Kore Kosmou’.[ Hermetic equivalent ].

"The term 'virgin birth' does not appear anywhere in the biblical texts, but Isaiah 7:14 and Mathew 1:23 both make the same statement: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son'..." [From the book by K. Gest].

Put those three keys together, i.e.,virgin; 'child' and 'son' - to define something other than the obvious...

REFRESHER; "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."  Anything?

Analogy {closer to the 'heart'?}: "A certain aspect of the Old Mystery wisdom which continued on into early Christian times was known as Gnosis. The Christian Gnostic scriptures which have come down to us in the 'Pistis Sophia' tell of the descent or fall of the original ''Virgin'' wisdom into darkness, and its salvation by Christ. It is called Sophia, the virgin of light. There are passages which refer to the power of the 'virgin of light' to redeem mankind...The 'Virgin' has always stood for the archetype of the soul, clothed in the light of wisdom..." ['The Flaming Door'].

Question. If ''Virgin'' = soul. What represents 'spirit'. And why?

"She is an archetype, unborn and deathless, a Virgin, bringing her Child - the human soul - from the Sun." Same book.

"In the Christian mythos the Blessed Virgin, Mary, becomes the vehicle for both these aspects [in relation to the principles that 'Binah' represents within the Hebrew tree of life]. In the bright  vernal scene of the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel comes to her,  bearing lilies......she is the archetypal embodiment of the Bright 'Fertile Mother'. In a sense this is a transformation and fulfillment of the great pagan virgin goddess such as Diana or Atalanta." [Part 6, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Emphasis, this readers]. Recall what ''lilies'' represent.

A 'working' example {i.e.,something hinted at}: "He arrived at the Atelier. The sculpture received him cordially and asked him to come in...Jean Thomas looked around at the new decor. On the stiff curtains hanging from column to column were engravings of religious paintings - primitive paintings and those of the Renaissance, of Giotto, della Francesca, and Fra Angelico. There were Madonnas and angels. Before the Holy See, there was a beautifully illustrated Mass book on a pulpit. At the feet of the black Virgin was a spray of lilies, which contrasted with the ebony of the statue." ['Journey into the Light'].

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Atalanta, the virgin huntress. A favorite of Apollos twin sister. An 'Arcadian' princess. Use the search box to define a subject. Question. ''younger'' link?

Hence the link to the Kabbalistic saying..."The Breath becomes a 'stone'; the stone a 'plant' {lily?}; the plant, an animal; the 'animal', a man; the man, a spirit; and the spirit a 'god". [Stanza 5. 'The Secret Doctrine'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it, relative to 'stone' symbolism. Together with..."Hence the statement that during the prologue, so to say, of the drama of 'creation', or the beginning of cosmic evolution, the universe or the "son" lies still concealed "in the Divine thought", which had not yet penetrated...'into the divine bosom'. This idea, note well, is at the root, and forms the origin of all the allegories about the 'Sons of god' born of 'immaculate virgins". [page 61, same book]. Think about it, in relation to Zeus/Apollo. 'Immaculate' in relation to an 'understanding' relative to a ''eureka'' moment.[i.e.,in relation to the 'Divine bit']. With A-C in mind. The 'micro' within the 'macro'. Or Alpha - Omega, explained within.

'Intelligence of the heart'? Enlarged elsewhere.

SIDE NOTE..."When visiting ancient temples that lined the river Nile in Egypt, i noted that tops were shaped depending on their function and location. It was an eye-opener to see so many that one could interpret as being bowl-shaped. I was struck by those that were clearly meant to imply the underside of a plant, while the top edge was fashioned to represent the leaves of a plant. At the temple of Edfu, upstream from Luxor on the banks of the river Nile, there are some wonderful examples that illustrate the bowl shape and leaf patterned tops, and a variety of numbers of petals...We are told that the representation was of a lily. There are several types, not to mention the hybrids that have been commercially derived in the past century or so. I had not realized it until i started my research on this subject, but the standard lily, which may well have grown in the Middle East in the Solomonic era, has a petal configuration very close to the interlocking triangles of Solomon's seal...This would accord with the idea of harmony. But more importantly, the number six has a direct relationship to the lily {i.e.,number of its petals}...Recalling that the wisdom of Solomon extended to an encyclopedic knowledge about plants and trees, it is understandable that he should choose such a flower as an emblem of his national identity, in much the same way that the lotus became a symbol of Egypt..." [From the book by K. Gest].

A 'stone' that can also be represented with a 'pearl'.

'The New Pearl of Great Price' by ?

A heart of stone.

"...To meditate [and/or study] is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21'. Parenthesis; this readers ].

'The legend of the Rose and the Lily'. ['The Flaming Door'].

Question. 'Rose' = ''bosom'' link? Enlarged elsewhere.

"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 working example?..."Quartz stones placed {only} on a child's tomb." ['Digging for Britain' /Series 1]. The narrator Alice Roberts speculates as to why. King 'Arthur' also speculated on within that same 'frame of reference' {i.e.,further down YET same 'position' - relative to an 'understanding'} OF WHICH - the most important aspect - within that same reference point, i.e., S/W - is not even considered. Enlarged elsewhere. Hence the link to such quotes as...

"We don't know the purpose of the white quartz pebbles. There found in mortuary context from pre-historic periods onward and also medieval cemeteries. There's a passage in the Bible - Revelations- about a person who has found Christ is given a white stone - and in that - a new name." [Same program]. Try ''nickname''.

'White oriental porphyry stone...'' ? As a means....? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 2.

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. Try Part 1.

"For archeologists burial sites can offer precious clues about how our ancestors lived and died. But sometimes they can surprise us with insights into what seem strange beliefs and rituals long since forgotten." [Alice Roberts quote, same program].

Understand those universal {concepts?} to define those ''strange beliefs and rituals long since forgotten."

Crystallize / UNcrystallize? Among others try ''child'' and ''stone''.

And/or {i.e.,from the 'Alchemical' perspective}: The idea of making artificial gems has been around since before Zosimos, but the original process required melting glass, which involves a much hotter fire...However Della Porta, one of our previous personalities, was kind enough to share a recipe that Zieglerin may have been aware of. She touted her 'philosophers stone' as able to make ''diamonds, rubies, and sapphires''...In this procedure, we will use what the alchemists called ''oil of flints'' but which we call sodium silicate solution, or water glass. This material was and still is, made by dissolving silica - the fundamental material of sand, rocks, and flint, in a caustic solution and is a favorite with crystal-garden growers. Fashion a mold for your gem that has a volume of about a tablespoon {i.e.,15 milliliters} from...['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

Question. What do 'gems' / 'flint' / and especially ''water glass'' in relation to 'Isle of glass' represent? ALL as a means to define something other than the obvious. Inner rather than outer.

'Natural' elements used to define that inner process {i.e.,as ONE example, what are porphyry stones composed of} ?

Side note: ''Tablespoon'' in relation to ''15''. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

male femaleAnd/or: "Interestingly the translator explains, in a footnote drawn from various ancient learned commentaries on the text, that the human inhabitants of the Vara {'Zoroastrian religion'}: 'live there for 150 years; some say they never die'. Moreover, and particular intriguing, the births of offspring to every couple do not result from sexual union but 'from the seeds deposited in the Vara'..." ['Magicians of the Gods'].

Try ''seed'' and/or ''pearl'' in relation to ''fifteen'' to 'see' what the author cannot. Although his synchronistic remarks throughout the book - inform, if only this reader - that he is very close to his own 'awakening'. Try ''Tutankhamun'' for something further.

REFRESHER; "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."

"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].

Refresher...'You cant have one without the other - but one has to come before the other'.

""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].

Oyster in relation to the 'legend' of Oak Island. Anything?

Randell Sullivan defines Oak Island as ''A search for meaning''. Rick Lagina - ''An island of possibilities.'' ['Curse of Oak Island'/ Series 4. Ep.5].

"The Bibliotheca is the only one who gives an account of Atalanta's birth and upbringing. The Bibliotheca is a compendium of myths and heroic legends arranged in three books. It has been called ''the most valuable mythological work that has come down from ancient times." An epigram recorded by Photius expressed its purpose: 'Draw your knowledge of the past from me, and read the ancient tales of learned lore. Look neither at the page of Homer, nor of elegy, nor tragic muse, nor epic strain. Seek not the vaunted verse of the cycle; but look in me, and you will find in me, all that the world contains." [Wikipedia].

"...Or to the source of the golden apples of the Hesperides that were the key to the possession of the pure maiden 'huntress' Atalanta. It is therefore not unfitting that at this point the author of the 'Divine Comedy' pauses to invoke the virgin Muses, on their heights on Mount Helicon, and in particular the Muse Urania. It is she who inspires knowledge of astronomy and heavenly things. The most 'divine' secrets of Love are, in short, held within 'the starry wisdom' ''. [From the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

'Apple of the eye' in relation to the beginning {'virgin'?} - of something?

REFRESHER: "A certain aspect of the Old Mystery wisdom which continued on into early Christian times was known as Gnosis. The Christian Gnostic scriptures which have come down to us in the 'Pistis Sophia' tell of the descent or fall of the original ''Virgin'' wisdom into darkness, and its salvation by Christ. It is called Sophia, the virgin of light. There are passages which refer to the power of the 'virgin of light' to redeem mankind from ..."['The Flaming Door'].

"All the legendary accretions of later years and centuries about his early life and his pre-baptismal days should be taken with a grain of salt. It is no part of my purpose either to affirm or to deny the doctrine of the Virgin Birth: only to state that in those first days there was no question of belief in either his or his mother's immaculate conception: no reason to think that his followers or his family ever believed that his birth was in any way supernatural." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W. T. P].

"For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one at any time has seen God. The only begotten son, who is in the ''bosom of the father,'' he has revealed him." [John 1:18-19]. That word 'bosom' again.

Moses in Egyptian = ''Son of.'' Question. Why did he not 'crossover' into the promised land? What does it represent?  Answer found in Surah eighteen. Enlarged elsewhere.

Try 'Great Turning at hand'?

Nothing more than a story? A figment for the imagination? Something equivalent to the Forsyte Saga?

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The very first depiction of 'father and son' - dedicated by the son to his father - in South American iconography. Found at the base of the tallest hieroglyph stairway - 2200 stones in total.

"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 very FIRST example {Micro?}: "And you', he asked. 'Who do you think i am?' Simon Peter answered: 'You are the son of the living god.' Then Jesus asked: Simon son of Jonah, you are favoured indeed! You did not learn that from mortal man; it was 'revealed' to you by my heavenly 'father'. And i say this to you: You are Peter, The Rock; and on this rock i will build my church, and the powers of 'death' shall never conquer it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven'...What is being said here, and in the context of a joke {i.e.,Peter = petros = rock} - and the pun still holds in the original Aramaic, is simply that Peter is the first of many to realize the implications of the 'incarnation'. The keys of the 'kingdom' are given to whoever recognizes and believes in Jesus {and/or what he represents}. This process is virtually automatic, because it results in an alteration of emphasis of will. That which was twisted and misdirected is now brought into right direction {intention?}." ['Extract from the book 'Experience of the Inner Worlds' / G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

This reader would simply add - ''living'' in relation to 'Gnosis'. Gnosis in relation to the 'cognitive' faculty - represented as a 'rock'. Recall Part 1 {i.e.,''Peter''}. How simple - yet profound. Try ''autopilot'' for a {deeper?} read.

Side note: ''Right direction'' in relation to ''line of sight''. And/or ''twisted and misdirected'' in relation to Increase/Decrease - gives clues as to the {origins?} working mind set of Homers {'constellation'?} method. Enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: "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."

Understand the above to define the following: "The other principle Grail writer, Wolfram von Eschenbach, wrote his Parzival {upon which the Wagner opera cycle is based} between 1200 and 1207. His version is similar to that of Chretien though he claims Chretien has got the story wrong and gives his own slant to it. His version more clearly shows oriental influences, and by calling the Grail a 'stone' rather than a cup, and by other parallels, he connects the Grail with alchemy." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'].

And/or: " Certainly the most ancient four key symbols of Celtic mythology - the spear, the cauldron, the sword and the stone - have their parallels in the Grail and Arthurian stories wherein important 'messages' seem to come to Camelot via floating 'stones', and the true kingship of Arthur is revealed by a 'test' of pulling a sword from a stone." [Same book]. Try ''sword'' and/or ''floating stones'' in relation to ''glass''. Before those first impressions {tell one - therefore 'lower'?} something else.

A side step: A work in progress {the very FIRST one - in the Macro sense of the word?}: Hector or Paris assumes the mantle of the constellation of Orion to enact a role in Homers exposition of the precession of the equinoxes and the nature of the universe...The other 'sons' of Priam who play a role in the Iliad are placed in Orion according to their 'wounds'. Not all Priam son's take an active role in the Iliad, but three stars placed in the constellation according to the Rule of Wounding are Helenus - who is wounded in the 'hand'. Polydorus - killed by a spear through his belt. And Lycaon - who is killed by a blow to the collarbone. The constellation of Ursa Major, the citadel of Troy in Homer's explanation of the changing of the pole stars, was a natural home for those wounded warriors described as the 'SONS OF' citizens of Troy {'city'?}. Using a similar logic, the sons of Antenor were allocated to his constellation of Virgo, and the sons of Panthous given to Libra."

Question. Any ''SONS OF'' in the Greek {'rural'} sense of the 'word'? As a means...?

REFRESHER: 'City' in relation to: "What has been said of Oannes could also apply to Quelzalcoatl who travelled with his own brotherhood of sages: 'from across the sea in a boat that moved without paddles'...He was regarded as the founder of cities, the framer of laws and the teacher of the calendar...and brought about a type of religion that fostered peace." Try ''glass''. Then Part 2.

Understanding 'city' in relation to 'rural' / 'Spirit' {B} relative to 'soul' {A} - gives clues as to a {meaning} within the methodology of the story of Troy. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "It was wise when you framed your question, to associate the idea of various regions with that of 'states of being' in the Dwat: you can't separate them. Just as 'nwt' or city is an assemblage of ''atmospheres'' emanating from 'heaven' and from men, which give the 'city' its character, so also a man's nwt is a complex of influences and impressions that sum up the states of his successive personalities. In the same way a region  of the Dwat {'domain'?} is an environment, clearly distinct from another, to which those whose disposition and state are in affinity with it are drawn." ['Her-Bak']. Enlarged elsewhere. All as a means...?

Continued...To explain how the Rule of Wounding works in greater detail, we will explain how an unusual group of 'warriors' is placed in Ursa Major. Many of the Trojan allies fit easily into their regimental constellations, because Homer tells us specifically that they are Lycians, Mysians, Paeonians, Paphlagonians, Thracians, and so on. The Dardanians and 'sons of' other Trojan Elders, as well as those of King Priam, also have clearly defined places in the heavens. Eventually one group of men stood out as apparently without a celestial home, and they all shared a common epithet. Each named by Homer as the 'son of'...they included Echepolus, son of Thalysias, Simoeisius, son of Anthemium, and Hypsenor, son of Dolopion, but unlike other 'SONS OF' - none of them were associated with a particular regiment. Following the logic that all 'warriors' must have a place in a constellation, an examination was made to see whether they would fit in the only remaining constellation not to have warriors assigned to it. This was Ursa Major, the constellation that represented the citadel of Troy - that dominates the narrative of the Iliad...It was soon discovered that there were stars in the correct places of the body of the Bear to match the wounds 'suffered' by these 'sons of'...that would put them on an unobstructed line of sight to their 'killers'...with the exception of the 'tail' of the Bear, which is also the 'handle' of the Big Dipper. None of the Iliad's warriors receives 'fatal' wounds in the tail and so none could be placed in the tail of Ursa Major..."

Question. ''Regiment'' in relation to 'City' ? {i.e.,as opposed to 'rural'}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question2. The tail end of something begins the process of? Among others try ''handle''.

Exercise: {as ONE example}: ''Searching for a handle on the moment'' {'Men in Black'} in relation to: " In an important sense, Saturn is the ruler of the 'birth' chart itself, for 'Saturn' is Time, Chronos, as well as that which fixes a moment in time, creates through birth, a separate embodiment of reality, and then sustains and works out through 'time' all the meaning and challenges of that archetypal moment." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline'].  All as a means...?

Understanding that {'Saturnian'} principle gives a possible start/end point to certain monuments together with an understanding of the mind set that  'designed' them.

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''Axes'' in a different form. Enlarged elsewhere.

"In mediaeval astrology there are two 'doors' of the Moon and Saturn. The doors of the Moon are esoterically linked with birth, while the doors of Saturn are linked with 'death'. The fact that the Moon has rule over Cancer, while Saturn has rule over Capricorn, is linked with this notion of the doors. Since Cancer and Capricorn are opposite each other in the zodiac, the axes of the Moon and Saturn 'lie in a straight line', representing the direction of life and death. This has long been recognised as one of the symbolic devices in mediaeval buildings which are enhanced by zodiacal or planetary symbolism. An examination of the orientation of the zodiac in relation to the church nave will indicate that this Cancer-Capricorn axis lies exactly on the orientation down the center of the isle...the pilgrim moves away from the 'darkness' of Saturn to the creative realm of Cancer. It is no accident that many of the mediaeval horoscopes for the beginning of the world - the so called 'Thema Mundi' - give the important ascendant {S/E?} degree in Cancer , which is associated through its ruler with the life forces." [Page 129. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

Side note: "'Cups' in Homeric astronomy generally represent two stars close together, and Priam's cup was designated as the pair of stars Alcor and Mizar in the handle of the Big Dipper...Double cup is a phrase used elsewhere in the Iliad for visible pairs of stars, such as those in Canis Major, i.e.,'all night long did Achilles grasp his double cup'..." [Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Where, in the Egyptian sense of the word - would that ''double'' be represented?

AND..."We find that we are approaching a lake. We are walking on grass now and on a gentle slope downwards. The lake is before us in the very early morning light BEFORE the sun rises but a greenish tinge in the sky. We are aware of the dark indigo purple of the lake before us, and approaching us over the lake, very silently, we see something moving in the darkness. It is a great barge. There is a figure in the back of it, an angelic figure holding two cups and pouring water from one cup to the other. We are aware that this water is the water of life; and that this great figure is one who guards the boundary between life and death. And that when a new soul is 'incarnated' the waters of life {'cedar'?} are poured into that soul as from one cup to another. We are invited into the barge, and when we are all safely in, it silently glides across the dark waters. We become aware of a bright morning star shinning in the sky to our right, and to our left the blazing tip of the dawn sun begins to rise over the horizon. We pass onward and see before us a green shoreline. The barge grates onto the shingle of the shore and the 'Angel' with the Two Cups stands protectively to one side to supervise our disembarkation. The sky is getting lighter now and our path is more easily seen. We find we are walking over green downland. We seem to be on ancient trackway. We press on for what seems some time over the open land and then, ahead of us, we are aware, in the middle distance, of what seems to be a roadway crossing our path. Unlike the green trackway it seems to be made of stone, of cobbles, or even tarmac. And in our path we see there is a tall tower at the crossroads...There is a spiral stairway within. Indeed, the tower seems to be nothing but spiral stairway going up and up, with windows. If we look out of the windows, to one way, to our right as we have been proceeding, we can see in the far distance along the roadway, a tall conical hill. Looking the other way, to the left, there is a great city in the distance." ['Tarot Magic: The Treasure House of Images' / G. Knight]. Continued elsewhere. Try ''cup/s'' and/or ''Tor'' and/or ''city'' {if only in relation to 'rural'}.

Question. Helical rising? If so, what does it represent? {Regardless of where {or how} those 'images' are arrived at}.

Question 2. Egyptian equivalent = Hatshepsut's journey to the Land of Punt?

Continued..."When Homer introduces groups of men of lower rank, he commonly singles out one of them for special emphasis, and that man represents the brightest star in his group. By applying this rule to the band of Trojans from Hydra, killed by Patroclus, we can see that Perimus, son of Megas, is indicated as the brightest of a group of three stars and is almost half a magnitude brighter than his immediate 'comrades'. In a second flurry of nine 'killings' in Book 16, Patroclus 'laid low, one after the other, Erymas, Amphoterus, Epaltes; Tlpolemus, son of Damastor, Echius and Pyris; Ipheus, Euippus and Polymelus, son of Argeas'...SON OF, is not the only phrase attached to warriors to denote a brighter star. In Book 11, when Odysseus kills or wounds warriors representing stars in Serpens Caput, Homer describes Deiopites as ''noble'' and his star is the brightest, and in the correct place, in the sequence of the attack..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. ''16'' in relation to 'Son of' and ''11'' in relation to 'Noble' ?  ALL in relation to ''warriors'' {i.e., 'to struggle with'}. Try ''noble'' {and/or 'lord'].

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

Old/New Testament equivalent. "...and in the parable of ''poor Lazarus'' recounted by Christ himself, ''poor Lazarus'' finds himself at a place, or in a state, which is described as ''Abrahams bosom.'' [Luke xvi 19-31].

"She carries a small crucifix of pearl, which is imbued with great significance, for it is said that it was 'this very day wrought between the young King and his Bride.' We say no more than to provide the hint that the crucifix is the paramount symbol of vicarious sacrifice and that pearl represents by its appearance a solidification of the life forces. This is sometimes referred to as 'gluten of the white eagle', more familiar to 19th century psychical research in the form of 'ectoplasm', or more subtle etheric forms of it." [Extract taken from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Solidification'' in relation to 'crystallization' - anything?

"The mathematically precise arrangement of a crystal evokes in us the intuitive feeling that even so-called 'dead' matter, there is a spiritual ordering principle at work. Thus the crystal often symbolically stands for the union of extreme opposites - of matter and spirit." ['Man and his Symbols'].

Question. Crystal Skulls link?

They saw in this image the meeting of Sun and Moon. In Alchemy, the union of Sun and Moon – – expressed in such diverse yet related symbols as the meeting in sexual congress of King and Queen [i.e., sacred marriage ], or in the androgyne male – female figure beloved of 16th century engravers – – is an important stage in the production of the Secret Stone, the discovery of which was the aim of the alchemists. [Prologue,. The Zelator' by M. Hedsel].

A representation of  something...outside of the obvious....''They saw in this image the meeting of Sun and Moon. In Alchemy, the union of 'Sun' and 'Moon'; expressed in such diverse yet related symbols as the meeting in sexual congress of King and Queen [i.e., sacred marriage ], or in the androgyne male and female figure beloved of 16th century engravers, is an important stage in the 'production' of the Secret Stone, the discovery of which was the aim of the alchemists.'' [Prologue,. The Zelator by M. Hedsel].

 Chinese / Hindu equivalent..."It is at this stage that the Chinese 'Secret of the Golden Flower' writes: "When one begins to apply this 'magic' [ explained within], it is as if, in the middle of ones being, there were a non-being. When in the course of time the work is finished, and beyond the body there is another body, it is as if , in the middle of the non-being, there were a being. Only after a complete work of '100' days  {number symbolism} will the 'Light' be real, then only then will it become 'spirit-fire'. After '100' days there develops by itself, in the middle of the Light, a point of true light pole [yang]. Suddenly there develops the 'seed-pearl'.{other analogies found within}...

...It is as if man and woman embraced and a conception took place." ['Sacred marriage' link, and/or 'Song of Songs]...

...Having renounced all {desire-prompted} action with his mind, the Inner Ruler {''Teacher'' link, i.e.,relative to higher/lower. Explained within}, sits blissfully in the 'nine' gated city of the body, {number symbolism, indicative of that still in the unknown/dormant phase. Something yet 'to be' realized. On the verge {boundary} line of - a potential {by way of an understanding- that is on the brink of becoming a 'known' quantity} - neither acting nor causing to act...

...For the center within is only illusory when considered as an independent self, a monad separate from all the others. In reality the ''point'' within is a window, a point of view through which the 'Eternal One' as subject looks out upon itself , as object. {Link to objectivity, benefit of, in relation to 'higher' / 'lower'.  By way of, the ''minds eye''. Explained within. Commonly known; in its universal context; as - the 'guardian of the gate'}. Just as a window, empty in itself, is yet a focus through which all the pervading sunlight can illuminate the world of objects, {i.e.,to reflect on something}, so is the self a focus through which can shine the Light of the One Consciousness, illuminating the objective world, which is the other aspect of the Great Atman or Universal 'Mind'{ Mahat Atman}." [Chapter 5, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'. Emphasis, this readers].

A {simpler?} attempt of the same..."Conscience thus offers intelligence as vast a world of inner experience as does the empirical world for outer experience. Intelligence can therefore develop itself and grow in two directions simultaneously - in the direction of the outer empirical world, thanks to the senses, and in that of the inner empirical world, thanks to conscience. Conscience is the door - that sole legitimate and healthy one - to a world at least as vast, and much more profound, than the world that we perceive with the senses. And it is the decision of intelligence to become the 'servant' of conscience [ancilla conscientiae] - just as in the middle ages philosophy considered itself the 'servant' of theology - [ancilla theologia] - which opens this door. The leading role of conscience in the passage  from the ''surface world'' to the ''depth world'' has long been known of in the tradition. It was dramatised and concretised by speaking of the ''guardian of the threshold,'' and of the 'meeting' with him..."[Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Try ''sword''.

One could therefore say... the doorway... between that which is unknown [unconscious?] to something known [conscious?] OR becoming known?

Sumerian equivalent; Gilgamesh meeting the same in the forest of cedars. Question. Why cedar?

"...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].

"...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective;  that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who and where we are in the present: 'past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

Understanding the above, gives clues as to the final resting place of those that represent the Giza 'complex'. Not just the obvious three. 'Horizontal' as well as 'vertical', i.e.,'valley' {quarry?}  in relation to 'plateau'. Put [amongst other keys] ''subjective'' in the search box. Then try ''teacher.''

Analogy of same..." the depths [valleys] of human folly rather than the heights of divine light." [note 3237 of the Quran. Translater...Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Sufi equivalent..."The 'Divine Speech' guides through its ''signs'' [ayat] or verses, just as the cosmos - which is also the speech of god, articulated within the ''Breath of the all merciful'' - gives news of 'god' through its signs, which are the phenomena of nature. The revealed, written speech can be more readily understood than the revealed, Cosmic speech. It provides the key through which ''opening''[explained elsewhere], can take place. The opening of the door to comprehension of the signs within the macrocosm and the microcosm, the universe around us, and within us." [Introduction, 'The Sufi Path of Knowledge'].

The author of 'The Cosmic Doctrine' defines that 'guardian' as the 'Ring-Pass-Not'. Representational of.  That mental faculty that we all use [without; in the main;  being aware of it] to define objective from subjective when attempting to understanding something; anything.  [Chapter two, same book].

'Sword' at the Garden of Eden?

REFRESHER: "...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective;  that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who we are in the present: 'past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

"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].

Represented [in part] in its 'physical' form as a 'Lily', i.e.,"as bearer of symbolic meaning". Chapter two. 'The Future of the Ancient World.'/ J. Naydler.

Hence the reason for 'The Lily' to be the first emblem spoken on, in the 'prologue', to non other than the Hebrew Zohar. [Unabridged edition by Rav Berg]. Think about it, in relation to 'plant' symbolism, in relation to 'herbal' remedies, in relation to 'lower half', [representational of], in relation to an individuals 'health'. Their ongoing positive 'health', relative to an 'understanding'.

Especially the 'Madonna' lily, an image of which was found near Knossos, in ancient Crete. Represented with three stalks, on a dark background, [same chapter / J. Naydler]. Knock, knock...see anything? Or should that be - ''knock three times'' - Hear anything?

thinkAnalogy of same..."Who is this ''First and Chief being'' referred to in the Shetaut Aset? It refers to the transcendental, absolute Supreme Being, God. But how is this supreme being 'to be' discovered? The 'divine' must be understood through philosophical training. This requires a process by which the aspirant first listens {or reads?} to the teaching and then reflects on the mystical meaning contained within it, i.e.,as a means by which the intellect can be gradually purified and made subtle {Stonehenge equivalent: Sarsen stones in relation to those 'blue' ones. Representational of. Enlarged elsewhere}... so that it might partake in the wondrous 'resurrection' which the goddess imparts {anima link?} to all those who 'ponders over sacred matters and seeks therein for hidden truth'. This process is accomplished by acquiring the 'knowledge which the goddess invites us to seek after, as being near and dwelling continually with her' {get it?}. This implies that spiritual studies must be continuous if they are to be effective, {as it is in ANY subject}...And when you succeed in maintaining a constant flow of thought towards the 'divine' you will achieve the third stem of the Yoga of wisdom..." [Extract from the book 'Mysteries of Isis' by Muata Ashby. All emphasis, this readers]. Recall what the ''three'' of anything represents - before those first impressions suggest something else.

''Third stem'' in relation to 'lily' and 'knock three times'. Anything? And/or the triple {leg/upright} of the Dolmen {i.e.,altar stone}.

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

A working example: "From this are and do come admirable adaptions whereof the means is here in this. Hence i am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world..." ['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' the parts {three?} within those universal ones {whole?}. 'Transcendent third' link? Therefore 'dimensions' {i.e., inner/outer} of the sarcophagus within the 'higher' chamber of the Gt. Pyramid. Think on it in relation to 'lower'. Getting it?

If so, what would 'lower' be represented by within that same structure?

Something to ponder:"...as being near and dwelling continually with her." But now seen from a different perspective {angle?}... "They should pray twice daily towards Jerusalem, and seek peace through submission to the divine - a state encapsulated by the Arabic word 'Islam'. Only then would they begin to appreciate Gods true nature: a spiritual presence ''nearer to man than his jugular vein." Enlarged elsewhere.

The author of the 'Secret History of the World' gives a good account of that plants [lily] 'history'. In the 'good old days' it was probably used as a 'quick fix' to understand something that these days can be be done by objective reasoning. Hence that authors 'history' of that same development throughout the ages in relation to this subject. But Mr 'Black' if only for this reader, has still not got to the 'crux' of the subject. He uses 'mythology' in the same vein as Plato and Gurdjieff do with their own 'specialist' tools, [explained elsewhere]. Taking the reader on a journey, as explained by himself..."But above all, and this is the point i want to emphasize, i am asking readers to approach this text in a new way...to see it as an imaginative exercise." [introduction].

Side note. The author of 'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' uses his own 'specialist tools' of intent - constantly teasing the reader throughout to define the difference between 'vision' and 'epiphany'. The 'Lily' plant in the old days more relative to 'vision'. But in the modern day more relevant to the word 'epiphany'. The common factor, however, between the two - regardless of time-lapse = ''archetype''.

Understanding that 'framework' that this subject is indicative of, regardless of author, by way of those essential keys [or signs]... gives the reader that broader view. That deeper view. Deeper in the sense of its purported relevance to each individual. Nothing more. In other words understand those 'keys' in relation to what else is being said, [imaginary {and/or ''visionary''} or otherwise].

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Three Hares. Many speculate on its symbolism. Ears attached - representing a 'connectedness' of something. Recall those ''ear'' tablets in the Nile Delta. Egyptian equivalent. Try ''Sais''. Then relate that answer to the ''hare,'' i.e.,what it represents.

As an example...think about what the word 'Lily' represents, regardless of its 'origins' [explained above], together with other key words like 'tree' , 'hare' and 'swan', relative to an understanding. From 'plant / tree' to 'animal' to man, as a representation of that 'development' . Of which the word 'Horus' could be a representation of that beginning and end result,[ if only in the Egyptian culture]. 'See' anything? If not learn more, by study, reason, and objective analysis. Find those keys to decipher the whole subject.

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

In other words see it as an objective exercise; as one does in ANY subject; [especially at the outset], rather than an ''imaginative one.'' [This readers opinion only. Regardless even if Mr Black is using the word ''imaginative'' in the same vein as Mr H. Corbin does. [Explained elsewhere]. BE objective, more than 'imaginative'. Chose the right word. Then use it. Apply it. [i.e.,''In the beginning was the word, and the word was with 'god', and the word was 'god''. Its true meaning. Explained / enlarged elsewhere]. Relative to a ''foundation.'' That same foundation that can then, be 'built' on.

"...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].

Understanding the above,i.e.,''objectivities'' purpose to anything and everything - gives clues - as to what is being implied below...

"The 'Lord' first formed the earth as an idea. He quickened it; atomic energy and then matter came into being. He coordinated earth atoms into a solid sphere. All its molecules are held together by the will of god. When he withdraws 'his' Will, all earth atoms will be transformed into energy. Atomic energy will return to its 'source': consciousness. The earth idea will disappear from objectivity." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis this readers].

And/or: "From another regard, the lead of Saturn is the downward and inward pull of gravity into subjectivity." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline'].

Try ''Saturn'' to see it from an astrology {archetypal} point of view. Before those 'first impressions' forecast something else - to the internal self. That point of view that's been around since the dawn of human kind - before the written word came into common use.

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Coincidence or a...? Try Part 2.

"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..."At the beginning [of time] Meaning already was, and god had meaning with him, and god was meaning." Understanding that universal framework gives that alternative statement a certain logic. A credible one. As it does in the following statement...

"When a man finds no Meaning in anything he has at the same time no feeling of god. Meaninglessness is a terrible illness. It has to be got over. It is the same as godlessness, because if you say there is no god, you are saying that there is no Meaning in things. But if you think there is Meaning, you believe in God. Meaning is god. You cannot say that you do not believe in god but believe that there is Meaning in things. The two are the same, in that one cannot be without the other. God is Meaning. If you dislike the word god, then say Meaning instead. The word God shuts some peoples minds. The word Meaning cannot. It opens the mind." [Both extracts taken from the book 'The Mark'].

Proving the viability of working through those first impressions. Before those bigger questions are asked.

"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]. Try ''child''.

"He could speak clearly and convincingly without mention of god or the soul. He could explain the purpose of life and its fulfillment in terms of Truth, and the search for understanding, with no reference to religious worship or beliefs of any kind. He said: 'If you believe in God, then your search must be for god; but even if you believe in nothing, you must still have some conviction that there is a meaning behind this visible world. You must be determined to seek out that meaning and understand it." [Quote from the book by  J. Bennett].

Question. Is this subject therefore [possibility of] - nothing more than self hypnosis?

A {working?} example: "Nonetheless the effect of a well conducted initiation ceremony is quite impressive. To stand at the door of the lodge upon which three knocks are given on one's behalf, to meet with the challenge as the door swings slightly ajar, bringing with it a waft of incense - ''Stranger from the outer world, why seek ye to enter our secret places and hidden mysteries?" and being prompted  to answer {as from your own Higher Self}, ''I desire to know in order to serve''. To be admitted blindfolded { to represent your own stumbling forward in spiritual darkness}, to where the hooded brethren are assembled. Then, in due course, the hoodwink removed, to observe the symbolic furniture of the temple as you are ceremoniously processed around for instruction, admonishment and contact by the various officers of the lodge." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight - including parenthesis].

Define those keys {highlighted} to educate {initiate?} those - first impressions?

Same intent - but now 'seen' from a different perspective {that first one?}: "Hera, queen of Heaven and the sister and consort of Zeus, is also the goddess of 'marriage' and the protector of women in childbirth. This latter role fits well her association with the moon, the celestial object that is reborn each lunar month. Hera is as important in astronomical allegory as she is in the  narrative of the Iliad. A poor loser in the Judgement of Paris, she displays her anger and hatred of the Trojans from the opening pages of the epic. Her title of queen indicates an ancient perception of the Moon as queen of the night skies, and references to her as 'strange queen' suggests the distorted or unbalanced face of the moon in its gibbous phase between half and full moon." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Emphasis, this readers].  Try ''marriage'' and ''child'' - to see it from that inner {spectrum?}.

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].

Side note: Man in the moon or 'Hare' in the moon? {anagram of Hera?}.

"Analogy is the final word of science and the first word of faith. Harmony consists in equilibrium, and equilibrium subsists by the analogy of contraries. Absolute unity is the supreme and final reason of things." Quote from within the book 'Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual'  by E. Levi. Question. Before those first impressions take hold - what does "transcendental'' imply. Think about it in relation to the ''divine bit'' relative to ''primary'' and ''secondary''. Enlarged elsewhere. Possibilities of - ONLY.

"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 Muhammed 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].

"...that geared me towards more profound shores." Quote from M. Katz.

"Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil, and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine and dates, grain mixed with milk, food untouched by 'fire', for the gods." [ Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee']. Recall what 'food' represents, [e.g.,put ''butter'' or ''honey'' or ''milk'' in the 'search box'].

venus (2)Neolithic {cave man?} equivalent: "At first sight art promises to be a better source than burials for the study of beliefs; after all, it was presumably designed to deliver a message to the observer...To a student of prehistoric religion, the earliest significant works are a group of about 35 female figurines found on twelve sites scattered from Pyrenees to Siberia. In view of this vast geographical range, their similarity is striking. All are relatively small, about the length of a hand, and all are footless and faceless {symbolic intent only?}- with swollen breasts, buttocks and/or abdomens. Within this style there are variations. They are fashioned in clay, ivory and stone. Some are fat, some apparently pregnant, and some have the breasts and buttocks alone emphasized. Those from western and central Europe tend to be found singly {'rural'?} and without any context, while the Russian examples are found more often in groups and on settlement sites {town /'city'?}...At Yeliseevici, on the river Desna, one was found among three mammoths' skulls arranged in a circle. At Laussel in the Dordogne, France, three reliefs of women holding objects {an upward curving bison horn - marked with thirteen lines} - were found carved upon boulders in a rock shelter. The woman';s left hand rests on her abdomen, and she had been painted red, which seems to be the colour most often connected with sacred or arcane matters in the Palaeolithic. NO collection of male images is associated with ALL THESE FEMALES. [Therefore symbolic intent of 'anima'?}... So what did they mean? ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy' / R. Hutton].

Besides the obvious {highlighted} try ''milk'' or ''churning'' or ''horn'' or ''rock'' or ''belly'' or ''elephant'' and especially 'arc' in relation to ''upward'' etc...

''Pregnant'' {with something} - in the spiritual sense of the word...?

Question. Are all found near rivers rather than seas?

The main point, however is, understanding this subject gets us closer to those final answers. In the words of Mr N. Oliver {mentioned elsewhere} ''it gets us into the heads of neolithic man..." BUT because those keys are universal it also gets us into all 'other heads' - of those - who for whatever reason - what to understand {explore?} it - from the dawn of human kind - FROM the oral tradition up to and including the present. REGARDLESS of what we {the reader and/or observer} think about it. Therefore does that not define an aspect of our history - the human one?

N.B. ''Footless'' in relation to:

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

Hermetic equivalent..."Men will seek out the inner nature of the holy 'spaces' [chambers/niche link]...where no foot may tread". See it?

REFRESHER: "Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil, and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine and dates, grain mixed with milk, food untouched by 'fire', for the gods." [ Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee']. Recall what 'food' represents, [e.g.,put ''butter'' or ''honey'' or ''milk'' in the 'search box'].

Indian {counter culture? i.e.,from a different perspective} - analogy..."When the Bose institute was opened, i attended the dedicatory services. Enthusiastic hundreds strolled over the premises. I was charmed with the artistry and spiritual symbolism of the new home of science. Its front gate is a centuried relic from a distant shrine. Behind a lotus pool, a sculptured female figure with a torch conveys the Indian respect for women as the immortal light bearer. A small temple in a garden is consecrated to the Noumenon beyond phenomena. Thought of the divine incorporiety is suggested by the absence of any altar image {i.e.,'fire'?}." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Chapter Eight].

'Shadow' in relation to light [anima?]. As a MEANS to begin an understanding. S/W in relation to S/E?

Side step..."Etymology of the name 'Helen' could derive from the noun meaning ''torch'' and/or the root of the name Venus." [Wikipedia/Helen].

Homer's equivalent of the Hebrew 'Shulamite' or the Egyptian 'Nefertiti' {enlarged elsewhere} - as a means to...?

Question. Conspiracy obsessives?

Understanding the above. defines; or at least gives the reader an idea at what this author is hinting at...

feet4"Feet on the ground is an important part of Western posture. The destiny of the soul incarnate in the West is control of the physical environment. Mark the word control {'panther' link?} - and not abuse. That of the Eastern soul is more subjective. There the feet are best raised above the base of the spine, or closely conjoined to it, so forming a closed circuit of the aura not open to objective Earth currents." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. As a means...?

"The Eastern schools recommend a posture seated, cross - legged in the lotus position." Anything?

"Sing to me of Oakenhill Wood. The trees were not oaks; they were conifers, but no matter...'It is i think, the sudden stillness, the stillness of a tall, a slender tree, the narrow, arrow straightness of the path, the unexpected consciousness of ''now'' - 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]. Try ''latch''.

Side note: ''slender tree'' in relation to Homer's Iliad, i.e.,the Dog Star {Achilles}. And/or ''latch'' in relation to those copper ones in the ascending passageway of the that well known monument.

A {'western'?} example: "In comparison to mediaeval man we are really lopsided shadows, for we are governed by our thinking brain which grips feet and fingers around our head and shoulders like Sinbad's Old Man of the Sea. Because of this demonic grip of intellect {'Tower of Babel'?} - it is difficult for us to 'see' the mediaeval symbols and art forms in the right way; that is, as they were meant to be seen..." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

A different perspective {'angle'?}..."Democritus had always been fond of honey; and once he answered a man who asked how he could live in the enjoyment of the best health..... that he might do so if he constantly moistened his inward parts with honey and his outward man with oil." [Chapter 7, 'The Sacred Bee'].

"The child of the Honey Lord, Aristaeus, whose wisdom discerned the toil of the bees, and the wealth of the labour of Olives learned." [Chapter 9, same book]. Link to Oak Island. Purpose of. Found within.

"Aristaeus, the son of Apollo and the nymph Cyrene, was worshiped as the giver of good gifts to men, and the protector of flocks and bees." That ''development'' - one stage further - a continuation of. Put ''gift'' in the usual box.

As is the intent of..."In late antiquity a strange, mythical formula or recipe was associated with this formerly very significant date on the first day of the Sirius year. It would seem to have been another way of lending a mythical significance to mead. The equation of honey with 'divine blood' was an accommodation to the Greek god of heaven, the myth of the ''lighting up'' expressed in the name of Zeus. In this case, however, it was not by accommodation but also directly that a natural phenomenon inspired a myth of 'zoe', a statement concerning life which shows its indestructibility in 'fermentation', that is, even in 'decay'. A link seems to have been perceived between fermentation and decay. This myths claim to truth was so great that it provided the basis for a practical formula. This formula was said to have first been devised by Aristaeus, who has been characterized as a ''figure in Greek religious history, concerning whom we have only a fragmentary and dispersed tradition." From this tradition however, the former importance of this god, who belonged to a very old and original stage of development, can be gathered. His place in the history of culture is determined by his relation to honey. He was said to have imparted the use of the beehive to man and was looked upon as the inventor of the mixture of wine and honey. Thus, he belongs to a period of Mediterranean culture which was marked by the domestication of bees, rather than the exploitation of wild bees..." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. Single inverted emphasis, this readers].

That ''development'' marked {noted?} by a comparison between ''domesticated'' and ''wild''. Zeus in relation to ''wild'' - Dionysos in relation to the other {i.e.,''it was said he was the inventor of honey''. Same book}.  Recall its symbol.

Question. A 'development' of what. Just mead? Regardless whether wine and/or honey?

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

samson2...."See how god sets forth a parable...'A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed, and whose branches reach up into the sky'. [14:24].

Question. A vine? Recall Samson's riddle.

"The blood of the vine is the Grail," answered the sculptor, ''but what do men know of it." ['Journey into the Light']. Try ''vegetative''.

And/or {i.e.,something extra}: "Are the owners of estates whose sole care is their personal advantage to be put on the same footing as those who have traditional knowledge such as can make the vines of Khonsu flourish extra-ordinarily as well as the magnificent cattle of Amon {Amun}. Among all sages you will find men who claim to possess these gifts and at the same time to have created such a chef d'oeuvre as a colossal statue or the 'building' of a temple." ['Her-Bak'].

''Khonsu'' - or more importantly - what it implies {represents} - in relation to the words in italics. Anything?

That link to the Hebrew equivalent, ''to establish''. One of the two 'Pillars'. Its representation - with the individual in mind. Its main principle. "God will establish in strength those who believe , with the Word. That stands firm, in this world and in the hereafter......." [Quran 14:27].

"God effaces what he pleases and establishes what he pleases, and his is the essence of the book." [Quran 13:39]. Put ''essence'' in the search box.

"These observations lead naturally to a consideration of the subject of man in Ibn al-Arabi's thought, since, within the context of the divine-cosmic polarity, man, and especially 'Perfect Man,' [i.e.,authors definition; in relation to understanding a potential. The full ['whole'] one, relative to each individual. This readers input], constitutes the all important link or medium between the two poles of Reality; the isthmus [barzakh] as al-Arabi calls him. Having called man the link, however, it is necessary to point out that any link is important only so long as it serves to effect 'communications' and relationships between things that are real in themselves. The link itself having no meaning per se, except by reference to the things it links." [Introduction, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Think on it relative to such works as 'A Test of Time'.

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Pict symbols. 'Mirror' bottom right {S/E?}. 'Flowers' for eyes? within the well known Pict ''Z'' inscription:  A flash of lightening? {and/or ''inspiration''?}. Others enlarged elsewhere.

"That which sees through the 'eye', but whom the eye sees not...." [Hindu equivalent]. Find it, compare it, understand it. As with.................

"The eye with which i see 'god', and the eye with which 'god' sees me is the same eye." [Meister Eckhart]. Put ''bridge'' in the usual box.

"It is precisely the 'Perfect Man' who combines within himself, in harmony, 'Heaven' and 'Earth' within the context of the realization of the Oneness of Being, who is at once the eye by which the divine subject sees Himself and the perfectly polished mirror that reflects the divine light." [Same chapter, same book].

Finally the symbolism and its intent relative in such stories that include 'maidens' in relation to 'knights' and 'swans', as speculated in such books as 'The Cygnus Mystery', [chapter eleven and eighteen].

"According to further information  given in the 'Confessio' it can be computed that as he was born in 1378, and lived for 106 years, that is until 1484; his 'tomb' was discovered in 1604, the year when two new stars appeared in the sky in the constellations of Cygnus - the Swan - and Serpentario - the Serpent." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

"Understandably, the 'Divine' does not appear in man in all the infinity of being; and we speak of only an aspect of god, or of a Divine spark, as constituting the essence of the inner life of man. However veiled and masked, in its broader context the human race may also be considered the manifestation of 'god' in the world. And each and every person is an intrinsic part of this divine source of life, the point of essence. Which essential point and source is known at a certain level as the Shekhinah, and at another level as 'Knesset Israel', the divine vitalizing power, giving life to the world. 'Knesset Israel' is the pool in which all the souls in the world are contained as a single essence, although it does not reveal itself as such, for in the world only a glimmer of the 'sparks' of 'holiness' in certain people is revealed. Every soul is thus a fragment of the 'divine' light. As a spark, a part containing something of the whole, the souls essential wholeness cannot be achieved except through effort, through work with the greater whole." [Chapter three [The soul of man] from the book 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose' by A. Steinsaltz. [Emphasis this readers].

Remember the above is only a 'Hebrew' perspective on a 'word' that all cultures in one way or another use directly or otherwise. Indicative of something. That 'something' that according to this subject is relevant to all individuals, regardless of place, time or culture. But only... once made aware of. Can you by now, 'see' what that word is, and what ''it'' relates to?

As briefly touched on all professions have their ’esoteric’ side. Literature has amongst others-Shakespear. As indicated in such books as ‘The secret of Shakespeare'...and ‘The sacred art of Shakespeare’. Both by M.Lings. ‘Midsummer nights dream'...'Twelfth night’...and especially ‘Hamlet’. That eternal story of the ‘nephew’ revenging his ‘fathers death’. The origins of which as explained in such books as ‘Hamlets mill’ by G.Santillana = Horus/Seth/Osiris. Hamlet using the audience as the ‘third person’ to understand his ‘higher self’, [ ‘I / We’. Of Old testament fame ]...in relation to what his ‘lower self’ is attempting to justify. [Chapter 5, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Side note: The author M. Hedsel uses 'we' and 'us' throughout in his book 'The Zelator'. Coincidence or...?

"Shakespeare's great philosophical thrust and the great impulse behind the Rosicrucians were to show that the invisible and spiritual is greater than the visible. [Hint, hint, see anything?]. To put it in Rosicrucian terms, Shakespeare gave shape, form and color to 'gods' great world-weaving 'thoughts', so that the human imagination could grasp them." [Chapter 37, 'The Sacred History']. Can you see any keys yet?

"Water takes on the color of the cup." [Quote by Junayd].

"Let no man think lightly of good., saying in his heart, 'It will not come neigh me'. By the falling of waterdrops a pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even if gathered little by little." Lord Buddha.

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Stone 'implement' - neolithic origin - its use speculated on within the program by N. Oliver {mentioned elsewhere}. Question. When impressed on a surface {rolled?} what impression would it make? Try 'rolled/UNrolled' for a further head-sratch. N.B. Similar round balls found especially N/E Scotland - as speculated upon in 'Secrets of Stonehenge' / PBS America. The understanding of which, determined more by ''the four corners'' i.e., N/E in relation to S/W? Embossed / Debossed?

Exercise..."Another peculiar mystery at Gobekli-tepe is the presence on the exposed bedrock to the S/W of the main enclosures of the large cup like holes {up to six inches in width and depth}. There are dozens of them everywhere. Similar cup marks are to be seen on top of the standing pillars, while clusters of them are found also at other Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites across the region. On asking Klaus Schmidt what he thought these cup marks represented in September 2012, he shrugged his shoulders and said they are found everywhere, often in the company of carved ring marks, like those in Britain. Yet clearly, they did once have a function, and the most obvious solution is that they were receptacles for something, either liquid - blood, beer, milk, or water perhaps - or, more likely, some type of food such as meat. Because they almost always seem to be carved in elevated positions, it appears possible that whatever they contained were offerings to carrion birds such as vultures, crows, or ravens, which might well have played some kind of symbolic function in the rituals taking place inside the sanctuaries {a large number of bones belonging to both the crow and raven have been found within the fill at Gobekli-tepe}. Scavenger birds such as vultures play an important role in the Neolithic cult of the dead, and so gaining their favor in a divinatory manner might well have been important to the success of a ritual...Interestingly enough, divination has been proposed as an explanation for the presence of similar cup marks found on exposed rock surfaces in the area of Mount Ararat in eastern Anatolia. Armenian prehistorians speculate that although the true purpose of the cup marks has now been lost, they were probably ''used by oracles during fortune telling,'' a very {credible?} explanation indeed, which sits well with their possible function at Gobekli-tepe." {From the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers}. Try ''cup'' and/or ''crow/raven'' to see if you agree or disagree.

'For he on honey-dew hath fed; and drunk the milk of paradise." ['Kubla Khan' / S. Coleridge].

Those similar ''cup marks'' speculated on in such programs as 'Ancient Aliens' found not far from the Nazca figures, in a S/N alignment - on top of a mountain ridge. '5200' in total.

"Only Peru and Tibet contain large sections of continuous high plateau. Travelers have often noted that the Andean and Tibetan cultures resemble each other in many ways. Geologically, they are the places on Earth that are the closest contact to the sky. The chain of the Andes, the Sierra Madres, and the Rockies run roughly N/W - S/E through the Americas. In fact, we can track the high points northward from the Peruvian Andes through central America, Mexico, the western United States, Alaska, along the North Pole, and down through central Asia, the Himalayas, western Australia, and underneath Antarctica to emerge at the Southern tip of Tierra del Fuego - the southern Andes. Without a topographical globe in hand its hard to picture this, but no one can deny that a circular chain of mountains runs crosswise around the globe, at roughly 60 degrees angle to the equator. If we imagine this mega chain to be the terrestrial counterpart to the Milky Way..." ['Galactic Alignment'].

All the above used in the past/present and will continue to be used in the future as a means...?

As is: "Its the first public sculpture 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 ..." Enlarged elsewhere.

As well as: ''Only at the equator can the entire celestial sphere be observed..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

The above author {J. Jenkins} speculates only on a few of those universal keys in relation to the above - enlarged elsewhere - but because of his excellent research those that can indeed 'see' learn more.

Question. Higher of the lower {landscape equivalent?}...

magic sq"Before us lies the 25th Path of aspiration that leads to the goal of Tiphareth, whose virtue is Devotion to the great Work. If you first devotion is to anything else then you had better be content to remain where you are. There is honourable service to be given in the Lesser Mysteries but the Great work entails being commissioned to the responsibilities of adepthood . That is, to office in the Greater Mysteries, and the perceptions of evolutionary consciousness rather than those of the personality currently in incarnation. The road to this condition is the 25th path, sometimes called the Path of the Arrow, that is represented by a rainbow, the divine bow of promise, and a winged angel pouring an elixir from one vessel to another. It is another version , a transformation of the dancing figure in the emblem of the World, now lifted to a higher arc. Still holding a balance between two forces, but now mixing them in just proportion, as the name Temperance signifies...We now approach the upper reaches of the 25th path, which is where the Lesser mysteries begin to pass into the Greater. For whoever can enter the Temple of Tiphareth as of right as an adept {albeit a minor one} rather than being invited, or as a temporary guest, will of necessity pass into the consciousness of the 'higher self'. This is to enter into a wider air, and also to experience a change in attitude..." ['Magical Images and the Magical Imagination' / G. Knight]. Eureka moments do the same.

Among others try ''arrow'' ''rainbow'' ''arc'' ''Tiphareth'' and ''cup/s'' and/or ''vase''...etc., etc -

"Twenty five is the square of the sacred number 5 and is therefore used in the center of magic squares. It is also the sum total of 1,3,5,7,and 9 and thus contains all the sacred numbers that can be used in 'magic'. For this reason, 25 candles would be lit so that every number was represented. Medieval Christian exegetes tended to regard 25, the square of 5, as the perfection of the five senses. Alternatively, they explained it as 6x{4+1}, which meant: 'good works on the basis of the 4 Gospels and the faith in one god.' When presented as {3x8}+1, it was interpreted as the sign of the hope for 'resurrection', which is realized through faith in the 1 god who manifests himself as the trinity. But there are also less {'lesser'?} mystical aspects of the 25. The quarter, 25 cents, is still a common coinage of the dollar. Twenty five is frequently used as a round number and serves, as a quarter of a full century, as a fitting number to celebrate silver jubilees."  ['Mystery of Numbers'].

The ''quarter'' of something = S/W ? {landscape equivalent?}.

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." ['Magical Ritual Methods' / W. Gray. Including all emphasis - with the exception of the word in bold print]. Try ''vase/s''

''A symbol is an energy evoking agent {within a 'river' ?} - anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note. ''Me and We'' in relation to same principle in such texts as the Bible and the Quran. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

A connection?..."Why Queen Guenevere should have missed the going on the 'hunt' and have ridden out alone but for a lady in waiting is not revealed by Chretien, any more than he gives a reason for Arthur's decision to call the Hunt of the White Stag in the first place. Indeed perhaps no reason is required, and all is preordained insofar that Arthur's decision and Guenevere's behaviour are crucial to the action of the whole story, initiate it and provide a substratum for its meaning... It is crucial to our story, for not only does it provide initial impetus for the action, but it points up the theme of a challenge to the Queen. At any rate Guenevere is shortly joined by Erec, described as a leading knight of the Round Table, of great fame at the court, although not yet 25 years old. He is fair, brave and courteous and appears very much a courtly fellow, indeed almost a dandy, in ermine mantle, coat of Byzantine flowered silk, well fitting brocade hose and golden spurs, whilst he is unarmed but for a 'sword'. Erec's name is derived from the Breton Guerec, which at some point may have been substituted for the Welsh Gweir - Gweir being the son of Llwych, which means 'lake' in Welch, whilst Erec's father is called King Lac...The flow of these tales is made up from many tributaries." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon'/ G. Knight].

Question. Arthur {shadow?} - Queen {anima?}. Mediator {by way of 'lake' and 'sword'} between the two = {Erec}. All as a means... to exercise the cognitive faculty?

N.B. Answer found on Page 32 of the book 'Red Tree, White Tree by W. Berg {of which the above author recommends}. Link to the word 'silence' - its benefits {purpose?} in understanding ANYTHING. No matter how {or with 'what'} it is represented with.

Side note: Recall Richard Dawkins critique of something similar. Enlarged elsewhere.

"Indeed there is an unconscious equivalence between hunter and hunted. In the Christian legend, a stag enters a thick forest in order to draw the soldier hunting it away from his comrades so that the stag can 'hunt the hunter, while he hunts', finally confronting him with a crucifix miraculously sprouting between its antlers. Thus the hunter and the hunted are secretly identical - the seeker and the spiritual goal, as well as the pathway to it, are one and the same." ['The Book of Symbols' / Taschen. Under the subheading ''Deer'']. Hence...

"Behold King Arthur himself,' breathed Chretien to me. 'This is how Erec's adventure began. With the hunting of the White Stag.' As he spoke the king blew his horn again...As in a wild rout the great body of men and animals charged off into the forest, leaving us standing there in the clearing alone. 'Perhaps we should see what has happened to the Queen,' I said..." [Final paragraph to the above book by G. Knight].

That eternal combat between positive/negative. Within that overall personnel ‘journey’. Represented by the ‘Great year’. Or its present equivalent. The Precession of the equinox’. Its physical/individual representation within the same, [ ‘Macro’ equivalent ]...as the Greater / Lesser 'Bear' Constellation. Or as a ‘Millstone’ or ‘Quern stone’, [ ‘Micro’ equivalent ]. Time team links. Always discovered upside down. Symbolic of ‘back to’.

"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']. Try ''boundary'' and/or ''angle'' and/or 90 degrees.

Side note: "Chapter 7 examines Homer's theory of the precession of the equinoxes and explains the astronomical significance of the shield made for Achilles by the crippled smith god, Hephaestus. The shield and armour are allegories for the reorganization that became necessary when Sirius reappeared in the skies of Greece." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued..."The discovery {at Hallan Cemi }  of a substantial number of quern stones, used to grind seeds, has led some prehistorians to suggest that the inhabitants of Hallan Cemi were engaged in protoagriculture, or certainly the exploitation of wild cereals. However, very few cereal seeds have been found at the site, casting doubts on this theory. In fact, all the indications are that the main food here, in addition to game meat, consisted of wild lintels, bitter vetch, and nuts."  [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe' ]. Try ''wheat'' i.e.,...

"According to the testimony of many myths, the Cosmic Man {enlarged elsewhere] is not only the beginning but also the final goal of all life - of the whole of creation. ''All cereal nature means wheat, all treasure nature means gold, all generation means man,'' says the medieval sage Meister Eckhart. And if one looks at this from a psychological standpoint, it is certainly so. The whole inner psychic reality of each individual is ultimately orientated toward this archetype symbol of the Self." ['Man and his Symbol'. Enlarged elsewhere]. Try ''quern''.

'A grain of wisdom.'

Analogy {i.e.,wisdom expected to be found within it?}: "So, the images from the Old Stone Age still pose us a series of riddles. Certain aspects of animals were selected for portrayal, and placed in a variety of locations, including the walls of caves and overhanging rocks, boulders and pieces of bone and ivory. Some of the cave art was in large chambers where a crowd could admire it; some in tiny passages accessible only to one person at a time, after a painful crawl {initiation?}...At El Juyo on the north coast of Spain, excavated in 1979, the cave floor had been prepared as what can only have been a ceremonial center. Five layers of deer bones, burnt vegetation and red ochre were interspersed with cylinders of clay arranged in rosettes {i.e.,'flowers'; therefore 'chakra' link?}. Hence...''and capped with earth of different colours.''   "The whole pile was studded with bone spearpoints and covered with a huge stalagmite slab set on flat stones {horizontal link?}. A few feet away, a rock had been carved into a human face upon one side and that of a snarling feline {'anima' related?} on the other. In many caves, figures were superimposed upon each other in a way that seems deliberate, and were very often paired: horses with bison, ibex with oxen or oxen with mammoths. They were commonly portrayed with parts missing or distorted, and some of the beasts which appear are 'fantastic', such as bears with wolves heads and bison's tails {Sphinx/Griffin etc., link?}. No landscapes are represented, nor {despite its importance to hunter gatherers} any vegetation. On the other hand, animals are the subjects of only just over half of the total body of art. Virtually all the rest consist of geometric patterns..." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'],

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Stalactite that once removed could be used as a 'pillar'. The cut off point of which would become its base? A reversal of something? Indicative of? Recall what ''caves'' REPRESENT and who or what are associated with them {if only in their 'infancy' }. Also note the 'position' of the 'heads'. Also, once reversed - any OVERALL facial feature? i.e.,'mouth' in relation to 'womb'?

From a different perspective: Stalactite in relation to stalagmite? i.e.,"...It is a fact, however that, in the early Neolithic, Stalagmites and stalactites were removed from cave interiors and carried back to Catal Hoyuk, where they were placed in cult shrines alongside statuettes, bucrania, vulture beaks, and painted fresco's of extraordinary beauty and sophistication. So many fragments from caves were found there that British archaeologist James Mellaart, who excavated the site in the 1960's, proposed that the shrines at Catal Hoyuk {i.e., S/W Turkey} might have been the realm of chthonic deities; that is, gods of the underworld." {From the book 'Gobekli-tepe' by A. Collins}.

Recall the position of C. Hoyuk in relation to Gobekli-tepe and others. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Neolithic equivalent of 'Delphi', i.e.,oracle center?

Egyptian equivalent, the buried 'heads' at the base of certain pillars. Indicative of same. As is the Sphinx 'head' when viewed in perspective relative to the base [i.e.,start point] of the 'pyramid.' [Explained elsewhere ] ’Grinding’ out an understanding; a development; within ones overall ’ journey’. Hence the link to the title...’Hamlets Mill ’. Quran equivalent, Sura six..."Verily, god is the one who cleaves the grain and the wheat kernel asunder, bringing forth the living out of that which is dead". All the above speculated on within the book 'The Source Field Investigations'. D. Wilcock. [Especially chapters six and nineteen]. Understanding this subjects 'framework' gives a further insight into that books research.

N.B. The Mayans had a practice of purposely shaping a child's head in the form of 'an ear of corn'. Try ''ear''.

A grain of wisdom.

"Today I see Muhammad ascend. The friend is everywhere, in every action. Love, a lattice. Body, fire. I say, show me the way. You say, put your head under your feet. That way you rise through the stars and see a hundred other other ways to be with me. There are as many as there are flight paths of prayer at dawn." [Poem 17 'Flightpath', taken from the book, 'Rumi: Bridge to the Soul' by Coleman Barks].

''A man touches the earth with his physical feet, but he touches life with his psychological feet... Now a man who understands life only through the evidence of his senses is not a psychological man. He is a sensual man. His mind is based on sense. This is called elsewhere 'the mind of the flesh'. In such a case he thinks from his feet - and has no head."[Part one 'The Mark' by M. Nicoll].

'Feet on firm ground'. Benefit of?

"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]. 'See' the picture; at the 'head' {header?} of each page. Anything?

The author uses those two mental concepts [i.e.,''psychological'' and ''sensual''] to define the differences between exoteric and this subject. And therefore its potential to each individual [i.e.,'higher'/'lower']. Understanding that paragraph [i.e., the part within the whole] explains why many statues were found beyond Abu Simbel...without the heads. Egyptian equivalent with the same principle in mind. North in relation to South. Or more importantly Northeast in relation to Southwest. The beginning of something. Representation of.

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Fountain of Neptune in Diafani on the island of Karpathos. 'Trident' and a 'dolphin' ?   'Mettle' of the mind? Question. What aspects would be 'used' to REPRESENT that 'metal' ?

'Teeth', symbolic of same. A link to the word 'grinding'. Especially 'serpent teeth', as indicated throughout in the book, ' The Sirius Mystery'...within the story of Jason and his Argonauts. 'Looking' for the 'golden fleece', just as Gilgamesh went looking for the plant of 'life'. Something 'eternal' being the common factor of both. That process ['development'] of which [ a grinding] can be represented with 'food'. [Food. Vol. 1. 'Gift of Osiris'. W.Darby]. In other words, as a representation of something, with an understanding in mind.... i.e.,as an example, taken from Gurdjieff's ...'fourth way' 'teachings', in relation to...'each moment is the best opportunity'...."Gurdjieff wanted his students to learn how to use the circumstances of each moment - both internal and external - as 'food' for the 'development' of a new state of consciousness".[Part one. 'Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it, relative to what that 'development'; is in the main; represented by... within a said framework. [Micro/Macro links].

"Tender-hearted stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains. Grasp it like a man of mettle, and it soft as silk remain." ['Paradoxes of the Infinite' / B. Bolzano].

A grain of wisdom.

A 'visual' example?..."Adjacent to Enclosure C's western central monolith is one of the most remarkable T - shaped stones discovered so far at the site. Running down the front narrow edge {in profile? if so, therefore a 'key'} - of pillar 27 is a 3-D predator, a famished quadruped, with a long bushy tail and emaciated body. Its snarling jaws, complete with carved lines signify whiskers, reveal a mouth with razor sharp teeth. That such a feat of artistic expression etc etc...As to the identity of this predator, Schmidt believes it is a feline, a lion most probably. Yet the shape of its body, the large incised teeth, and the long bushy tail, make a case for its being a canine of some description." [From the book by A. Collins].

'In profile' as opposed to 'face on'. The tail end of something begins the process of ?

"The profile of a human being is a special thing for those with eyes to see. The profile reveals the karma to those who know about such things. If you look carefully at any face, you will see in profile the story of past lifetimes...Meanwhile, remember that the profile will speak more easily about the past than will the face turned towards you." ['The Zelator'].

Side note: A {working} example: "...and for this reason this demand is especially important. In remembering about this and in carrying it out, man begins to see sides of himself which he never noticed before." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Italics, this readers].

Continued..."It is said that the Ennead which was the 'seed and hand of Atum', becomes the 'teeth and lips of Ptah' and gives a name to each thing, bringing it into existence. Divine principles and qualities {the Ennead} can now 'enter into the species of things' - mineral, plant, or animal - and become manifest through them. This is clearly an account of 'creation' by the ''word''. [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

''Manifest'' in relation to ''logos''. Anything?

And/or: "The image also reminded us of another winged disc of Egypt, which offered a curious parallel with the Venus of the Mayans {enlarged elsewhere}. The interesting thing about this was that it was directly linked with the serpent, at which we have already glanced, called the uraeus serpent by later Greeks. Even in modern times, the uraeus is not hard to locate in Egypt...Preserved on the foreheads of statues - as one example - in ancient Thebes...its head poised forward as if ready to strike...

'Waters of the Gap'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued..."It is the transformed eye of the god Atum, in the form recounted in the ancient Creation myth...Usually explained by Egyptian archaeologists as being symbolic of the ''solar disc'' - what ever that might mean...The placing of this serpentine eye between the ordinary eyes explains why it is sometimes called the 'Third eye'...It is a representation of the eye of Atum...Or what the Oriental esotericists call the ajna chakra..." ['The Zelator'].

A working example, i.e.,apply the above to define something {inner?} i.e.,something that can be worked out by objective analysis {in profile?}: "...we find it remarkable that in ancient times the Western astronomers of Greece located the tail of their Taurus, the Bull, precisely on the Pleiades. The Mayan cult of the rattle snake, with its tail on the Pleiades, and the Persian Mythraic cult of the Bull, with its tail on the Pleiades, seemed to meet in a most extraordinary way. Just what was this connection between the Middle East and South America in ancient times?  [same book]. Try ''Pleiades''.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from the authors 'point of view' i.e.,the Way of the Fool.

"Now, ''the magnificent gifts'' {10+7?} of which it is a matter here are not the magical phenomena but rather revelations in the inner life of intuition and inspiration." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 17' ]. Recall how those two 'aspects' [highlighted] can only be achieved - and their purpose - relevant to an understanding - if only in relation to a subject.

Egyptian equivalent...Heliopolis and Memphis in relation to Hermopolis and Thebes. Something unknown becoming known. Shadow in relation to light ,{and/or ''anima''}.

ALL AS A MEANS TO AN {AWAKENING?}. Question. A grain of wisdom?

"One can already sense from these considerations the role of numbers as generative powers, {''manifested'' link} and thus their relation to the names of the Theban sanctuaries. There exists, however, a still more striking demonstration of this relation: a hymn consecrated to Amun-Re, constructed on a series of 'plays on words' and on numbers. This hymn {Leyden  Papyrus 1, 350} is composed of 27 stanzas, numbered with the first nine numbers, then with nine tens, then with nine hundreds. The particular character of each stanza is determined by the implications associated with its number. A stanza beginning with One contains an evocation of the 'First Time', the Creation, and associates Thebes with that event. The great temple of Amun itself is said to be 'the place of the origin and outlet of the Nun', clearly alluding once more to the primordial hill and therefore to the beginning of all generation or creative enumeration {'manifested'?}. Thebes is said to be, more exact, or more enumerated, than any other city." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''27''. Then ''wheat''.

Hebrew equivalent = Ain-sof ? 'Gap' as a common factor to both? Therefore more UNmanifested {top/down} than manifested {bottom/up?}.

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Manna from heaven?

That final link to a representation of same, as the 'food' of the gods, i.e.,sometimes called Soma or ambrosia or the Hebrew equivalent, Manna. All as a representation of something, i.e.,relative to an understanding. Hence the link to, "a new state of consciousness". Breathing easier? It is a glimpse of the goal which a disciple [or student. This readers input] must aspire..." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

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

Something to ponder on {i.e.,addition keys revealed}: "In order to approach an understanding of Ancient Egypt, it is necessary to eliminate the infantile notions which have been expressed with regard to Pharaonic thinking as a whole...We must examine the multitude of symbols which animate the entire Pharaonic Empire and form its treasure. The choice of these symbols is extremely strict. Pharaonic sages will depict a fly in order to speak of the volatile, a gold bee in order to speak of honey - that predigested product which Greek mythology seeks to find in Hymettus in order to make the hydromel of the gods. These are accurate symbols found in the title of nobles {the fly} or of kings {the bee}." ['Sacred Science']. To enlarge further try ''essenes''.

Side note: Great sage Hesy {third dyn.} = Grand Master of the Fly.

Analogy, with same principle in mind - but different time and space period: "We strolled later through the sacred precincts, halting in a tamarisk grove. The manna characteristically exuded by this tree was symbolic of the heavenly food Master Mahasaya was bestowing..." [Extract from the book 'Autobviography of a Yogi' ].

Question. Why a tamarisk tree?

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Nomes. Upper = 1-22. Lower = 1-20. Memphis: a beginning and end. Question. Why? The tail end of something begins...?

What is... 'a new state of'...you know what. Some call it 'an altered state' others refer to same as 'higher / lower'. That inner conversation we all have with ourselves, when we are attempting to work something out. Especially the 'personnel' stuff.  In practical terms the word 'intelligence' could be used, i.e., to internalize. Everything we learn, starts off, does it not from those basic 'lower' levels. Each 'increment' of new knowledge could be described as an understanding now on a 'higher' level. "A new state of consciousness", i.e., ''food for thought.'' Or ''food for body and soul'' as represented in the Egyptian example with the 'crook' and 'flail'. [Chapter one, page 54, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'].

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 {'notch' link} is gained and a new perspective gives a view to new horizons." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' ].

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 - to describing anything that is learn't 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.

"Symbol of the lower Will, Is the Altar..."

"In basic form an altar is simply a table; a focus of consciousness."

"The altar of sacrifice demonstrates that where your treasure is there will your heart be also."

"To sacrifice a 'lower' value to a 'higher' value is to give substance and power to the desire which has been 'sacrificed'. If this higher value is of a 'spiritual' order, the spiritual power is attracted by this desire, and givers to the sacrificer a power of domination over his lower states." ['Journey into the Light'].

Try Part 1 to enlarge on the word ''sacrifice'' before that inner voice  {first impressions?} suggest something else. Then try ''teacher''.

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].

We all do it, day by day, in everything that we do, but without using such words, to explain it to ourselves. We just do it, do we not. The only difference is that we are now attempting to understand our own place in the 'bigger' picture - by way of the same process - i.e.,in the conscious sense {manifested?} - of the word, which this subject purports to teach us, ['micro within the macro'].  Hence that link to one of the first quotes at the beginning of this web page, i.e., "Let him who seeks, continue seeking until he finds. When he finds he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled he will be astonished, and he will rule over all."i.e., 'food' for thought?

The real question we should all ask, however, and which, is this web pages primary aim... Is this 'subject' a valid one? Is it relevant to ourselves? Is it sense or non-sense. Is it a possibility or not. Is it fact or fiction? At the very least, an understanding of a subject is the outcome.

A {practical?} example: "I recollect that the talks which followed that evening struck me by the fact that many people heard something entirely different to what G. had said; others only paid attention to G.'s secondary and nonessential remarks and remembered only these. The fundamental principles in what G. said, escaped most of them. Only very few asked questions on the very essential things he said. One of these questions has remained in my memory: 'In what way can one evoke the struggle between ''yes'' and ''no'' in oneself?', someone asked. 'Sacrifice is necessary, said G. If nothing is sacrificed nothing is obtained...Sacrifice is necessary if only while the process of crystallization is going on'..." ['In Search of the Miraculous' / P. D. Ouspensky]. Among others try ''struggle'' and/or ''crystalliz{s}ation''.

"In basic form an altar is simply a table; a focus of consciousness."

"The altar of sacrifice demonstrates that where your treasure is there will your heart be also."

REFRESHER: "To sacrifice a 'lower' value to a 'higher' value is to give substance and power to the desire which has been 'sacrificed'. If this higher value is of a 'spiritual' order, the spiritual power is attracted by this desire, and givers to the sacrificer a power of domination over his lower states." ['Journey into the Light'].

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Pictures from the same cave system; mentioned elsewhere. ''Caves'' relative to 'Horses 'in relation to 'chariots'. Recall what they all REPRESENT. A 'transition' {or sequence?} of events - in the internal sense? relative to an understanding?

The Hebrews of old testament fame used the story of Genesis for the reader to understand his/her relationship between higher and lower self, by way of the first/third person, [ I,we ] i.e., Yahweh [Jehovah] / Elohim. "Know thyself". The implication is that one leads to the other, i.e., understanding the self leads to understanding this subject...and/or...understanding of this subject leads to understanding the self. Which ever comes first, [ In their opinion...by implication ].

The Quran does the same by using such words as 'we' and 'us'. Described as first and second clause.

As the author of 'The Secret History of the World' says..."This is the aim of initiation, to make more and more experience conscious. To roll back the boundaries of consciousness."

"To roll back the boundaries of consciousness." {as seen now from a different {working?} perspective}: "Personality consists of 'rolls' and of 'buffers' resulting from a certain work of the 'centers'..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

That 'development', throughout this subject, indicative within 'gods' name,i.e.,Yahweh, Adonai, Jehovah and Elohim. [ www.catholic.com/quick questions/is-gods-name-yahweh-or-jehovah].

A working example?..."If you make the effort to not go with the 'I's that you know are from old ways that do not serve your aim of evolving and awakening, you will reap the reward both for yourself and family. You will experience an increase of marvelous energy, an empowering of your will to go with the higher within your self, and a new peace of mind. There is no future in staying on the road of old habits and wrong behavior. There is only unspeakable misery. You have been given the chance to save yourself and family from such dark despair. Your past does not need to haunt or control you. You have a chance to acquire wisdom, to incarnate goodness, to find fulfillment by doing right." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' its connection to the subject as a whole.

''Quartz pebble'' ?

Side note: ''wrong behavior'' {and/or 'wrong crystallization'?} = 'Lame foot'?

And/or: "An ancient adept has said: 'If the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.' This Chinese saying, unfortunately all to true..." ['The Secret of the Golden Flower'].

"It is highly significant from an esoteric point of view, that the angel who dictated the Quran to Muhammad was Gabriel, traditionally Archangel of the moon. Allah is the Muslim name for Jehovah, great god of the moon and 'thought'. Gabriel is here heralding the power of thought to control human passions and quell fantasy, and his god is the great god of thou - shalt - not, represented in Muslim iconography by the crescent moon." [Chapter 17, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Analogy of same, but seen from a different perspective..."All knowledge is the result of illumination from above, not of abstractions from below. And in the mystical angelologies of Avicenna and Suhrawardi, that active intellect, which is merely conceived by abstract theorizing {i.e.,objectively?}, is actually encountered in the 'Event' - at the limit of the cosmos - {i.e.,'boundary' line of higher/lower divisions} - Hence the final sentence - ''as personified and individualised in a Celestial Person {'angel' and/or 'archetype'?}, who is in each case unique. Each human soul has a counterpart in heaven, who is the eternal and 'perfected' individuality of that soul..." Continued/enlarged elsewhere. [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. ''Event'' - in relation to 'bridging a gap', i.e.,something becoming ''manifested''.

Analogy of same..."For instance the mystery of the Pentecost is that is does not occur in time but is forever available to those with access to the 'mundus imaginalis'. And it is through the encounter with the 'Angel of the Holy Spirit', the Angel of the Face; through that encounter which is the result of a Quest and a struggle, that each individual is in fact promoted to the rank of person {i.e.,'higher' of the 'lower' - this readers input}." [Taken from the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Emphasis, this readers].

''Mundus imaginalis'' - Corbins definition/term for that aspect of the imagination that we use to define something rather than fantasize about it.

A more ‘studious’ approach of that same understanding between higher/lower is symbolized in the ‘relationship’ between two opposing landscapes. [ ‘Macro’ ] Such as...The Babylonian Marduk and the Hebrew Yahweh/Jehovah. Example of same- ‘Battle of the gods:The god of Israel versus Marduk of Babylon’. By M. Kessler. Try ''method'' - to understand its universal {appeal?} - if only in defining a subject - or subject material.

Practical example {'Macro'} could be..."What exactly was the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve are said to have lived in a state of 'perpetual bliss' BEFORE the time of the fall? Was this the true home of the 'Watchers' within the book of Enoch? Could 'its' discovery hold the key to understanding the origin behind humankind's contact with 'angels' during some former age? Did it exist at Gobekli-tepe or somewhere else - in the mountains to the northeast, perhaps, where the 4 'rivers' of paradise take their rise? Only by understanding the mysteries of Gobekli-tepe would any real answers be forthcoming, and so it is here that our quest must begin, starting with its rediscovery in 1994...I will ask the reader to bear with me now as i switch from a first person to a third person narrative in order to determine who built Gobekli-tepe, and why. My personal quest is resumed in part 4, when a powerful dream initiates a fresh search for the source of the terrestrial paradise." [From the book by A. Collins. All emphasis, this readers].

Try ''watcher'' to understand that 'story' and its relationship to Enoch.

Trojans and Greeks?

Another author looking for something external rather than that 'inner'. All explained within. As is his own ''powerful dream'' {i.e.,'archetypes'} that everyone experiences sooner or later - REGARDLESS OF SUBJECT MATERIAL. Very similar to the narrator of the 'The Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan' who also speaks of same experience - but because there is NO understanding of this first yet final subject  - then it follows that no correct conclusion or result can be got.  Clue. Northeast = 'a start point' - of something and/or 'top-down' as a means to a further understanding.

"...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own  'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

EXOteric? example {i.e.,in the objective sense of the word: "And yet his overarching goal was ecumenical: to reveal by means of comparative philosophy and comparative spiritual research the common bonds which unite the Peoples of the Book into a single destiny and which must be understood so that there can be a dialogue between persons: - since a dialogue takes place between 'persons', it is necessary, in order that there be dialogue, that the persons dialoguing have between them something in common. A dialogue takes place between 'thou' and 'I' . It is necessary that 'thou' and 'I' be invested with the same responsibility for a personal destiny." [From the book by T. Cheetham]. Try ''method'' and/or ''struggle'' and/or ''strive'' to make a connection {eureka moment?} - if only in defining a subject.

A working example?..."Gurdjieff states that one of our most important mistakes we make is our illusion about our unity. He writes: 'His ''I'' changes as quickly as his thoughts, feelings, and moods, and he makes the profound mistake in considering himself always one and the same person; in reality he is always a different person, not the one he was a moment ago.' Our every thought and desire lives separately and independently from the whole. According to Gurdjieff, we are made of thousands of separate I's, often unknown to each other, and sometimes mutually exclusive and hostile to each other. The alternation of 'I's is controlled by accidentally external influences. There is nothing in us able to control the change of 'I's, mainly because we do not notice it. Each separate 'I' calls itself 'I' and acts in the name of the whole person. This explains why people so often make decisions and so often carry them out. A little self observation will prove that we usually think , feel, move and respond to the stimulations acting on us, without our being aware of what is happening within us. This self-observation is in fact the first practical effort required in the 4th Way. The student is to create an ''observing I'' which observes with objectivity his/her inner activity {Guardian of the Gate?}. To develop an objective space within which we can see without judging is extremely difficult but is also the first breakthrough out of our mechanical {'sleep'?} behavior and the virtual hypnotic trance in which it keeps us." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Continued elsewhere.

"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]. Anything?

From a different perspective: "Let us try for a few moments to establish some sort of mediation between ''I'' ''You'' and ''the others''. Whoever is speaking or listening, ''I'' is to be the one who speaks; ''You'' is to be the one who listens. Let us make no further distinctions, and try to establish a means of mediation. When a child suckles, the milk is the mediation. Between heaven which gives, and the flower which receives, light is the mediation. The mystery is the assimilation of that which is received and absorbed. But the child does not think of the mystery, it simply sucks, and the flower does not think of the mystery, it simply opens - at whatever time it can 'receive' what it requires. This is wisdom - wisdom which 'knows' the necessary gesture to perform the necessary function at the necessary moment..." ['The Opening of the Way']. Try ''child'' / ''milk'' / ''flower'' - for a further connection.

Analogy {method?}i.e., with the same principle in mind {the very first ONE?}: '' He who looked on from afar'' in relation to the main 'god' {principle?} - Zeus - who took no physical part in that universally known conflict {struggle?} between the Trojans {higher?} and the Greeks {lower?}. 'See' it? Enlarged throughout. As is the intention of {but now from the 'female' perspective}: "The path of Jupiter never strays far from the ecliptic, and Homer faced a challenge when he had to express Athene's affection for or assistance to the warriors Achilles, Odysseus and Diomedes, whose personal stars lie at a good distance outside the zodiac. In the case of Achilles {Canis Major}, Homer says, that Athene supports him 'from afar', or that of the others 'that no man could see her'..." {'Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Zeus {'shadow'} - Athene {'anima'}.  Ecliptic therefore = line of sight to ones horizon? {by way of the 'objective' view?}. Try ''arc''.

Athene - born from the 'forehead of Zeus' = ''head of the corner?'' If so, therefore S/E?

All as a means...?

As is the intention of: "Do you think i am not subject to them as you are?'' retorted the sculptor. ''But when this happens, i am, as you say, in bad shape. I make my way up the ladder of my desire and go above the clouds that are making me sad, and from the top i look down at the reason for my bad mood. Seen from afar, outside the bilious reactions, they diminish in importance and i can even consider them impersonally, as if they belonged to someone else. Then i weigh them in terms of my essential goals, as i can easily distinguish that which i am obliged to undergo from that which i can eliminate." ['Journey Into the Light'].

For this reader a more practical analogy of the same, { ‘Micro’ equivalent.} is the title of Mr A. Partridges book...’I, Partridge. We need to talk about Alan.' Just place your own name within the appropriate slots and you get a good idea of the attempt to do the same {as ONE example} by way of the ’relationship’ between Yahweh/Elohim...in that; in the past and present; best seller of all books {according to statistics}...and its intended purpose...to the reader in mind. {As an example, look up ''Moses'' in the 'search box'}. An especially in depth publication of same in relation to the full framework...’Inner Christianity’. Chapter two onwards. By R. Smolley. Or the chapter entitled "The role of 'I' [page,101] within the book, 'The Dancing Wu Li Masters' [an overview of the new physics], by G. Zukav.

And/or: Jean Thomas used throughout in the book 'Journey Into The Light' as a means {method} within the framework of a story to define higher {Jean} and lower {Thomas} along that individuals personal path.

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

"Esotericism is not a collection of extraordinary and unknown things, but rather it is above all a less ordinary and less known way of seeing ordinary and known things - of 'seeing' their profundity." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

"...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own  'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

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Can u see anything by now? i.e., Why the elephant? Why does the beginning [or foundation ] of the obelisk, [or pillar] begin under, [or ''lower'' ]. Why in the form of a cube? That together with the four physical legs. Link to the symbolism of five. What does five represent? Understand this subject, to define the reason and purpose of the name Elephant Island. [ ''The Berni Elephant Obelisk, stands in the middle of the piazza, in front of the church of Santa Maria Minerva, just round the corner from the Pantheon in Rome''].

That relationship represented by beginning/end and/or alpha/omega and/or micro/macro and/or inner/outer or exterior/interior, [Greater/Lesser Bear;being its physical form/representation ]. What eventually became represented in complete form as the ‘godhead’, [ Hebrew. Explained elsewhere].

"As we have explained elsewhere, initiation in its first part, which properly concerns the possibilities of the human state and constitutes what are called the ''lesser mysteries,'' has as its goal precisely the restoration of the 'Primordial state; in other words, through this initiation, if it is effectively realized, man is brought back from his present 'uncentered' [offset/fall/'heel stone' link. ] condition to the central position which would normally be his, and is re-established in all the prerogatives inherent to that central situation. 'True man,' then, is he who has effectively reached the end of the ''lesser mysteries,'' [i.e., represented with ''king of'' or ''lord of'' and/or ''son of'' and/or ''noble'' - as used by Homer], that is, the very perfection of the human state; because of this he is henceforth definitively established in the 'invariable middle,'  and therefore escapes the vicissitudes of the 'cosmic wheel,' since the center does not participate in the movement of the wheel but is the fixed and immovable point around which the movement occurs. When he has arrived at this point, 'true man,' has not yet attained the supreme degree, which is the final goal of initiation and the term of the 'greater mysteries' ; [ i.e., represented as ''penetrating the bosom of the heart''i.e.,'grace' link] but he has passed from circumference to center, from 'outward' to 'inward,' and so truly fulfills the function of 'unmoved mover' with respect to the world that is his......." [  Chapter 9, 'The Great Triad' by R. Guenon].

'Intelligence of the heart'? Enlarged elsewhere.

Think about all that 'movement' in relation to the ''Precession of the Equinoxes.'' FROM a ''horizontal'' perspective. As a representation of something. Nothing else.

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

'...to turn ones corner'.

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'Lower' prodding 'higher'?

"Central to the initial teaching which they released in the Fama Fraternitatis was a detailed description of the 'tomb' of their founder Christian Rosencreutz. This tomb is described in terms that  invest it with the properties of a great hidden mystery, both in the circumstances of its discovery and in the symbolic design of it. In this we have, in another form, the mysteries of the center of the magic circle or the Wheel of Death and Rebirth. These have remained the same since the 'mysteries' of antiquity. Indeed this is to be expected..."

Or in partial form as the ’Cube of Space’. Indicated in such books as ‘New Dimensions for the Cube of Space’. By D.Hulse. Or ‘Experience of the Inner Worlds’. By G.Knight. Or even the information ‘assessed’ by the Indian mathematician Ramanujan. In the book... ’The Morning of the Magicians’. By L.Pauwels and J.Bergier. Six sides that enclose a volume, a space. A time- space. All relevant/symbolic within that journey. Six plus the middle bit equates to the symbolism of the number seven. Or more importantly, the origin of it, [ symbolic of ]. That link to 'Ain Sof'. [ Explained elsewhere ].

"The principle conclusion to be drawn from what has been said is that all the world, over descriptions of spiritual centers that are more  or less hidden [ or at least accessible only with great difficulty] bear a close resemblance to each other. The only plausible explanation for this similarity is that, if the accounts refer to different centers, as seems to be true in some cases, then they must be all emanations, so to speak, from one supreme center, just as all particular traditions are finally only adaptations of the great, primordial tradition."[Chapter 4, 'The King of the World' by R. Guenon].

"Swedenborg's description of the multiplicity of worlds or 'levels' of being, represented by the concepts of heaven and hell is so fundamentally different from legend and myth that it takes some readjustment of thinking to understand his findings. Fundamentally, a mans life in these worlds is based on what he really is. In the present world a person explores, develops, and forms himself. We are quite capable of deceiving ourselves and others. In the worlds beyond this one, people are 'sorted' out according to what they really are. They move toward the essential reality of their existence. Thus the worlds beyond this one are even more essentially psychological and 'spiritual' than this one." [Chapter 4, 'The Presence of Other Worlds].

Understanding what this subject, regardless of time, place or culture... infers by the word ''divine''...within the context of its framework, gives a logic, and therefore a possible understanding to the above quote. The Egyptian equivalent was what most refer to as the benben stone. The correct spelling of which-after a further 'understanding'- has ‘et’ on the end of it. That ‘feminine’ aspect/principle which always in some form or other either directly or indirectly relates to that ‘birth/origin’ symbolism, [from both 'known' / 'unknown' start points. Representational of]. Many authors in some form or other use the word ‘divine’ to represent, [ by implication ] that same meaning, i.e., especially Sufi lore. Such authors as Ibn Arabi. Or Al-Ghazali. The most ‘divine’ of words being from the ‘holy of holies’. [ Hebrew ].

The ‘root’ of that most ‘divine’ word, i.e., ''Holy'', would you believe is a very basic word. One of the most basic words in any cultures dictionary...’WHOLE’, i.e., the whole shebang/The whole story.. in relation to that framework. The full/whole one, i.e.,is there anything more ‘divine’ than ’life’? ..and/or the possible understanding of it...in relation to the individual, [ in their opinion, by implication ]. Egyptian equivalent = "Hieroglyph" means holy writings.

''The whole gamut of human experience {and/or emotions}''. Question. What animal represents that final word? ...Why?

Hence the link of that same word...To ‘gods' and 'goddess’. As representation of...the 'divine' bit, [ and therefore by implication to that familiar subject, by way of, amongst other aspects... 'anima/animus' ]. In relation to an understanding, i.e.,to use those different aspects of the 'self' [by way of; as one example; Mythology], to give the reader an insight into something. And that 'understanding' that is always represented in some form or other with different aspects of the psyche. Think about it, i.e., one has to come before the other - which implies a direction.  [Chapter six. 'Esoteric Orders and their Work'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"O nobly-born, these realms are not come from somewhere outside thyself. They come from within the four divisions of thy heart, which, including its center, make the five directions. They issue from within there, and shine upon thee. The deities, too, are not from somewhere else: they exist from eternity within the faculties of thine own intellect. Know them to be of that nature." [The Tibetan Book of the Dead].

''Five'' in relation to the word ''quintessence''. Anything?

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''He not busy being born is busy dying." Bob Dylan. In relation to ''the Great Turning at hand.'' All as a means...? Question. Which of those {concepts?} does the 'star' represent?

"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.

"The word 'spiritual' should be associated with the word 'eyes'. This is a reference to the eyes of the mind or heart. To see is to understand." [From the book by T. Nottingham].

Hence all the above in relation to such quotes as: "There is a single source of life which envelops the universe and pervades man. By its presence in himself he is able to exist physically and function mentally." Paul Brunton.

And/or..."At the center is our essential identity, which the ancients called 'pneuma' or 'nous'. Pneuma is usually translated 'spirit', but today this word has become all but meaningless. Nous is traditionally translated 'intellect', but this is misleading as we now associate the word 'intellect' purely with rational thought, whereas nous is the witness of all experiences, whatever their quality. Plotinus describes nous as 'a knowing principle'. It is that in us - which knows..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

''Witness'' {objective view, i.e.,to stand outside of oneself. 'See' it?} in relation to a eureka moment - in the spiritual sense of the word - because of subject material. Hence the link to ''a knowing principle'' and/or ''gnosis''? Purpose of. Definition of {i.e.,by way of the cognitive faculty}. Enlarged elsewhere.

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'].

And/or..."...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].

"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].

Think about in relation to ''primordial mound''. Its intent and purpose - within a 'journey'. Representational of.

statueAnalogy of same, i.e., different 'path' [ i.e.,of bringing about an understanding] but with the  same final implication..."In the middle of the night, Balinas returned to the statue [ Hermes Trismegistus ] and eventually fell asleep leaning next to it. The boy dream't of an old man standing next to the opening of a cave. The man looked familiar, but it was not Hermes. 'Oh, Balinas,' the man called out. 'Rise and enter into this chamber to gain knowledge of the secrets of creation, so as to obtain a true representation of nature.' 'I can see nothing in that darkness,' replied Balinas, 'and the winds that blow there put out every flame.' 'Balinas. Put your light into a glass vessel!' suggested the man. The boy had never seen such a lamp, but he knew at once the idea would work. 'Who are you that allows me to profit from your favor?' asked the savvy boy. And the man said: 'I am your own being, perfect and subtle.'   Then Balinas awoke, full of joy. He set a torch inside a glass, just as the man had said, and entered the chamber shortly after sunrise the next day. The chaotic winds still blew, but the lamp stayed lit and guided him deep into the rocky cavern. Before long the winds abated......."   [Chapter 1, 'The Emerald Tablet' by D. Hauck]. Put ''lamp'' in the usual box for a 'deeper' understanding, relative to the other highlighted 'key' words. Finally think about 'the lot' in relation to 'archetypes.' The creation of.

Understanding that 'framework' [ relative to the 'divine bit'] allows a possible answer to shine through. A plausible one.

"Alongside the Christian Gospels discovered at Nag Hammadi were found works by Plato and works attributed to the mythical ancient  Egyptian sage Hermes Trismegistus." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

feet"................we are very likely to discover new meaning in the oldpalm (3) 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'. Vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere].

"This session ran 14 typewritten pages, and is so of one piece that its difficult to give excerpts, without including a good bit of background information. Here are portions of the last half of the session. Earlier, Seth and Gene had been discussing reality, and Gene had commented that existence was a "kind of a lovely colossal joke." Seth answered that "it is no joke. It is a means for the whole to know itself." ['The Seth Material' ].

Together with... "There is no past, present , and future. These only appear to those who exist in three dimensional reality. Since i am no longer in it, i can perceive what you can not. There is also a part of you that is not imprisoned within physical reality, and that part of you 'knows' that there is only an eternal now. The part of you that knows this is the whole self." [Chapter 12, same book]. Think about it in relation to 'archetypes'.

That word 'divine' constantly used throughout all esoteric literature . Its most constant 'common' factor. That same subject that in the modern day is called Perennial Philosophy. Understanding that basic 'constant' gives meaning to the first paragraph within the introduction to the book 'The Perennial Philosophy' [by A. Huxley]....

i.e., "Philosophia Perennis....the phrase was coined by Leibniz....but the thing....the metaphysic that recognizes a divine reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds....The psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical with, divine reality...The ethic that places mans final end in the knowledge in the immanent and transcendent ground of all being....'the thing' is immemorial and universal."

''Metaphysical simply means 'beyond the physical'." [Quote by P. McKenna 'The Three Things that will Change Your Destiny Today].

Or what the author of such books as 'The Sacred History' defines throughout as 'idealism'...being something indicative of... "mind before matter". That same link to what became known as...’King’ ship. [ Explained elsewhere ] That alpha/omega or beginning and end encompassing those positive and negative ‘aspects’. [ Sumerian equivalent... ‘Me-s’ ].

{Practical?} example...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..."

That development, that potential that lies dormant in all individuals. In all ‘life’ forms. [ In their opinion ] It has a certain logic to it. How can we make use of anything until we become aware of it?

Analogy of same: "The vedas have persisted down the ages because the rishis understood the superiority of mind over matter - as the proper means of transmittal. What can excel the ''tablets of the heart''? [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].  Try ''bosom'' relative to the ''divine bit'' as a means to an understanding?

Hebrew equivalent: "Tablets'' in relation to those 'Ten commandments'? AS A MEANS...?

THE REAL QUESTIONS, HOWEVER, REMAIN THE SAME.

Practical example? " Thought is a force, even as electricity or gravitation. The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of god..." [Same book]. As is...

"Forget the past,'' Sri Yukteswar would console him. 'The vanished lives of men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the 'Divine'. Everything in future will improve..." [Same book. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. A world wide conspiracy?

A more 'practical' example being the methods used by most 'mystery' clubs in relation to each member. Giving each an insight into the benefits of understanding higher/lower aspects of the 'self'. Objectivity, one of its main aims and principles. Example of such 'The Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Mentioned elsewhere. Keep the coffee pot warm.

Question. Could it be that this primary occupation of 'self awareness' is what this subject is all about. Nothing more than the equivalent to all the modern 'self help' tapes and publications. Maybe their origins? That is..... a possibility. One possibility.

"When the word Yoga is mentioned, most people immediately think of some physical practices for stretching and stress reduction. This is one aspect of the Yogic science, but actually only a very small part, and relatively recent in development. The physical Yoga, or Hatha Yoga, was primary designed to facilitate the real practice of Yoga ---namely, the understanding and mastery over the mind. So the actual meaning of 'Yoga' is the science of the mind....

....We all want to know more about our minds: how they work and how we can work with them. [Think about it, in relation to the ''divine bit'']. This field is closer to us than anything else in life. It may be interesting and useful to know.how to fix a car or cook a meal or how atoms are split. But something that holds a more vital and immediate interest for thoughtful people is their own mind. What is the mind? Does it determine our behavior and experience or do we create and sustain its activity? What is consciousness? Can we turn within ourselves to study and understand, perhaps even control the mind? This is the subject matter of the ancient science of Raja Yoga. Traditionally, the word Yoga by itself refers to Raja Yoga, the mental science." ..............

"This begins our study of Raja Yoga, or Astanga [eight limbed], as it is sometimes called. The Yoga Sutras as expounded by the sage Patanjali Maharishi comprise the first and foremost scripture of Yoga. It was Patanjali who carefully coordinated Yogic thought and explained it to his students. As he expounded these thoughts, his students jotted them down in a sort of shorthand using just a few words, which came to be called the Sutras. The literal meaning of the word 'Sutra' is 'thread'. And these sutras are just combinations of words threaded together --- usually not even well formed sentences with subjects, predicates and so on. Within the space of these two hundred short sutras, the entire science of Yoga is clearly delineated... its aim... the necessary practices, the obstacles you may meet along the path, their removal, and precise descriptions of the results that will be obtained from such practices." [Introduction and 'chapter one', from the book 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali', translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda].

Analogy of same principle..."Thus, the disciplines of meditation [which are part of Yoga], and wisdom [the philosophical teachings for understanding reality as it is ] are the primary means to controlling the mind and allowing the individual to mature psychologically and spiritually." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

The understanding of a subject [i.e.,to study it - to understand its essence - its core value in parts and whole] has the same result.

"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].

''Getting ones head around it?'' Question. What faculties are 'used' to perform - that 'action' of the mind? Question 2. What number is represented with it? Question 3. WHY represent anything at all?

"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.

And/or..."If a yoga practitioner cannot easily flow attention into a state of alert stillness,  techniques are recommended to provide a means of concentrating awareness. This can be done through breathing exercises {pranayama}, repetition of a word or word phrase {mantra}, intense concentration on a question {inquiry}, or a combination of all three..." [From the book 'Kriya Yoga'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Is the above not a detailed description of a sequence of events describing 'a learning curve'? The symbol of which within this subject = ''arc''.

Question 2. Why?

As an example...Think about the above, in relation to the Hebrew 'tree' and that same 'connectedness' [represented as a 'rope' ---coiled or otherwise], within the Egyptian equivalent as seen within its 'art' and sculptured forms, which have to be deciphered to understand that same 'inner quality'. Try ''quality''.

"Is it true that each of these states can only be defined by its Qualities?'' asked the pilot... ' Yes,' agreed Dominique. 'But we must conclude that we define Quality by the effects we attribute to it'....'Alas! We always seem to wind up back on earth,' said Jean-Jacques. 'I guess we are obliged to if we want to use our reason to grasp notions that go far beyond it'..." ['Journey into the Light'].

A {working?} example: "Perhaps you have heard the saying: 'When the student is ready, the teacher appears', or 'seek and you will find'. All persons who enter a real search for something greater, discover that help becomes available. In this Teaching, we are told that there is help available to us but we cannot receive it in our current condition or state. We must enter the third state of consciousness in order to ''catch the rope'' that is 'handed down to us'. This third state is Self-Remembering and it is characterized by non-identification, inner separation, external considering...One has managed to step out of personality and its many petty requirements and found a place where a certain transcendental peace exists." i.e., ''Self remembering'' ...in relation to the understanding of that universal constant the ''divine bit'' - by way of an objective exercise. Hence...

"This is a place that is familiar to us. We were all born with some knowledge of this in our essence, but life and its hardships blinded us as we developed personality and its defensive mechanisms." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Try ''archetype''.

Side note: ''Third state'' in relation to 'transcendent third' gives meaning to such descriptions as: "The Master led his pupils to a terrace where the temple astronomers welcomed them. A cry of wonder came from every heart, for an immense gold circle dazzled their eyes. It measured 365 cubits on the outside and 360 0n the inside; its breadth was about three quarters of a cubit..." ['Her-Bak']. All as a means...?

Question. Solomon's Temple three quarters aspect? Transcendent third?

And/or {from a different perspective?}..."And this is perhaps the secret reason for which the doctrine of Ibn Arabi was so feared by the 'adepts' of the literal religion, of the historical faith...of the dogma imposed uniformly upon all. He, who is a disciple of 'Khidr' {'green man' link. Eastern equivalent} - possesses sufficient inner strength to seek freely the teaching of all masters..." [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'].

"Same subject; but from a different perspective?..."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]. As is...

"Pranayama may be simply rendered as 'breathing' but there is more to it than this. Nevertheless at a merely psycho physical level, deep, rhythmical breathing is a profoundly relaxing technique. A question put to me recently by a leading Sufi was : 'When did the Christian Church stop breathing?' This was not a cynical remark, it was a serious Inquiry as to when and how the universally known psycho-physical techniques for 'recollection' passed out of the consciousness and the teaching of the Western Church. Pranayama may be more satisfactorily translated - 'Identification with the life-force'...of which each person has his or her own personal rhythm." [From the book by A. Duncan. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''recollection''.

Understanding that universal framework makes sense of the above - gives it a certain 'logic' within the subject as a whole. As does...

"...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 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?

As an example..."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." [Same book].

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

Head scratch: "It seems that the Aztecs sometimes called Venus Acatl. This latter meant 'reed -day', and was the name of the day on which the Venus cycle began. The deity who presided over the reed day was, Acatl, was the chief god of the pantheon Tezcatlipoca, whose name means 'Smoking Mirror'. ['The Zelator'].

'Reed' in relation to papyrus - and 'its' relation to 'words' {logos?} - defines what is implied when the Israelite's 'cross' over the {reed?} sea. Try ''gap'' and/or ''mirror'' and/or ''Venus'' to 'see' something other than the obvious - to continue that 'journey' of discovery. BEFORE those bigger questions are asked.

"In a broad sense 'Yoga' is any process which helps one achieve liberation or freedom from the bondage to human pain and ignorance. So whenever you engage in any activity with the goal of promoting the discovery of your true self, be it studying the wisdom teachings, exercise, fasting, meditation, breath control, rituals, chanting, prayer, etc., you are practicing Yoga." [Same book by S. Ashby].

Question. How do those first impressions feel now? - 'Wild' or 'domesticated'  Anything?

Hindu equivalent..."The word 'guna' is usually translated as quality, but it should be borne in mind that there is here no question of a substance quality relationship between the Mula-prakriti and the gunas. The gunas are the mula-prakriti and the latter are the gunas in equilibrium. For this reason some have preferred to speak of the Three Strands, the totality of which make up the twisted rope of Manifested Being." [Page 135, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita]. Together with.... "Guna : Literally quality or ''strand''; a technical term for the three moments of the Mula- prakriti...." [Page 219, same book].

Recall what those three aspects always represent - regardless of culture. Refresher - Part 1.

As an example use those three [aspects?] - to define the following..."Just as the practice of concentration is the ''art of forgetting'' and the practice of profound 'communion', or meditation, is the mastering of the ''art of sleeping'', so does the 'contemplation' of authentic initiation signify the mastering of the ''art of dying''. [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

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

pussy"The idea of meditation should not frighten you, because in your daily life you already perform many kinds of meditation; it simply happens. Your skills and talents are perfected solely through meditation. Without one- pointed attention, is it possible for a doctor to cure a disease, a judge to make his decision, a teacher to give a lesson? Without concentration, can one make an apparatus such as radar, cook food, drive a car, keep the rhythm in music, solve mathematical problems? A degree of meditation is required to achieve anything. But in all of these things, your meditation is directed toward the world, not toward 'god'' [or; as one example - YHVH. Explained within].... [Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda]. OR...

"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 therefore 'meditate' on the word 'objective' if only to understand its benefit relative to 'subjective' - in all things- i.e., from both an inner and outer perspective.

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

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Question. A Meditation on 'Pussy Galore' ? OR KGB  equivalent {archetype?}  of James Bond. Incognito?

..."Meditation,i.e.,the gradual deepening of thought, has its stages, which comprise pure and simple concentration on a subject, understanding the subject within the totality of relationships that it has with reality, and, lastly, intuitive penetration into the very essence of the subject. Just as prayer leads to mystical union of the soul with the 'divine', so does meditation lead to grasping a direct knowledge of eternal and immutable principles..." [Same book]. The common factor between those two being a ''repetition'' of something. The main symbol of which is the 'plough'. Use the usual box to see if you agree or disagree. Try ''grasp''.

A {working?} example: "For a Shaman who wants to retrieve information...'imagining what to look for' is the first step in achieving any result. 'Imagining what you want,' is as necessary for you when you desperately need a parking place - after say arriving minutes late for work - as when you wish to learn how to fly an airplane. Whether you realize it or not you use your imagination every time you are confronted with a new challenge and must decide what you want. You use your imagination to choose what question to ask or to decide what your focus will be. You create vivid sense-based images that help you 'see' or feel what you are looking for. You then act on those images." ['Secrets of Shamanism: Tapping the Spirit Power Within You' / J. and L. Stevens]. Recall ''image'' Part 1.

Try the title of the book to 'see' it from the shaman point of view.

'Shamanic  Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts: The Mystical Tradition of Ancient Egypt' / J. Naydler. Enlarged elsewhere. Coincidence or a ?

As an example..."...in the Book of the Dead, the term ''Sema [Snai] Tawi'' is used. It means ''Union'' of the two lands of Egypt.'' The two lands refer to the two main districts of the country, North and South, and in a mystical sense they refer to the gods Heru [the north] and Set [the south land]- who are elsewhere referred to as the spiritual Higher Self and lower self of a human being, respectively. Thus the term Sema Tawi is compatible with the Indian Sanskrit term ''Yoga,'' which also means union of the Higher Self and lower self ..." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby. Mentioned elsewhere]. 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].

All that can be used - as a means...?

Analogy of same..."Concentration without effort [what the author defines as ''one in oneself'', i.e.,in part - the benefit of being objective about something / anything] - that is to say where there is nothing to suppress and where contemplation becomes as natural as breathing and the beating of the heart - is the state of consciousness [i.e.,thought, imagination, feeling and will] of calm, accompanied by the relaxation of the nerves and the muscles of the body. It is the profound silence of desires, of preoccupations, of the imagination, of the memory and of discursive thought. One may say, that the entire being becomes like the surface of calm water, reflecting the presence of..." Continued...

"The use of analogy however is not limited, however to the sciences - it is truth to tell, universal - for neither philosophy, nor theology, nor science itself can do without it. Here is the role that analogy plays in the logic which is the basis of philosophy and the sciences: [1] -  The procedure of classification of objects on the basis of their resemblance is the first step on the way to research by the inductive method. It presupposes the analogy of objects to be classified [i.e.,list of possibilities]. [2] - Analogy can constitute the basis of hypotheses." Continued...

"Now 'pure induction' is founded on simple enumeration and is essentially only conclusion based on the experience of given statistics. Thus one could say: "As John is a man and is dead, and as Peter is a man and is dead, and as Michael is a man and is dead - therefore man is mortal." The force of this depends on number or the quantity of facts known through experience. The method of analogy, on the other hand, adds the qualitative element, i.e.,that which is of intrinsic importance, to the ''qualitative''. Here is an example of an argument by analogy: "Andrew is formed from matter, energy and consciousness. As matter does not disappear with his death, but only changes in form, and as energy does not disappear but only modifies the mode of its activity, Andrews consciousness, also, cannot simply disappear, but must merely change its 'form' and mode [or plane] of activity. Therefore Andrew is 'immortal''. This later argument is founded on the formula of Hermes Trismegistus [of 'Emerald Table' fame. Enlarged elsewhere. This readers input] - that which is below [matter/energy] is as that which is above [consciousness]. Now if there exists a law of conservation of matter and energy, there must necessary exist a law of conservation of consciousness or 'immortality''. Quotes taken from 'Letter One' within the book by Tomberg - including that which is underlined. All other parentheses; this readers input].

Something further to ponder on: ''Plane'' in relation to domain? Try ''domain'' on this page and in the  'Help' section.

Whether or not you agree or disagree with the above authors hypothesis, you begin to see how this subject has more to it than ''faith and hope''. To understand the logic of what he is implying - by way of an objective exercise- recall that universal framework in relation to the 'divine bit' - represented within the above paragraph as ''that which is of intrinsic importance to the 'qualitative''. [and/or ''quality'' - enlarged elsewhere]. It also defines the word ''consciousness'', i.e.,you cannot have one without the other; but one has to come before the other; which implies a direction. Top/down in relation to bottom/up. Lastly ''B'' therefore has to be a priority over ''A''. See it? Question. What does that imply?

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Vessel or cap?

"The 'ordinary man' must make a spiritual start somewhere, sometime. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao-tze observed."

Understanding the above; especially in relation to a 'Primary' over a 'Secondary' defines the following. It explains the following; but only if you have ''got your head around'' the above, [link to the meaning and purpose of the word ''gnosis''].

"...if we understand by 'miracle' not the absence of cause, [i.e.,that it would not be caused by anyone or anything - which would be more the concept of ''pure chance"], but rather the visible effect of an invisible cause, or the effect on a lower plane, due to a cause on a higher plane." [Quote; 'Letter Three' from within the book by Tomberg], i.e., IF  "B" was a priority  over "A".

'The Miracle in the Hudson'.

And/or..."On the other hand, when the self is in communion with a 'higher' power, Nature automatically obeys, without stress or strain, the will of man. This effortless command over Nature is called 'miraculous' by the uncomprehending materialist." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

The real question however is the usual one. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

A {working?} example: "Tis true without lying, certain and most true. That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the 'miracles' of the one thing. And as all things have been and arose from one by the mediation {meditation?} of one: so all things have their 'birth' {primordial mound?}-  from this one thing by adaption..." ['Emerald Tablet']. Continued elsewhere.

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

"Meditation is therefore the honest and courageous effort of the ''lower self'' to think together with the ''higher self'' in divine light. And just as concentration necessarily precedes meditation, so does the latter lead soon or later to contemplation...Contemplation is the union of the thinker with reality. Here one does not arrive at a ''conclusion'', but one receives - or undergoes - the imprint of reality." Try ''connectedness'' or ''connection'' for a further headscratch.

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Sagittarius link?

Understanding the above defines such statements as the following; or at least; gives a clue to its interpretation {its implication?}..."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''.

Question. What 'symbol' represents it?

That ''connectedness'' in relation to..."The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church defines Grace as 'the supernatural assistance of god bestowed upon a rational being with a view to his sanctification'. But this is not really a helpful definition in the present case. Grace also relates to a way of life, a plane of being, {archetype?} - and this is a very different matter from the supernatural shot in the arm suggested by the dictionary definition. By our faith {in Jesus Christ}...we are raised {by him} to a wholly new level of being; a new status is bestowed upon us. We are raised from servant-hood to sonship. We are no longer living according to the 'old Adam', the life of mere human nature...we are living the life of 'Grace'. Grace is the ambience in which we abide; our growth in Grace is a growth in acclimatisation to the climate of heaven 'which is all about us'. The work of grace is to perfect our nature, to raise it to a new level of being..." [From the book by A. Duncan. Emphasis, this readers].

And/or: "Indeed a grace of inspiration is involved in this moment: The actual state of Being finds itself in perfect accord and in resonance exactly concordant with an instant cosmic harmony {i.e.,a eureka moment - in the spiritual sense of the 'word'}. What is meant by ''god given grace'' should be understood along these lines and NOT as a ''dear god'' who busies himself with us personally." ['Sacred Science' / R. A. Schwaller De Lubicz].

''Son of'' by way of 'grace' = the result of a ''connectedness'' of something?

"...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].

"In that which concerns speculative 'philosophy' or metaphysics, the same role is reserved there for analogy. All conclusions of a 'metaphysical' nature are based only on the analogy of man.''  Link to ''aspects of''.

That word ''metaphysics'' can have a negative effect on ones ''lower aspects'' - if allowed to - look it up to understanding its true purpose - before those first impressions keep one in a 'fallen' state; if only in understanding another subject.

Refresher: "Through the combined efforts of Wilhelm and Jung we have for the first time a way of understanding and appreciating Eastern wisdom which satisfies all sides of our minds. It has been taken out of metaphysics and placed in psychological experience. Stripped of its archaic setting, 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' is the secret of the powers of growth latent in the psyche..." Try ''being is'' and/or ''rose'' as a beginning towards an end {'flowering'?}.

All as a means...? The REAL QUESTIONS however, remain the SAME!

Side note: ''all sides'' in relation to 'in profile' and 'face on'. Enlarged elsewhere.

"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..."The animus is the unconscious masculinity in the feminine psyche, while the anima represents the unconscious feminine in the masculine psyche. The personifying of such archetypes makes it possible to have a 'discussion' with them without the ego having been swamped by them in a way in which they are indistinguishable from one's own thoughts or moods." [From the book 'The Old Wise Woman'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"How does it feel when you are positive? There is one word for it: powerful. Why do you feel powerful? Because the thought process has reversed the direction of you mind energy which is now expanding, linking up to the cosmic forces. The more positive you are the more energy you are absorbing." [Extract from, chapter 11, 'Mind Magic' by B. Shine].

Understanding that universal 'framework' from the 'oral' tradition up to the present date gives a deeper meaning to the above quotes.

Analogy with same principle  - spot the common factor: "In slowing down, you will find healing. None of us can get anywhere in terms of breaking out of the vicious cycle of being what we are or finding something sacred and wonderful about life if we don't create some opportunity internally to slow down, to go deeper into our own center where we will find the great mysteries of life. Here is where this teaching becomes extremely useful because it helps you get into the center while you are in the hurricane. Not just in quiet meditation at dawn, but in the traffic or at the office. When you carry inner observation with you, you are laying the groundwork for building an inner sanctuary within circumstances. This ultimately means consciousness of the 'Divine' in the midst of the chaos that all of our lives have. To one degree or another we are all in the same boat, and we all have the same possibility of finding an oasis..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way' by Theodore Nottingham].

Question. That word 'divine' again ?

''Boat'' in relation to 'journey'. ''Oasis'' in relation to 'Primordial mound' ?

"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].

"The 'ordinary man' must make a spiritual start somewhere, sometime. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao-tze observed."

Question. Footwear optional?

A side step: The program 'The Flying archaeologist : Stonehenge - The Missing Link' /BBC 4 - attempts to understand the reasons for its location....

"This is Hengisbury Head, where the Avon flows into the sea. Dave field is the guru of the archeology along the river. He has a theory that it holds powerful magical symbolism, and that our prehistoric ancestors had a mystical relationship to it." He goes on to talk about finds around springs and there relationship to rivers..."very probable that rivers were sacred...the earliest part of the river reflects life's journey, its youthful and young. Then it grows into middle age, in our sense, around Downton and so on. And then, down here at Christchurch, its almost an old person - its slow and sluggish, as it passes into the sea which is a different world. This might reflect beliefs in their society, their passage through life and so on. So its easy to see how the river can become a symbolic artifact. Very important for life as well as death."

Reverse that psychology to 'see' it in its proper universal context, i.e.,the delta is the beginning of that journey BACK to the 'source'.

path".....maybe compared to an unexplored mountain peak. Much of the territory on all sides is known, but it has yet to be determined by what precise paths the way to the summit lies, or in what remote heights those fountains spring that well into the mighty 'river' of all subsequent mystical thought......"[Introduction to the book, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Al-Qurn?

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' {archetype?} of the armchair and TV set.

Analogy of same..."Did he seek god or the things of god? In all religious endeavour this is the fundamental question. It marks the point of divergence of mysticism and magic...The mystic seeks god. The magician seeks the things of god. The magician uses his intellect, the mystic, his heart. But least this latter seem to sentimental, the mystics endeavour is an absolute act of will - the deliberate quest for the total 'loss of himself in god'. The mystic seeks union with god''. HENCE...''Magic even at its best extends rather than escapes the boundaries of the phenomenal world." [From the book 'The Christ, Psychotherapy and Magic'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Intellect'' in relation to the Tower of Babel and/or Virgil in relation to Beatrice. Anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

"A river of thoughts''. [Quote / 'pun' taken from the book by Tomberg].

"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].

Try the Sifnos frieze for a deeper {broader?} read {take?} on the same theme.

Continued..."The mountain is a symbol for deep meditation. The Greater Self ['Teacher' link] is seen by the Lessor Self, and the Gnosis of Nature. The Great 'Mother' and the Great 'Father' of all the worlds are within reach." [Link to ''sun'' and ''moon'' symbolism].

Continued..."Build this picture with care, filling in the details, and see what it can teach you. Its meaning is far from obvious and there are at least three planes of being upon which the student can exercise his knowing {cognitive?} faculties in order to grasp those inner meanings." [Chapter 4, 'The Forgotten Mage' by C. Seymour].

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Flint mace head {thunder link?} from Knowth in Ireland. 'Spirals' for 'eyes' and 'ears' ? As seen in the program by N. Oliver.

The above three paragraphs a good example of the methods used in the so called ''Mystery'' clubs. Objective analysis [study], of a subject, by way of those universal keys, gives the same result. Can you see those three levels of understanding? If not, return to it later, when more 'information' is learn't. As one has to do in ANY subject. The real question however - if only to this reader - is Why? Why go to all this effort? Riddle / Puzzle masters?

"Few are they who have been able to penetrate this secret of the 'beginning'. As a spiritual commitment, those who have succeeded, have left a token of the existence of this science. By means of riddles or allegories - and especially through theological reflection - they have described the process of work and the phases of becoming, yet without revealing the essential secret." ['Sacred Science' / R. A. Schwaller De Lubicz].

As a {working?} example use those three [aspects?] - to define the following..."Just as the practice of concentration is the ''art of forgetting'' and the practice of profound 'communion', or meditation, is the mastering of the ''art of sleeping'', so does the 'contemplation' of authentic initiation signify the mastering of the ''art of dying''. [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Further clues in Part 1.

A practical example? Neolithic man 'creating' polished axe heads - over thousands of hours - from flint {hewn/UNhewn?} brought from the tops of mountains as speculated within the program 'History of Ancient Britain' BBC 4, narrated by Neil Oliver - ''Because they say something about what they are." Try ''double axe'' as well as ''flint''.

Landscape equivalent?: "Finally, further investigation of groups of monuments should relate each to the environment as well as to the others in the group. Causeways enclosures often seem to be placed at the boundary of different types of soil and of farming. Some seem to have been placed near sites of more than local economic importance: Maiden Castle {Dorset}, Hambledon Hill and the Windmill Hill group are all near flint quarries, and Bury Hill and Offham are right next to them. We have as yet only fragments of interwoven prehistoric complexes...Windmill Hill has two smaller neighbours, Knapp Hill and Rybury Hill...Knapp Hill and Rybury Hill may have been forts to guard the passes northward from the Vale of Pewsey to the area around Windmill Hill. Likewise, did the Windmill Hill enclosure itself have a ritual  relationship with the West Kennet tomb alone..." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

Question. Agree or disagree? Understand the parts to define the whole.

"Therefore, it is said of Christ by the prophet Ezechiel that his face is like a diamond because it is so attractive and a flint that with a little blow of meditation sparks a fire of love in the heart that is disciplined to receive it." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''bosom''.

"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].

Representational of. Or something else?

SIDE NOTE: "This being held the central place in all the old Mysteries. He was spoken of in ancient India as Vishvakarman, who was the 'Light of the World'; in Persia as Ormuzd; in the Zend-Avesta it is said of Him: ''He will descend to Earth; He will overcome age, death, decay; He will create free decision; then, when the time is ripe for the resurrection of the 'dead', he will have the victory of life - surrounded by Apostles.'' In Egypt he was known as Osiris; in Greece as Apollo; by Moses, as the I AM." ['The Flaming Door']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Moses who did not crossover to the 'promised land'.  Anything?

"If this whole question is studied esoterically, we find that the twelve senses may be divided into seven ''ordinary'' ones {represented with the ''head''} - and five that are less known, and which may be said to be more ''spiritual'', for they are more deeply concealed in our nature. Modern research already recognizes {one somewhat doubtfully} nine senses. The remaining three that are not yet fully recognized, are those that are most deeper concealed: the sense of 'I am'; or of the ego; the sense of Thought; and the sense of Speech."  [Same book].

''Ordinary'' in relation to 'intelligence/intellect' { Tower of Babel?}. Those other 'three' in relation to thinking/feeling/willing - if only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word.

Question. What symbol represents the ''senses'' {passions?}. Is it relevant to anything?

"These opposing tendencies are expressions of the duality of human nature which is both objective and subjective. In all human beings such an opposition is at work and leads inevitably to conflict. In the Western world of today this conflict is most severe and bears hardest upon women because Western civilisation lays especial emphasis on the value of the outer, and this fits in more nearly with man's nature than with women's. The feminine spirit is more subjective, more concerned with feelings and relationships than with laws and principles {'Logos'?} of the outer world.  And so it happens that the conflict between outer and inner is usually..." [Book by M. Harding].

Moses = 'Laws' ?

Define the parts to understand the whole.

"A discussion of the nature of the feminine principle and the laws which govern it is of vital importance to both men and women today, for, as we have seen, in our western, twentieth-century culture this principle has been neglected and its requirements have been met only by a stereotyped and mechanical observance of conventional customs, while the care and tendence of the life-giving springs, which lie hidden in the depths of nature, have been disregarded. For these sources of spiritual or psychological energy can only be reached - or so the myths and ancient religions say, through a right approach to the feminine essence of nature..." [M. Harding].

As {ONE} example: "How can we embody and integrate all the lessons learned into the very fabric of our being so that we do not have to fear individually or collectively the Great Turning at Hand. Feminine consciousness and wisdom remember {''belly'' link} the cycles of life and energy, that things ebb and flow in a recurrent process. Masculine consciousness and wisdom remind us of the necessity for demarcation and exploration of ever new and evolving realities; they remind us that tradition, LAW, order, and systems provide the vital containment of psychic life. The 'hieros gamos' of our time is this marriage of masculine and feminine, of body and soul, spirit and matter, and the dualities and binaries that make existence discernable and speakable. Intergration of any two principles is never at the expense of either but, on the contrary, is a deep honoring of the two into a new, emergent third {'Son of'?} that could only be born  out of the very essence of what has come before in their essential  difference. When taken to heart {'grace' link}, this re-visioned 'Saturn' allows us to embrace our 'suffering' as an agent of growth {A}, rather than a negation of meaning {B} or a punishment {C}. Rather than fearing 'Saturn', we begin to work with, to trust, and to love the fate {karma link} with which we participate. Instead of operating from a place of fear and control that leads to oppression and tyranny, we can learn about the cycles of life and the qualities associated with each moment." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline'. All emphasis, this readers].

Karma {Old Testament link} in relation to ''each moment''. Question. Which of the three {A/B/C} was Moses most associated with? ALL as a means...?

Try the title of the book to 'see' it from the astrology {i.e.,archetypal} and/or {astronomy? i.e.,top/down} point of view.

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Latin is often without the inclusion of the verb ''to be,''  so that this sentence is actually saying: ''and in Arcadia, i am.''  [www.philipcoppens.com/arcadia]. Understand this subject to decipher those keys. Start off by placing ''to be'' in the search box. Together with ''We have heard it said, that the dead man continues to feel the pain of death until he is resurrected from his grave.'' [Sufi quote, taken from, chapter 3, The Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife by Al - Ghazali ]. Notice how all the trees are bending in ONE direction. Indicative of the North wind? [i.e., North - South ], If so, then all those characters [ keys], lie in a West - East direction. That index finger on the left hand [recall what the left of anything is indicative of] almost smack bank in the middle [navel] of the picture. Crossover point? Think on it, relative to the symbolism of Sarcophagus. Also 'blue' and 'red' indicative of ''top/down'' and ''bottom/up''. As in the Hebrew symbol. 'Fire' rises. 'Water' descends. Both a representation of something, other than the obvious. Notice the finger of the ''younger'' above that of the ''elder''. One 'horizontal' the other almost 'vertical' - close to a 'crossover' point.  Anything?   Other clues elsewhere, put Arcadia in the search box.

A change of pace..."The circle universally signifies, a unity, or a continuous, eternal principle in motion. The horizontal line is commonly used to signify the plane of reality or sequential, linear phenomena such as the measurement of time. The vertical line commonly denotes an energetic principle in ascent or descent. These ideas have been expressed from time immemorial in the arts and sciences of diverse human cultures; in Egyptian symbolism they are associated with forms found in natural life, [called Sa, Ankh, Shen, which represent the circle, and horizontal / vertical aspects ]...i.e.,"the figures are composites of the circle and line - ''tied'' together or ''joined'' by woven rope - a device associated metaphorically with the action of knotting, consolidating, or drawing together multiple states of being." [Chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt']. Think on it relative to all the above as well as the South American equivalent, i.e.,the Inca Khipus. That same link to the Gordian knot.

A heart of stone.

".....the knot [key] will be untied in accordance with the parables which 'god' sets forth for men, and god is the knower of all things,[Quran 24:35] and the veils will lift and shells [key] will shatter, revealing the fine beneath the coarse; the truth will uncover her face." [Taken from the chapter, ''Address to the Reader'', from the book, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

"I wake in the dark to the stirring of birds, a murmur in the trees, a flutter of wings. It is the morning of my birth, the first of many. The past lies knotted in its sheets, asleep." [From 'Awakening Osiris: the Egyptian Book of the Dead' by Normandi Ellis].

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

Exercise {i.e.,something to ponder on}: "But if you would know the secret principles of Osiris and Isis go back to the primitive symbols, the djed, his true body and her mysteries knot... Her-Bak showed astonishment that to begin with - Isis and Osiris were only represented by the knot {tit} and the column {djed}..." ['Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate' ]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or: "Sir, what is the djet? You have said nothing about this."...'Can i speak of the end before the beginning? The djet is the inborn Word, shut up in the lower depths of mortality, awakened, freed and becomes your essential, incorruptible body. This 'awakening' is the mystery of mysteries, the secret of 'resurrection', and i shall only speak of it because it is a link without which the chain would be incomplete. But if the rites of Osiris teach men how to form the 'immortal' body {''double''?} - we teach also that the djet remains 'prisoner' of Earth and Osiris unless Ra comes to deliver it - ''unties the ropes'' and ''undoes the knots''. The two principles Ra-Osiris have been from the beginning the life-givers of the human djed. We symbolize them as the souls of Ra and Osiris shut up in the physical djed or pillar..." [Same book. Emphasis/parenthesis, this readers, with the exception of the quotes in double inverted comma's].

Side note: Underlined sentence in relation to incarnation/reincarnation - in the present moment of the 'Word'.

Hence: The two currents of 'vital fire', Ida and Pingala, were called in Egypt the ''soul of Ra'' and ''soul of Osiris''. The uraeus on pharaoh's brow {from 'iar' - that which rises} represents the vital Fire rising up to the frontal center of the forehead...It is symbolised by the well known diadem of Tutankhamon, in which a golden serpent comes up from the back of the neck over to the forehead...." ['The Opening of the Way' / Isha Schwaller de Lubicz].

''Golden'' in relation to...'Baptismal of fire'?

Recall the same 'form' but rising on a  limestone 'head' - found near Gobekli-tepe. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Copy cats?

Understanding the difference between the two DEFINES 'tuts' purpose in the universal scheme of things while giving clues to his 'fathers' final burial site. All enlarged elsewhere.

Landscape equivalent? 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].

To arrive at a 'closer to the mark' answer - simply define those universal keys i.e.,to begin with try ''knot'' and ''Oak''.

Side note. Ryburgh. Any link to ''broch'' / ''burh'' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

"This is the key to the secret of 'Resurrection' : there is a continuous ascension of 'beings', beginning with the untying of the knot of the dogmatic faiths, when dogmatic science gives way to the science of vision. The metaphor of the 'knot of belief' is found in Ibn Arabi, and some knowledge of his meaning can shed light of Corbin's use of it here. Chittick writes: The Arabic word, which is typically translated as 'belief' derives from the root - which means to knit, knot or tie; to join together, to convene, to make a contract. The 8th verbal form from the root - as a technical term signifying belief - suggests a knot tied in the heart that determines a persons view of reality. The Shaykh employs the word to refer to all the knotting's that shape understanding; the whole range of cognitions, ideas, theories, doctrines, dogmas, prejudices, perceptions, feelings, and inclinations that allow people to make sense of the world. 'Beliefs' lie at the root of every human thought and action. In the hierarchy of spiritual stations potentially attainable by humans, the pinnacle is the 'Station of NO Station'. From this viewpoint of knowledge, it is clear that to every knot there corresponds a very truth, yet no knot is complete... " [From the book by T. Cheetham]. Try ''station''.

Side note: The word ''station'' {Eastern equivalent,i.e.,in all its subtleties - relative to subject material} used throughout in the book 'Quest for the Red Sulphur'. Enlarged elsewhere.

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''knots'' in a different form.

Understanding the above - and/or {simplified} - those universal concepts - gives clues as to such 'information' as: "The jackal-headed vase was called Duamutef, and contained the stomach, and occasionally the large intestine...The real meaning of this name is shown by the way it is written on the sarcophagus of Amenophis II, d*wa*mut*f, in which the hieroglyph 'wa' represents a knot coming untied. 'Mut' {meaning both Mother and Vulture} symbolizes the function of decomposition which takes place in the stomach as in a womb and makes possible the generation of a new life. This is also the function of the jackal, which converts putrefying matter into vital nourishment. This is the first stage of any genesis, and the ''Opener of the Ways''. The same inscription says that Duamutef ''gives the king his heart''. Now, the Egyptian name for the stomach is ra-ib, which means ''gate of the heart''. This mysteries title is explained by the important relation between the heart and stomach etc...'' ['The Opener of the Way' / Page 194/5. Emphasis, this readers ].

Gateway to the heart - window to the soul. Anything? Try ''knot''.

Side note: "Abu Simbel contains the only ''resurrection tools'' found in Egypt.'' Enlarged elsewhere.

"Like many other great prophets, Lahiri Mahasaya himself wrote no books, but instructed various disciples in his interpretations of the scriptures. My dear friend Sri Ananda Mohan Lahiri, a late grandson of the master, wrote the following: 'The Bhagavad Gita and other parts of the Mahabharata epic possess several knot-points {vyas-kutas}. Keep the knot-points unquestioned, and we will find only mythical stories of a peculiar and easily misunderstood type. Leave the knot-points unexplained, and we lose a science that India has preserved with superhuman patience after a quest of thousands of years of experiment." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"...and we lose a science..." could be applied to this subject IN GENERAL. As proven; as in the above example; by the application of one of those universal keys that are constantly used throughout; regardless of time or culture; from the dawn of human {thought?} kind.

Link to ''Dark night of the Soul'' i.e.,a realization of something. Represented by some as the 'son of'...Or; in part; as a 'stone',[or 'pearl'] in its physical representation... as the 'start' of something. A process begun. The end of which = ''The midnight sun'' {sun of?}. Finally ask of yourself, that bigger question. WHY. Why go to all this effort?

Analogy of same..."How then may the multitudes be helped by 'yoga', if not through study in their homes...The only alternative is that the 'average man' be ignored and left without yoga knowledge. Such is not gods plan for the new age. Babaji has promised to guard and guide all sincere Kriya Yogis in their path toward their goal. Hundreds of thousands, not dozens, of Kriya Yogis are needed to bring into manifestation the world of peace {'1000 years' link etc, - enlarged elsewhere}, and plenty that awaits, when they have made the proper effort to reestablish their status as ''Sons of'' the Divine Father. " [From the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

N.B. ''Yoga'' being only one aspect {one pathway} to that final understanding. The methods {keys?} used however, are in one way or another from within those universal ones. Enlarged throughout. Can you 'see' it yet?

"What is understood intellectually through books and study can be experienced directly through Siddha Yoga." [Chapter 24, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"As he himself points out in one of the talks recorded in this book, the vitality of any teaching depends upon the combination of an unchanging foundation of Truth and a constantly varying superstructure of ideas and methods." [Preface to the book ' Long Pilgrimage: The Life and Teaching of Shivapuri Baba' by J. Bennett]. Try ''method''.

Recall St. Augustine's similar use of {i.e.,in relation to 'superstructure of ideas'}.

The real questions, however, remain the same.

Practical example {if only in the 'Eastern' sense of the 'word' ... ['higher' keys]..."Once while i was in Tandraloka,['altered' state link.  Representational of], the secret of my vision of Siddhaloka was revealed to me. Siddhaloka [in situ. Lower level of], is perfectly real and exists for anyone who attains perfection, whatever his religion. The golden lotus that fell on my head was a gift, [ use the search box]...a blessing full of divine grace, from Siddhaloka. The 'blue star' in which i had 'traveled' is found in the sahasrara [at the crown of the head; of which; this culture identifies as something 1000 petaled. A metaphor for higher consciousness. Nothing else],  of every creature...

.....Its brilliance can vary, but its size is the same . And it is also by means of this 'star' that the individual soul passes from one body to another in the cycle of birth and rebirth. However many times a man is burned or buried, the blue star will always stay the same. It leaves the body at death, but stays at the place of death for 'eleven' days. [Link to the ''eleventh hour.'' This readers input]. Afterward, [link to the 'twelfth hour'], according to destiny, it carries the soul with its sins and virtues to different worlds. The blue star is the 'self propelled vehicle' of the individual soul. When the individual is born again, the blue star is born with it. When the star exploded, my cycle of coming and going had ended. The vehicle had broken down, so how could i come and go anymore? This breaking may also be called the piercing of the knot of the heart. In Tandraloka i learned that all the karma of my previous births had been cancelled out, and as i learned this, the whole world immediately changed for me. All these experiences were not under my control but under the control of the inner Shakti, because Shakti is completely independent." [Chapter 26, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Eastern equivalent of incarnation relative to reincarnation. Enlarged elsewhere. Try same page.

Shakti = the female creative force personified. [Extract from the book on Paramahansa Yogananda]. Question. Shadow or Anima archetype?

Yet another example - but now from a different time period and culture - yet it explains the above experience - it explains what it represents - because those keys are UNIVERSAL.

"The 'god' symbolic of the Third order of the Silver Star, is the Egyptian god Horus, particular in his child aspect or form as Hoor-pa-kratt, who is Harpocrates in Greek mythology. He is the Lord of Silence, the Innocent Babe in the Egg of Blue, or the 'crowned child upon the lotus', and represents the secret self of every person, that is their silent self within. To truly understand this Silent Self is the universal key to every mystery of 'magic' and 'mysticism'. He is the silent watcher within {'guardian of the gate' link}, our eternal self, beyond our mental and physical apparatus, {i.e.,that which we need in order to define anything, regardless of where we may find ourselves}. He represents the god of limitless light within. The great work or 'Magnus Opus' is to become enlightened to our true self by way of our True Will. This great work is symbolized; in one form; by the blending of the Pentagram {five} with the Hexagram {six}, and its 'sacred' number is eleven. It is also symbolized as the Rosy Cross. The Rose {having five ''petals''} is synonymous with the former while the cross with the later. To unite the rose and the cross is the equilibration of the 5 and 6, which is another way of describing the great work, though on a lower plane of existence." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' Vol 1, by R. A. Wilson]. REMEMBER - Metaphorically speaking!

"The day he wills, he is set on the path to freedom. To long has he hearkened to the dank pessimism of his ''dust-thou-art'' counselors..." Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda. Page 476.

'Will' in relation to ''fire''.

N.B. ''magic'' = a potential - still latent; still/yet to be realised. ''Mysticism'' = result of. The realisation of something, i.e., in the 'spiritual' sense of the word,i.e.,eureka moments of same - relative to this subject.  Hence the meaning of the following..."Crowley once said that the 'magicians' sole aim was to interpret his own 'magical' record {i.e.,dreams and/or visions and therefore and/or archetypes/keys}, and after many years i have come to agree with him." Emphasis, this readers. Enlarged elsewhere and throughout.

Sufi equivalent..."This first chapter is entitled 'The Chapter on Samadhi, or cognitive absorption'. The word 'Yoga' in this sutra {i.e., sutras of Patanjali} refers to the state of Samadhi. Yoga means to unite or yoke together. Samadhi is a state of consciousness in which awareness results in an elevated state of consciousness often referred to as spiritual."   [From the book by R. Kurczak]. Get it?  Try ''cognitive'' in Part 1.

Question. How simple yet profound? Defines the ''whole'' from its parts?

'The Christ, Psychotherapy and Magic' by A. Duncan.

"The use of metaphor is well known in psychotherapy as a means of circumventing the conscious mind," i.e.,as an example - 'the college which is everywhere visible, but hidden from the eyes of men'. " [Extract from the book 'The Magister' by M. Katz].

... You may know the old proverb...'If you want to conceal something successfully, hide it in plain sight".

''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'. "

A {working?} example.."On the second night, we arrived in the heart of a green, hilly valley. It was warm and inviting, as children, dogs, and young men ran to our bus to see who had come from all over the world to this tiny island separating Antarctica from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. We were as curious as they were as to what was about to happen. They told us later they had never seen so many people, especially from so many different countries. And we have never seen anyone that looked like them. From ancient times, the Waitaha have tattooed their faces and bodies, creating images of both beauty and fear. To meet them on the street would cause most people to try to protect themselves, but if you meet them in the heart, theirs is a beauty that rivals even lotus flowers." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

''Beauty and fear''...in relation to positive/negative. Those universal keys represented within those tattoo's. The author defining Lemuria {south} in relation to Atlantis {north} in order to ''tell a story'' {the 'revelation' of something} - of the importance of the Kundalini {''serpent''} in the worldly {macro} sense of the word. Hence the title of the book. 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].

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

'Silence is golden.' Link to the ''golden child'' - representational of.

A {working?} example: "...BUT the worst effect of all these new impulses has been the nervous imbalance which cannot tolerate silence or inactivity. These 'two' pillars of meditation, without which one can have no true intuition or spiritual experience. It may be objected that many inspirations, inventions, and even spiritual conversions have happened suddenly, without any preceding meditation; but the objection is unfounded because, however sudden a flash of intuition, it can only be perceived by one in a receptive state, that is one capable of catching the moment of inspiration and allowing it to gestate in attentive silence." ['The Opening of the Way'].

Question. What symbol can represent it?

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

"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.

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First representation of father and son in the pacific region. Question. When/where was the fist representation of same in the Atlantic region and/or the Mediterranean one?

"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].

"Here is another example, this time from the domain of esoteric experience. As we have already mentioned, reincarnation - successive lives of the same human individuality - is a fact of 'experience', as are the successive periods of wakefulness belonging to the day, which are interrupted by sleep at night. Buddha recognized the fact of reincarnation as such, but he considered it regrettable. This is why the aim of the eightfold path which he taught is to put an end to reincarnation. Because nirvana is the end of successive terrestrial lives. Thus Buddha recognized and at the same time denied the fact of reincarnation. He recognized it as fact and denied it as ideal. Because facts are transitory; they come and go. There was a time when there was no reincarnation; there will be a time when it will no longer be. Reincarnation only commenced after the Fall and it will cease with Reintegration. It is therefore not eternal, and therefore not an ideal." [Taken from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 5']. Question. Why did ''reincarnation'' only commence after the Fall? If this subject is a valid one - What does it imply? Try ''eight'' to 'see' it from an 'octave' point of view.

N.B. ''Reintegration'' a link to the 'state' ;'form' and/or concept of the New Jerusalem [i.e., in the collective sense]. Question. Fairy story?

Analogy: with same principle {reintegration?} in mind..."The time tested scriptures of the world are one in essence, inspiring man on his upward journey... Utopia must 'spring in the private bosom' before it can flower in civic virtue; inner reforms leading naturally to outer ones. A man who has reformed himself will reform thousands." [From the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' ].

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..." ['Emerald Tablet'].

Practical example - if only in the 'quick fix' sense of what is being implied above...

"...'My child,' his voice rang out, vibrating into my very soul, 'whenever you enter the door of nirbikalpa samadhi and call on me, i shall come to you in flesh and blood, even as today.' With this celestial promise Sri Yukteswar vanished from my sight...Gone was the sorrow of parting. The pity and grief for his death, long robber of my peace, now fled in stark shame. Bliss poured forth like a fountain through endless, newly opened soul pores. Anciently clogged with disuse, they now widened in purity at the driving flood of ecstasy. My former incarnations appeared before my inward eye in motion - picture like sequence. Good and bad karma of the past was dissolved in the cosmic light shed around me by Master's divine visit." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' . Mentioned elsewhere].

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

Now in the slow but {methodical?} step by step way - But only AFTER those universal 'keys' {and therefore by implication - this subject} are understood...

"Thus the ''law'' of the struggle for existence that Darwin observed in the domain of biology will one day cede its place to the law of cooperation for existence which 'exits' already in the cooperation of flowering plants and bees, in the cooperation of different cells in an organism, and in cooperation in the human social organism. The end of the ''law'' of the struggle for existence and the future triumph of the law of cooperation for life has been foretold by the prophet Isaiah: 'The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them, [Isaiah xi, 6]. This will be because the new "law" - i.e., a profound change in the psychic and physical structure of beings - will replace the old "law", firstly in consciousness, then in desires and affections, then lastly in the organic structure of beings."  Try ''child'' in relation to something '''new''. Representational of.

Side note. Moses in relation to ''old law''?

"Since one incarnation on earth cannot possibly be sufficient, the personalty must return again and again in order to achieve the maximum development." [Introduction 'Alchemists Handbook' by F. Albertus].

peace"It is Prometheus advice that Heracles should not attempt to seize the 'Fruits of Paradise' by violence but by request of the aid of the powers that hold the machinery of the universe in balanced motion..."  Link to the word ''grace''. Aim and purpose of. Try ''violence/vengeance''.

"The 'fruit' is the source of that drink of 'immortality', of secret knowledge, and of inspiration so highly prized by the gods and so jealously guarded by them." ['Women's Mysteries'. Emphasis, this readers].

"Life is a school. We incarnate to learn. Once all the lessons are learnt, we cease to incarnate........We have reached 'Nirvana.' " [Chapter 7, 'Astral Doorways.' Mentioned elsewhere]. Try Part 4.

Compare to... "Hence the statement that during the prologue, so to say, of the drama of 'creation', or the beginning of the cosmic 'evolution', the universe or the 'Son' lies still concealed "in the Divine Thought", which has not yet penetrated "into the Divine Bosom". ['heart' symbolism link]. This idea note well, is at the root, and forms the origin of all the allegories about the "Sons of God" born of immaculate virgins". [Stanza two, page 61, 'The Secret Doctrine'. Volume one. Mentioned elsewhere]. Look up ''incarnation'' relative to ''reincarnation'' to understand that subtle difference; before those first impressions dictate something else; especially in relation to ''the personality must return again and again..."

A {working?} example: "Skin of a leopard slung across his shoulders {in reference to Paris v Menelaus} = a group of stars below the area of the 'shoulder' of Orion are the spots of the leopard skin.'' Together with : "The easiest of all the astronomical interpretations of a warrior as a constellation is in book 3, when Paris, the Trojan braggart, strides out from the ranks and challenges any of the Greeks to single combat in an attempt to end the war. Great is his terror when the gauntlet is picked up by Menelaus...It is clear from Homer's description of Paris that he is facing left - or towards the east - confronting threatening Menelaus, who, as the constellation of Scorpius, is just appearing over the horizon." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''leopard'' and/or ''spot'' and eventually ''Scorpius'' in relation to ''Orion''.

A heart of stone.

stepN.B. The Step Pyramid - the first stone structure in Egypt. In the reign of Djoser. Prior to that - all mud brick. As is the case in the Gilgamesh epic - ALL mud but no stone - ever.

"No architectural profession existed in Mesopotamia; however, scribes drafted and managed construction for the government, nobility, or royalty. The Mesopotamians regarded 'the craft of building' as a divine gift taught to men by the gods..." [Wikipedia/ 'Architecture of Mesopotamia' ].

Analogy? of same..."When we see these stone edifices copy brick ones, it is hard not to speculate that the latter were in turn copied from elaborate tents which had preceded them. The tent implies nomadism, and raises the perennial question, of the origin of the race of the pharaohs." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

Imhotep who was known as possibly the first architect. Associated with Djoser. The first 'mortal' to achieve ''kingship'' status. Gilgamesh who failed in his quest. Imhotep, who did not. Mud - Stone. Representation of? Coincidence or a meaningful one? OR nothing more than a conspiracy theory?

"Brick plays an important symbolic role in the ritual of temple foundation, which obeyed very ancient specifications. All the plans always refer to a 'divine' book; thus the temple of Edfu was rebuilt under the Ptolemies according to the ''book of foundations composed by Imhotep, son of Ptah''...'' ['Sacred Science']. Try ''foundation''.

That 'divine' word again.

Question. Any 'gathering' of planets?

"Indeed, for a full understanding, the meaning of the name must be read. It is not sufficient merely to enunciate the name as is usually done. For example, we have said that 'Amon' is the energetic {stellar} milieu for the period when the sun rises in the constellation of Aries at the moment of the vernal equinox. Ptah signifies ''Fire fallen into earth.'' - ''the fall'' - into earth...The reversal of pth {Ptah} into htp {Hotep}, clarifies the meaning of Amen-hotep - the reversal into Amon of the 'Fire fallen into earth' - a spiritualization of that 'fire'... [same book]. Try ''u-turn'' and/or ''hotep'' if only to see depth of material.

Question. Amenhotep {Amon} in relation to Akhenaten {Aten}.  As a means to what?

"...Then, in the Memphite myth, when the divine blacksmith Ptah {the Greek Hephaestus} actualized the 'creation' of the world by means of the Desire of his Heart and the Word of his speech.'' [Extract from the book by L. Lamy]. Try ''logos''. Egyptian equivalent. Try ''vulcan''.

"...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].

Question. ''Desire'' in relation to ''her'' ? = 'Intelligence of the Heart'?

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

Question. What possibilities {if any} are there to explain ''...divine gift taught by the gods,'' {several paragraphs back}, i.e.,as examples - by way of: A 'flying saucer' as speculated in such programs as 'Ancient Aliens' {Satellite TV}. Or by way of those 'altered states' {and/or study} as indicated within this subject material - since the dawn of human kind.

Question 2. Simply as a mental {hypothetical} exercise  - Which is the most likely when ALL the available 'information' is assessed?

Question 3. What does that 'end' result REALLY imply?

Plato's works are full of the same esoteric ’stuff’. As explained in such works as ’The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition’. By A. Louth. Now using ‘characters’...in the same vein as the figure ‘Hamlet’ does with an audience...but this time with the reader in mind. The main character ’Socrates’ if only for this reader; being more a literal figure than an historical one. Used in the main as its anchor point. Trying to get the readers 'higher' states into motion by way of the 'lower' ones. In fable form. While still using that same framework.

As a side note the author of 'The Christ, Psychotherapy and Magic' does the same, i.e.,applies the same intent - attempting to get the reader to 'see' links between those three subjects within the title of the book while asking the reader to always ask that inner question ''So what?"

Question. Boredom?

Some say he was a member of the Eleusis or Orphic mystery club, [ Plato that is ]. All ‘clubs’ past/present...basically the same. Whether Rosicrucian / Freemasonry / Ex.golden dawn etc. All possess those same opinions. Just a different way of expressing them. The end result being the same. A realization of something. That realization that relates in some form or other to the principle of the Egyptian ma'at. As explained profoundly throughout in such publications as in... 'The Hiram Key'/ Knight and Lomas...from which was built the foundations on what became the very first 'esoteric' club, the prototype of all the rest... the Egyptian equivalent..."The House of Life". [Chapter seven. 'The Future of the Ancient World' J. Naydler].

Think about it , in relation to the meaning of the word 'Pharaoh' together with the 'divine bit', represented [as an example] with the word 'thought' as in the book 'Kabbalah and the age of the Universe', by A. Kaplan.

Those ''foundations'' learned; In the main;  by objective analysis. Though in Plato-s era this was helped along with certain ‘supplements’ as researched in such books as ’The Road to Eleusis’. By R.Wasson+others. That objective requirement though, a prerequisite. That eventually led according to some to...’Western scientific research’, i.e., Objective analysis by way of ‘possibilities’. What later became known as Ockhams Razor. [ ‘Afterword’. Same book].

Or ’The Ancient Mysteries’. By M. Meyer. [ Keys / 'Common factors’ to be found]. Hence the link to the very ancient 'The Mysteries of the Thesmophoria', [Isis related]. "The word coming from 'Thesis', with a meaning including our 'thesis of today', and thesmos means 'that which is laid down or established, or instituted", [chapter eight. 'Sirius Mystery']. Think about it ,in relation to the meaning, of one of the two 'pillars' of Hebrew fame, in relation to a 'temple'....relative to the individual.

'The Secrets of Solomon's Temple' by Kevin L. Gest.

"The holiness of place is manifested in a series of concentric circles, [spiral link] at the center of which is the Holy of Holies in Jerusalem. In itself, the Holy Temple is a sort of 'spiritual implement' built precisely according to the instructions of the Torah and the words of the prophets for the purpose of helping to anchor [key] 'holiness' in the material world...that is to say, to serve as a focal point of contact between the unreachable 'Supreme' [the authors word, not mine] holiness and the actuality of place. The overall design of the temple, in all its details from outer courts to ritual objects and vessels, is a kind of projection of the higher world, onto our world. Each part of the temple can, from a certain point of view, be seen as homogeneous with a whole order of worlds beyond us. Or to put it another way, the temple in all its detail is a symbolic model of the chariot; and the holy of holies is the place of revelation of the divine glory, the point of contact, or of intersection ['crossover' link], among the different worlds [A-C] and between one level of existence and another." ['Altered states' link]. Its most basic description...the Micro within the Macro. [R. Steiner book]. Put ''holy'' in the usual box. In all pages. Then try ''chariot''.

That same 'spiral' shape, that has been found in the 'well' shaft on Oak Island. Enlarged elsewhere. Final link to ''horizontal / vertical'' symbolism.

And/or [to evaluate correctly] 'The Mystic Spiral' by Jill Purce.

stoney face

The Green Man in stone. Petrified? A link to those ''lintels'' that 'tie in' those Sarsen ones at Stonehenge. Tongue and groove; normally associated with wood. Two main pathways of light within that structure. Most light and least light. Summer/Winter. Anything implied? And/or 'turning over a new leaf' - as a reference point - on a learning curve? The 'horseshoe' in the middle - representing that ''about turn''?

"The traveler to Egypt today will observe a number of ancient temples reflecting architectural styles from the entire range of accepted Egyptian chronology-- the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms as well as the Late Period and Graeco- Roman times. But in spite of superficial variations, certain features are consistent, such as the division between the outer and inner courts and the existence of subterranean and roof chambers within the levels of the building. Schwaller de Lubicz discovered that a very complete, though subtle number of features is found in the Egyptian temple which demonstrates the existence of a complex, yet deliberately employed knowledge of sacred building design which he regarded as 'architectonics'. Its aim was the creation of a mechanism by which a focusing 'lens' for both worlds, [link to 'eye' of Horus,i.e.,cognitive faculty. This readers input]...sky and earth...could harmoniously and consciously exchange information and experience. The essential premise of 'architectonics' is that the sacred space occupies a number of dimensions other than the physical. Four dimensions and their reference points have been identified in symbolistic philosophy as the subtle tools employed in the design of the Divine House. Each explains the esoteric features of the Per Neter [''gods''],and the unique, though often inexplicable, design elements of a number of temples." [Chapter four, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt].

The main question to all the above however is...Why go to all this effort?

A 'working' example {with wisdom found within it?}..."The decision to rent a car was paramount, as Thoth eventually had me running all over the island. The land here is so rugged in the 'N/W' area that they have never been able to build a road that completely circles the island; the primary road is in the shape of a horseshoe about '33' miles in length. Wherever i needed to go next always seemed to be at the opposite end of the horseshoe. Every time i would get to one location that 'Thoth' had asked me to go to, he would turn me around and head me back to the other side of the island. I will never forget when i returned the 'car' to the rental people - most bring it back with maybe '60' or '80' miles on it but i had over '800' on mine." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012. Emphasis, this readers].

''Thoth'' = wisdom,i.e.,define those keys to 'see' something other than the obvious - BEFORE those two bigger questions are asked.

As is the intent of..."The ceremony felt complete to us, and we entered back into the jungle to return to our hotel. But as we came out of the jungle, the first thing we saw was the Castle Pyramid, and the sight of it made us wont to back up to the top of it one more time... There were four doors into the pyramid at the top. Three of the doors were connected to each other by an interior hallway forming a U-shape. And at the opening of the U, there was one more doorway, facing north, that led inside the U to the very center of the pyramid. Why the Maya arranged the doors this way, i don't know." ['Serpent of Light'].

The author does know. But expects the reader to work it out for his/her self. No such pyramid exists. Recall the equivalent of 'King' Arthur riding through his 'jungle' towards his own 'castle' {Part 1}. That U turn now - because of an understanding - is now possible {representational of}. Hence the link to the word and intention of ''center'' i.e., ''Facing north'' implies from a southern start point. Try ''mandala'' for an alternative viewpoint. While recalling the equivalent at the neolithic site of Gobekli-tepe, i.e.,U shaped stones. Enlarged elsewhere. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

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

"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. A mans heart is the altar of god...." [First chapter,{'The inner Quest'} from the book 'The Mind of Christ' {Meditations on Christian Themes} by Anthony Duncan].

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]. Try ''house''.

N.B. 'Pharaoh' = ''High House''. Question. Who {what?} represents 'low' house?

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].

budda

A Buddha - carved on a cliff face - recently found in a 'lake' . South-East China.

Analogy of same...'Who Is in My Temple' AND 'In The Temple of Silence' ['Cosmic Chants' by Paramahansa Yogananda].

UNDERSTANDING THAT ONE WORD DEFINES SO MUCH WITHIN THIS {FIRST?} YET FINAL SUBJECT.

Side note: "China is home to a number of striking Buddhist cliff and cave carvings. The most famous is Leshan Giant Buddha, the world's tallest Buddha statue.

Guan Zhiyong, a local official, told Xinhua that the Buddha statue was built by ancient people as a spiritual protector to calm the rapid-flowing current where two rivers converge.

The statue was submerged in 1960 when the Hongmen reservoir was built. At that time, local authorities weren't aware of heritage protection, said Xu.

The re-emergence of the Buddha has brought back memories for some village elders. Huang Keping, a 82-year-old local blacksmith, said he saw the Buddha first time in 1952.

"I remember the statue was gilded at that time," Huang told Xinhua.

Based on the style of the statue’s head, archaeologists believe it dates back to the Ming Dynasty, which ruled from the 14th to 17th century. The receding water also revealed an imperial decree and rectangular holes in the reservoir wall, which indicate that a building, likely a temple, had once been constructed here.

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

Side note 2. Those ''ancient people'' that these United islands {'king'dom} defines as Picts/Gauls/Celts.

"What are these symbols'',  asks Melvyn Bragg : "There seems to be about 30-40 of them - among others bulls, wolves and eagles together with geometrical symbols...Most seem to come in pairs, on most sculptures....Most likely some sort of label, possibly a personal name...Its not writing in the normal sense, but is written to a standard format...A system for connecting ideas..." ['In Our Time: The Picts' / BBC Radio 4 / 9/11/17]. Enlarged throughout.

Understand this subject to define those ''ideas''. Those INNER ones. Try ''hieroglyph'' or ''arcane'' or ''symbol'' etc., etc. All as a means...?

The 'real' questions, however, remain the same.

Continued: A {working?} example: "In this connection certain teachings compare man to a house of four rooms . Man lives in one room, the smallest and poorest of all, and until he is told of it, he does not suspect the existence of the other 'rooms' which are full of 'treasures'. When he does learns this he begins to seek, the keys of these rooms and especially of the fourth, the most important  room. And when a man has found his way into this room, he really becomes the master of his house, for only then does the 'house' belong to him. The fourth room gives man {''immortality''} and all religious teachings strive to show the way to it. There are a great many ways, some shorter, some longer, some harder, some easier..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''four''.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader {''horizon''?} context. WHILE still remaining OBJECTIVE.

Different culture. Same principle...."The human body may look like a lump of flesh, but that's not really what it is. In fact it is a wonderful creation, composed of 72 million 'nadis', or channels. These nadis, together with the six chakras and the nine openings, form a sort of house [or temple]. It is also sometimes called a town, composed of seven 'elements'. Of the 72 million nadis, a hundred are important; of these hundred, ten are more important; of these ten; three are most important; and of these three, the 'central channel' called the sushumna, is supreme." [i.e.,''Sushumna = The most important of all the nadis, the central channel, which extends from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. It is the pathway of the awakened Kundalini]. Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Use the search box to understand those 'numbers' in order to define the 'whole'.

And/or ''Town'' {city?} in relation to 'rural' as a means...? Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''city''.

Analogy of same; but from a different 'angle'..."Through my years of involvement with this ancient institution, i knew that everything in Freemasonry was there for a purpose, be it a movement in a ceremony or a symbol. This reinforced in my mind that there had to be a specific purpose in the design. As i have previously stated, the number of 'tiles' in the checkered pavement counted 22 along the length and 10 across the width. Neither number seemed to correlate to anything i knew. The total of 22x10=220 made even less sense. Still, i could not help feeling that there was something about the 'pavement' that my instincts were trying to draw my attention to. As i had noticed that the pavement seemed to fit so well with the proportions of the Sussex temple, with the overall length closely matching the diameter of the zodiac above it, i asked the curator whether there were any surviving architecture plans of the complex...  Some of the components of the temple are referred to with measurements in cubits. This same unit of measure can be found in the Old Testament books of Kings and Chronicles. It was also a unit of measure used by the ancient Egyptians...A cubit was measured as the length from the point of the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of an outstretched hand, approximately eighteen inches in length in imperial measure or just under half a meter in metric measurement. Thus it was i took a tape to measure the pavement. To save time, i had decided to measure one tile and then multiply this by the number of tiles in the length and breadth. The tessellated border {'pavement' - that surrounded the 'tiles'} appeared to be of an even width all around so i had to measure only one border and apply the dimension to the total perimeter. I realized that the temple complex had been built in an era when the standard unit of measure in Britain would have been in imperial feet and inches, not metric. Nevertheless, i made certain that my measuring tape had both units of measure marked on it. The tiles measured exactly 18 inches square, and the border was of the same dimension, 18 inches wide. Eighteen inches - the representative length of a cubit. As i stood looking at the pavement, it was immediately obvious that 22 tiles long could be interpreted as 22 cubits. But the border meant i could add one cubit around the tiles. So, instead of being 22 x 10, it now measured 24 cubits by 12 cubits. The perimeter was not 1,296 inches, 108 feet, or 33 meters; it was 72 cubits. This was to be my first breakthrough. It was much later that i discovered possible relationships that dictated this dimension. Later still i was even more excited to discover that there was indeed an exact proportional relationship between the pavement and the dome above. The more i probed and the more questions were raised, the more answers were needed..." [From the book 'The Secrets of Solomon's Temple' by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers].  Amongst others, try ''eighteen''.

The author attempting to understand his own relationship to his own 'fraternity' {as each candidate - depending on the individual - is expected to} - as ONE method of an understanding within the subject AS A WHOLE.

72 in relation to the Precession of the Equinox - explains why the Hebrew religion uses it.

Question. Ritual only?

"While the number 72 is linked with the solar periodicity, the number 18 is linked with a lunar periodicity." ['The Zelator'].

REFRESHER: "...Of the 72 million nadis, a hundred are important; of these hundred, ten are more important; of these ten; three are most important; and of these three, the 'central channel' called the sushumna, is supreme." [i.e.,''Sushumna = The most important of all the nadis, the central channel, which extends from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. It is the pathway of the awakened Kundalini]. Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

images[3]Exercise - by way of an analogy: "The later alchemists, schooled in hidden meanings, recognized the true identity of Ladon. He was the snake within - the guardian of the inner riches. The 'tree' guarded by this snake was inside man. In so far as this 'mystic' tree, which bore mystic apples, {i.e.,''a symbol of secret wisdom, which some men/women seek''} - had a physical form, it was the serpentine spine, with its vertebrate trunk, and ramifications of nervous branches reaching into the cranium. The 'fruit' of this tree was the human brain, and its flower was called the Crown chakra..." ['The Zelator'].

Refresher: "...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]. Anything?

Try some other keys before deciding one way or the other, i.e., ''spine'' and/or ''fruit'' {of ones labours } and/or ''apples''.

"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. ['The Secret History'].

Analogy of same..."These promises are vowed upon the Kings sceptre and dedicated in a chapel, where C. R. [Christian Rosencreutz] leaves his hat with the golden tokens, and his golden fleece,[metaphorically speaking of course. This readers input]...  and records his name in a book. Above his name he also writes a curious motto; Summa Scientia Nihil Scire: 'The highest wisdom is to know nothing'. This is not merely an injunction to humility. It is an affirmation that intellectual learning is not enough. The 'nothingness' is the spiritual condition above all intuition and intellection. It is beyond what Kabalists call Kether the Crown, the first emanation of God. It is at the heart of the Unmanifest light known ultimately as Ain - nothingness. [Ain sof link]. A similar conception is found at the heights of oriental mysticism as the void, which is beyond the bliss of Nirvana. It is also found in the classic western treatise on the 'via negativa'...The Cloud of Unknowing."

Try ''negation'' as one method to {determine?} something.

In other words that ''spiritual condition'' is all about 'getting ones head around' something, in order to define it. It order to make the most of it. Put ''eureka'' in the box for a deeper read. An indirect link to such words as 'Nirvana', i.e.,in relation to a 'mental' state. This subjects main 'teaching' aid.

"...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 Tomberg 'Letter 19' ].

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' {image?} of the armchair and TV set.

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

AS SEEN FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: The valley was used during Romano-British period when it was the site of salt extraction.  At the time of King Arthur the River Brue formed a lake just south of the hilly ground on which Glastonbury stands. According to legend this lake is one of the locations suggested by Arthurian legend as the home of the Lady of the Lake. Pomparles Bridge stood at the western end of this lake, guarding Glastonbury from the south, and it is suggested that it was here that Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur into the waters after King Arthur fell at the Battle of Camlann.  John Leland noted in the 16th century that the bridge had four arches, while W. Phelps in an 1839 illustration as having only two arches, one pointed, probably from the 14th or 15th century, and the other round. Excavations in 1912 found the remains of a second round arch regarded as 12th century work. The current concrete arch bridge was built in 1911 and extended in 1972. It carries the A39 road over the Brue." [Wiki / River Brue]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Paintings; especially the renaissance period; has Da-Vinci. The Mona Lisa being one of his most popular. Full of the same esoteric ‘keys’. The ‘background’ of which, [ BBC2 program of the same ]...is one of its important aspects. ‘Split’ purposely to "Attract the attention of the observer". She at the forefront. 'Mountains' behind. A bridge to her left, [ ‘observers’ right ] a lake to her right, [ ‘observers’ left ]...from which a winding path; meanders up to those same 'icy topped' snow peaks. [ 'Highest' level. In 'lowest division'. Representational of ].

Side note: "Glorious Hector of the 'flashing helmet' is also the warrior who glitters 'like a snowy mountain'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Think about it, i.e., 'Cold' in relation to 'Warm' i.e.,as one example -  The Pillars of Hercules {and/or Heracles} in relation to the Nile Delta... 'In relation to'....Higher/Lower 'divisions'. Or more to the point...Salt water in relation to fresh water. Indicative of South to North. From East to West. A beginning and an end. Anything?

Two ‘columns’ enclose all that symbolism, [Italian equivalent]. As do ‘Pillars’ with the Hebrews. Or ’ Obelisks’ with the Egyptians. Or ‘Minarets’ [in part] as with Islam. Most important of all, the ‘Woman’...is unveiled. Unveiled to the ‘observer’. The observer therefore isbeing observed’. Indicative of the ‘start’ of something. A reflection. Nothing more. REPRESENTATION OF.  The beginning of an awareness. Of a possible 'understanding', within a 'journey', [indicative of]. The Micro within the Macro. [ Chapter two. ’Inner Christianity’. Mentioned elsewhere].

Analogy?..."There was an occasion when i was allowed to accompany him on one of those dawn excursions. It took us along the upper reaches of the Jordan, N/E of the lake of Galilee, and in the direction of snow-capped Hermon." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W. T. P].

Egyptian equivalent... for a 'divine being' or 'god' was NTR, [Neter] which meant "one who watches", think about it, in relation to an understanding. [Page 84, 'The 12th Planet].

Or.... "The hieroglyph for Neter has been identified as either a 'bolt' or a 'bone', wound with a lengthy strip of cloth. In some examples, it appears to be a pennant, as the cloth 'unfolds' when it stands upright. Here the hieroglyph conveys a very important aspect of the Neter as the Egyptians understood it...the purpose of 'divine' life, is to reveal itself, or ''unfold'' in the natural world in time and space. [Chapter one, page 16, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt']. Anything? If not, try [attempt] again. As you do in ANY subject.

Analogy?..."Epigrapher David Stuart first proposed that the Maya regarded their stela as 'te tun', ''stone trees'', although he later revised his reading to 'lakamtun' meaning ''banner stone'' - from 'lakam' meaning ''banner'' in several Mayan languages and 'tun' meaning ''stone''. According to Stuart this may refer to the stela as stone versions of vertical standards that once stood in prominent places in Maya city centers, as depicted in ancient Maya graffiti...Maya stela were often arranged to impress the viewer, forming lines or other arrangements within the ceremonial center of the city. Maya cities with a history of stone carving that extended back to the Early Classic preferred to pair their stela with a circular altar, which may have represented a cut tree trunk..." [Wiki / 'Maya stela's].

henge

A connection {merging?} represented with 'tongue and groove' ? That end result represented as something internal = blue stones? 'Horse shoe' shape in the middle = u-turn? {in the micro sense of the 'word'}.

Question. Square altar = S/W. Circular S/E ? Merging of the two = ''petrified'' ? {Hewn / UNhewn?}. Recall 'Seahenge' - as well as Stonehenge {i.e.,upright 'Sarcens' with circular 'lintels'}.

Head scratch: Petrified = Ossify: ''to turn into bone'', a back - formation from 'ossification'. '' A link therefore to the 'spine' of Osiris?

Question. Which came first?

Awareness adds 'flesh' to those dry bone/s. Link to the meaning of ''garment'' symbolism. And the same keeps the door open. Knowledge keeps all things open; never shut.

"...nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." [Matthew X, 26].

Practical example..."- what can i do with dried up bones? My inability to recreate that fluid mercurial train of thought has left me defeated..." [Extract from the author Q. S. Lam]. Define the parts to understand the whole.

In the 'ritual' sense of the word: "...the Goddess Ceridwen, the great Demeter of the Celts, who weaves the garment of the Sun- spirit {Hu} out of the elements of nature."['The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul / C. Merry].

Try 'spirit/soul' ALL as means...?

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'Meanders' in a different form. Anything?

Pennant in relation to Chakras in relation to the Djed column in relation to ''serpent''....all explaining a similar aspect of the same thing, in a different form, but all with the same principle in mind. Represented in the form of a ''journey.''

A working example i.e.,knowledge {'wisdom'?} expected to be found within it: "An eclipse is a great wonder; it is a great cosmic wonder, as the shadow of the earth slowly intrudes an arc of darkness on the mountainous surface of its satellite {i.e.,in this case, a Moon eclipse}. The darkness nibbles away at the skull face of the Western tradition, just as inexorably as it devours the hare of the Oriental tradition. 'Why', i asked, 'is the eclipse such a deep experience...as though someone walking over ones  grave'...The appearance of the moon goes through 28-30 transformations, from new, through the full, back to new. Now in man and woman, this number 28 or 30 is represented in the structure of the backbone...It is as though the 'leaping' of the moon through the skies has somehow been ossified in the embryo, imprinting a human impulse on the human spine..." ['The Zelator']. Try ''ossify''

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in all its 'transformations' - not just the {ecliptic?} one.

Put all the above {keys} together to understand the {below?} following..."The Djed column, with its four capitals, symbolises stability and duration in the Osirian world. Lying on the ground it expresses death, and its setting up, by the king in person, signifies the resurrection. This ceremony was a joyous one, in the Temple of Abydos the scene of the erection of the Djed columns is followed by that of the Offering of Cloths, in which the column is clothed in the manner of a statue. "[Extract from the book {in its 'middle' pages} by the author L. Lamy].  Horizontal/vertical link.

Recall the data / information on ''four''.

'The Four Quartets / T. S. Eliot'.

Question. Playtime addicts only?

As seen from a different perspective {a visual one? The very first one?}: "Rectangles of stars within constellations are commonly referred to by Homer as the 'corslet' or 'shirt' of a warrior. An example can be seen in the drawing of Cepheus, where four stars represent the linen breastplate of Little Aias, set against the background of the Milky Way. Another item of clothing found in the sky is Achilles helmet, a group of stars in Monoceros, the modern constellation above the 'head' of Canis Major..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Emphasis, this readers].

"The 'communicating' bridge between the Neter and the human condition is what de Lubicz called the ''innate intelligence,'' and which the Egyptians called the ''intelligence of the heart.'' [Same chapter, same book].

A working example: "San Miniato must be approached with an attitude of mind which in modern times might be called 'holistic', but which in mediaeval times was called 'contemplative'. The contemplative mind was the thinking mind made fecund and creative by insights afforded by spiritual disciplines, or by the 'grace' of god. It was widely recognised that a mind not so activated was barren {'wasteland'?} and moribund. The architecture of San Miniato was designed to speak to the whole man, rather than merely to his intellect." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Analogy: "Like the initiated composers and transmitters of the Greek myths, the Christian gnostics expressed the insights of esoteric cosmology - that ''hidden pattern of creation which underlies the foundation of the world'' - in the myths and legends of the new religion. One primary tool was the language of Greek gematria, discussed in chapter 2, itself based on the faculty of 'anologies' or ''hieroglyphic insight'' into nature of the universal order." [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism'].

"Only fables present the world as it should be, and as, if it had meaning." Quote by Kurt Godel. [ Chapter one, 'A World Without Time'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Sun, Moon and stars {as three examples} were, to the leaders and teachers of the ancient peoples, not merely physical, but 'pictures' of the hidden and the divine. Misunderstanding of the myths would cease  once it were universally recognised that, outside the Mystery Temples {schools?}, only the language and imagery of ordinary life could be used to describe the realities of spiritual experience obtained in the 'holy of holies'." ['The Flaming Door' / C. Merry. Parenthesis, this readers].

As one example: "Gone is the sense of a separate finite self, with its individual gains and losses, its personal hopes and fears, and in its place comes the experience of the one Atman abiding in all beings.....This stage may be reckoned as the third great landmark on the path. The first was the entry on the path; the second, the consciousness of the Divine birth in the heart; [''Son of'' link], and now, with the overwhelming perception of the unity of all life in the One Self, the third, termed in some traditions as the Mystic Marriage, [Song of Song link] may be said to have been accomplished.....The bridge which separated self from Self has been crossed, and now no obstacle remains to prevent the Divine light from irradiating the personality with its wondrous rays." [Chapter 6, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. Put ''perception'' in the usual box. Then try ''bridge.''

''Rays'' a link to the Akhenaten picture. Find it to understand ''it'' in relation to the 'whole'.

Analogy..."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 in others and 'levels of being' is preferable at other times." [From the book by A. Duncan].

"One becomes conscious of a vast 'arc,' curving from the divine source to oneself, which corresponds to the question, Where do i come from? while at the same time a line curving from oneself to 'Him' corresponds to the question, Where am i going? And within this great circle, which includes all the 'levels' of man, each person can discover the special 'lines' of his own direction - which again are not simply random points in reality but are the expressions of his individual personality, the shape of his soul." [Chapter 9, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose' by A. Steinsaltz].

''Arc'' in relation to the crescent of the moon. That first light after the 'dark' one. A representation of something. Anything dawned?

Sirius - A brighter light at the base of Orions foot. Left - right. {'Footstool' link?}.

That same link to the symbolic intention of the word ''grasp.'' [Use the 'search box']. "The 'divine' is inside each of us, like a face reflected in many mirrors." [Plotinus].

'Man in the moon' = Shadow or anima?

"The wisdom which one needs in order to 'know him' can only be attained by lifting the black curtain covering the mirror of ones heart, cleaning that mirror and shining it. Then the hidden treasures of divine beauty may begin reflecting in the secret of the hearts mirror." [Introduction, 'The Secret of Secrets']. Recall what ''him'' is a reference to. [i.e.,others refer to same; in part; as YHVH. Explained within]. Link to 'moon' symbolism. Followed by what the 'sun' represents. Something 'unknown' becoming 'known'.

The real question however is - and still is - Why? Why go to all this effort? To verify a subject?

"They; the Israelites; burned the city [ Jericho] and everything inside it, except the silver, the gold and the things of bronze and iron; these they put in the treasury of Yahweh's house." [Joshua 6:24]. Understanding this subjects symbolism explains that stories true symbolic intent as well as the symbolic intention of ''Antechambers'', i.e., a 'potential'  now realized.

"It is no accident that the worlds beyond this are reflected in our mind. That was the way the mind was made. We are made in the image. We are the microcosm that reflects the macrocosm." [Introduction to the book 'The presence of Other Worlds' / E. Swedenborg].

"We must remember that for the ancients, the history of the origins of the cosmos was as much about how human experience was put together, how experience gained its characteristic structure, as it was about how the physical universe was put together. In other words it was as much about the principles of human nature as about the laws of the natural world. Human nature is so formed that any power i may have to resist my animal desires - indeed what stops me from becoming a mere animal - derives from my capacity for thought and reflection. Venus was traditionally depicted holding a mirror, but not from vanity as is nowadays supposed., The mirror was a symbol of the power of reflection to modify desire. The god of reflection was the god of the great reflector in the sky - the moon. In all ancient cultures the moon regulated not only fertility but 'thought'." [Chapter 4, 'The History of the World'].

First impressions? Follow it through with a second one. Then try a third. ['The Triumph of the Moon' by R. Hutton].

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

A more up to date approach of the same. Still within the world of ’paintings’ is the in depth research done by such individuals as...’Sister Wendy’. [ ’Story of Painting’ + others by the same author ] Her interpretations contain many of those same esoteric keys/common factors. No doubt because of her ‘monastic’ background. One of those specialist subjects. Self hypnosis?

Analogy of same..."When i awoke the next morning i found myself saying, over and over again. 'Pray for all you are worth and all will be well'. This injunction remained with me for the next three months and i did my best to believe that nothing is impossible in answer to deep prayer and profound faith." [Taken from the book 'The Silent Road'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''repetition''. Purpose of. Benefits of - if only in defining a subject. That first yet final one.

Music has amongst others Mozart and especially Wagners operas. Good authors for those with a musical vent/interest ...'The Myth of Invariance’ and ’Meditations through the Quran’. Both by E. McClain...and ‘Music explained as science and art’. By F. D-Olivet. All explaining that same framework together with the ‘divine’ bit. Try and find ‘it’. But now in the ‘language of octaves’. Gullible? Incorrigible?

"The Infinite Harmony: Musical Structures in Science and Theology' by M. Hayes."

For a good book to attempt to understand the relationship between music, ['Deva' link].... and number symbolism try Chapter five 'New View over Atlantis'/ J.Michell. Or Chapter six,'The Sirius Mystery'. 'Oracle' centers, in relation to octaves. Other books to take that interest further, mentioned within. i.e...........

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Vesica Pisces = the 'bladder of the fish'. Question. Why the 'bladder'?

"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''.

The ''means'' to an understanding. Enlarged throughout.

AS IS..."For our immediate purpose it is sufficient to say that the initial division of a string by whole numbers brings about particular fundamental soul experiences. And this forms the basic structure of a musical harmonic system. Dividing a string by 2, we get the so called octave, or the same note at a higher mode of manifestation. In tonic solfa this will be high 'doh'. Dividing the string by three, we get the dominant note of any scale that one may choose to construct within the diapason of low and high 'doh'. This is the so called 'fifth', or tonic solfa 'soh'. If we divide the string by four, we find a repetition of the tonic note at a yet higher arc; for a quarter is a half of a half, and we have introduced the principle of two again, in a different mode, or at a higher power {2x2}. This would give us the higher doh above high doh. If we divide the string into five we get another important note. This is generally called the 'third', or in the tonic solfa system, 'me'. An important quality of this note is that it can manifest in one or two ways, each of which gives a different quality of feeling. In conventional musical terms this is called the major or minor mode. And, in very simplified terms, a piece of music will sound bright or sad according to whether the third note of the conventional scale is in the major or minor mode. { In the minor mode the third is flattened}. In symbolic terms of Pythagorean mathematics and musicology this dual mode of expression introduces the principle of polarity at a new level of expression. It is analogous to sexual and other expressions of polarity in manifestation. Division by six need not detain us here. It is important philosophically in that it is a combination of the powers of the 2 and the 3. It will indeed produce a dominant note a whole scale higher. This is what might be expected from the principles of duality and triplicity combined. Harmonious expression on a higher arc. We bring our investigation to a close by dividing the string by 7. This introduces a new quality that produces a note that is not  found on our conventional scale...The seven introduces a slightly jarring element into this infinite regular system and breaks it up into many possibilities of individual self expression."  [Extract from 'The Rose Cross and Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Among others try ''polarity''.

An expression ''about fundamental soul experiences'' and ''principles in duality and triplicity.'' Hence the link to...

"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." Enlarged elsewhere.

''First male {shadow?} - first female {light/anima?} ALL as a means...?

N.B. "The crucifixion was a 'pause' {'watershed moment'?} in a great cycle, like the pause one gets in any cycle when the nadir or zenith of an 'arc' {key} - is rounded." Try ''dome''.

Question. ''Rounded'' in relation to ''Dome''? Try ''eight''.

And/or: ''...the human race had to plunge even further into materialism and sensuality before the limit of the downward arc was reached, and the swing upward in the evolutionary cycle could begin. For this reason he could only teach in language simple in itself yet permeated with the leaven of the fundamental principles upon which all life processes and progressions are based. Man was- is - destined to drain to the dregs the cup that he himself has fashioned...The downward plunge into matter could not be halted by the incarnation of the 'Christ' - it still had over two thousand years to run before the upward swing could begin to be impelled..." ['A Man Seen Afar'].

And/or..."In addition to these ancient Vedic beliefs, the galactic alignment we are currently experiencing heralds a shift from a millennia-long descent of deepening spiritual darkness to a new era of light and ascending consciousness.'' ['Galactic Alignment'].

Question. Pseudo obsessives?

..."The 'Ladder of the Planets' is another example of the Law of Octaves. The overall pattern of harmony in the universe is a 'seven' stepped formula for transformation embedded in our solar system. Just as the first seven notes of the musical scale represent our progress through the planets, the eighth note is a return to the first note at a higher vibration. The eighth note is the beginning of a whole new octave of creation that represents our leaving behind the grosser materiality of the planets and experiencing the more subtle matter of the 'spiritual' universe." Extract from the book by D. Fideler.

Question. Music equivalent of incarnation/reincarnation?

"The number eight is the number of death for resurrection." ['Sacred Science'].

Analogy {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective}: "It has been found and established that in this interval of vibrations, between the given number of vibrations and a number twice as large, there are two places where the retardation in the increase of vibrations takes place. One is near the beginning but not at the beginning itself. The other occurs almost at the end. The laws which govern the retardation or the deflection of vibrations from their primary direction were known to ancient science. These laws were duly incorporated into a particular formula or diagram...divided into eight unequal steps corresponding to the rate of increase in the vibrations...called an octave, that is to say composed of eight...This law shows why straight lines never occur in our activities, why, having begun to do one thing, we in fact constantly do something entirely different, often the opposite of the first, although we do not notice this...All this and many other things can only be explained with the help of the law of octaves together with an understanding of the role and significance of 'intervals' which cause the line of the development of force to constantly change, to go in a broken line, to turn round, to become its 'own opposite' and so on. Such a course of things, that is, a change of direction, we can observe in everything. After a certain period of energetic activity or strong emotion or a right understanding a reaction comes, work becomes tedious and tiring; moments of fatigue and indifference enter into feeling; instead of right thinking a search for compromises begins; suppression, evasion of difficult problems. But the line continues to develop though now not in the same direction as at the beginning..."    ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context {i.e.,''right thinking'' in relation to 'crystallization' of something. Representation of}. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "An ancient adept has said: 'If the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.' This Chinese saying, unfortunately all to true..." ['The Secret of the Golden Flower'].

Landscape equivalent {and/or 'a working example'?}..."The seventh note in the octave was complete. The eighth note is actually on another dimension, another octave, but on another cycle. In other words, the return of energy to the temples of Palenque was completing the first spiral. The next spiral was not in Mexico, but in Guatemala, and represented the beginning of a new cycle of consciousness." ['Serpent of Light'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. Remember this authors 'method' of telling a 'story' - before those first impressions tell {one?} something else.

Exercise. Any link to..."The twelve fold division of the enclosures at Gobekli-tepe suggests a basic knowledge of cosmic geography in the design and layout of its monumental architecture. If correct, then the apparent 5:4 size ratio of enclosures B, C, D, and E, which are all ovoid, suggests not only a basic understanding of cosmic harmony and proportion but also an interest in the interaction between different time cycles, most obviously those related to the earth's eccentricity, its axial tilt, and the precession of the earths orbit against the starry background. Although many of these cosmic notions were not fully recognised until fairly recent times, there is some hint that they were known at least in principle during the age of Pythagoras and Plato." [Extract from the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

The profession of Builders are connected to the Freemasonry ‘mystery club’...as well as to the construction of the Cathedrals,of which the symmetry and symbolism of what is known as the ‘Vesica Pisces is used throughout their construction and is a very good example of that same esoteric lore. Two circles,symbolic of ‘this’ world and ‘that’. Joined together from equal distances that form a shape when joined. Symbolic of that co-existence. That same shape {'middle' bit} that later on would be used by the Christians. The symbol of the Fish [ Key ].

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It became known as the 'Black Figure technique'. Shields engraved - one overlapping the other. Spears 'crossing' over - all within a 'struggle'. [Treasures of Ancient Greece'. Series 1. 'The Age of Hero's / Alastair Sooke]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or..."The vesica, or central area of the interlocking circles, was treated not only with reverence but as a sacred entity. It was an area from which so much else, geometrically could be created. It was not lost on our ancestors, with their knowledge of the macro-cosmos, that the shape was not dissimilar to the female vulva, the origins of intelligent form - the origins of all of us. It thus represents the geometry of life. As time has passed it has acquired other meanings. As an example - the central area is shaped like an eye and has thus come to mean shared vision or common ground." [From the book by K. Gest].

Apple of the 'eye'. Anything?

The ancients sometimes used the ‘Almond’. It meant the same thing. Same shape.

Perseverance, they say is a virtue, i.e.,"Very similar ideas are behind the anointing not just of church leaders worldwide but also of kings and queens. At a coronation, it is the anointing of the candidate that conveys kingship, not the crowning; the placement of the crown is merely a visible sign of the monarch's authority to rule in the eyes of god and of his or her newfound divinity. From this it might be assumed that the secrets of Adam, written down by Seth, contain the manner in which we, as mortal humans, are able to re-gain our spiritual bodies of light lost at the time of the Fall. To do this and become as 'angels' ourselves, we have to be anointed by the perfumed oil that bears the similitude of the Oil of Mercy from the Tree of Life. Within the influence of this divinely prescribed substitute for the Oil of Mercy, immortality is assured. Clearly, this is a religious concept, utilized today by Jewish and Christian nations around the world. It might seem also to have little, if anything, to do with the discovery of Gobekli-tepe. Yet empowerment and otherworldly transformation through the use of specific types of wood, and the oils and resins extracted from them, is something that might well have had its origins in the early Neolithic world of S/E Anatolia. The discovery at Gobekli-tepe of burnt almond wood and spent almond shells among the fill covering its sanctuaries indicates that that almond oil was most certainly known here. Its use could easily have been the origin behind much later anointing traditions that existed among the civilisations of ancient Mesopotania and the Semitic peoples of the Levant {hence its association with biblical tradition}. Interestingly, the rod of Aaron, Moses's brother, is said to have 'bloomed blossoms', which spreading like leaves, were formed into almonds' {Num 17:8}; while the seven branched candle of the Jews known as the menorah represents both an almond tree and the Tree of Life. The two are synonymous, even though elsewhere, the Tree of Life, as we have seen, is said to be an olive tree." [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe'. Italic  emphasis, this readers].

"The origin of an idea is naturally hard to trace; it appears to spring full grown like Athena 'from the head of Zeus'. But when Athena was called on to create, she produced an olive tree out of the earth; and the study of human intuition shows that there is normally some soil in which the idea has grown." [From the book 'The Origin of the Zodiac' under the chapter entitled 'The Naming of the Constellations' by R. Gleadow].

AS simple {'child'-ish?} as it sounds {if only to those first impressions {'lower'?} - Try ''soil''.

'A grain of wisdom'.

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

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Light and dark? A 'blending' of the two?

Those same 'proportions' that make the Vesica piscis, also within the Hebrew 'Tree of life'. Known throughout this subject as 'sacred geometry'. That same 'geometry' that is 'shown' within pyramids, cathedrals and paintings, as a representation of an 'understanding', [by way of the 'Golden mean' or ratio etc]. That 'understanding' that is represented in many cultures, by way of a 'development'.... from a 'seed' to a 'flower', as explained throughout in such publications as 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere. [Page 41, for information on the above, i.e.,Vesica piscis].

"What was new about Black Figure, was the use of a sharp point to 'scratch' in the detail.'' Alastair Sooke.

Why the fish? Because water is also symbolic [ in part ] of the life force. [ Almond trees love water ]. The Egyptians called it the Duat [Tibetans = Bardo link], represented by the Nile, i.e., symbolic of ...the medium by which that journey takes place. For a possible ’technical’ term of the same...’A symbol is an energy-evoking and direct agent’. Think about it. In relation to those positives/ negatives within a ‘river’. [ J.Campbell. ’Flight of the Wild Gander’. Chapter five. Part seven]. That link to the word ''archetype.''

A working example: especially the word ''archetype'' in relation to the sentence {above} highlighted: " It is a common law that when two forces, male/female, positive/negative, unite, a third force is created. This could be where the concept of the religious  'Trinity' originates; the Father-Mother-Son or, in the Western religions where the feminine has been discarded, the Father-Son-Holy Spirit. It is the interplay between the positive and negative poles of each entity that keeps energy vibrating at a particular rhythm and sets one vibration apart from another. The closer the two poles are to harmony the quicker the vibration, and this is how we progress up the ladder of frequencies to the 'godhead'..." ['Truth Vibrations'].

"A river of thoughts''. Purpose of. Benefit of.

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

That final link to the 'fish tail' symbolism. [i.e.,Poseidon or Oannes]. Representing...from an unconscious [and/or 'shadow'] start point. Link to wet/dry. Relative to an understanding. Indicative of. Nothing more. 'Seeing' it?

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

"Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy 'Lord?' How he doth prolong the shadow! If he willed he could make it stationary. Then do we make the sun its guide; then we draw it in towards ourselves - a contraction by easy stages. And he it is who makes the night as a Robe for you, and sleep as repose, and makes the day [as it were] a resurrection." [Quran 25:45-47 - including parenthesis].

'Without the shadow of a doubt'.

"As the sun rises  higher and higher, the shadows contract. In regions were the sun actually gets to the zenith at noon, there is no shadow left at that time. Where does it go? It was but a shadow cast by a substance and it gets absorbed by the substance that produced it." [Note 3101 relating to 25:45-47].

Understanding that one sentence - within the whole - defines a possible resting place. More importantly it EXPLAINS why it may have been chosen.

N.B. "The crucifixion was a 'pause' {'watershed moment'?} in a great cycle, like the pause one gets in any cycle when the nadir or zenith of an 'arc' {key} - is rounded." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

10329571-beautiful-church-interior-picture-taken-in-poland-eMost Churches / Cathedrals use the Nave in relation to the Transept as symbolism; in part; of the same. The word 'nave' a link to the word ‘ship’. [ Root of ] That link to the ‘boats’ found on the south side of the great pyramid. Everything has a start point. This subject and especially the journey within it is no different.

As an example.The Sphinx as most know faces east. Its ‘tail end’ in the west. Symbolic of a learning curve beginning in...'A', [ East ] Together with the beginnings of a further one. Upon completion, [ link to the ’tail end' of something ]...in 'B'.[ West ]. All in the ’ relaxed/reclining' position, i.e., ‘Known’ state.

Or more importantly. The word that most associate with this world. The Horizontal one. [ link to ‘Altar’ symbolism.Explained within ].

If A-B=east-west. Then B-C is represented as south –north, i.e., the ‘verticalone. [ The correct representation is within the ‘structure’ of the Pagan ’x’ ]. Or the ‘S/E’ position of those ‘T’ shaped pillars and/or the S/E corner of the sarcophagus in the 'higher' chamber of the Great pyramid as recently discovered by laser technology - ''The head of the corner''- find it to understand it.

'The head of the fish should face the eldest'. Chinese dining custom. [BBC / 'The Story of China' with M. Wood].

Analogy: {i.e.,a 'working' example}: "...It is exactly in connection with this law that there occurs one of the fundamental rules of the 'fourth way'. On the fourth way there is not one teacher. Whoever is the elder, he {she?} is the teacher. And as the teacher is indispensable to the pupil, so also is the pupil indispensable to the teacher..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

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

The very first capital of a united Egypt was Memphis. ’ South’ of those monuments. In other words one had to approach those egypt-giza-sphinx-14119319monuments from that position in order to understand their true symbolism, i.e., in 'Profile'. As opposed to 'Face on'.

A 'learning' , in relation to something 'learned'. Which leads to further questions, i.e., which came first...and why?

Exercise: "Why his profile? we wondered again...as we began to search through Woodroffe book for our half-remembered references to the anahata chakra, or the flaming flower which burned at the region of the heart..."The profile'' he began. The word echoed through our soul, for this had been the true question we had carried in our heart when we contemplated the picture of Sir John Woodroffe. Why, we had asked ourselves, had he elected to be photographed in profile? ''....the profile of a human being is a special thing for those with eyes to see..." ['The Zelator'. Emphasis, this readers].

A {working?} example: "Long before a connection had been made between Homeric astronomy and Ptolemy, the authors had made an arbitrary decision that Homer's constellations represented warriors seen face to face by observers on earth. This notion worked well except in a small number of cases where narrative suggested that Homer also described warriors in profile..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title of the book to see it in its broader context not just the 'Precession'' one.

And/or {i.e.,something to ponder on}: "The burial ritual seems to differ somewhat in the north and south. At Merimde-Beni-Salame, the bodies were lying in fetal position on the right side, with the head to the south, the face turned eastward; while at Tasa, personages in the same position had the head toward the south but facing west, a burial mode encountered, with the same orientation, during the periods that followed in Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia. This involves

"It has been established for some time by experience that a certain onesidedness of the conscious, in other words a disturbance of balance, brings about a compensation from the side of the unconscious. This compensation is accomplished by means of the..." ['Woman's Mysteries' / M. Harding].

"Analogy of same; different author; different time period..."According to Gurdjieff, the truth can be approached only if all parts which make up the human being, the thought, the feeling, and the body [Alchemy equivalent, sulphur, mercury and salt. Representational of. This readers input]...are touched with the same force and in the particular way appropriate to each of them [''penetrate of heart'' link. This readers input] - failing which, development will inevitably be one-sided and sooner or later come to a stop." [Foreword to the book 'Life is Real, Only Then, When I Am'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Continued....As the Sphinx is approached from the ‘south’ ones sees ‘rising up’ behind it another of those ‘monuments’...The Great pyramid, i.e., representative of the ‘Vertical’. ‘Connecting’ those two key symbols together,[in the minds eye], i.e., the horizontal / vertical..produces one of those most ancient symbols. Try it. Move a vertical ‘bar’ along a horizontal one. Left too right or right too left. Do you see it yet? Try it again. Slowly move the vertical bar along the horizontal one. Move it towards the middle. What do you see?...Nothing? Then put your head gear on. Put your ‘thinking cap' on. [ i.e., in Khufu-s day it looked like a fez ].

That symbol that has always represented that co-existence. [ A subtle link to Memphis itself, i.e., ‘Border’ of both upper/lower Egypt ] But now in stone. Or more importantly represented by TWO stone ‘monuments’. Question. Does that imply that they were built together?

If only in part, i.e.,just the 'head'...that represents the 'horizontal' aspect... as the representation of the beginning of something. The beginning of a learning process. Hence its East position {'face on'?}. By 'head', this reader implies, 'face' only, i.e., without the 'head gear'. As was the case with the 'Golden child'. The 'face' and 'headgear' being two separate items. Two separate 'images'. A representation of two different aspects, within a development. That represents the 'course'/journey of an understanding.

As for the 'vertical' representation some are of the opinion that the Great Pyramid has always been incomplete. Its missing Capstone. So the same logic should apply to its co- host, i.e.,a 'development', in stages...With one exception...the 'snake'. That 'image'... That representation of something, that is 'identified' with a 'learning' process, is a universal one [i.e.,archetype]. Therefore this reader implies, that more than likely it was part of the initial 'face' sculpture. That 'symbol' that is universally associated in one form or another regardless of place or time [in part, or in the main], with the 'forehead'.

Analogy of same..." the depths [valleys] of human folly [in relation to. This readers input]... the heights of divine light." [note 3237 of the Quran. Translater...Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

South relative to North, or more to the point...S/E in relation to N/W. Anything 'dawned' relative to an 'end' result?

South relative to North, or more to the point  S/E in relation to N/W. Anything dawned relative to an end result?

That same symbol [by way of Horizontal/Vertical] that every church and cathedral and in some form every mosque and ‘temple’...has within its floor plan. See it yet? The Cathedral of Coventry Uses the zig zag, [ meanders of a river/see ‘symbol’ books for verification ]... pattern up to that same crossover point. A Synchronistic example of the same. Why synchronistic? Because the designer, [ Basil Spence ] had a ‘dream’ about zigzag shapes; at the dentists; not knowing what they meant but he still included it within his overall cathedral design...and in the correct position, i.e., Nave.

Some say the only difference between ‘Coincidence’ and ‘Synchronicity’ is ..."A meaning full one’". [ ‘Coincidence’ / B.Inglis.] Once one understands the ‘divine bit’ in relation to A, B, and C...then that definition has a certain logic to it. A credible one.

"The marriage of opposites is a principle of universal significance..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

"Where good deeds are 'ships' on which to ride the waves." [Chapter 24, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"...and always that tremendous desire drove me on, as if it were something outside myself. It was like the throb of a screw on board ship; awake or asleep, it was always there. One felt it underfoot on deck, one heard it if one woke in the night; it never ceased to drive the ship towards the port for which her course was set, though it lay invisible as yet below the horizon." [Introduction to the book 'The Cosmic Doctrine' by D. Fortune].

''A river of thoughts''.

"Ships have long been said to plough the sea, and ploughs to sail the earth.'' [Quote taken from the book 'The Book of Babel: Words and the Way We See Things' by N. Lewis.  Put ''plough'' in the usual box to understand something further - relative to an individual journey. Question. Is this subject nothing more than a play on puns? Understanding that universal framework with the 'divine bit' gives a possible understanding to all the above including that question.

Side note: "The Greek origin of the Pleiades has been variously explained as being from the word meaning 'to sail', in reference to the helical rising of the group in May {the group of seven stars being called 'Maiae' by Virgil}, and from the word meaning approximately 'many', as well more reasonably from the name of the mother of the seven, Pleione. However, one of the poetic views, {''indulged''?} in by Homer in his 'Odyssey', linked them with birds, and in some myths they are the seven 'doves' which carried ambrosia to the infant Zeus, the Greek counterpart of Jupiter. 'Doves' were linked with Venus, and thus with Taurus as 'ruler'. '' [Page 116. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

As innocent as it may seem to those first impressions try ''dove''. Connect it to the word in bold print if only in determining the 'foundation' of something. A possible one.

Exercise: "It was Edna Leigh who was first inspired to realize that the 'Catalogue of Ships' in Book 2 of the Iliad is not only a roll call of the 45 Greek and Trojan regiments but also the foundation of Homer's star and constellation catalogue...Homer's division of the heavens into 45 constellations is similar in number to the 45 of Aratus in the 3rd century BC and the 48 listed by Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD. Since those times, parts of the heavens have been reclassified and new constellations have been created. For instance, faint stars from a part of the constellation known to Homer as Leo were used by Hevelius {1611-87 AD} to create Leo Minor..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

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Receipt for trousers? £1000? Only 'time' will tell?  Try ''Saturn'' for a different take, on the same theme.

Question. Which came first - IF ONLY in Homer's day - Number symbolism {i.e.,in relation to '45'} or the classification {and therefore the 'boundaries'} - of each. Try ''45'' to understand its deeper meaning - if only within the context of subject material.

"Sneferu's ancient cedar wood ship - 'Praise of the Two Lands' - is the first recording of a ship being referred to by name." [Wikipedia/Sneferu].

Question. Why cedar wood? If certain 'woods' are used to represent certain [concepts? and/or 'aspects' of the psyche] - what would ''cedar'' represent? For example - Was cedar used within that 'formation' North of Stonehenge [Woodhenge]. What would that imply - relative to a 'journey'? [and /or - 'petrified' wood].

"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." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

images9M3LNZA7Analogy of same?..."In the oldest inscribed tomb discovered, going back to the time of Zoser, a long corridor is found whose smooth east wall is covered with paintings . The west wall is the exact copy of a stepped facade from the 1st Dynasty, with the difference, that at the back of the eleven niches contained between the twelve pilasters there are eleven wood panels admirably sculpted with the titles and representations of the tombs owner, Hesy. The pilasters represent in paint the wooden piers held together by dowelled crossbeams {'tongue/groove': Stonehenge?} on which brightly coloured tapestries were hung. The geometric motifs of these tapestries evoke a particular technique: 'tissage aux cartons'.[Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'. Enlarged elsewhere]. And/or....

"The first phase of the Satis temple [Elephantine] was an early - dynastic hut built into the corner of the three boulders enclosure."...."and opened roughly towards the south - eastern area of the horizon, where the sun rises at the winter solstice and where Sirius rose heliacally 3200bc."..."In all there are seven temples, built one on top of each other, from the earliest in 3200bc to Ptolemaic temple." [Chapter six, 'Black Genesis']. Recall Nabta Playa in the S/W corner. [information within]. From something 'unknown' to becoming 'known'. Representation of. Anything?

Question. Any gathering of planets to {determine?} that 1st phase?

Northeast = Mid summer sun rise. Southwest = Mid winter sunset. The start of something. The 'end' of which becomes the beginning of something else. Something 'unknown' becoming a 'known'.

"Rosslyn Chapel, built in the fifteen century by William Sinclair, incorporated replicas of the twin pillars of Solomons temple, in a way that anticipated every masonic lodge in the world. As carving on the lower frame of the window, in the south west corner of the chapel seems to be of a Freemasonic First degree." [ Chapter 23, 'The Secret History of the World].

Question. If S/W = 1st degree, what would S/E be represented as?

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Question. N/E, S/W, S/E, N/W - What do they imply? Season changes only?

"The great types and symbols have been put into his [the initiates] own hands - the preparations have been made for his assistance in the long sequence of grades; and he has been told in the Portal of the Rosy Cross that the intimations of spiritual consciousness should begin to manifest within him. That is a state which no man - whether Hierophant in the G.D. ['Golden Dawn'] or chief Adept in a Temple of the Second Order - can communicate to recipients. The most that can be done is to awaken that which is sleeping..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].  Question. Why a ''rosy'' cross. What does it represent? Question 2. Why should it represent anything at all?

N.B. Journey {downstream?} to the entrance of the {path?} that leads to Stonehenge = Waning? i.,e.,exterior. Return journey, FROM Stonehenge, on the {inside?} of that path = Waxing? Those smaller blue stones - at the end of which - equates to something learnt and/or understood? Before returning back upstream? {S/E?}.

"The 'rituals' themselves introduce new concepts and symbols, whilst offering explanations of earlier rituals, pedagogic description of the symbols of the present ritual, and hints  of further teaching to follow in later grades." [Same book].

''Study'' does the same. The start point of which becomes - as it is in any subject - those ''foundation stones'' on which to build on. Refresh [i.e.,revise] in Part 1.

Refresher..."The concept of the Pillars is of great importance. Everything that exists to objective perception is a manifestation of forces in 'duality.' These dual forces in complement or vortex ['spiral' link], are represented by two pillars. The pillars may be pictured as silver and black, or green and gold, or of other contrasting or complementary colours.

Colour symbolism, is largely subjective. Its expression is a uniquely personal statement.

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The 'forms' are more objective, in their mass and space and relative position, one to another. At root, the pillars are positive and negative, male and female, active and passive, but remember none of these concepts is synonymous with another. Each definition has its own limitations. The fundamental postulate is that each pillar is the opposite of the other, yet opposite in relatedness. As opposite as the center and the circumference of a circle....

...The representation of these pillars also forms a gate {'false doors'?}. Any two 'forces' in complementary action define another plane of being where they are a unity. Two and one makes three. Thus the triangle is an important symbolic figure as well as the circle and the cross " " [Chapter one, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers]. Recall what ''objective'' implies.

Recall 'its' importance in any subject. [Representational of].

Refresher...Some say the only difference between ‘Coincidence’ and ‘Synchronicity’ is ..."A meaning full one’". [ ‘Coincidence’ / B.Inglis.] Once one understands the ‘divine bit’ in relation to A, B, and C...then that definition has a certain logic to it. A credible one.

Or even 'Clairvoyant Reality'. L. LeShan, [Towards a General Theory of the Paranormal]. Formally known as...'The Medium, The Mystic and the Physicist'. "A classic account of one mans search for the meaning of impossible events".

'Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets' by Jessica Fox.

"Many other scientists have agreed with Carl Jung's opinion that the number of startling coincidences in ''the net'' increases sharply around anybody who becomes involved in depth psychology or in any investigation that extends the perimeter of Consciousness." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''Pauli'' {on all pages} for  further connections. Then try ''boundaries''. Question. Meaningful ones? OR...

"Like much of the phenomena described in this book, coincidences are much easier to account for from the point of view of 'idealism' than they are from the point of view of 'materialism'." [Chapter 47, 'The Sacred History']. Recall what the author infers by 'idealism'. [Use the 'find' indicator], i.e.,''search box.''

Think about both in relation to what is inferred by ''the net,'' i.e.,the omphalos stone {navel link}, i.e.,central to something - or more specifically - central; to a theme.

N.B. Saturn {'perimeter'?} = Lord of Decrease. Landscape equivalent?

" Stretching away toward the south lay the Harran Plain, where the patriarch Abraham is said to have set out on his journey to the Promised Land, some seven thousand years after the incredible events that gave rise to the almost alien world that awaited discovery here at Gobekli-tepe, the 'hill of the navel'. " [Extract from the book 'Gobekli-Tepe:Genesis of the Gods' by A. Collins].

"...a knotted net covering its surface. The same stone that Cronus swallowed,i.e.,into the bowels of the earth,i.e.,''lower'' relative to ''higher''{i.e.,represented with ''Zeus'' - or more importantly - what that word implies - to a core theme}. And/or...

"The omphalos at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, represents, in Christian mediaeval tradition, the navel of the world {the spiritual and cosmological 'center' of the world}. Jewish tradition held that god revealed himself to his people through the 'Ark of the Covenant' in the Temple in Jerusalem, which rested on the foundation stone marking the 'center' of the world. This tradition may have stemmed from a similar one at Delphi..." [Wikipedia/omphalos - including parenthesis].

Put those keys together to define the parts within the whole. Something other than the obvious, i.e.,TABERNACLE = a potential yet to be realized. Representational of. Revise in Part 1.

Question. A realization {''becoming''?} of what?

move7And/or: "My son', said the sage, 'the three masters have let you 'taste' the very essence of their subject. May it please them to add a definition of man.' The Mystic said, 'Man is the tabernacle of the divine word.' The Geometer said, 'Man is the measure of cosmos'. The Symbolist said, 'Man is a living statue of the Great World and sum of its symbols.' ['Her-Bak'].

A side step: "...In fact, i was often amazed that so many people did have so many strong opinions on the subject. I began to understand why the Sufi's are always attacking ''opinions.'' Everybody nowadays thinks they must have an ''opinion'' on everything, whether they know anything about it or not. Unfortunately, few people know the difference between an opinion and a proof. Worse yet, most have no knowledge at all about the difference in degree between a merely legal proof, a logical or verbal proof, a proof in the soft sciences like psychology, and a proof in the hard physical-mathematical sciences. They are full of opinions, but they have little ability to distinguish the relative degree of proof upholding all these various opinions. We say ''seeing is believing,'' but actually, as Santayana pointed out, we are all much better at believing than at seeing. In fact, we are seeing what we believe nearly all the time and only occasionally seeing what we can't believe." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic  Trigger'].

That ''proof'' that in this subject - as in most others - can be decided by an 'objective view'.

Question. What symbol represents it? What symbol represents that 'action of the mind'?

As {one} example: "Venus, portrayed as a circle, with a smaller circle at its center, has four wings. In this form, it is portrayed in Mexican codices marking a number of significant planetary orientation positions for religious buildings. For example, it is often drawn framing the port-hole windows or doors of a temple, or just rising between the V crenellations of a ball court, {'notch'?} or some similar architecture structure: Such diagrams remind us that one function of the pyramids was to measure the rising and settings of Venus, and thus check the accuracy of one of the three calendrical systems which regulated the pre-columbian civilization. The similarity between this Mayan image, or sigil, for Venus and certain other ancient symbols for the Sun god, i.e.,Ahura Mazdao of the ancient Chaldeans - which showed him as a disc with wings. The image also reminded us of another winged disc of Egypt, which offered a further curious parallel with the Venus of the Mayans.  The interesting thing about this was that it was directly linked with the serpent - called the uraeus serpent by the later Greeks...It is still preserved on the foreheads of the statues of Rameses ll in the temples of ancient Thebes..." ['The Zelator'].

A: Recall where Thebes is situated. B: For something further to ponder on try ''gap''.

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Why ostrich feathers? 'Head in the sand' in relation to ''invisible'' - as a means...?

"Intriguing, in Thebes, is the development of the Ogdoad which multiplies to the extent of becoming fifteen. The fact must not be overlooked that the number '15' {horizon?} is no longer in relation with the primordial principle but with the monthly and lunar character of Tehuti {Saturn as Lead}. Thebes represents the ultimate phase of the first royal becoming. Whereas the temple of Luxor is the fulfillment, the human epitome of the cosmic opus, the temple of conception and birth of Royal Man {vertical?}, at Thebes the cosmic triad dominates. Under the names of Amun, Mut, and 'their son' Khonsu {''double'' link}, its history constitutes the principle subject of the temple of Karnak...A living, maternal milieu, rich in active 'Fire' lent by Ptah {i.e.,material form. Representational of}. Mut receives the Amunian seed by means of which Atum-Nefertum, at this phase, will become Khonsu. This Khonsu is somehow a new, spiritualised Atum, and this one will make Horus reappear in all his glory {''glass boat'' link?}...The mysterious Khonsu plays a preponderant role at Thebes; his symbols comprise all the scepters tied together, with the exception of the wadj, the sign of opening, an expansion that only Thoth of Hermopolis {Khemenu} can bring about. As crown, Khonsu wears a disk on a crescent, the representation of both the New Moon, and of eclipse, Moon and Sun united... " ['Sacred Science']. REMEMBER - ALL as a representation of SOMETHING, i.e.,recall the symbol of Hermopolis. Link it to the word ''expansion''.

Side note: Amun {male} = 'The hidden and/or invisible one'. Mut {female} 'eye of Ra',i.e.,"She who gives 'birth', but was herself not born of any'' {i.,e.,symbolic intent only}. Put the two together - something hidden {unknown} becoming known {visible} = Amun Ra. 'See' it?

And/or: "Atum-ra, self begotten in the nw, puts forth two primordial Qualities, Shu, principle of the dry, Tefnut principle of the wet..." ['Her-Bak'].

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."

Atum-ra = Heliopolis. Amun-ra = Hermopolis and eventually Thebes. In other words - a beginning/middle/end. All as a means...?

Question. 'IN/OF' the horizon. Which and why?

Understanding that 'difference' gives clues as to a direction - as to where to look for further clues - to a final resting place.

Question 2. Where would the Aten fit into that beginning and end?

Clue: embossed / debossed?

Question 3. {in relation to above picture}: Why in profile, right to left as opposed to, say,  left to right {i.e.,as one example the Woodroffe profile. Enlarged elsewhere}. Clue. One relates more to the 'horizonal' {view point?} - the other to the 'vertical' one, i.e.,represented - as one example - as the Royal Way, i.e.,astrology link, hence ''Saturn as Lead'' - as a means?}. Get it? Question. Mumbo jumbo?

Refresher: "A seed sized portion of the inner stone of spiritual effort will transform enormous amounts of the leaden inertia we all encounter in our own souls."

Side step: "The throne is carried on two litters by twelve princes, their heads adorned with feathers. The inscription calls them royal sons and great noblemen {seru}. The royal palaquin is preceded by personages in robes of state wearing two ostrich plumes on their heads and who are described as follows: "known'' of the king, his majesty's followers, the royal sons, the greatest noblemen {seru} and all the dignitaries'. Speculation is rife as to the meaning of the title "known" of the king," an expression that goes back to the ancient empire: If these 'personages' are only members of the court, as the classic translations would have it, it is difficult to understand why they should have precedence over the princes of 'royal blood' who are mentioned in third place only. By their title, however, which can also be interpreted to mean "those of royal knowledge,'' their place should be in first rank. The meaning behind these epithets can be reached with more precision through alternative translations. "Known of the king" could be rendered as "those who know the royal path," by which is meant the direct path through Horus..." ['Sacred Science'].

See it? i.e.,something unknown {invisible} becoming a ''known'' quantity {i.e.,"knowledge"}. All as a means {as one example} - to define the parts within the whole. Try ''fly'' for something  further.

'A feather in the cap'.

Understanding the above gets the reader closer to what the author of the Tutankhamun Prophecies attempts to 'see' but without manipulation of information. Enlarged elsewhere {i.e.,try "McEnroe" / Part 2}.

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.

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'Great Turning at hand' ? Enlarged elsewhere.  Question {Oracle?]: Next notable cosmic incident {which will eventually be used as a means etc.,} = Supernova {i.e.,Antares . Enlarged elsewhere} OR comet {i.e.,as speculated by several authors. Enclosed}. Only 'Time' {i.e.,''Saturn'' will tell}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question 2. Horizontal/vertical {5-7 paragraphs back} in relation to the cliff face and overhang as seen in the Chacoan culture {Wonders of the Universe / B. Cox}. Overhang {S/W?} U-turn {S/E?}. Recall the semi-circle buildings within same culture. {i.e.,semi-circle in relation to 180 degrees; and/or ''bottom/up''?}. Try ''semi-circle'' {semicircle} and/or ''hewn/UNhewn'' and/or ''altars of sacrifice''. Apse of a church?

'Waters of the Gap'.

'The Roots of Coincidence' {and} 'The Challenge of Chance' by A. Koestler.

"Blake was prepared to jump into the void [key] in order to discover whether 'providence' is here also. He found, of course, that it was, providence being within us." ['Alexandria' vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere, by D. Fideler].

'Archai: Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline'.

REFRESHER: "The relationship of these two pairs of zodiacal constellations to the Milky Way is not affected by precession and never changes. Gemini and Taurus will always mark the northern 'gate' of the Milky Way and Sagittarius and Scorpio will always mark the southern 'gate' of the Milky Way. Of the two, however, it is the later pairing that is the most important, because it so happens that the part of the Milky Way seen through this gate as we look up at the night sky forms the very center and heart of our galaxy..." {+ black hole and dark rift links}. ['Magicians of the Gods'. Page 314].

Some fish as most cultures know... swim/travel back to their original source as part of their life's journey, especially esotericism's favorite fish. The Salmon. This journey is the crux of all the same lore. Why?

6....Not only, [ implied by the same authors ] is A to B possible, but once in [B] a further transition is possible. From B to ‘C’. Represented with the Salmon in some esoteric lore [ North American Indians ], or as with the Sumerians the 'figure' of Oannes,[half man,half fish]. Or ‘The Twelve Gates of the duat’ in Egyptian lore and/or...’The book of the dead’. [For 1 - 5, see part 2 ].

Explained by such authors as N.Ellis. ’Awakening Osiris’, [i.e., relative to what 'thirteen' represents]. Or the Sumerian equivalent...The word ‘Til..mun.’ Or Heaven, hell and limbo of Christian lore. [ Heaven equals an analogy to the 'top level’ [C].

In the old testament ‘C’ is represented by the concept of... ‘The new Jerusalem’. An indirect/direct link to the word ‘Zion’. [ Depending on author ]. Or in the new testament by the word ‘Resurrection’. Its physical 'representation', to those in the know i.e., Shamans [if only in relation to the start of that 'next leg' ], being the 'system of Sirius'. Known as 'the land of the fish'. Think about it it relation to the 'Pole star'. The 'gateway' to the next 'life'. What that same tribe call...'The navel of the world'. ['Sirius Mystery']. Symbolic of, only.

As is: "It seems that a very ancient doctrine relating to the spring-equinox node's movements with precession was later coopted into the nodal ''planets'' of Rahu and Ketu, [enlarged elsewhere}, thus allowing the 'apocalyptic' imagery...At least we can say that Sagittarius - {3 degrees} - in ancient Islamic sources is the location of something amazing, something that over the centuries was kept secret." ['Galactic Alignment'].

The main point however, is ’C’ is not a part of ‘B’, [only in part, not whole, explained within]... it is beyond ‘B’. What ever that implies.

"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]. That ''conscious'' aspect [within landscape symbolism] represented with S/E. Understanding that universal framework defines that statement. The real question however is ...sense or non-sense. A possibility or not?

Question. If A/B co-exist, what happens to 'B' when 'A' no longer exists? Science informs us that someday the physical world/universe [ 'A' ], will no longer exist. Can something 'exist' without its 'partner'? In other words could 'B' exist on its own? If not what does that imply. "End of days"? Hence that link to the Greek use of describing the 'afterlife' as..'Millions of years', instead of 'eternal'. Therefore do we have to be somewhere, before that event happens? i.e.,'C'. That logic again. Or is it nothing more than a fairy story?

"The ancients of various cultures also tended to believe in degrees of immortality, such that, for instance, angels might "fall" and gods like Cronus, the father of Zeus, could be imprisoned in sleep as if dead. Immortality is not as simple as you might think, nor is eternity necessarily absolute in all traditions. After all, even in our daily lives we all say to one another, "I will always love you," or "I will love you forever," or "I will never forget," despite our statements being literally impossible". Everyone, even in religion, is entitled to exaggerate, in order to make a point from time to time". [Chapter six. 'The Sphinx Mystery'. R. Temple].

"All men are asleep. They only wake up when they die." [Traditional wisdom, quoted by Muhammad. Taken from chapter 25, 'The Sacred History'].

In short they all imply that each individual is on his/her own personal journey, as part of the possible purpose within the ‘design’. Working their way back to that original state/source...by way of an understanding; an inner one. Which again has a certain logic to it. In relation to making use of something once aware.

How? The thinking process they imply. Mainly referred to...by way of ‘intuition; or 'intuitive faculty’, [ explained elsewhere ]... is more relevant in B and C than A. Especially in relation to B-C...and especially in relation to ones ‘new self’. [ New bod. Explained within].

As explained symbolically in the ‘Emerald Tablet’. No better book for an abundance of ‘information’ will be found in Dennis Haucks. ’Emerald tablet’. Especially when cross referenced with other works. [ ‘Emerald’; in its most basic form; symbolic of the ’new self’. The ‘One thing’ representing the ‘mind’, by way of the 'divine bit'. Think about it].

That familiar subject again. The understanding of the inner self, [ higher/lower ] in relation to A and B ...helps with the B-C. That ‘development’ mainly represented with the serpent symbol. A direct link to the Eastern word ‘Chakra’, i.e.,''the eyes of the soul''. [Chapter 22, 'Secret History of the World']. Put ''eye'' in the usual box.

"...Intuition is the aim and the result of the process of a stepwise convergence between the subject and object of knowledge -  it is their blending into a unity. Intuition is the knowledge that results from the unifying of subject and object after having passed through the stages of objective consciousness, imaginative consciousness, and inspired consciousness." [Introduction to the book 'Lazarus Come Forth' by V. Tomberg].

Understanding the subjective benefits of an objective exercise - in relation to understanding [as an example] any subject; especially this one - defines that statement. That link to ''Guardian at the gate" i.e.,that mental process we use to define anything - including understanding the difference and purpose [ and therefore benefit] of objectivity in relation to subjectivity.

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Mount Athos. N/E - as a representation of something. REGARDLESS of culture. Beginning's of.

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Objective or contrived? Work in progress? . Others elsewhere. Question. What would his mum/dad think?

"...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective;  that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who or where we are in the present? 'Past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

'Russia: Past, Present and Future' / Rudolf Steiner.

"Also the aim of Indian Yoga - namely Samadhi - corresponds to 'intuition', as the condition in which the knowledge of subject and object become one. The preceding two stages of 'higher' knowledge - dharna and dhyana - are stages of the drawing closer of the subject to the object that; if not identical with the stages designated as 'imaginative' and 'inspired' consciousness - are at least analogous to them. The way to intuition according to the various spiritual streams and authors may well be different, but all are in agreement that intuition is not attained through practical knowledge or intellectual consideration, but through direct experience of reality. This 'highest' form of knowledge is an ''evolving revelation from the inner being of man,'' as Goethe designated it, and a ''direct grasping of the being of things,'' according to Spinoza." [Same book].

"...Is it knowledge [gnosis] or faith [pistis] that is the source of this certainty? It is the certainty of inwardly revealed truth, which makes itself known as such, in relation to which all soul forces of the human being i.e., thinking, feeling and willing - together say ''yes.'' Link to a 'eureka' moment. Representation of.

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].

Question. Was Shakespeare aware of this subject? Question 2. Would he apply it?

"The word translated as faith [pistis] in the New Testament means more than belief. It means another kind of thinking.'' [Part three. 'The Mark'. Mentioned elsewhere].

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

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

The cheerful brilliance of the morning lent youth to Earth's old bones, touched the peak with gold, gleamed along the river and put the gardens en fete..." ['Her-Bak'].

Flip side?..."Ptolemy personifies Sophia's ignorance as the fallen Goddess figure Achamoth. Ejected from the 'Pleroma', she is pictured 'alone'  in the darkness of the..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Black Madonna = Hermetic equivalent - as a means to represent something...

"...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].

Put all the above together to define..."Ptolemy personifies Sophia's ignorance as the fallen Goddess figure Achamoth. Ejected from the 'Pleroma', she is pictured 'alone'  in the darkness of the Kenoma. Achamoth represents Consciousness or 'spiritual essence' that has identified with 'appearances'. To liberate this consciousness, Christ sets in motion a 'rescue' operation of truly cosmic proportions. Christ stretches out along the cross {horizontal/vertical links} WHICH DIVIDES the 'pleroma' from the 'kenoma' and wakes the lost Achamoth from her spritual sleep so that she experiences metanoia and begins to search for the light of the pleroma, her original home {bottom up?}. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Question. Shadow or anima? as the start point of a 'learning curve' {key,i.e.,'arc'}.

'Intuitions' main symbol the 'flower'; several of which are represented within the spinal column [kundalini] in the guise of a 'serpent' as it is with the Phaistos Disk. A 'coiled' snake. [key. i.e.,symbolic of a potential that could lead to something 'eternal'. Chapter two.'The cult of Ra'. By S. Quirke ]. Eastern tradition places that 'development' at the base of the spine. Remember symbolic only. It represents an awareness/development of something. Hence the link to the word 'coiled', and therefore by the same implication the use of the 'serpent/snake' as representation of that 'development',i.e.,more often than not, snakes when 'coiled'...indicate something 'asleep'/dormant. Thinking time, i.e., the more aware, the less 'coiled'.

A direct link to the Egyptian equivalent...the Djed Column. The spine of Osiris, [explained elsewhere]. To ‘unravel ’ its meaning...understand this subject.

Thinking cap time...Snakes move in the 'horizontal' but can strike/lunge/hiss and spit in the 'vertical' - especially the Cobra. Anything? Also the 'hood' of the Cobra in the 'vertical' {striking?} position - in relation to the 'hood' of the Sphinx in the 'horizontal' one? Try Venom / antivenom? And/or 'poison'{ous}. What do they imply relative to the whole?

"Kundalini is a word that has fascinated thousands of people. Most people who have only a rudimentary knowledge of yoga or mysticism talk of kundalini- and what fantastic and sometimes downright silly ideas come forth. Some think it to be a mysterious force linked to black magic and the orgies of kapalic tantrics. Others, well educated in matters of human anatomy and physiology but, who unfortunately have not studied either the relevant texts or have not been guided by a 'spiritual' teacher, proclaim that it is nothing but a nerve, right vagus nerve, for instance. There are others who say that the kundalini and the centers through which it moves are all on the 'astral' or some such plane and even paint it in fantastic technicolours, which they consider as better than the diagrammatic representation of the chakras...... We shall not go into the many details regarding the number of 'petals' of each chakra, the colour, purpose, etc.[ authors having a joke]. Such 'details' are not important. And those who are interested can find them in the Sanskrit originals or in the excellent translations available, like Sir John Woodroff's 'Serpent Power'.........Now to the bare essentials of Kundalini yoga. The kundalini is represented as a spiritual force or energy, symbolised by a serpent, which remains 'sleeping' or inactive, in a potential stage, like a coiled spring in all human beings, male or female, at the extreme lower end of the spine called muladhara chakra." [Chapter 9, 'Deeper Aspects of Hinduism' [Jewel in the Lotus] by Mumtaz Ali]. To evaluate correctly find other aspects, [from differing cultures] but defining the same principle. Put ''spine'' or ''staff'' in the box. Before asking yourself that bigger question. Why. Why go to all this effort?

''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'." Question. Was St. Teresa in 'commune' with her kundalini?

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The Phaistos Disk. Snake form?

Found on the Island of Crete. That same place where Zeus was ‘born’. South of a mainland. A new one. All those same esoteric keys; on the same subject; within such books as...’Knossos’. By R.Rossi. i.e.,Theseus ‘coming to terms’ with his lower self, [ Minotaur.Remaining ’lower’ bit ] symbolic of...by way of... an inner awakening. [ Labyrinths ], i.e., from an unconscious, 'Lower’ start. [i.e., 'shadow' aspect].

Chapter 5. The Dancing Maze, within the book 'Cities of Dreams' by Stan Gooch.

All of which represented with the ‘sacred’ Double axe. [i.e.,named Labrys, from which the word labyrinth originates]. A styalized copper cross, [biblical equivalent, the 'bronze serpent' of Exodus fame]. A link to the horizontal/vertical or above/below, [ explained elsewhere ]. See also 'The Riddle of the Sphinx'. C. Herberger. [Chapter two].

'The Gardner's Labyrinth'. The first popular gardening book within these Isles, [i.e.,GB].

"Something to ponder on: "The 'sticks' carried by the Fool represent the Etheric body of the fool. This symbolism is sustained by the fact that sticks are cut from trees: according to arcane tradition, the vegetative life of trees and plants is supported by the Etheric energies. This is why one of the terms for the Etheric, used in mediaeval hermetic thought, was ens vegetabilis - or the 'vegetable essence'...The Etheric, or vegetabilis, is symbolized by a flowering plant...In Latin, the stick is virga - a sound close enough to virgin, to suggest another role of the stick as a 'fertilizer of ideas'..."  ['The Zelator']. Try  ''vegetable'' and/or its variations etc.

''Etheric'' in relation to ''quintessence'' {i.e.,that divine 'bit'}. All as a means...?

'The Secret Life of Plants' by P. Tompkins and C. Bird.

"We cannot choose our garden, merely the way in which we work with it."

Question. A 'garden' within a 'temple' ?

Analogy?..."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].

Different take on the same theme: "As the rose among the 'thorns', so is my love among the 'maidens'." {Song of Songs 2:2} IN RELATION TO: "The 'rose' reveals a little 'bit' of that thing which is the mystery of what one calls truth. It is sometimes not elaborate {abstract?}. It sometimes does not seem especially spiritual {'pagan'?}. It sometimes does not appear to be especially innovative {basic?}. Yet it has its own beauty {enlightenment?}. The Thirteen Petaled Rose is offered to readers so that they can try to encounter something which is true, in itself. For that purpose, the meeting between book and reader may be of use...The books advantage is that it is not an outsiders point of view; rather, it is a glimpse of the inside...It is hidden not just by language, but by a very different style, by a myriad of almost incomprehensible formulas {keys?}." [Preface - by author - : 'The Thirteen Petaled Rose' / A. Steinsaltz. All emphasis etc.,this readers]. 'See' it?

Recall Part 1 in relation to Song of Songs.

Refresher: "...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..."

Hence the link to the first paragraph of the first chapter: "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 necessary mean that they exist somewhere else, but means rather that they exist in different 'dimensions' of being..." Same book.

Personal example: Try ''becoming'' in relation to {synchronistic?} workings {and comments/observations} of Wolfgang Pauli. ALL in relation to that ''bit''.

300px-AMI_-_Goldene_Doppelaxt1A side step: i.e.,a link to that co-existence, {'meeting'?} i.e., continue the ‘curvature’ at the ends of 'each' axe to complete a ‘shape’. Representative of...’Visible’ bit, = physical, [i.e.,east-west]. ’Invisible’ bit = [ B-C ]...See it? [See also www.recoveredscience.com for a detailed analysis on the above. That link to the 'Southern Cross' constellation in relation to 'representing' the beginning of that 'second leg' by way of 'Goose' symbolism. As used by the North American Indians, i.e., as an example...the 'foot of the goose' a link to 'scratch' symbolism, ['Cygnus Mystery'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"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].

"Of all the ancient civilizations in North America, human hands have built no greater earthwork than the Monks Mound {Cahokia} near the confluence of the Mississippi river...[www.world-pyramids.com]. Made of different coloured soils; not common to local area. On top a {sacrificial?} temple of unknown purpose. Try ''Silbury hill''.

Analogy with same intent..."The site's final decommissioning involved the remaining sanctuaries, cult buildings, shrines, and other structures being buried beneath thousands of tons of imported earth, quarry chippings, and refuse matter." [From the book 'Gobekli - tepe'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher: "Many years ago the English psychologist, F. W. H. Meyes, suggested that - ''hidden in the depth of our being is a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house''.

Sumerian equivalent: "...the birthplace and abode of the Anunnaki was the Duku, a Sumerian word meaning 'holy mound'...Just a riffle through the dirt and soil of any occupational mound very quickly produces potsherds, worked flints, and even human remains, which might easily have been seen as material evidence of the former presence on earth of the gods. The existence of these 'tells' is most likely the root behind not only the Duku mound of Sumerian mythology but also the primordial mounds featured in the myths and legends of other ancient civilisations..."  [Same book].

Question. Can you 'see' what the author cannot?

As is..."It had long been thought that the two great stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar were the focus of ceremonial life in Orkney; but a chance discovery has revealed they were part of something much bigger. There's a low hill {in the background} between the two circles. Everyone thought it was something left behind by the glaciers - in fact it is almost entirely man made..." [ Quote by the narrator N. Oliver from the documentary 'Sacred Wonders of Britain'. Episode 1].

Side note. Some say the drain system of Oak Island {North?} looks like the foot of a goose. That 'Island' some believe has parts - man made. Marsh land connects the two halves. Triangular in shape. A connection between wet and dry.

"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." i.e., look to the 'apex' of that triangle for further clues as to that 'Islands' true purpose. As with the 'apex' of the Nile Delta or for an analogy of same... the confluence of rivers as with the Mississippi one.

"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].

"It would be excellent thing to dissect and analyze the swastika material we have found; to generalize and deduce from it a possible theory as to the origin, spread, and meaning of the swastika and its related forms, and endeavor, by examination of its associated works, to discover if these were religious symbols or charms or mere decorations; and, following this, determine if possible whether the spread of these objects, whatever their meaning, was the result of migration, contact or communication. Were they the result of similar, but independent, operations of the human mind, or were they but duplicate inventions, the parallelism in human thought? This investigation must necessarily be theoretical and speculative. The most that the author proposes is to suggest probabilities and point the way for further investigation." ['Swastika the Earliest Known Symbol and its Migration' / T. Wilson].

8394168-hindu-symbolThat same ‘shape’ {but now in 'tree' form} that the Hebrews use to define a ‘completion’. [Alpha/omega..etc.] Symbolic of that total journey, i.e., A+B+C. All within one landscape. The Neolithic/paleolithic equivalent. The swastika. The origin of the cross. That first effort of attempting to represent that whole journey in the form of a cross within that same ‘shape’, i.e., the true shape of those straight ’legs’ were originally in ‘curvature’ form. Join each curve to the back of its adjacent one. Similar to the double axe. Do you see it?

Finally Cronos, [ lower self/large bit. i.e., Father of 'lower'...shown wrapped, [ externally ] in the coils of the snake. Representing/symbolic of that still in the unconscious/ 'unknown' state. That awareness has to be an inner one.  As is the case with the Mayan/Aztec serpent externally ascending/descending those ‘temples’ that resemble those ‘mountain’ monuments of amongst others at Giza and Gobekli-tepe. External relative to 'inner'.

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".......in Wolfram, the Philosophers stone is the supreme symbol of earthly perfection. As Jung has shown in his 'Psychology and Alchemy,' the Philosophical Stone is the alchemical symbol par excellence of the inner Self, the foundation stone and quiet center in the midst of the soul. As such it has many analogies, ranging from the diamond body of Buddhism to the Islamic 'Kaaba of the Heart.' Also related is the Oriental and Gnostic symbolism of the 'pearl of great price' surrounded by a 'dragon' which refers to the same psychic structure, while metaphysically it refers to the timeless center surrounded by the coils of time and manifestation." [Chapter on Parzival. Mentioned elsewhere. Within the book, 'Alexandria.' Vol 1 by D. Fideler].

Another example.."When you read the Quran don't look only at the exterior, my son: the devil considers Adam as nothing more than clay. The external sense of the Quran is like a persons form: while his features are visible, his spirit is hidden. Someones uncles look at him for a hundred years, and yet of his inward state don't see so much as the tip of a hair".[ Mathnawi 111, 4247- 4249. Extract taken from the book 'The Light of Dawn' by C. Helminshi]].

Egyptian equivalent, mummification...from the verb 'anp'..."to wrap around", but now in that possible 'inner' sense. Indicative of the 'sacred' embalming tools and materials used, i.e., sacred amulets etc. Indicative of an 'understanding'...that inner one, but now from a ''known'' point of view. [symbolic of]. Hence the link to that same verb to 'Anubis', ['he who is on his hill' i.e., higher over lower, but note...still in 'its' lower state, within the overall journey. ]...the sacred 'embalmer'...who leads each individual into the next stage of their individual journey, i.e., an ongoing 'development'... from that 'lower' [unknown/'unconscious'/] start point, i.e.,''shadow'' aspect, of which all animals in whatever form represent. [Chapter eight. 'The Sirius Mystery'.

Recall what the 'form' of a 'pennant' is a representation of.

Or Chapter five, [page 227] 'The Sphinx Mystery' by the same author, showing two pictures of the dog 'god' Anubis 'enclosing' all its lower aspects, [from the tip of its nose to the tip of the tail] indicative of a potential, through an awareness, left to right then right to left, i.e.,something learned in the 'horizontal' to be applied in the 'vertical'. Represented in [A] on North and South doorjambs, respectively, i.e.,N/E--S/W.......S/E--N/W. See anything? Another clue. Person standing [sometimes shown in 'movement', i.e.,walking] on the far left, on the Northern doorjamb in relation to the same individual seated on the far right, on the Southern doorjamb. North in relation to South. The beginning and return of something. Symbolic of.

Hebrew equivalent; with same principle {i.e.,keys} in mind..."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'. If the temple {Herod's} was built on the same principle, then, with it being on an E/W axis, at the time of the equinox a shaft of sunlight could penetrate through the porch, and the hall, the five sided door jamb, and illuminate the Ark. In theory, as the sun moved to the North, through the summer months, to the position at the summer solstice, so the inside angle of the left hand door jamb would permit the beam of light to spread toward the south, while the northern half of the temple remained in shadow. Conversely, as the sun moved south from the equinox, toward the winter solstice, then the beam of light would become restricted by the square corner {'head of the corner' ?} of the other door jamb..."

'Rays' in relation to the 'head of the corner'. Anything?

Continued..."For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of Olive wood with five sided jambs. {1 Kings 6:31}. Which describes the doorway between the holy of holies and the hall. For many months i pondered on this noting that in 1 Kings 6:33 there is a description of the entrance into the hall stating that the doorway was made from four sided jambs - in other words, that the doorway was very conventional. That the doorways to the holy of holies were five sided implied that they had some specific characteristic attached to them...I could not comprehend why they should decide on such an elaborate and impractical arrangement, although they obviously ..." [From the book by K. Gest. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding those keys, i.e., 'Inner' in relation to ''Olive'' and ''five'' {number symbolism} - and external in relation to ''four'' {and fir tree?} - together with what doors {and/or 'gateways'} REPRESENT - gives answers to those questions that this author is asking. That internal process {fire?} of the mind REPRESENTED as something from the 'lower'. The answers of which = 'something of the higher' {i.e., 'inner'?}. And/or external / internal. Embossed / Debossed?

''....To dog ones footsteps.

Additional information {clues?} that the above author has not included..." And the two doors were of fir tree: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding." [1 Kings 6:34].

"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." [Taken from the book 'The Book of Babel'. Mentioned elsewhere].

That same symbol that in the bible represents the shadow or anima element of the individual depending whether the ‘start’ point is either 'male' or 'female'. Man or Woman. As indicated...’Out of the Shadows. By M.Palmer. Or ’Aradia:Gospel of Witches’. By C.Leyland. See if you can identify anima/us and its relevant ‘shadow’ to each ‘character’. In relation to the ’whole’. In relation to the reader. In relation to a ‘potential’. In relation to an end result.

Or in its ‘physical’ form representing something that can ‘shed its skin’. Symbolic of those possible ‘transitions’ in relation to those horizontal/vertical ‘keys’. [ Snakes can rise into a ‘vertical’ position as well as moving in the ‘horizontal’ one ]. Especially in relation to ‘The sting in the tail', [ Benefit of ] i.e., in relation to the ‘tail end’ of something.

Link to the Ouroboros symbol. [ A good attempt of explaining the same will be found...’ The Serpent Grail’. By P. Gardiner and/or ’Serpent in the sky’. Mentioned elsewhere. Or even the 'fairy story' equivalent, 'The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily' by J. Von Goethe. Think about it, relative to 'green' and 'lily' symbolism. [Egyptian 'Lotus', according to some, equates to the same].

Side note: "It is a story about the profile and frontal view. The 'green snake' is the profile view, and the 'flower' of the story may be seen from the front..." ['The Zelator'. Emphasis, this readers].

I.e.,''In tomb inscriptions, the depiction of the deceased holding a lotus represents his reawakening in the spiritual plane....It is an object that lives in all the elements: Water, Earth, Air, and also aspiring to the 'fiery' world of spirit." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt']. 'Ancient Alien' program [History channel. November 2014] identifies that same picture as an ''electric lance or rod'' - in the literal sense of the 'word'].

And/or..."...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].

Understanding 'its' true symbolic intent throughout all ages regardless of time or place; by way of nothing more than objective analysis - instead of ones ''first impressions'' -  gives a more plausible understanding to such phrases as..."There is a Qabalistic aphorism which states that, 'Kether [spirit or 'whiteness'] is in Malkuth [matter or 'blackness'], and Malkuth is in Kether, but in a different manner." [Chapter seven, 'The Philosophers Stone' by I. Regardie].

A little bit more added: but note; from a different source..."And here is the Hermetic mystery enshrined more than ever - that 'as above, so below'. In Kabbalah it is said that 'Kether is in Malkuth, and Malkuth is in Kether', and in Alchemy, ''the heaven is in the earth, but after an earthly manner; and that the earth is in the heaven, but after a heavenly manner." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

That ''objectivity'' {or 'objectiveness'?} that can be applied to anything, its main components being those ''three'' universal constants. See Part 1.

Hebrew equivalent..."The Self is one of the basic experiences of the human psyche, in that it is that to which we constantly refer our experience, both in the environment {external} and in our inner world. It is impossible to define these two worlds as separate except in our mundane experience, in that the so-called external world is in part - if not in totality - an experience equally generated by our own internal world. In Kabbalah, this is indicated by the separation of Tiphareth, 'Self-consciousness', to Malkuth by Yesod, the 'persona'. Our thoughts {Hod} and emotions {Netzach} constantly alter the process of Yesod {ego} in acting as our 'interpreter' of the environment {''guardian of the gate'' link. This readers input}, such that what we perceive is in fact our shared vision of the world, not the actual world itself." [Same book].

And/or..."The Alchemists also portrayed the First Matter as the ''Root of Itself,'' and its primary symbol became the Ouroboros. Drawings of the Ouroboros carried captions reading ''All is one,'' or ''One Thing is All.'' The circular snake [i.e., coiled] was sometimes shown with a half light and half dark body., alluding to those opposing principles....of which the yin-yang symbol of the Chinese Tao, was yet another symbol of the One Thing." [Chapter 4, 'The Emerald Tablet' by D. Hauck]. Again see Part 1 for a refresher.

cloudsDefine the parts to understand the whole, i.e.,"Truth springs forth from the clash of opinions" - but actually it is not the truth which springs forth, but rather 'combative intellectual energy', for truth is revealed through the fusion of opinions and not through a clash {'clashing rocks'?}. A clash certainly produces intellectual energy, but hardly ever discloses the truth. Quarreling will never lead to truth, as long as one does not give it up and seek for peace. Certainly minds can be electrified by polemic, which can cause a veritable intellectual storm in the world; but polemic cannot make the clouds disappear, nor is it given to making the sun shine...Now it is through the fusion of opinions that truth lights up. Conversation the process of ''together versing'' [flowing together] - is the very opposite of controversy, the process of "contra-versing" [flowing against]. Conversation is the operation of the fusion of opinions; it is a work of synthesis. True conversation always has in principle the underlying statement from the Gospel - "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am i in the midst of them". For all true conversation calls upon the transcendent center, which is the way the truth and the life...The Zohar is a historical document which, amongst other things,, supplies perhaps the best example of the creative role that conversation can play. There the Rabbis - Eleazar, Simeon, Jose, Abba and others - join their efforts and experiences with the aim of arriving together at a deeper, loftier and greater comprehension of the Torah...by way of the fusion and synthesis of opinions. Now, the force which is at work here is that of the 'virgin' [which the doctors of the Zohar call Shekinah], whilst the energy which electrifies polemicists is that of the 'serpent'. 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. dawnHowever, electricity is due to the antagonism of opposites, whilst life is the fusion of polarities..." [Extract; including parenthesis; taken from within the book by Tomberg]. Anything? ALL as a representation of something.  At the very least can you 'see' something other than the "literal"? OR at least attempt to? Before those two bigger questions are asked.

Question. Concave or Convex or the 'boundary' between the two?

"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] .

Question. ''prostrate'' = 'horizontal' link {only}?

Analogy of same?..."The moon of delight [''joy'' link] who knows no wane'' is god; eternal Polaris, anachronous never. The ''moon of heaven rising once again'' is the outward cosmos, fettered to the law of periodic recurrence. Through Self-realisation this Persian seer had forever freed himself from compulsory returns to earth: the garden of nature or Maya. Christ expressed his freedom in another way: ''And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, i will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Spacious with omnipresence, could Christ indeed be followed except in the overarching spirit?" [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Emphasis [all] - this readers]

{Additional?} material  to define the parts within the whole {now or later} : "...Thus there are serious reasons to believe {as G. A. Wainwright suggests} that the emblem of Min, which is of prehistoric origin, actually represents the thunderbolt. Whatever its variations, this symbol always expresses two opposing currents. Later on, the thunderbolt, symbolized by arrows or other projectiles, became the attribute of the sky god Zeus - Jupiter - Amun." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

"...the opening of the knowledge of the masculine and feminine potencies necessary unto the manifestation of all things." Potency in relation to polarity?

A {working?} example?..."The next day of our journey in the Yucatan was unique for me.  I had never seen the temple sites we were going to. These temples represented the dark side of male and female energies. There we would be doing two incredible ceremonies or processes there to release forever from our beingness the male-female polarities - leaving us free, with all our divine strength...In the two days of our trip from Tulum to Palenque, we all had a cohesive series of experiences and ceremonies that felt specifically designed by the Maya to accelerate us out of polarity and into Oneness, almost whether we wanted to of not.'' ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Additional material?..."The 'aegis' of Athene, both in the stories of Homer and in later legend, has given rise to the debate as to its purpose and its identity. It has been described as a round shield, but as Athene's legend developed it became a shield with a gorgons head and fringed with snakes, and later a goatskin mantle embroidered with a gorgons head and fringed with snakes. In astronomical terms, we believe the immortal aegis to be linked with the ecliptic and the orbit of Jupiter, which hugs the path of the sun. The planet itself might give the impression of a glittering shield. Athene, like Ares and Agamemnon, is armed with a huge spear - another concept associated with the ecliptic. Book 8 describes how she 'stepped into her flaming chariot, and grasped the spear so stout and sturdy and strong with which she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her'. Little imagination is needed to see majestic Jupiter 'grasping' the ecliptic on its journey across the heavens. Later in Book 8, Iris, the messenger of Zeus, says of Athene, 'but you, bold hussy, will you really dare to raise your huge spear in defiance of Zeus'? Iris rhetorical question may imply the futility of defying Zeus with an astronomical concept, the ecliptic, under his command. The path of Jupiter never strays far from the ecliptic..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Continued  elsewhere.

And/or: "Jupiter is called in Egypt 'the star of the south' - for Jupiter-Amon-Min is the procreative energy; the liver is the energetic sun of the 'sexual' world and the 'ego'. In it presides the 'seed' of the Personal Consciousness, which, if awakened, can keep it in equilibrium..." ['The Opening of the Way'].

Regardless of those first impressions - one eventually begins to 'see' - {within a study program} - what is associated with ''south''. Question. What would be associated with ''north''. And why? You could say - why bother? Because understanding the parts with the whole not only defines the mind set of our ancestors {in ALL cultures} - but gives clues as to a 'direction' = to someones most likely burial 'spot' {i.e.,landscape symbolism}.

clashing rocksFor a further head scratch put "gathered" and "transcendent" in the usual box. It also explains the Cyanean Rocks and its use in that most famous of Greek myths [and therefore the subject as a whole]. A pair of rocks 'subdued' by a 'dove' - its tail feathers - only 'affected'. Recall what the 'dove' represents. The 'tail' end of something begins the process of something else. Something of the 'above' being an 'aid' to something below. Represented in the [macro] case as the division between two 'differing' continents - just as the ''Ha Ha'' lawn [micro] represents the division between higher/lower. ALL the above enclosed within the journey 'upon a sea or river'. Cattle 'strait' or divide - common to both.  [Look up ''Bosphorus'' /wikipedia as well as ''ha ha''].

Example {of same?} - from someone who is aware of this subject..."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]. Try ''simultaneously'' {intent of}, i.e.,in relation to a 'eureka' moment.

Example of same {from 'unknown' point of view, i.e.,someone who does not know}..."We are drowning in a sea of selfishness, ugliness and misery. There are to many crashing waves in this world, and not enough rocks to stall them. You have to paint your own piece of heaven to get through the days and stay afloat. I want to stay." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].

Recall what ''seas'' and ''rocks'' represent.

Eastern way / Western way - but with a common aim in mind. Anything?

Side note: Not - ''The'' Western Way - i.e., general specific. One could say therefore that the common factor between the two {i.e.,East and West} is the word 'esoteric'.

"The idea of the intercession of the 'virgin' to protect the 'sinner' {link to ''fall''} from the consequences of same; in an after-world 'hell' plays a dominant role in the Divine Comedy of Dante. This master piece of the high middle ages provides a sequential mystery system that is the Western equivalent of the highest flights of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Indeed it would be possible to produce a profound synthesis of Eastern and Western symbolic mysticism by a parallel analysis of 'The Divine Comedy' and 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead'." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

As an example {'Eastern}...'"Sanskrita = ''polished, complete." Sanskrit is the elder sister of all Indo-European tongues. Its alphabetical script is called Devanagari; literally, ''divine abode.'' - "Who knows my grammar knows god." Panini, great philologist of ancient India, paid that tribute to the mathematical and psychological perfection of Sanskrit. He who would track language to its lair must indeed end as omniscient." [Extract from the book on Paramahansa Yogananda]. Try ''logos'' and then find its ''eastern'' equivalent.

{'Western'}... The blacksmith being the older brother of the shaman. Think about both in relation to 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere i.e., one relates more to top-down.

Hewn / UNhewn?

A [practical?] example..."This evening Bhaduri expounded various philosophical points connected with the life of Mirabai, a medieval Rajputani princess who had abandoned her court life to seek the company of saints. One great sannyasi, Sanatana Goswami, refused to receive her because she was a woman; her reply brought him humbly to her feet. 'Tell the master,' She had said, 'that i did not know there was any Male in the universe save God; are we all not females before him?' [Same book]. AS is...

"All the celebrated songs of India have been composed by devotees of the 'divine'. The Sanskrit word for ''musician'' is bhagavathar, - ''he who sings the praises of god."...Because man himself is an expression of the Creative Word..." try ''logos'' to see it from a different 'angle'.

Question. shadow and/or anima/us - as a start point? Question 2. A start point of what?

"Babaji's spiritual state is beyond human comprehension." Sri Yukteswar explained to me. ''The dwarfed vision of men cannot pierce to his transcendental 'star'. One attempts in vain even to picture..." [Same book].

Hephaestus link {and/or therefore ''lame''}?

"In his {i.e.,C. Jung} book 'Modern Man in Search of a Soul', he claims that modern man is somehow fascinated by the almost pathological manifestations of the unconscious mind. Much of the efforts of the serious occultist are in fact directed towards a controlled exploration of precisely this area. The hallucinogenic drug cult is, essentially, an undisciplined attempt to do the same thing, but uncontrolled..." [From the book 'The Fourth Dimension: A Christian Approach to the Occult' by A. Duncan].

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Question. Anima OR  Animus - it can only be one or the other. ISIS/HORUS/OSIRIS myth, remember is non gender specific - it has to be - if it applies to ALL individuals.  Question 2. Fable or myth or something else?

Egyptian equivalent..."In this same tomb {i.e.,Nefertari / valley of Queens / Thebes}, on the back face of the wall on which Re-Horakhty and Hathor are painted, a very rare scene is found picturing a ram-headed mummy {i.e.,horizontal curved horned ram peculiar to Amun} - between Isis and Nepthys, accompanied by the text: 'It is Re who rests in Osiris; it is Osiris who rests in Re.' The few texts which refer to this scene say only: 'Secret, Mystery, it is Re, it is Osiris.' Might not this image - uniting in one figure, these two great principles - be referring to the mystery of redemption of ultimate liberation?" [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries' by L. Lamy].

"...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].

Question. Could not the same be implied with the word ''animus'' in relation to the sentence beginning with ''mediator'' ?

An 'alternative' viewpoint...The concepts of 'iron' and 'blacksmiths' very important. As indicated in chapter eight of 'Hamlets mill'. The ‘forging’ of something. The blacksmith being the older brother of the shaman. Think about it in relation to the 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Shadow and/or Anima...as a representation of something. The 'beginnings' of something. Question. Which and why?

Side note. Oasis of Siwa . Amun related. 'Father' of all the gods. And/or Alexander visited it {oracle} before becoming 'Pharaoh'.

REFRESHER..."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'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Side note. 15th in early spring = the beginning of 'Passover'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Greek equivalent of something..."There are a number of 'triple' facets to this myth {i.e.,Persephone/Demeter in relation to 'Hades'} - that throw light upon the meaning of the tale. Let us first examine the Three Goddesses in the opening scene sporting themselves in the meadows of the Nysaean fields. They are Athene, Artemis and Persephone - three virgin goddesses. These are the 'virgin' facet of the Goddess further split. The nature of the three facets is complementary; although they all share this element of virginity, it is very different in each case. In Athene's case, virginity can be seen as arising out of her virago nature, her incorporation of the masculine within herself. Athene does not need contact with the masculine. She personifies the wisdom facet of the 'Goddess'. Artemis virginity is somewhat different, she is the wild 'virgin' of the hunt, the feminine immersion in the..." [From the book 'The Triple Goddess' by Adam McLean. All emphasis, this readers].

"Born {Athene} from the forehead of Zeus''. See it? As a means...?

And/or..."Zeus-Dionysos, the precursor of both Greek gods on Crete, changed his 'form' as he passed through the three phases of his myth, which are comparable to the acts of a drama {Feast of Fools link?} that 'reproduced' himself. The three phases and acts correspond to the three phases of zoe, or life, which in the Dionysos myth is masculine in its relation to women." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. Mentioned elsewhere].

Hence the link to..."Throughout its development the Dionysian cult preserved the character it had when it first entered into history. With its sensuality and its emphasis on 'sexual' love, it presented a marked affinity to the feminine nature, and its appeal was primary to women; it was among women that it found its most loyal supporters...Dionysus is a women's god in the fullest sense of the word, the source of all women's sensual and transcendent hopes, the 'center' of her whole existence. It was to women that he was 'first revealed' in his glory, and it was women who propagated his cult and brought about its triumph." [Same book. Emphasis, this readers].

A side step..."In the heart center, there is a lotus. Each petal of this lotus has its own quality: desire, anger, infatuation, greed, love, modesty, knowledge, detachment, joy, omniscience, etc. Within the heart is a space the size of a thumb, and here a divine light shimmers. The sages have spent their lives 'looking' at this light. How marvelous is the heart center! How magnificent is the light in the heart space! How divine is the goddess Kundalini! As she 'unfolds', mans entire being is 'transformed.'' [Chapter one, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

From shadow to anima {or would that be - the joining of the 'two'?}. Unknown to becoming known. Representational of. Anything? Try ''unfold''.

Analogy of same principle?..."This little man, the size of a thumb, is the 'Ishon' of the Hermetic and Old Testament texts. The man the size of a thumb, resides in the midst, within the self, of the past and future....the Tom thumb of fairy tales, this inner dwarf or 'Ishon' which is prepared to 'reveal' things that are normally hidden......is meant to symbolize an esoteric aspect of Spiritual development....the fool has to learn from the 'smaller' inner man....It is worth bearing in mind that, in materialistic terms, the inner man must be smaller than the outer man. This inner man is linked with the spine, which in itself is linked with the staff...This symbolism applies to the staves in the hands of the Tarot Fool: one staff is the spine of the outer fool, the other that of the inner fool." [Bibliographic notes to chapters 4, and 7, of the book 'The Zelator']. Question. anima or shadow aspect?

Analogy of same? "Despite their compelling links to the Solutreans, the religious ideologies of the Swiderians have been more difficult to ascertain. The ancient rock art of the Russian Republic of Karelia, which borders Finland to the west, does, however throw some light on the matter. Close to the shores of Lake Onega - where in 1936 a nine thousand year old cemetery was found and identified as belonging to the post-Swiderian Kunda culture - exposed rock surfaces are covered in carved petroglyphs, many of which belong to the mesolithic age. Some show swans with exaggerated necks, like long poles. Others show swans sitting on the top of poles that are being climbed by a small human figure. As at Lascaux, the poles almost certainly symbolise axes mundi, while the human figures are perhaps the souls of shaman travelling between the physical world and sky world. This suggest that the Swiderains, like the Solutreans before them, saw birds, and swans in particular, as symbols of a sky world reached by way...[ From the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. When ALL the available information is assessed what is the most likely reason for taking an interest in such ''religious ideologies.'' i.e., that first yet last subject OR just the fear of comets? Try ''swans neck'' amongst others.

"The waters of the Gap:[key] The Mythology of Aquae Sulis'  by R. Stewart.

''The 'eyes of the soul' - are what we call in modern Hermeticism the 'lotus flowers' or simply 'lotuses', and what Hindu yoga names 'chakra centers' or 'chakras'." [Quote taken from the book by Tomberg]. Put together with Eastern equivalent of the intent of ''logos.''

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Eastern equivalent. Can you see it? Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one? WHY GO TO ALL THIS EFFORT?

"The infinite potencies of sound derive from the Creative Word, Aum, the cosmic vibratory power behind all atomic energies. Any word spoken [or understood] with clear realization  and deep concentration [i.e.,and/or through study] has a materialization value [i.e.,a known quantity]. Loud or silent repetition [i.e.,''revision''] of inspiring 'words' [keys?] has been found effective in ...psychotherapy; the secret lies in the stepping up of the minds vibratory rate [as it does in whatever one is 'meditating' on - as a means to a learning curve - any learning curve]...The Aum vibration that reverberates throughout the universe [the ''word'' or ''voice of many waters'' of the Bible] has three manifestations or 'gunas', those of creation, preservation, and destruction. Each time a man utters a word he puts into operation one of the three qualities of Aum..." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Emphasis and parenthesis; this readers].  Recall what those three ''qualities'' refer to. See Part 1 too refresh.

Practical example:"... The thought process - and sometimes the practices and sequence of exercises or reading - that precede a 'mystical' experience can rarely be precisely recalled nor ordered. This makes for frustrating learning, although one builds up a sense of faith that the viewpoint is more important than the past journey. Frater P.P.E. had two such experiences in this light, the first of which was whilst at a place of employment. He was musing on some Kabbalistic conundrum and turned to look away from the window and at a red electric plug connected to a wall socket. At that moment, the red plug became real in a sense unlike anything he had experienced before. The whole of existence was present and correct in a timeless moment, before it slipped away back into the previous state of awareness. Perhaps there was something in the symbolism of being plugged in, or perhaps the colour red? These events are rarely repeatable. The second experience was when Frater P.P.E. was sitting on the floor at a manual typewriter, in the days when that counted as a wireless word processor with its own in built printer. He turned to pick up a piece of paper and was suddenly seized with an absolute knowledge of what the universe was for, what it intended, and how it all worked. This lasted for several seconds before again being replaced by everyday consciousness. Afterwards, there was some sense of it all being about friction and communication, but these hardly touched upon the actual experience. The initiation system is designed to promote these higher states and prepare the initiate to hold them for longer periods of time." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

"...a timeless moment'' in relation to the working out of ''a conundrum'' regardless of subject. But the word ''mystical'' used because of its direct relevance to this subject, i.e.,its 'spiritual' value - its spiritual content.  That final sentence could also be applied and to be seen as - general specific: i.e.,  ''Initiation'' in relation to a 'student' in the course of his/her studies through the course of a curriculum. The more one learns [regardless of subject] the more one exercises the mind; and therefore the more one is able to gain insights on those [''higher levels?''] of a learning curve - as an example - the value of an objective exercise when working out something of a hypothetical nature - gives the same result, i.e.,the 'value' [and/or meaning ] - of a conundrum. Yes or No?

Francisco de Osuna author of 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' defines the same {process?} as the 'path of recollection'.

Or in a more ''general specific'' manner - put those keys together, to understand what they imply relative to the self.

Proof..."The continuation - in fact, the concentration upon - the techniques is paramount. They provide the framework in which initiation takes place, and the foundation for further progress. They also provide an experiential language in which you can maintain orientation during later experiences." [i.e.,information gained - the parts within the whole -building blocks to build on - as all subject material proves - in one form or another- regardless of how or where it is obtained]. Same book.

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

Islam equivalent,i.e.,practical application of above...."Then he joins the divine Name of the Ever living with the sixth Name - Qayyum, the Self - existing One upon whom all existence depends. This brings him to the Muzdalifa of the center of the heart." [Chapter 18, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned within]. In relation to the 'parts' enacted at Makka, relative to a 'journey'. That individual one.  Hence the title of the chapter....' On the Pilgrimage to Makka and the inner Pilgrimage to the Essence of the Heart'. For information on the whole especially in relation to the 'movement' around the Ka'ba in answer to the question put forward in part one of this web page, put ''pilgrim'' {and/or 'fool' and 'peddler'?} in the usual box on all pages, especially 4. Then try ''bosom''- Before asking oneself - agree or disagree? Universal concepts? or just local ones?

Another analogy. Different 'keys' same principle..."Follow the living symbols through the meadows of inner vision as a child delighting in the random colours and smells and sounds of nature. You will find it has an inner logic and structure of its own. The Principles of discovery are the same on the inner planes as they are on the outer. Simply observe. What you 'see' and 'hear' may amaze you." [Emphasis, this readers. Extract taken from the book, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess.' Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''child''.

"The waters of the Gap:[key] The Mythology of Aquae Sulis'  by R. Stewart.

For more in depth analysis. From someone who knows from both a theoretical and practical point of view- if only - by way of - ’The Western way’. Chapter two. C+J. Matthews. Or 'Power Within the Land' by R. J. Stewart. A book that gives a deeper understanding to Mr Wilcocks most recent publication, 'The Synchronicity Key.' His main reference being 'The Law of One', used throughout the book, as a constant reference what the 'Western way' defines as..an 'inner' contact, i.e.,called the 'Voice of one'. ['Merlin' archetype] or the Perennial philosophy brigade, as 'inner' teachings.

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"Hathor is identified with Maat, principle of order, equilibrium, and cosmic harmony..." Question. Any relationship between Hathor and Amun? Besides HORNS of course.

The Egyptians defined that same intent and purpose with the word maat. All explained throughout, from sources that have discussed and written about the same, for countless generations. That first yet final subject, of which the symbol of the 'serpent' archetype, helps with that 'inner' understanding. That 'sting' in the tail...as a precursor to that other major archetypal symbol that represents ‘an intuitive leap’ in relation to an understanding. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Try ''maat'' for a deeper possibly [future?] ''take on things''.

"In the old religion a snake symbolizes the Inner Wisdom that is intuition. Also in 'vision' [ i.e., archetype] it is a symbol for the 'Lord of the moon' [explained elsewhere] sphere. Cernunnos is often shown with serpents as is Hermes, and so are other wisdom gods." ['The New Dimensions Red Book' under the title 'Old Religion'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Recall also those external 'forms' on the South American temple buildings.

Question. What 'number' would represent same principle? Clue - link to the meaning of ''zenith''.

Or within such books as ’On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead ‘. Or 'On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism'. Both by G.Scholem. [ Hebrew equivalent ] Or for a real ‘head scratcher’...’Powers of Imagining’. By I-de- Loyola. Mainly noted...to understand how different authors explain the ‘same’ thing in their own way...and how that same subject has moved forward in ‘leaps and ‘bounds’, because now, not only is that information accessible to all...but more importantly most try to explain it in plain English, or as close to that virtue as one can get, considering the subject matter. That virtue if attained, can only be good for any reader as it is in any subject.

For a more ‘accessible’ read on the same but only when a good understanding has been acquired of several symbols and their meanings. In relation to each other. Try ’The Sufi Path of Knowledge’. By W. Chittick. Compare to...'Mystical Dimensions of Islam'. A. Schimmel  OR the author of 'The Tao of Islam' - whom Schimmel recommends.

bear'Leaps and bounds' = ‘Dog’ symbolism. Sometimes shown by a dog chasing a hare = Unconscious aspect. Think about it, i.e., 'lower' chasing 'higher'...in that as yet 'to be' discovered 'positive' potential, i.e., yet to be 'caught'. Represented with a 'collar' or lead when it is, i.e., 'domesticated', in relation to an 'understanding', i.e.,those 'aspects', now in 'control' of, in the positive sense. An awareness made. Positives over negatives. Representation of.

Egyptian equivalent Anubis in relation to its 'darker cousin', [Wepwawet]. Only Anubis has been depicted as wearing a 'collar', [chapter six. 'The Sphinx Mystery', and 'The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt', [under Anubis]. Think about it, in relation to an understanding from an 'unknown' start point. Represented as the 'unconscious', and/or 'shadow' and/or 'Dark' [ or a 'fall' ] in relation to a further 'development', [in the positive sense]... of an understanding i.e.,'light'].

"In Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet is the Opener of the Ways who ushers the dead into the Underworld. He is in the shape of a Jackal but is distinguishable from Anubis; the main conductor of the dead; by his white or grey head, which may suggest he was originally a wolf. He was worshipped  as the oldest god at Abydos and at Lykopolis {Wolf City}, which is presently called Assiut." ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews]. Try ''wolf''.

Wepwawet relative to Anubis, i.e., 'wolf' relative to 'domesticated'. Anubis relative to Higher/lower, relative to Horus. Horus relative to Osiris. All relative to A/B/C. All symbolic of something...with the individual in mind.

'Pagan' equivalent,i.e.,from an ''unknown'' [unconscious?] start point...with an ''aim'' [key] in mind..."She looked out of the window as white as any milk - and he looked in at the window as black as any silk... Hullo, hullo you coal black smith, and what is your silly song? You shall never have my maidenhead that i have kept so long!...Then she became a hare, a hare all on the plain, and he became a greyhound dog and chased her back again. And she became a duck, a duck all on the stream, and he became a water dog and fetched her back again. Then she became a fly, a fly all in the air, and he became a spider bold and dragged her to his lair..." [Extract from the folksong 'The Two Magicians' taken from the book 'Where is Saint George'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. "Hare" = earth. "Duck" = water. "Fly" = air. What would 'fire' be represented by; and why. Why bother at all?

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Ahura Mazda = Lord or simply 'spirit' = {eternal 'flame' of Zoroastrian culture}. ''We all know it as paisley''. [Sam Willis 'Silk Road 3/3]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?.

"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].

The above a good example of the method used {as one example} in such 'organisations' as the 'mystery clubs'. In order to make each member understand something, i.e.,more often than not in relation to the 'divine bit' relative to that framework - but not all in one go - not all in one lesson. Like any other subject one learns as one goes on, i.e.,as an example different symbols represent different cardinal points,i.e.,east/south/west/north in relation to air/fire/water/earth and/or spring/summer/autumn/winter and/or dawn/noon/dusk/midnight. East -West in relation to 'horizontal'. North to South in relation to 'vertical'. In the middle a candle and/or a rose. All as a representation of something. But because those symbols are universal anyone can understand them, and not just those who wish to partake in the 'ritual' way. There are many methods {or 'flight paths'}. The above 'way' is but one. Try ''method''. The real questions however are the usual ones.

Continued: "Well may you dress your lady fair into your robes of red. Before the morn at this same time I'll gain your maidenhead." [Same folksong]. ''Morn'' in relation to 'dawn' in relation to 'spring' in relation to 'east' = the beginning of something. ''Robes''{initiates?} in relation to 'garment' symbolism. ''Noon'' by the way, would be the next stage; represented with 'fire'. High noon = Zenith {of something}.

Analogy? of same..."...People ask- why do i make fire in a world of matches? 'Fire is the one tool, the one skill, that separates us from other animals. A unique invention, if you like. I'm convinced these fires burn hotter than those lit with matches; because they burn inside." [Quote by Ray Mears 'Wild Britain with R. Mears']. That 'fire' that in this subject is related in one form or another to ''spirit''. Intentions of. Purpose of; relative to an understanding - in making something understood- its final meaning ''wrapped'' up in the word - gnosis. Try ''bone'' to see if you agree or disagree.

"Simply know that you are going to create fire, that you are creating fire, causing light to shine where there was no light before, bringing warmth, bringing change, bringing all the necessaries of created life's expression. This is a moment of supreme affirmation and confidence. In performing this simple act in a spiritually orientated manner you are bringing profound powers of healing to your own soul. You are expressing the divine principle within your environment..." [Same book, i.e.,by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Nothing more than an invention of the mind; fairy stories?

'The Forge and the Crucible' by Eliade.

Synchronistic link?..."By AD 900 a further dimension to the feminine principle was enacted in the institution of Feasts dedicated to the Mother of Mother of God, St, Anne. Although the cult of St Anne did not gain great force  until the 15th and early 16th centuries, its seed appeared in the Institution of the Feast of the Conception of St Anne of Byzantium some six hundred years previously. At this time too, tradition has it that the holy Roman Emperor, Charles the Bald, the son of Charlemagne, left in his will the treasured relic of the shift that Mary had worn at the Annunciation. It was to provide a fitting edifice for such a priceless gift that the present beautiful building of the cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres was constructed in 1194, after the original church had been destroyed by fire, when the relic miraculously survived the conflagration." [From the book by G. Knight].

A change of pace..."I am Arnaut, the gatherer of the wind. The one who hunts the hare with Ox. Who swims against the tides turning bind."......."The hare and ox lines are described by Bonner [of Troubadour / South France fame], as probably the most famous three lines in all of Provencal literature." [May-be he should get out more?]. Try ''oxen''.

.............."In later reference to these lines, it is the ''knowledge'' that becomes his strength. It is because he ''knows'' so much that he can stop the ''incoming tide''.....[Extract taken from the prologue to the book, 'The Zelator' by M. Hedsel].

That same link to the answer of Samson's riddle. Found within. Use the search box.

N.B. Mediterranean = non tidal. Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,cold - warm as a means...?

"''For a while i lay passive, feeling depleted and tired beyond words. Then gradually there arose a tide {key} within myself - a tide of life revitalized every part of me." [From the book by A. Duncan].

Additional information to seek a 'connection'?... "Hera is ingeniously identified with the Moon when Homer uses favourite epithets to describe her throughout the epic. During the course of Book 1, she is first said to be 'white armed' and then 'Ox eyed', before becomming again 'white armed' - rather meaningless phrases unless they are considered astronomically. Similar instances occurring throughout the Iliad, describe a monthly lunar cycle, from the waxing crescent of the new moon {'white armed'} to the full moon {'Ox eyed'}  and then on to the waning crescent {'white armed'} of the old moon...During the seduction scene in Book 14, Hera's usual aggressive mood {''mad mood''?} changes. Homer uses sublime language to describe her 'captivation' of Zeus, which is in astronomical terms a fine portrayal of a lunar eclipse..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''eclipse''.

Question. Nothing more than the attempt to define an eclipse or is the eclipse used to define something else...as a means...?

''Ox eyed'' - like a hare caught in the headlights? {of a 'car' ?}. Try ''oxen'' for a further connection.

Question 2. How would a Solar eclipse be represented.

Continued... "With Hera dressed in her finery, she works her magic on Zeus, and the moment of seduction describes a total lunar eclipse. While Homer draws this image of a total lunar eclipse, he does not attempt to describe the astronomical reasons for it. This suggests that he was unaware that a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earths shadow. Homer draws attention to the physical appearance of the moon in the guise of Hera when on several occasions he associates it with human feelings and a popular, even childlike, image of its face..." [Same book].

Question. Did Homer not understand? Or is he attempting to give the reader something else to ponder on {digest?}.

137 5Something hinted at: "So, my friend, we are back to words {food for thought?}. The things we so utterly believe in, and trip up over so easily. Yet, what we all overlook is that words are really understood only in silence: to understand {'see'?}, you must push back the sound of the voice, and listen to the silence behind the sound, tuning in to the soul who speaks. This is not mystical nonsense - this is realism; if you listen to the sound, there can be no understanding. The meaning lies behind the sound. Perhaps this is the secret of the zero. In any case the eclipse is complete, and is answering your question about the zero. We are looking down the earth's shadow into what appears to be nothing: yet it is really the dancing ground of angels." ['The Zelator']. Try ''eclipse'' and/or ''angel'' in its universal context - not just the obvious one.

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].

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The beginning of something {''Eclipse''?}.  AS a means...?

A working example: "Heart or reason, no matter! They are ruled by the stars. My instincts, my nature, my body...all is determined by number, by the stars, forces whose plaything i am. Why give us the illusion that our heart is master? My heart is a puppet, a slave, like all else, of fate. The sage waited for the storm of primordial grief to abate. Then he lifted his grave voice and Her-Bak seated himself, trembling. 'My son, there is error in what you have just said. Your heart, seat of enlightenment, {sia}...is it not here that your divine Ka dwells? But your Ka isn't fate's slave, for it is no part of nature. All else on Earth or in Heaven, even the solar disc that lights us, is part of nature, but the spirit-soul like the divine Ra, is not. If the spark becomes conscious in your humanity it grows into a vital germ and through this, if you let it govern the animal-human in you, you will be master of your fate. The soul is not subject to the stars.

'But all my being suffers their influences!'

''As you have just suffered the depressing experience of an eclipse, {'zero'?} for the instinctive self is subject to them {ais}. But as soon as animal man begins to obey his higher self he only feels them as inclinations, no longer compulsions..." ['Her-Bak'].

And/or: {sia} = total understanding including that ''bit''. {ais} = without it i.e.,in the Gnostic {'seeing'} sense of the word.

'See' it?

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'Square' and 'circle' connected by 'triangle' ?  Recall the first three letters of PYRamid. Enlarged elsewhere? A 'house' {temple?} found just behind the central pillar. Question. Real or symbolic? ['Digging for Britain'. Series 6. Episode 1].

"Consider this 'zero' of yours carefully. It is almost a circle, a symbol of spirit. We are trained, by our own mental inertia, to think of the zero as a circle containing nothing. But a cxircle is also a shape which circumscribes everything. When you draw nothing, in the form of a zero, then by default you draw everything outside of it. There are secrets here that can scarcely be put into words. Why did the Indian gurus express the Etheric, their akashya, as a circle? Why did the Hebrew esotericists insist that the open letter 'aleph' was to be accorded the enclosed zero?. And so, if everything is a symbol, so is this circle we sit in - this place and time. It can be no accident {synchronistic?} that we sit in a place when an eclipse is taking place...Here, in this eclipse, my own mind perceives a meaning which is different from the one you perceive, yet however we define it, an eclipse is a meeting of circles which are zeros.  See how the shadow of the earths rim cuts the Moon down to a crescent. Soon the crescent will be gone...The Moon will appear to be a dark zero - a nothing. Then the cycle will begin again, breathing new life of light into the Moon...A great zero of light in the skies...Could this be the reason why the Fool of the Tarot pack is given the strange {'peculiar'?} number zero? ['The Zelator'].

Try ''peculiar'' as strange as it may seem - if only to those 'first impressions'.

Side note: "The fact that the 'Aleph' of the Hebrew alphabet is linked with the constellation Taurus, at a time when this was the first asterism of the zodiacal constellations, has been taken by some to mean 'First Born', to whom the letter was sacred." ['Page 90. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

And/or: ''House'' in relation to: "Satellitium is a group of three or more planets lying in one 'house' of the zodiac''. ['Wiki']. Try ''house'' in the {Micro} sense of the word. Then ''Saturn'' in the {Macro} sense of the word - for possible answers - other than the norm.

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. A mans heart is the altar of god...."

A side step: "The Mahabharata, one of the great sanskrit epics of India, tells of how Brahma emerged from a Lotus that sprang from the navel of Vishnu, seen in terms of the sacred lake at Pushkar. Other accounts speak of him as the first conscious mind of the universe, existing within the 'golden nucleus' [Hiranyagarbha], which germinated after being 'sparked off' by a mysteries 'First Cause'. On awakening, Brahma took his first breath, at which the physical universe came into being. The entire act of 'creation' is said to have proceeded from Shabda-brahman, the 'sonic absolute,' conveyed by the process of Naada-brahman, the 'primordial sound or vibration of Brahma'. this is thought to fill the entire expanse of the universe and becomes audible to yogins, or ascetics, when they achieve higher states of consciousness. It is symbolically expressed in terms of the conch shell, perhaps reflecting the age old belief that shells contain the 'sound' of the primordial ocean. [Chapter 16, 'The Cygnus Mystery'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding this subject by way of certain 'keys'[highlighted]. Regardless even when a different 'language' is used , gives clues as to the origins / start point of that 'religion'. Especially...

''The swan is white without spot." Enlarged elsewhere.

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Question. Waiting for a call from Donald 'duck' or Miss 'swan'? All to fly South?

"Versions of Brahma's birth found in early Sanskrit writings, including the religious texts known as the Puranas, speak of him gestating in a golden egg [the Brahmanda], 'laid' by Hamsa, through which he came to be known as Kalahamsa [or Kalahansa], the swan- goose of eternity, or swan goose in space and time. Others talk about how Brahma came to earth either on the back of the swan - goose, or on a chariot, drawn by seven swans. Indeed, he is said to have been in his swan chariot when the lotus dropped from his hand, creating three water sources, one of which being Pushkar's sacred song.

"Brahma; from Sanskrit root 'brih' - to expand. When Emerson's poem ''Brahma'' appeared in 1857, most of the readers were bewildered, Emerson chuckled. ''Tell them,'' he said, ''to say 'Jehovah' instead of 'Brahma' and they will not feel any perplexity." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"In Greek mythology the swan was the bird consecrated by Apollo; a symbol of harmony...'' [and or ''equilibrium''. This readers input]. Wikipedia / swan song.

The silver swan, who living had no note, when 'death' approached , unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast against the reedy {papyrus?} shore, thus sang her first and last, and sang no more. 'Farewell, all joys! O death come close mine eyes! More geese than swans now live; more Fools than Wise."

Analogy?..."Hector is tricked by the goddess Athene and is left unarmed to face Achilles, who dispatches him, with a lance thrust to his throat." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'/ Mentioned elsewhere].

Side note. Throat chakra? One of five or seven or does it matter?

swan"Swan Song = final performance or activity; in Greek legend; final effort; gesture just before 'death' or retirement."..."The term derives from the legend that, while the swan is mute during its life; swans sing beautifully and mournfully just before they die. The legend was known to be false as early as in the days of ancient Rome, when Pliny the Elder refuted it in 'Natural History' AD77. Nevertheless; poetic imaging proved to be more attractive than scientific method..." [Wikipedia and www.phrases.org.uk]. Death/rebirth link? i.e.,the tail end of something begins...

"...To keep matters simple, it is sufficient to associate the appropriate notes we have named with the appropriate quarters. This will provide a kind of musical magical shorthand. We can by these means encapsulate the principles of different ritual patterns by means of a short sequence of melody based on this magical harmonic structure. It is on these principles that legends on the mighty effect of words of 'power' are based. These basic facts are indeed the foundation on which may be reconstructed the art of mantic chanting. An art almost lost to the West, but that has remained developed in the East, notably in Tibet. Different ritual patterns may be described along lines that are similar to the way that a chime of bells is worked out, as a series of permutations. Thus C, Eb, G, Bb, C = E. S. W. N. E. This is the pattern of circumambulation in a clockwise direction around a circle as is...

continued...C, Bb, G, Eb, C = E. N. W. S. E. This is the counter pattern to the above, and useful for closing down...[Extract from the book 'Rose Cross and the Goddess'].

All as a representation of something as is wind/UNwind or rolled/UNrolled papyrus - enlarged elsewhere. So to is...

'Who Is in My Temple' AND 'In The Temple of Silence' ['Cosmic Chants' by Paramahansa Yogananda].

Question. Where along that Nile river do the Temples re-orientate themselves? Question 2. Why?

"... The mystic understood Gandhi's insistence, ''God is in the rock, too - in the rock!" The poet appreciated Eckhart's paradox, ''Split a stick of wood, and the Christ is in there, too." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger']. Recall the difference between ''mystical'' and ''magical'', i.e.,top/down - bottom/up?

{Wood}-henge relative to {Stone}-henge? North/south? Represented within landscape symbolism and/or mythology, i.e.,King Arthur legend? Try ''bear''.

"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].

Analogy of same, [in relation to an understanding] but from a different start point..."Mithras bore the title ''rock born'' and ''god from the rock.'' The rock of Mithras birth contained both light and fire, he who is born from the rock is thus a 'fiery' god of light. This conception is almost certainly based on a very ancient tradition dating from the time when man first discovered that both light and fire could be produced by striking flint." Quote from the book by D. Fideler. Recall the symbolic intent of ''stones'' and ''flint.''

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Hebrew 'Shin' = Teeth?

"I am immeasurably grateful for the humbling blows he dealt my vanity. I sometimes felt that, metaphorically, he was discovering and uprooting every deceased tooth in my jaw. The hard core of egotism is difficult to dislodge except rudely. With its departure, the 'divine' finds at last an unobstructed channel. In vain 'it' seeks to percolate through flinty hearts of selfishness." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].  Try ''teeth''.

Flip side?... "Therefore, it is said of Christ by the prophet Ezechiel that his face is like a diamond because it is so attractive and a flint that with a little blow of meditation sparks a fire of love in the heart that is disciplined and prepared to receive it." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna].

"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]. Try ''wood''.

The difference being one represents the beginning of something the other closer to 'its' end. Animate /inanimate. Alchemy equivalent: 'Plant' in relation to 'mineral' symbolism. Movement in relation to non-movement - as a representation of something. Question. Which is what?

"The Fool is the one who {is willing} to look through the material illusion - the 'mat' sees through matter - so to speak...The cap {he wears} is three pronged. In truth, the threefold cap is the three pronged shin of the Hebrew alphabet...The early Hebrew scholars used what they called the 'three flames' of shin to represent the highermost trinity in the Sephirothic tree {i.e.,Kether/Hokhmah/Binah}. This means that the triple shin sat on top of the tree, just as the human head sits on top of the spine...This could be the triple crown of the pope, set with jewels, as symbol of the Roman imperium which had taken on the vestments symbolic of initiation...Shin means ''spirit'' and its number is 300..." ['The Zelator'].  Try ''spine'' and/or ''gap''.

Exercise. Put all the above together to define..." This famous Jewish myth relates the story of Moses leading his people out of captivity in Egypt by miraculously parting the Red {'reed'?} Sea. There follows '40' years of wandering in the wilderness in search of the Promised Land, at the end of which Moses dies. It his successor, Joshua ben Nun, who miraculously parts the river Jordon to lead the Jews to the destined homeland. The name 'Jesus' itself comes from Exodus. In Greek the Hebrew name 'Joshua' becomes 'Jesus'. Today it is normal practice to use Joshua for the hero of Exodus and 'Jesus' for the hero of the gospels, which avoids any comparison of the two. At the time, however, it would have been completely obvious that they shared the same name. This is not a coincidence. The Christian Jesus is a mythic development of the Jesus of Exodus. In Hebrew the name Joshua/Jesus is written with the letters Yod/Heh/ Shin/  Vah/ Heh. The letters Yod, Heh, Vah and Heh, known as the Tetragrammaton, {enlarged elsewhere} were extremely significant to Jewish gnostics, as they were used to signify the unpronounceable name of god, usually rendered today with added vowels as either Jehovah or Yahweh. As Philo explains, when the middle letter 'Shin', known as the 'Holy' letter is added, the name means 'Saviour of the Lord'. [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Moses in relation to 'sea'. Joshua in relation to 'river'. Others highlighted {in one form or another} - to define something other than the obvious - i.e.,''unpronounceable'' in relation to 'silence' - benefit of.

"Pagan and Christian gnostics imagined the initiatory journey to be about awakening the 'King' within. In Pagan Mysteries, the initiate was 'enthroned' as a king as part of the initiation ceremonies." [Same book]. Try ''throne''.

That link to the individual.The beginner/student or apprentice. No more so symbolized than in mythology. Especially Greek mythology. As explained in Robert Graves. ‘Greek Myths.’ Or Walter Burkert's 'Greek Religion.' The inner struggles of the ‘apprentice/beginner’ symbolized no more so than within those Greek ‘Hero-s’. All symbolic of those different ‘aspects’ of an individuals inner nature. Higher/Lower self.

"When Perseus grows to maturity, the King of the Underworld throws a banquet. In accordance with ancient custom the status of those invited is assured by the fact that each has to give a horse {refresh in Part 1} - to the host. Perseus is unable to meet this test of status but announces that he will enable himself to qualify presenting Polydyktes with the head of Medusa. In ancient times she was considered to have the body of a horse, and indeed was originally a mare, who 'mated' with Poseidon himself in the form of a stallion. Perseus undertakes this quest as a means of bringing release for his mother. In this we see a crisis point at the stage in the evolution of consciousness. It is the point where dependence upon the mother has to give way to assertion of independence. This occurs in the process of growing to maturity in all human individuals, and has its equivalent in the puberty of the human race. This is the dynamic behind many of the hero legends. The hero is the one who is compelled to assert himself, to prove his individual worth by the performance of certain tests, or a quest. This is particular relevant in the case of Perseus, for it will be seen, that achievement of this state of psychic independence will also be a release for the mother. On the other hand, failure to win free of the maternal influence, or mother's aura, will produce that petrification of the will that is so graphically described in the imaginary  of the Medusa's look that can turn her victims to stone. She is the terrible possessive mother, in this aspect. The spider woman who sucks the souls of her victims and renders them dry desiccated shells. These victims are her own children. In later legend Perseus was helped by the god Hermes who lends him winged shoes so that he can leave the island upon which he is confined. This island being an image of the physical world as defined by the outer senses; and the winged shoes confer the ability of walking the 'sky-ways' of inner reality..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

Question. Is this subject therefore nothing more than an overplay {over-emphasis?} on the psychic interpretation of mythology? OR even vise-versa.

Question 2. "...petrification of the will." - Woodhenge in relation to Stonehenge - but now in the positive sense?  Representational of: {cedars?}.

A working example: "Among Edna's papers are many pages of notes which reflect her intensive research into myth and the families and ancestry of great heroes in support of her hypothesis. Eventually she had constructed a basic catalogue of stars and constellations from the 'Catalogue of Ships'..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged throughout.

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Question. Head of the 'corner' in relation to horizontal/vertical? Clue. Which of the two would 'wings' represent? Question 2. Why represent anything at all?

As one example: "The constellation of Perseus has been depicted as a 'warrior' since time immemorial, so it is not surprising that in the Iliad it is represented by Diomedes, one of the most powerful fighters in the Greek army. His deeds of derring-do and Homers descriptions of his body and clothing give a graphic picture of Perseus with particular emphasis on the long 'legs' and 'feet' and the 'shoulders', 'arms', 'stomach' and 'heart' of the constellation. Without astronomical instruments it is probably impossible to determine whether or not stars at the foot of Perseus lie just inside the zodiac, home of the gods that in the Iliad represent the moon and five planets visible to the naked eye. If the stars were in the zodiac, the epithet 'god like' could have been given to the constellation. Homer raises this problem in ingenious fashion, but his conclusions are not decisive. He puts his opinion into the words of Glaucus and of Pandarus, who says he cannot tell whether Diomedes {Perseus} is a god or not, but even if he is not - 'he has some god by his side who is shrouded in a cloud of darkness'. This refers to Athene, the planet Jupiter..."

Therefore from a 'southern' perspective? i.e.,try Athene on all pages together with that relationship {connection?} to Perseus. All as a means...?

Side note: Highlighted aspects in relation to ''Cloud of Unknowing'' and that 'box' that was continually by 'their side' - as represented  in the Hebrew culture i.e.,that universal potential present, but dormant? Hence...

"In the same manner and for the same reasons that Agamemnon berates Odysseus during his tour of inspection, the Greek commander-in-chief also admonishes Diomedes for not being in the front line of the action...['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''struggle'' - its intent and purpose.

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The 'young' boy - Hercules.

As seen from a different perspective:  "Heru or Hor [Horus] is depicted as a man with the head of a Falcon. Heru is the origin of the Greek word "hero", the subject of many myths. Heru translates as..."The face of the Falcon" and states it was originally conceived as the principle of the boy, the undeveloped 'young' male who becomes the realized man, the initiate who has passed and survived the major trials and tests of obtaining a degree of self awareness. Heru later became the symbol of the king in dynastic Egypt. The Falcon is seen as the most realized bird, a champion of the skies, the swiftest of aviary flight. The Falcon, Hawk, eagle and all other raptors are considered the 'lords' of the sky and have been the symbols of king-ship for thousands of years". [Chapter six. 'From Light into Darkness'. S. Mehler].

An objective view?

Think about it, in relation to the 'face of Tutankhamun', and its headdress. Both separate 'objects'. Representing a further development within an understanding. ['Ultimate Tutankhamun'. National Geographic or 'History' Channel. December 2013].

"....this has been likened to grasping a snake, previously asleep in the sunlight. Once we have grasped it, we awaken it and must then engage in a constant battle {and/or ''struggle''} with 'it', grasping it ever tighter, lest it escape and bite us..." All as a representation of something - an inner something, i.e.,'Kundalini' in relation to the 'spine'. The backbone of something - As represented {Macro} with the backbone of the Great Bear - one needs to {possess?} the same, in order to learn something - ANYTHING - different symbols used because of its 'spiritual' content {i.e.,in relation to the 'divine' bit} - another of which is the 'snake'. Getting it?

www.constellationsofwords.com/ursamajor

Maya equivalent? "An inscription on the top of Altar Q at Copan tells how the founder then known as K'uk Mo Ajaw, travelled from far off and , on 5 September 426 CE, is said to have taken K'awil {kingship} - ''in the sense of grasping a scepter in the form of the snake footed deity, thereby marking a transition to regal status.'' Three days later, now carrying his full royal name K'inich Yax K'uk Mo, he comes to the wi te ' naah, which may translate as ''Root House'', a structure linked to the foundation of dynasties...The location of the ''Root House'' is not mentioned but its distance from Copan is implicit in the 153 days it took to arrive at Ox Witik, the principle place name of Copan." [ www.ancient.eu/yax_k'uk_mo]. Try ''153'' and ''house'' and ''oxen''.

'A Man Seen Afar' / Wellesley Tudor Pole and R. Lehmann.

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Question. What 'number' represents the 'Muse' ?

A side step: "One of the symbolic animals that the early Christians adopted with the most certainty as an allegorical image of Christ, and also of his disciple, the Christian, was the stag. Poets and naturalists of ancient times, such as Pliny, Theophrastus, Xenophon, Martial, Lucretius, and many others, portrayed the stag as the implacable enemy of snakes, pursuing them relentlessly into their holes. Martial and Plutarch add that  with the 'breath' of its nostrils - some say, of its mouth - the stag would drive the snakes from their underground hiding holes and devour them, and that in this way, its 'youth' was renewed. Reflecting this ancient belief, a Roman marble relief from the Naples Museum shows a stag fighting with a snake. The stag has fallen on its 'knees', but it has succeeded in seizing it's enemy's head in its mouth and is crushing it between its 'teeth'. In Afghanistan today there is a species of deer or goat family that attacks serpents and often eats them. The Persians called these animals ''pausens.'' The last Mazdeans living in that region consider the dual between pausen and snake as the allegorical image of the triumph of good ''Ohrmazd,'' over evil, ''Ahriman.'' Medieval manuals are full of accounts of the stag's ingenuity, of forcing his enemy from his 'hiding place'... Thus making the stag the symbol of the 'triumphant' Christ...There is a concept in Europe which i think is even older than the tradition of the stag's hatred for the serpent, which relates the stag to the idea, or one might say the cult, of 'light'. Pre-Mycenaean art quite often shows a stag harnessed to a solar 'chariot'. According to Dechelette, it seems that the idea of the stag sharing this privilege with the 'horse' is also echoed in Greek mythology, which consecrates the stag to Artemis, born with her brother Apollo on the island of Delos and sharing his nature. We also know that the fawn was a special symbol attributed to Apollo, who was himself the god of light... "  [From the book 'The Bestiary of Christ' by Louis Charbonneau - Lassay. Emphasis, this readers].

Recall the Hebrew equivalent - Lucifer {snake?} = ''light bringer''.

"Every light casts a shadow" ['The Zelator'].

"Mayan rulers associated themselves with the 'image of a deer'. " Recall those monuments with external 'serpents'. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Link to the word 'leap' ?

Understanding the above explains why stag antlers {'Red' deer} were used to remove 'black flint' tens of meters below ground level - in such areas as Grimes caves, i.e.,behind a ridge; at the beginning of a 'journey' - just off the beaten track - along the Icknield Way {Peddars Way. Enlarged elsewhere} - As speculated on in such programs as 'Britain's Ancient Tracks' narrated by T. Robinson.

'Ridge of the mind'?

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'The Four Corners' {S/W}. Question. Head of the corner?

South American {Indian} equivalent?..."So we were on the road again. Ahead of us lay the long, mesmerizing ride to Page, Arizona, to the upper reaches of the Grand Canyon. Here we would create our final ceremony. But first, we would spend the afternoon and early evening at a unique natural cathedral known as Antelope Canyon, where we would meet with Davlin, a Navajo shaman whose fierce protectiveness of his people would provide us with our last test of faith...Antelope Canyon is so sacred to the Navajo that visitors are allowed in only when accompanied by Native guides...Back outside as we were getting ready to be driven back, Davlin pointed up at a snake shape on the wall of Antelope Canyon's entrance and began to tell us about it. He illustrated each detail of what he was saying by pointing up at the snake's shape, moving his finger along the forty-foot formation.'' ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Conversation between T. Robinson and P. Harding {'Time Team' archeologist}...

T.R..."What i don't understand Phil, is - you can find loads of flint on the surface, so why dig out these complex series of shafts {'wells'?} and galleries?"

P.H..."There's got to be something that drives them to do it."

T.R..."Its like there building the underworld, isn't it?"

P.H..."It could well be that - but its also the fact that the objects that come out of these {mines?} would in themselves be special, revered and respected."

T.R. {speculating to camera/viewer}..."Something urged these prehistoric miners beyond the need for arrow heads and axes - to dig deeper - to the underworld. There are dozen of stories about darkness and light - people going down into the underworld and coming back to be reborn. So these prehistoric people could have re-enacted them below - but that may be just fanciful and these mines were just simply industrial. We will never know will we; but what we can be sure of - is lots of people were involved and gathered together - for a day at the pit."  [Emphasis/Parenthesis, this readers]. Recall Part 1.

As seen from a different perspective: "It discusses {i.e.,the book in question}, in relation to the Gospels, the idea that real religion is about another man, latent but unborn, in every man. The end of this transformation in man is thought of as The Mark to be aimed at. The author explains that in the Gospels the word translated as 'sin' means in the literal Greek 'missing the mark', as of a spear thrown at some object and failing to hit it...It is in the wrong place. And this is 'sin'. That is, in the sense, it has missed the mark, missed the idea of his own existence." [Back cover to the book 'The Mark' / M. Nicoll]. Anything? i.e.,''unborn'' in relation to ''rebirth''. Try ''arrow'' and/or ''Eros'' and/or ''aim'' ALL as a means...?

Question. Underworld = 'labyrinth' link?

N.B. Stag = 'Lord of the Woods'? And/or heath land ?

The colour black - that absorbs all wavelengths of visible light - which appears black to the naked eye - but from which a heat {'fire'} emerges. Representational of. Try among others ''flint''.

Question. From darkness to light {chalk and/or limestone?} - as a means...?

'Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi' by C. Addas. And/or 'The Red Book' by C. Jung.

A representation of something hidden - that one has to seek out?

Question 2. IF so, how could prehistoric man understand that {concept?} - before Newton discovered it?

"It is Prometheus advice that Heracles should not attempt to seize the 'Fruits of Paradise' by violence but by request of the aid of the powers that hold the machinery of the universe in balanced motion..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].  Link to the word ''grace''. Aim and purpose of.

Question. What was Prometheus identified with?

REFRESHER..."That which sees through the 'eye', but whom the eye sees not...." [Hindu equivalent]. Find it, compare it, understand it. As with.................

eye"The eye with which i see 'god', and the eye with which 'god' sees me is the same eye." [Meister Eckhart].

"It is precisely the 'Perfect Man' who combines within himself, in harmony, 'Heaven' and 'Earth' within the context of the realization of the Oneness of Being, who is at once the eye by which the divine subject sees Himself and the perfectly polished mirror {Obsidian?} that reflects the divine light." [Same chapter, same book].

"Obsidian = i.e.,a hard, dark glass like volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization." Wiki.

''The energy had to crystallize for us to understand what was coming our way...As this realization flooded into me..." [From the book by D. Melchizedek].

N.B. Glastonbury = ''the Isle of glass''.

"In many legends - and not only in Celtic ones - we find that the 'heroes' go on these adventures sometimes in a glass ship: 'the multitude could not see the hero's progress after he had entered his glass vessel'. Arthur had a boat of glass. Taliesin says that Alexander the Great went on voyages in a 'boat of glass'. Condla the Red of Ireland was spirited away to fairy-land in a glass ship. The boat of Osiris in Amenti was made of glass. Even our own cinderella found her Prince because she could wear the 'glass slipper'...Glastonbury is often supposed to be so named because it was the Isle of Glass, Ynesuuitrin, the Insula Vitria - where there was no thunder or lightening , nor tempest, nor serpent, nor excessive heat or cold. This is the 'blessedness' of the state of consciousness through the tumult of the 'Chatel Merveil' and attained the Quest of the Grail {i.e.,representational of}. Glass or a type of glass - is supposed to be the material out of which the so-called 'serpents egg', the well known talisman of the Druids, was made. Whatever it was, it was said by Pliny to be able to 'float' in water and resist the flowing stream, like a boat that is propelled. St. Columba had such a talisman, a white 'stone' that could 'swim'...When a stranger sought entrance to the ceremonies of the worship of the 'Moon' { Ceridwen Mysteries}, Taliesin tells us he had to exhibit his 'boat of glass' as a sort of guarantee of good faith..." ['The Flaming Door'. Most emphasis, this readers].

River / sea {delta} OF ALL CULTURES regardless of time/space as a means...?

Refresher: "We don't know the purpose of the white quartz pebbles. There found in mortuary context from pre-historic periods onward and also medieval cemeteries. There's a passage in the Bible - Revelations- about a person who has found Christ is given a white stone - and in that - a new name." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''nickname''.

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

"Tis a stone, and not a stone; a spirit, a soul, and a body...'' Ben Jonson, The Alchemist, ca. 1610. [Quote taken from chapter six, entitled the 'Philosophers Stone' from the book 'The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

"Our 'Stone' is the quintessence of the Four Elements, separated from them and reduced into a fifth essence - being extracted out of the body of the first matter."

Side note: Alchemy equivalent {i.e.,in relation to ''extracted''}: "Aqua ardens is another name for aqua vitae, which is another name for high proof distilled alcohol. It was discovered by alchemists in the process of distilling - and redistilling, and redistilling- their wine, looking for the purest possible spirit of wine...To name this new 'spirit' of wine, Rupescissa turned to Aristotle's notion of an eternal, heavenly element beyond the four elements of earth, fire, air and water - a fifth element, a fifth essence, a quinta essence, a quintessence - and he said there would be more; he said other substances would be distilled down to their ultimate, purest form...'' ['The Chemistry of Alchemy']. Try ''Dionysos'' as a means...?

Question. Which came first. The 'spiritual' intent within ''alchemy'' OR the discovery of 'pure alcohol' within ''chemistry''?

elephant-2Continued: ''Stone'' symbolic of a crystallization of something. That crystallization represented in the living form - in the external sense of the 'word' - as a 'horn'.  A 'vertical' one as opposed to 'horizontal' {i.e.,as one example represented with the figure of Amun or even those in the 'downward' direction - as in the 'hand of the elephant'. Both enlarged elsewhere}. Try ''crystallize'' etc.

'Horn of plenty'. Anything?

Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

"The Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most beautiful of all the temples of ancient Egypt. It is located at Deir el-Bahri {''The Northern Monastery''}, at the head of the valley beneath the peak of the mountain {and natural pyramid} ''Dehent'' - now known by its Arabic name, al-Qurn, - ''The Horn''. Hatshepsut's temple was named ''Djeser-djeseru'' {'holy of holies'}. [www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk].

Side note: ''natural'' in relation to alchemy's equivalent ''purest''. Anything? ALL as a means...?

'The Old Straight Track' by A. Watkins.

"...they were after the floor-stone ; the black flint - and used red deer antlers to score around it - to destabilize the chalk around it - in order to to prize out the flint. A very clear technique." P.H. to T.R.

Question. Why did they not use - say - a larger piece of flint. Common sense seems to suggest that would be easier - or did they not want to scratch or damage it. A sacred act? Anything else {i.e.,an incorrect method} could be called a taboo? {enlarged elsewhere}. As an example calling a ''bear a bear''- flint on flint? Hewn/UNhewn? and/or shadow on shadow?{i.e.,represented - as in one culture - with Jacob/Esau}.

A sacred act = one step forward along a path along a 'journey' ? Taboo = one step back?

Analogy with same intent?..."There are two types of 'altar' mentioned in Scripture, namely, altars of sacrifice, and altars of witness. In the case of 'altars' of sacrifice strict commands were given that such were to be made of earth or stone, but if stone was used, it must be unhewn....no tool must be used...."for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou has 'polluted' it" [Exodus 20:24-25]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"In basic form an altar is simply a table; a focus of consciousness."

"The altar of sacrifice demonstrates that where your treasure is there will your heart be also."

As is the intention of: "Often he helped to prepare and bake the unleavened bread in his aunt's kitchen. This bread, shaped into large flat scones that could be broken by hand {never cut} together with figs, and olives and green herbs, was his favourite diet." [ From the book by W.T.P].

And/or: "But the true cause, the one of all, is, as Plato says, because: 'It is not lawful for pure to touch not pure'..." ['Thrice-Greatest Hermes: Part 1' / G. Mead].

A side step..."Together with his son {'Motmot'} - Yax K'uk Mo laid out the building plan for Copan's principle group - that part of the site lying between the Acropolis to the south and the central and Great Plaza areas to the north. Choosing the auspicious ending baktun ending 9.0.0.0.0. to inaugurate the process...{Recall David / Solomon in relation to 'their' temple? Question. What 'auspicious' date was chosen?}...When Motmot replaced Yax, a plaza floor tied it to the first versions of the ballcourt and structures.''

revelationBallcourt in relation to 'fate' one way or the other {in the 'micro' sense of the word}.. Hebrew = Thummim/Urim . In its 'Macro' sense = 13.0.0.0.0 Baktun = 2012 -  but only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word, i.e.,the ''unveiling'' of something.  Link to the true mean of such words as ''Apocalypse'' or ''revelations''. Enlarged elsewhere.

continued..."Built into the plaza floor was a cylindrical cist lined with stones that held the remains of a women buried in a cross legged position. The tomb was subsequently re-entered in a burning ritual that blackened the upper part of the skeleton. The lower legs were left in place, and a deer skull and a decapitated human skull  were placed on the floor...The tomb was then resealed and a decapitated deer burned on top...Covering the cist on the plaza floor was the circular stone carving known as the Motmot marker. Its hieroglyph text refers to the deer offering by means of the ''tied deer hooves'' glyph that is known from the Madrid codex in the context of deer sacrifices. The Motmot inscription also refers to several features that have been identified in the archaeological record. The first being the deer sacrifice represented by the tied hooves. The second is a reference to the dedication of a ''4 - sky structure'' which describes Motmot 4 sky bands, modeled in stucco on the east and west sides of its superstructure.The third is a reference to ''smoke entering'' which is what happened when the sub floor burial chamber was re-entered and the bones of its young female occupant were 'purified by fire'. The fourth reference in relation to glyph found {E/W sides} = 4 macaw - link to name of founders ballcourt." [mesoweb.com].

''IN A BURNED RITUAL THAT BLACKENED THE UPPER PART OF THE SKELETON...'' Recall the charred body of Tutankhamun. Question. Whose tomb represents the 'beginning' of something in the valley of the KINGS.

Analogy? The 56 Aubrey holes that first began Stonehenge. Composed of the smaller blue stones. Eventually - in the course of 'its' development {understanding?} removed to be placed on the inside of the larger Sarsen stones. Cremated skeletons found in those same pits. Something external now internal - represented with ''ashes'' {death/rebirth}. ['Secrets of Stonehenge' / Mentioned elsewhere].

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'The Four Corners' - what some call - The Stonehenge of the West - Coincidence or a meaningful one. Question. Head of the Corner? What animal {if any} would represent those ''boundaries''?

Refresher {from Part 2},,,"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 by the figure of Eve, which represents purely instinctual and biological relations. The second can be seen as Faust's Helen: 'She' personifies a romantic and aesthetic level that is, however, still characterized by sexual elements. The third is represented , for instance, by the Virgin Mary - a figure who raises love {eros} to the heights of spiritual devotion. The fourth type is symbolised by Sapientia, wisdom transcending even the most holy and the most pure. Of this another symbol is the Shulamite in the Song of Solomon. {In the psychic development of modern man this stage is rarely reached. The Mona Lisa comes nearest to such a wisdom anima}. At this stage i am only pointing out that the concept of fourfoldness frequently occurs in certain types of symbolic material... But what does the role of anima as guide {''teacher''?} to the inner world mean in a practical terms? This positive function occurs {negative = 'shadow' ?} when a man takes seriously the feelings, moods, expectations, and fantasies sent by his anima, and when he fixes them in some form - for example, in writing, in painting, sculpture, musical compositions, or dancing. When he works at this patiently and slowly, other more deeply UNconscious material wells up from the depths and connects with the earlier material..." [ 'Man and his Symbols' /C. Jung].

Analogy of same {process?}..."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: "...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own  'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

Hence..."Earlier descriptions of such Faery weapons can be found in the Irish counterpart of the 'Mabinogion', the 'Lebor Gabala Erenn' which tells how the Faery race of Tuatha de Danaan emerged from four cities: Falias, Gorias, Finias and Murias. They brought with them four magical weapons: from Falias came the stone which is now called the Stone of Destiny 'La Fial' {stone of Scone link?}; from Finias came a spear, from Murias came a cup or cauldron, and from Gorias came a sword. These four 'magical' weapons will be studied in greater detail later, but it is well worth bearing them in mind throughout the following chapters. From these earliest appearances they have passed into legend and esoteric lore, and along the way acquired a formidable weight of human history and significance, but it is essential to remember that they were originally 'gifts from Faery', {archetypes?}...as magical and talismanic symbols of immeasurable power and significance...Current esoteric practice recognises the power of the four fold symbolism contained within these weapons but often fails to acknowledge their original significance , preferring to interpret them from a purely human point of view. They can be equated for example, with the four Jungian functions of consciousness: sword/intellect; wand/intuition; cup {or 'horn'} / emotion and stone/sensation. This approach can be a useful psychological tool and will often lead to worthwhile realisations of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of an individual's psychic make-up. But to use them primary within the parameter of human endeavour in the world, even when that endeavour is allied to the spiritual world, is to neglect their intended meaning and purpose. Our forgetting of their original and greater meaning lies alongside the more general forgetting which has occurred with regard to our 'Faery' companions who share this land..." ['Red Tree, White Tree / W. Berg. Emphasis, this readers].

N.B. The word Faery in relation to 'plant' and 'vegetable' symbolism - together with ''It is often said, particularly in regard to the stories of the quest for the Holy Grail, that it is essential to ask the right question. The results of percival's failure to ask the right question after he had witnessed the Procession of the Grail were extreme: The Grail Castle and all its inhabitants 'disappeared' and it was a long time before he found them again. Once I had asked who Guenevere was, the answer came very rapidly. She is neither an archetype {authors opinion}, nor a goddess, nor an ineffectual human being. She is Faery. That is to say, she has an objective reality of her own, Faery kind. She exists within that faery reality and she comes from a faery kingdom which also has its own,  objective reality..." [same book].

''Ask the right question'' in relation to the process {step by step?} of say, a eureka moment {beginnings of?}. Hence...

"Once this basic principle is accepted, so much else falls into place. To take but one example, the usual translation of the name Guenevere is 'White shadow'. This does not mean, as it is often assumed, to indicate a pale or ineffectual or weak human but a shinning Faery. It is an accurate description of her physical appearance to human eyes, and how the white light of the 'faery' world shines bright and clear through the physical form..."    Try ''shinning ones''.

A {working?} example: ''This question {i.,the right one}, 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.

SIDE STEP: On an Indonesian Island lower jaw bone and teeth found {within the sediments of an ancient river bed} - to what became known as Homo Floresiensis - a 'hobbit' type individual - that predates 'modern' humans. The word ''hobbit'' used/chosen/selected {nickname?} because of the film of same name at the time of the original find {i.e.,2003}. [Wiki + PBS America 'The Hobbit Enigma']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"This wisdom of my castle {Grail castle?} is not one of theory and speculation of the intellect - ALTHOUGH WISDOM OF THAT KIND MAY LATER COME - by personal realisation with the male and concrete mind - but my wisdom is given in another way, by story, and by being, and experience and human contact..." ['I call it Magic']. The above in reference to Melusine {of ''faery'' origin} - the START of which {if only in the 'landscape' sense of the word...

"About 25 kilometres southwest of Poitiers the train that runs across Poitou to the port of La Rochelle passes over a viaduct {'bridge'?} that spans a great bow bend in the River Vonne. Here looking out on the left hand side, high as you are, you can see an ancient church that stands on a great escarpment of rock, slightly higher than the train. This is the church of Notre Dame in the little town of Lusignan. Both church and town are celebrated for having been built by the faery Melusine, along with a mighty castle here, which for centuries was a thorn in the side... ['Melusine of Lusignan: and the Cult of the Faery Woman' / G. Knight]. Try Part 1.

Side note: The great bend in the Nile river {S/W?} of its southern borders.  Coincidence?

''Wisdom of that kind may come later'' in relation to: "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.

Hence: The town to which Erec is led in his pursuit of the knight is seething in anticipation of an imminent event - the Contest of the Hawk - which is to take place the next day. Even knights and ladies who are taking no direct part in the contest are sporting sparrow hawks, falcons and hunting birds of various kinds. The contest is an annual one, and like the culmination of the Hunt for the White Stag, is directly concerned with the superlative feminine beauty...{recall the reasons {origins?} for the story of the 'fall' of Troy}. Any test concerning a hawk is likely to have its origins in the world of Faery. It is a theme that occurs again and again in legend and Professor  R.S.Loomis, in Arthurian Tradition and Chretian de Troyes, cites no less than twelve versions of the sparrowhawk contest...There is also a body of legend concerning castles of sparrow hawks where unearthly ladies dwell who are capable of flight; whilst another 'faery' and 'hawk' test tradition is associated with Melior, one of the sisters of the famous faery Melusine of Lusignan. In her case, the knights being challenged to watch over her 'hawk' for three days and nights without falling asleep." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon' / G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

That final sentence {representation of} - in relation to the 'effort taken' {i.e.,to focus} - benefit of...

Refresher: "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."

Side note: "concerned with the superlative feminine beauty." Recall only Aphrodite associated with the story {principles?} of Troy. The other two {Hera/Athene} = Greek related. Transcendent third link? {i.e.,but from the  'feminine' principle viewpoint,i.e., 'anima' aspect in mind}. Top/down or bottom/up?

Question {right question?}: What position would ''anima'' {in the physical / positive,i.e.,''white shadow'' - sense of the word} be represented in {within?} landscape symbolism? Clue. What position is Copan within 'its' overall landscape?

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Question. Plenty of what? ''The fruit of ones labours''?

"The deer's graceful caution, elegant leaps, sudden appearances and swift disappearances link the animal to the alchemical Mercurius, the transformative intermediary soul substance, as well as to pilgrimage or initiation paths that are circuitous, indirect, constantly shifting direction,{gates, boundaries, transitions?} or, like the deer, disappearing altogether. The occasional, mysterious hoof-sounds we hear in the brush along the meandering way, belong to a hidden creature that teaches us to tread our path with calm reverence for the unseen and unknown...The Celtic lord of forest beasts {i.e.,with 'human head'} - Cernunnos, adorned with leafy antlers, collects the souls of the dying and escorts them to the underworld, accompanied by the hunting goddess Flidass who, like her Greek counterpart Artemis, rides in a deer driven chariot.'' ['The Book of Symbols' / Taschen. Emphasis, this readers]. Together with...

"Mixcoatl, the Aztec god of hunting, has as his companion a two headed deer {Janus link? i.e.,''God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, doorways, passageways and endings. Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict {'struggle' ? and/or now from the ''feminine perspective? i.e.,anima?}.''  - while in Mayan tradition the double headed Dragon {double 'cube' link? and/or 'shadow' aspect} - sometimes appears with deer hooves. In the symbolic art of the Mayans, the deer appears at the base of supporting pillars {recall the 'human headed' ones as in say; the Egyptian/{Roman?} culture] - suggesting that the animal was a foundation upon which both society and religion were founded. Human forms with deer heads are also a common feature of Mayan art. " ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews].

One could also say then ...'Upon that which the animal represents - in the internal sense of the 'word' ?

Question. Conspiracy theory? A universal one?

Analogy {in a different sense of the word,i.e.,S/W?}: "The old town lies at the end of a quiet country road that leads up from the station. At its center is the church of Notre Dame, on the north side of which is a breathtaking view of the valley of the Vonne and the woods that once formed part of the ancient forest of Coulombiers. The church itself is dominated by a two storey bell tower...Who knows how much of the atmosphere is due to the influence of Melusine {who is discreetly represented with bat wings and a serpent tail at the top of one of the columns} and how much to more orthodox {exoteric?} associations...The north door, that once joined the church to the priory, has an evocative semicircular arch. Its keystone shows a human head with a long beard and the pointed ears of a faun - whilst 22 other stones shows of the arch show figures of animals and men..."  ['Melusine of Lusignan' / G. Knight]. Besides the obvious try ''23''.

Recall the semicircle of the philosophers. Enlarged elsewhere. Higher/lower?

Side note: Marden Henge {near Stonehenge} - recently discovered. Many times larger than Stonehenge. A definite link between 'it' and the river Avon: "The monument itself is only 'D' shaped {semicircle} - Its not a complete enclosure {northern perspective?}, in fact the whole of the southern side is formed by the river Avon. A great big meander in the river...  And a number of springs within the henge as well." ['The Flying Archaeologist'. Enlarged elsewhere].

SIDE NOTE: "Ares plays a prominent role in Book 5 of the Iliad, and when the narrative is examined for astronomical content it draws a remarkable picture of the motion of the red planet. A view reflected in several passages in the Iliad is that Ares is not to be trusted, and Butler's translation says, that he is 'a villian incarnate, first on one side and then another', before describing him as 'Sir Facing Bothways'. A. T. Murray uses the word 'renegade', while 'turncoat' is favoured by E. V. Rieu. Alexander Pope's translation sees Ares as defying the natural order, and declaims: 'Of lawless force shall lawless Mars complain? Of all the gods who tread the spangled skies - thou art  most unjust, most odious in our eyes!' A literal translation which is at the heart of these variants, is 'changing from one side to another' - a truly Homeric and accurate description of retrograde motion. A second observation of the apparent orbit of Mars around the earth, Homer says that Ares is 'first in front and then behind Hector'. This relatively common event takes place over a period of a few weeks, and at the beginning of the sequence Mars rises before Orion and precedes the constellation across the sky - Ares is 'first in front'. But, as the days and weeks pass, Mars rises progressively later until it rises after Orion and follows the constellation across the sky - Ares is 'then behind Hector'..."

Side note: According to B. Cox {'Wonders of the Solar System: Order out of Chaos' / Yesterday / Satelite TV} -  ''Understanding the retrograde motion of Mars didn't come easy. That's why it took over 2000 years to work out." Question. Do those 2000 years include Homers description of same? Question 2. Where did Homer get his information from?

N.B. Hector, who according to Homer was known as the ''Tamer of Horses''.

Continued..."A long standing puzzle in the Iliad has been why Homer sometimes refers to horses as being 'single hooved' or 'single footed'. An ingenious literary explanation has proposed that horses are 'single footed' in that they do not have cloven hoofs. A more likely explanation is to be found in the skies, with the ancient Greek observers comparing the movement of the stars across the heavens with horses galloping across the field of 'battle' - single hooved horses indicating single stars..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 5.

"Some of the most interesting work upon Palaeolithic art has been that of Steven Mithen, who has regarded it as a store of information about animals that were difficult to find or to stalk. Thus, reindeer and most birds were portrayed relatively seldom because they were abundant and easy to kill. Some of the abstract designs, he suggests, are actually hoofprints, sometimes drawn in association with a picture of the animal to which they would belong. Twenty examples, all from the Pyrenees, are known as spear throwers carved with an ibex excreting an oversized turd {upon which 'birds' are sitting}. This, according to Dr Mithen, would be a way of teaching young hunters to recognize ibex spoor. He points out that carnivores are often drawn in association with the herds upon which they preyed, indicating that they could be both a danger to human competitors and, by leading them to game, a help. Likewise, the reason why animals are only partially portrayed {i.e.,in profile; therefore an aspect of something - i.e.,of the lower half?} - could be because a stalker would only partially see them: this would explain why horns and antlers in particular are often shown by themselves or oversized. Now, much of this argument is splendidly perceptive. But it does not explain why most of it has to be shown hidden deep in caves, nor why so much is geometric, nor why particular animals should be paired or superimposed." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'. Emphasis, this readers]. Besides those highlighted try ''spear'' and ''oxen'' and/or ''deer''.

Question. Agree or disagree?

"In the woman's meditation the Self appeared as a deer, which said to the ego: ''I am your child and your mother. They call me the 'connecting animal' because i connect people, animals, and even stones with one another if i enter them. I am your fate or the 'objective I.' When i appear, I redeem you from the meaningless hazards of life. The 'fire' burning inside me burns in the whole of nature. If a man loses it, he becomes egocentric, lonely, disorientated and weak." ['Man and his Symbols'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Anything?

REFRESHER: "Built into the plaza floor was a cylindrical cist lined with stones that held the remains of a women buried in a cross legged position. The tomb was subsequently re-entered in a burning ritual that blackened the upper part of the skeleton. The lower legs were left in place, and a deer skull and a decapitated human skull  were placed on the floor..." [Enlarged elsewhere].

Ancient Aliens program attempting to define the meaning of reptilians throughout all cultures. {'Ancient Aliens' / Reptilians. Episode 12}. To understand their true meaning - define this subject. AS is the case with...

"The burial chamber of the tomb of Ramses VI {Thebes} - is situated at the Western end of galleries hollowed several hundred yards into the rock. On the North wall the mysteries Book of Aker, the entity of terrestrial powers, is represented. According to the myth, Nut, the Sky, swallows the sun each evening and gives birth every morning, 'younger' than it was the evening before. It is the mystery of this regeneration that is the subject of the Book of Aker. The two middle registers, astral in character, expresses the different aspects of the sun's regeneration. One of these shows the coagulation of cosmic substance taking place within a funnel outlined by the coiled serpent Mehen. The arms 'lifting up' from all sides expresses better than the words this glorious renaissance. [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

'Younger' in relation to ''raised arms'' to define something - OTHER - than the obvious, i.e.,something more than just the daily rebirth of the sun. Question. Pagan obsessives?

The author of 'Galactic Alignment' attempts the same in relation to..."The ancients understood that that our supreme source and center is the Galactic Center, and they orientated there belief systems and cosmologies around it."

ONLY using his knowledge of all the combinations of solstice and equinoxes relative to the zodiac - but without understanding such keys as ''crossroads'' and ''throne'' in their broader {universal} context.

"Even more compelling is the fact that murals inside the Osireion {known as the Book of Caverns} describe the metaphysical usage of the astronomical alignments - and the greater pattern of precessional astronomy  behind all Egyptian sacred science...The Aker/horizon of Abydos - where there is a curious sphinx like Aker shown in the Osireion's Book of Caverns - marks the quarter cycle with the summer solstice alignment of Leo...The importance of the Book of Caverns information must be stressed. Here, the creation drama is taken over to form the mythology of the salvation of the Prisoner in the Underworld. This unusual viewpoint forms the basis for a kind of Gnostic shamanism that lies at the core of Egyptian sacred science...The need to make the secret teachings obscure to the uninitiated is probably why the World Age concept in western astrology is anchored to the equinox axis, and thus encodes the solstice ''alignment'' as an ''equinox'' cross. Abydos, like the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, was intimately involved in calibrating alignments in precession. We can ONLY begin to wonder at the consistent obsession among the Egyptians with these alignments to the galaxy."  [Same book].

Define the parts to understand the whole, i.e.,as an example - What does the word ''whole'' relate to.

"Every part of the human being is linked with some part of the cosmos. We wished we had a mediaeval image of the zodiacal man to show the zodiacal rulerships...The head is ruled by Aries, the throat by Taurus, the feet by Pisces. You see then that the head and feet were linked with the two extremes of the zodiac. In the zodiac circle they touch..." ['The Zelator'].

Question. What was buried at Abydos. What does it imply?

And/or: A working example: "What point would there be in living all of the time in an abstract world', asked Abushed. 'Don't be afraid. Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then..." ['Her-Bak']. Try ''center'' as a means...?

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Question. Feathered? Question 2. Where have you seen  the picture  before?

"This is a true story, about a boy king born through an ''immaculate conception'' on the banks of the Nile, more than 3000 years ago. He taught his people the science of the 'sun'....when he died they say he went to the 'stars'. They called him the feathered snake. But first i need to tell you about the boy king of Mexico. He too, was born through an ''immaculate conception,'' more than 1250 years ago in the jungles of Mexico. He taught his people the science of the 'sun'. When he died he too went to the 'stars'. They called him the feathered snake." [Introduction to the book, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies' {The sacred science of the Mayas, Egyptians and Freemasons} by M. Cotterell]. See anything? [After 'pooling' together all the available information....by way of...objective reasoning / analysis].

Question. Why ''feathered''. Clue. Horizontal / vertical link. Enlarged elsewhere.

"For after all, as he himself noted, all the religions are like different colored stones in the 'crown' of The One King." [Introduction to the book 'The Presence of Other Worlds' / Emanuel Swedenborg]. Try "crown".

Golden 'child', in relation to a ''golden shield,'' in relation to a ''golden throne,'' relative to Venus, with an understanding in mind, i.e.,...........

"So Shishak king of Egypt advanced on Jerusalem and carried off the 'treasures of the Temple' and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything away, including the golden shields that Solomon had made. [II Chronicles 12:9]. Extract from page 140, 'A Test of Time' by David Rohl.

"The dating of the Venus observations, recorded on British Museum Tablet K.160, to the reign of Ammisaduga can be ascertained by the appearance of the phrase 'Year of the Golden Throne' before the astronomical observations which it records for 'year 8', Other tablets from the Old Babylonian period have demonstrated that the phrase 'Year of the Golden Throne' was the date formula for the eighth regnal year of....etc." [Page 289, same book].

To understand that ''information'' understand this subject. The author uses such biblical 'narratives' [or negates them] to determine new 'dates' for that epic biblical tale, therefore predicting that such remnants of such buildings as Solomons will be found. To understand that tales true purpose, understand this subject. Found within.

"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].

"Like the hexagram, the origins of the pentagram lies in the mists of time, long before the Solomonic period. The symbol is also referred to as a pentalpha, pentangle, or pentacle. Some of the earliest archeological discoveries that reveal the use of a pentagram figure have been found in the area of the Middle East...The symbolism attached to the use of the pentagram appears to have varied depending on the culture in which it was used. In the past, it has symbolized the 'five' elements of earth, fire, water, air and ether, with ether being associated with the 'spirit'. It is also seen as representing the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste...According to some researchers, the use of the pentagram dates back to at least the epoch of a ruler in Mesopotamia named Uruk IV, around 1300 BC. Around that time the pentagram apparently symbolized 'heavenly quarter' or 'direction' {as one example S/W?}. Through this we can see that an early symbolic definition {intention?} provided a link with astronomy. This may be significant because the pentagram is often connected with the planet Venus. This connection seems to emanate from an esoteric astrological belief that suggested that various conjunctions of that planet with the sun will result in observing 'five' distinct patterns, each of 8 years of duration, which describe the pentagram pattern in the sky over a period of 40 years {5x8}. This pattern was, apparently, so regular that the 40 year cycle became a stellar clock for ancient peoples who had noted that the planet returned to the same relative position in the sky after each 40 year cycle...References in the Bible to various periods of '40 days and 40 nights' derives from an allusion to the cyclical passage of Venus as it was understood by ancient civilizations. Although modern astronomers deride this ancient concept of the cyclical passage of Venus, it still held sway until very recent times..." [From the book by K. Gest. All emphasis, this readers].

A representation of something ONLY. Question. Which - ''action {'metal'?} of the mind'' - came first -  this subject, astronomy or observations of the night sky? AND why?

''origins'' - in relation to 'seven' and 'twelve' {enlarged elsewhere} - and NOW 'five' - leading to an understanding of what 'forty' may represent. Question. Illiterate pagan mathematicians?

'The Celtic Latin Tradition of Biblical Style' by D. Howlett.

"This book has grown out of an inquiry into the structure of works written in Latin and Old English at the court of King Alfred the Great in Wessex at the end of the 9th century. To account for features in them which seemed odd i examined other Old English verse composed before the end of the 9th century. After finding the same features i examined Anglo-Latin prose and verse from the 7th century onward, then Celtic Latin prose and verse from the 5th century onward, then the Bible in Latin, in Greek and finally Hebrew, with which i should have begun." [Prologue to the above book by D. Howlett].

''Odd'' in relation to 'peculiar'. Anything?

Or if you feel like a further head scratch try ’Sacred geography of the ancient Greeks’. By J.Richer. Great maps. A link to those different landscapes of different cultures...but with the same keys.

That same link to the book... ’Hero with a 1000 faces’. By J.Campbell. Or the Egyptian / Greeks / Romans.. etc ‘gods/goddesses’ equivalent. Those so called polytheism cultures. Only polytheism to those who are not aware. Monotheism to those who are. In relation to the individual. Each individual. In their opinion, [by way of implication].

Understanding that principle gives a deeper more correct meaning to such publications as 'Gods of the New Millennium' by A. Alford.

"The Mystery gods were not immaterial ghosts in human guise, nor were they material idols. They were spiritual essences. They were part of the 'One God' as a wave is part of the ocean. [Chapter 2, 'The Forgotten Mage']. Recall what the 'ocean' represents within this subject.

''A river of thoughts' - where good deeds are ships on which to ride the waves''.

i.e.,"In speaking of the Pantheons of the gods, it was noted that each god stood for a spiritual principle of a natural force...with one exception, the Sacrificed god, and he stands for the soul of the initiate, to whom he is also the great initiator."[Chapter 12, 'The Training and Work of the Initiate' by D. Fortune]. That link to those many 'illicit' affairs between 'father', 'daughter' and/or 'brother' / 'sister', indicative of same, i.e.,as a representation of something ''outside of the obvious'' i.e., symbolic....relative to the individual.

Side note. ''Sacrificed god'' in relation to ''untouched by fire'' {found elsewhere}. One relates to top/down the other bottom/up. One to S/W the other S/E. Which and why?

Or chapter nine of 'The Synchronicity Key', explaining in full detail the concept of the 'hero' throughout mythology and in to the present, in relation to a 'journey', [chapter eleven]. That same journey that has been constantly written about; within this subject; since the written word came into common use. That 'hero' taking many forms, explained within.....

"Egyptian religious writings reflect a consistent 'pantheism', and frequent references to those spiritual beings from whom life originates, the Neteru. This term as traditionally been translated as the ''gods,'' the Neter being the individual deity of a place or action."......" some scholars have proposed that the apparently complex cosmological system of Egypt that contain the vast array of 'gods' and 'goddess' figures, animal totems, and celestial asterisms - was the 'language' of Sacred Science.... The Neteru represent the sacred notation of the system, incorporating principles and functions into composite figures, each expressing a realm of action and experience as well as an idea." ......

"The sacredness of the Neter does not set them apart from us, but binds all things together." [Chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt']. Try ''re-union''. Question. Agree or disagree?

"By examining their individual aspects in detail...as well as their places in the cosmological scheme...insights may be gained into the possibilities of human consciousness that the ancients understood through these symbolic devices." [Chapter two, same book].

"These things are not easy to express in words, they are more feelings than concepts, nor can they be grasped rationally, but we can perhaps intuitively sense something of this kind as being the essence or significance of the experience which lay behind the expression: ''I have borne the sacred vessel. I have entered into the bridal chamber." Nevertheless the relation which the ancients sought to establish between men and the gods they themselves called the 'Mysteries'. The experience is a mystery which can be understood only when it is recognized that the ''gods'' are not beings external to man but are rather psychological forces or principles which have been projected and personified in ''the gods.'' They overshadow man, but their roots are buried in the hidden depths of the human psyche." [Chapter 10, 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding that universal ''framework'' in relation to the 'divine bit' defines those ''principles'. It also explains why the subject of 'psychology' becomes its main 'teaching' aid.

As it does {or at least gives clues} to understanding the following...A teutonic {knight?} found within a sealed lead 'shroud' within a wooden coffin, within a stone vault in the South West corner of St. Bees Priory. An Irish princess {St. Bega} associated with same. St. Bees being the most N/W point of England.  The body being covered in bees wax ; as was the body of Alexander the Great. Together with...

bees"And i saw in my sleep a certain little man, a barber, wearing a red robe and royal garments, and he stood outside of the place of the mortifications and said ' What are you doing?' I said to him, 'I stand here because i have missed every road and am lost. He said 'Follow me'. And going out, i followed him. And being near to the place of the mortifications {embalming place}, i saw the little barber man leading me, and he cast into the place of mortifications and his whole body was consumed by fire. Seeing this, i fled and trembled from the fear and i awoke and said to myself, 'What is this that i have seen?' And again i took thought and determined that this barber man is the man of copper {i.e.,that he had seen in a previous dream}. It is necessary for the 'first step' to throw him into the place of mortifications. My soul again, desired to ascend...again i fell asleep...and again, alone, i went along the way, and as i drew near the place of the mortifications, again i got lost, losing sight of the path...And again i saw the same man. And i questioned him saying, 'Why do you lie there?' And he opened his mouth and said, 'I am the man of lead and i am withstanding an intolerable force.' And then i awoke out of fear and sought in myself the cause of this fact. And again i reflected and said to myself, 'I understand well that this must one cast out the lead - truly the vision is concerning the combination of liquids...And again i fell asleep for a while...and i saw one with a sword in his hand coming out of the East. And i saw another with a disc in his hand, white and shining... and it was called the meridian of the Sun, and i approached the place of the mortifications...And waking, i said, 'I understand well that these matters concern the liquids of the art of the metals.' And the one who held the sword said,' You have fulfilled the seven steps beneath. And the other said at the same time as the casting out of the lead by all the liquids, 'The work is completed.' " [Extract from the 'Vision of Zosimos': Taken from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Defining those keys - regardless whether ''studied'' or a dream sequence - determines what is implied. All being an 'aspect' of the individual {i.e.,in this case; as in a dream sequence}. Question. What aspect {of the individual} is the barber ''playing''. Higher or lower?  Same with the ''high priest'' as mentioned elsewhere in a similar example, from the same author.

Proving the viability of studying the subject. The results are the same - and in some cases quicker to assess; depending on what is known. Including interpreting ones own ''dreams''. After all, we all dream do we not on whatever we are interested in. Whatever we may be thinking about - regardless of subject or topic - in our waking {conscious} state - is still there in our unconscious {nightly} one. Train spotters, {as an example}. Do not ''train spotters'' dream about trains - or anoraks? -{joke}. The only difference is, this subject has more ''keys'' ''images'' and/or ''archetypes'' to assess because of its broadbase of {interests?}. But the main key to it all - is the fact that they are UNIVERSAL - and not general specific, i.e.,train spotting. Try ''Dream Stele'' and/or ''Fulcanelli'' to define similar {archetypal?} keys - in order to 'see' the parts within the whole.

The real question however to all the above - Coincidence or a meaningful one? Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

Another example {i.e.,different aspects of the same individual - can you see it?}: "Which brings us to how best we may take advantage of Chretien's work in pursuit of the 'faery' contacts. My initial way was born of an irrational but long sustained impulse to rewrite his stories from the point of view of an unobtrusive observer {objective?}. And it was this experience that led me to an  appreciation of the extent of the faery content within them. From this came a realization of the possibility of their use in making faery contacts oneself - not necessary in a blow by blow emulation of the adventures of the hero's - but through following up what came to me as a result of this exercise. For one consequence of it would appear to be to make the veil between the human and faery worlds a little less impervious. A meditative sequence that came to me was to find myself wandering across a wide plain and then suddenly to find before me a figure sitting disconsolately upon a log. He had an abstracted look, and was dressed in vaguely medieval clothes. A tall knightly {'angel'?} figure in gleaming armour {'Achilles'?} was standing looking down at him, who turned and spoke to me. 'Ah, there you are', he said. 'It's high time you arrived and did something about this fellow.'  'Why, who is he?' I said. 'What has he got to do with me?'  'Don't you recognize him?' said the knight. 'He is an old master and mentor of yours, {Phoenix - of the Iliad link?} and very famous in his day'.  'I don't think i can place him,' I said, 'although he has a vaguely familiar look'.  'Of course he has,' said the knight, 'you were as thick as thieves once {'trickster' link?}. Even though you wandered the streets twanging a battered lute and he sang sophisticated songs in court {'city'?}'.  'You don't mean... Chretien?'  'Yes, Chretien de Troyes. The Arthurian romancer.'  'Why is he looking so abstracted,' I asked, 'gazing vacantly into space?'  'We were hoping you could answer that,' said the knight. 'Or at least find a way to prod him out of it. You once had his ear, in your rustic {'rural'?} way.'  Memory began to stir..."

'The Inner Reaches of Outer Spa ce' by Joseph Campbell.

SIDE NOTE: "With patient ears attend..." [Opening lines to 'Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare].

Continued..."Sitting there dreaming of past glories. He's been on that log for some 800 years... Sitting there in permanent bemusement. It's time to move him along. You did it once - in your own fashion. See if you can do it now.'' 'But how am i supposed to do that'?  'You see up there?' said the knight, pointing towards a broad low hill {'Tor'?} that rose from the plain towards us. Upon its summit was a strange device. It looked something like a green biscuit tin, low in height, almost featureless. I saw now that it was it was upon this object that Chretien's gaze was fixed. 'What ever is that?' i asked.  'The sum total of his work,' said the knight. 'The edifice of his brain. It is he who made it, and now he can't break free.' {subjective/objective link?}.  'Why ever not?'  'Because he did not finish it {unfinished link?}. How can you write something that is going to last until the end of Christendom if you have not finished it. That's what's bothering him...Gazing on the reflection of his art. If he does not move on he will still be sitting there until the end of Christendom too.'  'I take it that would not be a good thing?'  'Of course not. There are various forms of perdition, but gazing at the edifice of your own imagination in preference to the Holy City prepared for the righteous is a sin of pride of the more debauched kind. He deserves better than that.'  'It does not look a very prepossessing object he is gazing at', I said.  'That is the outer surface,' said the knight. 'It looks a bit mouldy and mildewed with age, and of interest only to the scholarly ferreting kind of mind. But there is a great deal that goes on in the inside of that green carapace, if anyone cared to open it up. He knows that, but cannot think how.'  'SO?'  'You who showed him much of what is in there - despised jongleur - though you were at the time. He took them, changed them, transformed them into poetic jewels to titilate the fancy of lords and ladies of his time. Even if he did not understand half of what they were about, it was you who started him off on that tack. Now is your chance to help him finish it off.'  'How am i supposed to do that?'  'Take him back into himself - into the past - into his work. Take him back through it, and out of the other side.'...{'Phoenix' link, i.e.,subjective/objective its pro's and con's - enlarged elsewhere}...

Side note: 'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space' by Joseph Campbell.

That ''potential'' is within sight, {'horizon' link} but ahead of 'time'. That link to K. Godels book and quotes on same. Enlarged elsewhere.

"Green carapace'' in relation to: " A papyrus of the 21st dynasty says of the Bennu that it is 'the one who came into being by itself'. It symbolizes the anticipated rebirth of the soul in the Underworld and was carved onto the backs of scarab amulets buried with mummified bodies. This ensures that the heart..." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''Scarab''.

Continued..."It does not sound easy'.  'I never said it was. But if you are going to be of any use in the sub-lunary worlds before the Final Trump comes, there is a missionary challenge for you. To save the soul of a poet, what more could a once low life street entertainer ask?'  'What do i have to do?'  'Take him up to the top of the hill. He considers it the pinnacle of his achievement, {higher of the lower?} - even if it is really a millstone around his neck. 'And when we get there what then?'  'All will be revealed. You will find a polygonal structure {enlarged elsewhere}, at each one of its walls a gate, and at each gate a sentinel {archetype?} you will recognize...Chretien de Troyes!' he said, in a voice as sepulchral as it was commanding, 'Go where the boy shows you. He will tell you how to finish your task'...'Follow him, lead him,' said the knight, to me in the same commanding manner.  There was something vaguely familiar about this figure that seemed as ambivalent as his last command. His appearance seemed to change like an image in a haze. One moment clear and shinning, almost like St Michael or St George. At another having a coarser, bloodier look, like a Carolingian hero. And then again superimposed by a an older frailer figure {aspects of?}.  'One thing. Tell me your name before you go,' I said.  His eyes glowed swiftly like blown coals.  'I see you have not forgotten the power of names,' he said.  'The old lore and memory returns to you. But that is not for me to reveal {nickname link?} - as yet. Perhaps you would do better to consider the name of my horse. And that is a riddle that i leave you with. I give you two clues. Is it Pegasus or Rosinante?' With these words the figure faded, and i turned to follow the shambling form of the poet as he ascended the hill..." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon'].

Question. Dream symbolism {lucid?} - ONLY ? Try ''Pegasus''.

Side note: The author {G. Knight} had - in his early life - inspirations and aspirations to be both a poet and musician.

Question 2. {And/or exercise}: ''Sepulchral'' in relation to 'transcendent third'. Which 'character/s' {or archetype/s?} represents two thirds and one third? And why? Try ''tomb''.

And/or: "The other talent is that of the ability to be astonished or enlightened. To crack open the structures of the concrete mind, the sepulchres of preconceived ideas, to let in a little inspiration. To bring release to the spirits in prison, all those truths that have been ignored, rejected or suppressed." [ from the book by G. Knight].

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"Purposely slanted. Over time some were covered with earth and then became long mounds ...''Error runs...

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

Side note: "Perhaps we shall fare better when enquiring after the 'deity' or deities in whose honour the tomb - shrines might have been raised. One means of approach to this question is to examine the orientation of the tombs, for if it can be demonstrated that they point towards the sun or moon, then a sky cult of some sorts is implied. At once it can be seen that many tombs are disqualified from inclusion. The earthen long barrows of Cranborne Chase, Dorset, are laid out along ridges, while those of the Yorkshire Wolds were apparently designed to overlook river valleys. The simple passage graves clustered at Carrowkeel, County Sligo, all face between north and N/W, and if they seem to be pointing to anything then it is the great cemetery at Carrowmore, nearby. At least one Orkney passage grave was sited to look at a neighbouring tomb. A tomb of the Clyde tradition on the Isle of Arran faces the midsummer sunrise fairly exactly, but there are nineteen other specimens of the same style on the same island which point in quite different directions. So the ONE midsummer alignment could be a an accident {Micro?}.  But having said all this, a majority of the Irish court cairns, of the Cotswold - Severn tombs, of the earthen long barrows and of either the mounds or the passages of the northern Scottish monuments, face between north east and south west {Macro?}. Aubrey Burl, who has taken more interest in this aspect of the tombs than any other scholar, made a survey of the Wiltshire long barrows. He discovered that although most could be said to have faced the sun's span, a significant majority were aligned upon points outside of it, but within that of the moon...This may well be correct; but another significant majority of these long barrows, as of the Cotswold - Severn tombs, the court cairns and the Scottish sites, point outside the range of either or both of the great heavenly bodies... Perhaps they just pointed toward the warmest {S/E?} and least windy {S/W?} direction...So sky gazing has not achieved anything conclusive, and we have instead to turn our attention to the earth, and to confront the question of the Goddess..." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'. All emphasis, this readers].

The author using his 'pagan' knowledge in the same vein as Plato and Gurdjieff {enlarged elsewhere} as his ''method'' of enticing the reader to understand the {Micro} within the {Macro}, i.e.,''Nineteen plus the ''one'' = 20 symbolism. And/or ''face on'' in relation to 'in profile'. And/or ''outside'' / 'inside' as defined {that very first one?} in Homer's Secret Iliad - those 'boundaries' that are defined as inside/outside the Milky Way or Zodiac. All as a means...? Together with...

"Through Christ, there can enter into the winter cold {S/W?} of knowledge a warmth which in no way obscures or corrupts it, but gives it life; and into the stormy creative chaos of the instinctive life he brings a light {S/E?} which does not lame it, but purifies and redeems it." ['The Flaming Door'].

''Life'' in relation to 'Goddess'. ''Lame'' in relation to a 'Blacksmith' {i.e.,as one example Hephaestus}.

And/or "Error runs down an inclined plane {'fall'?}, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill."  Top/down / Bottom/up. Which and why?

A {deeper?} read: "He bases it on the Apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus or Acts of Pilate which treats at some length the role of Joseph of Arimathea - who is  mentioned briefly in the Gospels as getting permission for custody of the body of Jesus from Pontius Pilate and burying it in his own sepulchre. There does in fact seem to be strangely little written or thought about Joseph of Arimathea, apart from latter stories of receiving the blood of Christ in the 'Cup' of the Last Supper, which we owe to Robert de Boron. Even going by the bare bones of the Gospel narratives, if it had not been for Joseph of Arimathea there would have been no empty tomb, and no traditional story of the Resurrection! He plays a crucial role in the drama of the Passion. Again we see how neglected aspects of orthodoxy tend to spring up with many accretions about them." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'].

Question. Same as question 2 {four/five paragraphs back}. See it?

''Bare bones'' in relation to: "Awareness adds 'flesh' to those dry bone/s. Link to the meaning of ''garment'' symbolism. And the same keeps the door open. Knowledge keeps all things open; never shut. AND THEREFORE THE {METHOD?} used. Final link to the word 'Gnosis' - {mechanics of?}.

And/or: "...nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." [Matthew X, 26].

"...symbols are not obstacles that must be eliminated in order to arrive at knowledge of the truth, but rather means for receiving 'revelation'. The "clothes" - the symbols - of truth are for each not what hides it, but rather what reveals it."  [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

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

Those positive and negative aspects we all contain, [ 'vices/virtues'. New testament ] which; in their opinion; we can be constantly at odds with. We 'struggle'/ ’wrestle’ with, [ Keys ]...in order to strike that middle ground. That inner balance. By way of that 'inner landscape’.[ Explained elsewhere ]. Indicating amongst other things the benefit of being open minded to new ideas...as opposed to mental blocks. Represented as ‘walls’. As in the "Walls of Jericho". Or represented as short/high walls and in part as ‘false’ doors as indicated in all the surrounding ‘boundaries’... [key word. Egyptian equivalent = ‘Chambers’ ]...of temple complexes, including those now found in the Orkney islands.

A 'working' example: "It is impossible to describe in full the way work in a group is conducted," continued G. ''One must go through it. All that has been said up to now are only hints, the true meaning of which will only be revealed to those that go on with the work and learn from experience what 'barriers' mean and what difficulties they represent." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context - to see it beyond those first impression ones {'walls'?}.

A more practical example... a quote in relation to a friend. Namely Mr A. M. Young, author of amongst others 'Consciousness and Reality'...to Mr R.Temple, author of the 'Sirius Mystery'...."To Bob, who went through the door". Question. How far through the door? i.e.,does he really believe that 'life' exists on Sirius. Does he not at the very least, consider it to be a Shamanic 'experience'? If so, what does that imply? Explained elsewhere.

Those complexes [in reference to those found on the ''Orkney Islands'']  that predate Stonehenge. North of this overall island. North / South two more key words. The beginning of the overall picture will always be represented in any cultures monuments north of that particular landscape, [ as in the above example ]. The return journey always depicted from the south. As well as the 'start' of something new. The start of a new phase/ progress within that overall journey.

A {working?} example {i.e.,''buffers'' in relation to ''walls''}: "A very important moment in the work of oneself is when a man begins to distinguish between his personality and his essence. A man's real I, his individuality, can grow only from his essence. It can be said that a man's individuality is his essence, grown up, mature. But in order to enable essence to 'grow up', it is first of all necessary first of all to weaken the constant pressure of personality upon it, because the obstacles to the growth of essence are contained in personality. If we take an average cultured man we shall see that in the vast majority of cases his personality is the active element in him while his essence is the passive element. The inner growth of a man cannot begin so long as this order of things remains unchanged. Personality must become passive and essence active. This can only happen if 'buffers' are removed or weakened, because 'buffers' are the chief weapon by the help of which personality holds essence in 'subjection'. " ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Emphasis, this readers].

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

"...And he gave you life. Then will he cause you to die; and will again bring you to life. And again to him will you return." [Quran 2 : 28].

South West corner / 'boundary' of Egypt is the location of Jebel Uwainat, as speculated and researched by such individuals as R. Bauval and T. Brophy, within the book 'Black Genesis'. That same anchor point that has along its East / West alignment both Nabta Playa and Abu Simbel. All South of those main 'monuments'. South West in relation to North East. Uwainet in relation to the Nile Delta. 'Eyes' in relation to 'ears'.

Nabta Playa, what the author calls a ''miniature Stonehenge.'' The 'stones' of which no larger than 'knee' height. Both hewn / unhewn. One of its 'larger' stones however, may resemble a 'cow'. Formed at the base of a prehistoric lake. [Chapter six]. 'Large' in relation to 'small';. [and / or visa- versa, i.e, the Macro within the Micro]. Cow in relation to 'bull'. Sirius in relation to the 'Big Dipper' [Thigh]. South relative to North. Hathor in relation to the 'House of Horus', [by way of 'Orion']. More specifically... 'churning' in relation to a 'grinding'. All of which are found within that countries 'wasteland'. Something unknown that has the potential to become a 'known', [all of which have to be represented in some 'form']. i.e...

"Proceed to the Western point and face outward. Be aware of the soft contemplative hush of eventide, and of being surrounded by the rich gold of autumn colours and of ripe fruits and nuts, and the gathered corn and all good things of harvest home. See yourself at the border of a still lake...On the horizon before you the setting sun...disappearing below the ground of the purple mountains in the far West, on the other side of the lake, whence you can see far in the distance a winding path leading up to the heights...You notice in the greening azure of the upper sky a few first faint stars, and shinning predominantly amongst them, as herald of them all, the great lamp of Venus, the Evening star. At the same time, be aware of a last flicker of a point of light from Mercury, the 'Messenger' of the gods, and attendant of the 'sun', following its 'master' below the horizon. And then be aware of the mistress of the night sky, the crescent moon, with the evening star between its horns, like a pale lantern in the sky before you. The darkening clouds of the Western horizon almost appear to be like herds of lowing cattle, and you become aware of a great figure of a spotted cow, building over the lake before you. This is Mona, most ancient of sacred symbols..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

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Dalmatian island. Full of vines and olive trees. Question. Bitter or sweet? Question 2. How could that be represented within a subject and why?

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?  Either way you begin to 'see' why certain symbols/keys/archetypes are {enacted?} within the so called 'Mystery schools' - in relation to N/S/E/W. Enlarged elsewhere. To many to mention - the obvious ones highlighted, in one form or another. The main talking point however {if only for this reader} is within that final sentence,i.e.,''lowing cattle'' in relation to the 'clashing rocks' and/or ''spotted cow'' in relation to 'spots and stripes' and/or ''Mona'' in relation to the picture of same of which many of the above symbols/archetypes are found within - which leads to the question of there possible connection or even inspiration?

Side note: ''The island at the center of Druidism was called Mona." And/or "Indeed deer themselves were regarded as partly 'supernatural' animals in their own right. They were known as ''cattle of the faeries'' and believed capable of conveying souls..." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon']. 'Deers' in relation to 'forests' {trees?}.

Synchronistic analogy?..."Otto's book gave rise in 1935 to publication of my first thoughts about Dionysos, which had come to me in a vineyard in southern Pannonia and on the Dalmatian island of Korcula...." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. Emphasis, this readers].

Cow /Dog. Question. Top/down - bottom/up? But whats the common factor?

dog2"The Dalmatian is a breed of large dog, noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat...used as a 'carriage' dog in its early days...Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia." [Wikipedia].

"Korcula is a Croatian island in the Adriatic sea...The island belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago, separated from the peljesac peninsula by a narrow strait...It stretches in an east to west direction...It is the 6th largest island...Legend says the  island was founded by Trojan 'hero' Antenor, who was one of the wisest of the Trojan Elders. [Wiki. All emphasis, this readers}.

Side note: "The peninsula of Messini, the land of Nestor, the Gerenian charioteer, was associated with five sided Auriga, the constellation of the charioteer." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. What strait {if any} could represent N/S? Or would that be represented with something else? {isthmus?} and/or peninsula?

Sinai Peninsula? As a means...?

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''Native essence''  in relation to - "The swan is white without spot." Dog/Swan - anything?

"Various great Jain teachers of India have been called  tirhakaras ''ford makers,'' because they reveal the passage by which bewildered humanity may cross over and beyond the stormy seas of 'Samsara' {the karmic wheel, the recurrence of lives and deaths}. Samsara {literally, ''a flowing with'' the phenomenal flux} induces man to take the line of least resistance. ''Whoever therefore will be a 'friend' of the world is the 'enemy' of god.'' To become a friend of God, man must overcome the demons of his own karma or actions that ever urge him to spineless acquiescence in the mayic delusions of the world. A knowledge of the iron law of karma encourages the earnest seeker to find the way of final escape from its bonds. Because the karmic slavery of human beings is rooted in the desires of maya-darkened minds, it is with mind control that the yogi concerns himself. The various cloaks of karmic ignorance are laid away, and man views himself in his native essence." [From the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Refresher: "Homer's epic , describes the last few weeks of the siege, nearly ten years after the Greek army, led by Menelaus brother Agamemnon, King of Mycenae {S/W}, first sailed in more than 1000 ships to the stronghold of the Trojans {N/W}."

SIDE NOTE: {working example?}:  "We could call these transitory experiences spots on a fabric, spots that can be removed by totally contradictory impressions, or modified by impressions that are more or less different. Its the excess of badly defined spots that troubles a consciousness and creates confusion and uncertainty in the behavior of the individual. 'This image of the single fabric is valuable', said Jean Jacques. 'It allows me to better understand the continuity of the human consciousness throughout successive..." ['Journey Into the Light'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from a different authors point of view. An author whose family members also answer other 'riddles'.

Syncronistic link?..."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 , in stead 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..." [Q. S. Lam. Enlarged/continued elsewhere].

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

"Son, i have words of warning, i would save you from coming ills, produced by the grinding wheels of cause and effect..."[Same book]. That link to the meaning of Karma - The Old Testaments main principle. Its core theme. Understanding that universal framework especially in the context of what all imply by the ''divine bit'' makes sense of such [puns?] as - ''what goes around, comes round'' and/or ''like attracts like'' in relation to the word ''fate'' and/or the subject of Astrology RELATIVE to freedom of will within those boundaries of ''cause and effect''.  See it yet? i.e.,.

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.

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Question. A lily head?

Hence the link to such titles as ''He who overturns space and time." In reference to the most important Incan King = Pachacuti. A person who is described as ''divinely inspired'' and/or ''semi divine''. And/or ''Son of the sun''. See it?

'Ancient Christian Writers: The Literal Meaning of Genesis. Vol 1' / St. Augustine. Translated by J. H. Taylor.

A working example: "Can astrology be considered an exact and infallible science?'...'Certainly, as regards what belongs to nature, but not what belongs to spirit. However, its accuracy depends on certain keys...without which its calculations will amount to probabilities only..." ['Her-Bak'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' {predict?} it in its broader aspect.

Understanding the above makes sense of the following - before those bigger questions are asked..."Superstitious awe of astrology makes one an automaton, slavishly dependent on mechanical guidance. The wise man defeats his planets - which is to say, his past - by transferring his 'allegiance' from the creation to the 'creator'. The more he realizes his unity with spirit, ['divine bit' link. This readers input] the less he can be dominated by matter...The deeper the self realization of man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux..." [Same book]. As it does with...

"...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].

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'].

''Mechanical'' in relation to 'Gnosis' {intent/purpose of}. Spirit in relation to soul. Anything?

"Sri Yukteswar smiled. 'There is a deeper astrology, not dependent on the testimony of calendars and clocks. Each man is a part of the 'creator', or Cosmic man; he has a heavenly body as well as one of earth.  The human eye sees the physical form, but the inner eye penetrates more profoundly , even to the universal pattern of which each man is an integral and individual part. " [Same book].

Question. ALL nothing more than fantasists?

"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].

Something more heavy going; something that requires a firmer headscratch..."Karma is thus seen as the law of evolution, in which the hierarchies are seated and what is called 'unconscious nature' is in reality an aggregate of forces manipulated by 'semi-intelligent beings' {Elementals} guided by high planetary spirits {Dhyani-Chohans}, whose collective aggregate [i.e.,higher/lower link] forms the manifested verbum of the UNmanifested LOGOS."[Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''elementals'' before those first impressions dictate {suggest?} something else.

N.B. Dhyani-Chohans = "A Sanskrit Tibetan compound = 'Lord of meditation'. A general term for celestial beings 'beyond' human evolution. They are similar to the Angelic Hosts of the Christian faith and/or the Elohim and 'messengers' of the Hebrews"

"Astrology is how we navigate when we are left to our own devices and our signposts are synchronicity." [Same book].

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. A mans heart is the altar of god...." [First chapter,{'The inner Quest'} from the book 'The Mind of Christ' {Meditations on Christian Themes} by Anthony Duncan].

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

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

Analogy of same..."The worker is hidden in the workshop."

Analogy of same...'Who Is in My Temple' AND 'In The Temple of Silence' ['Cosmic Chants' by Paramahansa Yogananda].

"Thro' many a birth in existence wandered i; seeking, but not finding, the builder of this house. Sorrowful is repeated birth. O housebuilder, thou art seen. Thou shalt built no house again. All thy rafters are broken. Thy ridge pole shattered. Mind attains the UNconditioned. Achieved - is the end of graving." [First utterance of the Buddha].

Modern / present example? "Work with the building, not against it." Quote by Lee Head of  'Restoration Man' fame. [Channel 4/ January 2016]. The renovation of a Victorian railway station building in Whittingham - North-umberland. The only Island platform along its line. A complete novice - who surprised everyone - except himself. Those inspirations and aspirations; that when applied; regardless of subject; can move mountains. Strangely enough [or synchronistic?] - a familiar feature can be seen along the length of the fronted iron work - Solomon's seal.

"...can move mountains." = {Analogy of?} "The whole purpose of gnostic initiation was to bring initiates to spiritual maturity, where they would experience themselves to be completely free of any external authority and become their own 'Christ' or 'King'. " [From the book 'Jesus and the Lost Goddess' by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Question. ''ridge pole'' ?

'King' in relation to 'mountain' {'higher' of the 'lower'?} - ALL as a means to an understanding. Try the 'Mona Lisa' for an alternative 'view'.

"They understand the legitimacy of every belief and the wisdom behind every knot tied in the fabric of Reality. By excepting each knot for what it is, they learn what it has to teach, and by not allowing themselves to be limited and defined by it, they allow for the untying of every knot. Only by standing in all stations of human possibility and not being defined by any of them can they achieve the Station of NO Station." [ From the book by T. Cheetham. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''knot''.

Question. Pharaoh = 'Great House'. Therefore what does it represent?

"Yin is like a mother-of-pearl image hidden in the deepest recesses of the house." Quote by Dr. Jung. Try ''pearl."

dog2Represented by Orion the 'Hunter', and that 'spark' of a potential....'Sirius'. Start point of which = East, i.e., ''the helical rising of the Dog Star'' [i.e.,''lower'' link]. See anything. Hear anything? Or put another way, as one or two of these authors have done..."Knock, knock. Anything dawned"? For this reader, the real question is... Sense or nonsense. A possibility or not? Either way at least an understanding of a subject can be got. No poetic prose intended.

As seen from a different perspective: "There was also Tros, the son of Alastor - he came up to Achilles and 'clasped his knees' in the hope that he would spare him and not 'kill' him but let him 'go', because they were 'both' of the same 'age'. The implication behind this last remark is that the personal star of Tros {Cetii} is close to the same altitude in the sky as Sirius, and would have appeared on the horizon visible from Greece at about the time Sirius appeared in the sky." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Latitude/Longitude link?

"It is he who maketh the stars as beacons, for you, that you may guide yourselves with their help through the dark spaces of land, desert, forest and sea. We detail Our Signs for people who know." [Quran 6:97. Translation, Yusuf Ali].

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The Hendaye Cross. A 'cube' like structure for a base, on which to ''build'' on?

As in the example of the ‘birth place of Zeus’ [ Explained elsewhere ]. Provence - South France, another example. Some say from where the ’romances’ came. Those ‘tales’ where most had ‘twelve’ members. That link to the symbolism of ’Thirteen’. Explained elsewhere. That same place that has links to Mary/Joseph and the Hendaye Cross. Mentioned elsewhere. Everything has a beginning/end. Which each of those words; independent of each other; can be a representation of.

A more ‘head scratching’ example is the Hebrew tree. Representation of which is ‘North-south’. Top/down as opposed to bottom/up or what later became known as dry/wet way as opposed to wet/dry. [ Explained elsewhere. A link to ‘Sky religion’ ] As ‘explained’ by such authors as G. Scholem or Dion Fortune.

For a more ‘earthy’ representation of the same; if only for this reader; is a publication by Mr William Gray. ’ The ladder of lights’. Only this time in reverse order, i.e., South-north. Only to be read when a good understanding has been achieved. There are however...’nuggets of information’...to be found should curiosity get the better of the predicted ‘head scratch’. If so...wear a hat.

Analogy of same; but now from its ''opposite end'',i.e.,from an unknown [unconscious?] aspect and/or 'angle'..."His sons illness also seemed to be affecting Paul. What if Paul became unwell too, who would be there for his son? Each word i wrote seemed feebler than the last and then i realised, despite all the nuggets of perceived wisdom, i was powerless..." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].

''Unknown'' - in the sense that the above author has no connection on any level, concerning this subject and yet those universal archetypes [keys?] are used [unconsciously] - constantly; throughout; within her own internal struggles. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Others elsewhere to access one way or the other, i.e.,.

"I would like to imagine my brain as a majestic cathedral with stained glass windows. Muli-coloured rays of light streaming through, painting a blue haven in which to create alchemy with my fingers, stirring up boundless energy from within, revitalizing my tired bones, letting me soar with my children, taking them to another place that is magical and safe." [Q. S. Lam].

"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." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

A {working?} example: Quote by Rick Lagina of Oak Island fame - looking through a multitude of papers left by an Ex. president of the U.S.A. {F.D.R.} - hoping to find clues as to the purpose {intent?} of its construction: "Sifting through volumes of information to get one little treasure." {Series 4. Episode 11].

The main reason why Mr Gray has been mentioned however is very similar; but now in reverse; as to the example given of Mr I-De-Loyola. If only for this reader. A very plain; no nonsense chap; he explains all in plain English; for this reader at least; even though he had a penchant/fetish for wearing all the available attire. Proud no doubt of his chosen interest.

His life/works depicted in the book ‘The Old Sod’. By A. Richardson. Gives the reader a good idea of such an individuals ‘beliefs’... That they can access what is loosely termed as ‘altered states of awareness’ in order to gain more information about those possible transitions and their ‘environments’. [‘Book Four’. By A. Crowley ]. And/or...

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 times of depression, but to a 'state of being' that puts us in touch with a deeper reality. Perhaps you have had moments of experiencing such a liberation that comes from these higher states {eureka moment?} of being. Moments of great joy, or gratitude for being alive, or while standing before a scene of beauty. Moments when our awareness is lifted beyond the knots of normal living...These are higher states of consciousness that opens onto new horizons of understanding and wisdom." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Try ''knots'' and/or ''horizon'' etc. to see same principles in a broader {horizon?} context, i.e.,within the subject material AS A WHOLE  _ "since the written word came into common use."

Try ''knot'' for {as?} an example {experience?} of that ''higher state of being''.

Abstract definition of same {principle?} - as seen from a different perspective {i.e.,'angle'}: "When we enter the underworld we are not exploring our separated selves or our subconscious, but moving our spirit or true core and source of energy and consciousness into the planetary mind"........"Thus we gain access to those regions defined as unconscious by modern psychology but these are both thresholds and matrices for further changes of awareness and the effects of the underworld initiation do not come exclusively from either an individual or a collective unconscious. To put this another way, the energies liberated by earth light ['divine' bit link] resonate through the so called unconscious, which can give them either individual of collective pattern and form."[i.e.,Archetypes]. Chapter three 'Power Within the Land'. R. J. Stewart. [Words in brackets, this readers].

Understanding this subjects overall framework gives an understanding to those 'implications'. More importantly that same understanding that can be got from objectivity and research, gives the same result.

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 {key} is gained and a new perspective gives a view to new horizons." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' ].

Question. Breathing easier?

A working example {i.e.,a work in progress}..."Typical lodge meetings consist of enacting a series of short plays that contain a moral message and encourage personal insight and understanding. All of this is contained in a complicated story involving the building of Solomon's Temple...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 teachings, and what had apparently happened based on historical records. In particular, it is what has been left out, deliberately or otherwise, that distorts the imagery. It is what we are not told that colours our perceptions. When one is aware of the intervening facts, a new angle {key} on events is presented." Try ''method''.

'Angle' in relation to..."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:..."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]. Follow the title to see if you agree or disagree.

"The 'ordinary man' must make a spiritual start somewhere, sometime. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao-tze observed."

Unlike shamanism they focus on certain words {archetypes?} and concepts [i.e.,'ritual' stuff] in order to 'gain access'{'experience'?} to learn more {lucid dreaming?}. Other books are by Gareth Knight and especially ‘The western way’. By C. and J. Matthews. Plenty of ‘nuggets’ to be found. Most important of all...easy on the mind. No headgear required...but don’t forget that pinch of salt.

Shamans access those same states but by way of certain ‘beverages’, i.e., Ribena plus supplements. Metaphorically speaking of course. Hopefully no Ribena addicts will take it literally. Its part of their culture. What they were taught from birth. Both in their own way are specialist sub-divisions of the overall subject. Both supposedly have different ways of gaining access to those ‘altered states’, [what the author of 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life', calls "different levels of consciousness". First chapter]. Where more information can be ‘found’ {assessed?}.

What is commonly known as the ‘Akashic [or Akasha] records’. Or 'Cayces hall of records'. Symbolic, of a potential...to learn something further. Within what is loosely termed as the ‘etheric’ and/or ‘astral’ levels. [ ‘Astral doorways’. By J.Brennan ]. Or 'Initiation into Hermetics' by F. Bardon]. A good book that explains both those concepts in practical terms, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned within.

All enlarged elsewhere - find them to understand them - BEFORE those first impressions ''tell one'' {dictate?} - something else.

"Likewise, a union of the opposite sides of our brains - a harmonious  fusion of the left, or Logos side, with the right, or Eros side, is an ideal psychological state ['sacred marriage' and/or 'divine couple' link]. And to enter into a shamanic state/trance, shamans too depend on a harmonious union of the two hemispheres of the brain, relying on drugs, repetitive drumming, or some other repetitive stimulus to lull the left side of the brain into a relaxed state, which allows 'Logos' to combine with 'Eros', and which in turn allows the shaman to enter an altered state of consciousness." [Quote [in part]  from Amazon customer in relation to the book 'The Grail: Relic of an Ancient Religion']. Emphasis, this readers.

The paragraph can be defined as the difference between the ''slow but sure way'' [i.e., study] and the short cut way.

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

"...Yet all details could be clearly seen in the 'green' and faintly 'orange' lights that cast the 'purple' shadows of the sphere of Yesod where rules the Lord of the Moon who is king of this land of life. He who is first born of the Great Mother Dana, the ruler of the non-human peoples [i.e., archetypes] of the Etheric and Astral planes of consciousness."  Recall what 'moon' and ''astral'' symbolism represents.

Understanding what all cultures imply, by the word ''divine'', regardless of time or place, in relation to that remaining framework [i.e., A/B/C ], allows the reader to make sense of the above - by study, ie.,the READERS Way; not the 'ritual' one. As it does with the following...

"Anamnesis literally means 'recollection'. It is a term used by Plato and by the later commentators on Plato, called the Neo-Platonists. In our context here, it signifies that the work in which we are engaged is to bring about a state which we already exist within - not a new state which must be created out of nothing. We aspire to a pre-existing state, not a new one." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere]. For other 'connections' to evaluate the parts within the whole try ''remembering'' / ''forgetting'' as indicated elsewhere, i.e.,try Part 1.

"The Ancient Wisdom is inscribed in glowing letters in the akasha of the heart: let the disciple plunge within and read its message for himself. He will find that the deathless Consciousness within, though separate from all the organs of the sense, yet shines with their powers. In fact the apparent power of the eye to see depends entirely on the power of vision inherent in that Light which sees through the eye but which the eye does not see; which hears through the ear but which the ear does not hear; which thinks through the mind but which the mind does not think. It is the unseen Seer, the unheard Hearer, the unthought Thinker. Other than 'It,' there is no Seer, no hearer, no thinker. It is the Self, the Inner Ruler, the Deathless." [Chapter 13, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita' ].

What the Dead Sea Scrolls describes as ''The Teacher''. See ''it''?

T.S. Eliot defines it [in part] as a ''timeless moment''. Enlarged elsewhere.

A practical example? {or a work in progress?}..."All that concerned Jesus was that his teachings and his life work should be 'inscribed in heaven' - that is, indelibly, eternally imprinted upon the Akashic Tablets of Life. He never wrote down anything himself. The teachings of the 'Christ' within him were universal, for all time: generalisations on such a cosmic scale that they can be applied anywhere, in any period of earth's history." [From the book by W.T.P].

''...eternally imprinted..." = 'Emerald Tablet'' link?

Question. 'See' anything, i.e.,any eureka moments yet?

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Ash Dome. N/W Wales. 30 foot circle, 22 Ash trees. Spiral in shape. Question. What does the Ash - represent - if only within this subject.

Synchronistic and/or ''Karma'' example [if only for this reader] - 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'."

"Astral plane was an old term for the realm of the visual imagination." [Chapter one, 'Astral Doorways' by J. H. Brennan]. Question 'shadow' or 'anima/s' aspect?

''visual imagination'' relative to an objective exercise - as opposed to a fantasy one. Anything?

"....Gradually, however, the word became identified with Karma or desire, and so was used for the plane of emotional reaction." [Same book].

Breathing easier?

'The Man Who Planted Trees' - animated short film - written by Jean Giono.

Trees in relation to valleys. Provence relative to the Alps. South / North. A shepherd beginning a 'story' in 19-thirteen. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Try ''mona Lisa'' for a similar 'view'.

wheelA different perspective {synchronistic?}..."Hovenweep is vast. I moved back and forth over the land, searching and ''feeling'' for the right place for this most important ceremony to be located. Finally, as i walked over a certain area, all the mountains and the ancient nearby Anasazi canyon seemed to come into alignment. Just off to the south, only a few feet away, was an Anasazi ruin that commanded primal importance long ago because it was on the highest point. I knew in my heart that this was the right place. As i looked around, a large rock ''spoke to me'' to be the central stone, and i placed it on the ground in what would become the very center of the medicine wheel. Four more living stones were found to mark the four directions. With this basic setup, the wheel ended up being about thirty-five feet in diameter..." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Whats the difference between the 'X' and the cross symbol. The author of the above book defines it by way of ''a gift in understanding''. Enlarged elsewhere. Clue. Link to the song -  'Amazing Grace'

"Then Devlin spoke, and what he said gave goosebumps to those who were near enough to hear him. For he said that the medicine wheel {with his index finger he drew an imaginary circle on his t-shirt} has a cross in it {north-south and east-west}. And the problem was that some people were doing ceremony ''almost right.'' But instead of having energy in the form of a cross, he said, they had it in the form of an 'X'. He indicated the imaginary X inside the imaginary medicine wheel on his shirt and said,''The X leads to the dark side.'' {And/or 'shadow' aspect?}. This was the exact same image given in my vision on the bus before we sang the Anasazi children on their way to freedom ['grace' link}.''  Emphasis, this readers.

The {story?} has to be read to understand the 'predicament' of the Anasazi children and parents in understanding why 'grace' {i.e.,a true intent of mind; intent of purpose etc i.e.,by way of - as ONE example - as in the above example ''a ritual ceremony''} has, in relation, to the norm. Try ''bosom'' for its universal link.

Analogy. Different time - different place: "With the 19th century resurgence of interest in Celtic mythology, the Tor became associated with Gwyn ap Nudd, the first Lord of the Otherworld (Annwn). The Tor came to be represented as an entrance to Annwn or to Avalon. The Tor is supposedly a gateway into "The Land Of The Dead (Avalon)." Enlarged elsewhere.

S/W = ''dark side'' ?

A change of pace {analogy?}..."Moses made such a wall for himself when he said to the Israelites: 'Watch yourselfs, so that you do not try to follow them after they have been destroyed before you' {Deut. 12:30. LXX}. For if someone does not watch his mind attentively, he will find that, after he has cut down the passions, the images of past fantasies begin to emerge again like young shoots. If he constantly allows these images to force there way into his intellect and does not bar their entry {'flaming swords' at the 'boundaries' of Eden?} - the passions will once more establish themselves within him; despite his previous victory, he will have to struggle against them again. For, after being tamed and taught to graze like cattle, the passions can become savage once more through our negligence and regain the ferocity of wild beasts. It is to prevent this that Scripture says: 'Do not try to follow them after they have been destroyed before you'; that is, we must not allow our soul to form the habit of taking pleasure in fantasies of this kind, and so relapse into its previous condition." ['The Philokalia' / translated by G.E.H. Palmer etc]. Try ''cattle'' to broaden ones view {horizon?}.

''...made such a wall for himself..." = the 'HA HA' lawn? Landscape equivalent? Recall one of the meanings behind the name Apollo.

"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, {Corbin} or the dark side {i.e.,shadow self?} of the Tree of Life {anima?}." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Emphasis, this readers].

"...5 and 7, the sacred numbers; they rest in the 12...for 12 was a very large circle of meanings and activities. It can be seen first of all as the product of 3 x 4, which makes it a combination in which both the material and spiritual are contained, and secondly as the sum of the two meaningful numbers 5 and 7; the sacred numbers: They rest in the 12 - the closed circle..."

"Thirty is a number connected with order and justice. In ancient Rome, a man had to reach the age of thirty to become a Tribune; and according to Biblical traditions, both Moses and Jesus began their public preaching [teaching?] at that age. The Old Testament book of Judges..." [Both 'pieces' of information from 'Mystery of Numbers'. Parenthesis, this readers. Mentioned elsewhere].

"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]. 'Thirty' being the 'sign' spoken about.

Analogy: "...above the rose, sealing the vessel,[i.e.,the alchemists ''vessel''] which is a ''soul with no leak at the seams,'' is a crown. The crown - which is a triple crown - signifies Kether, the top of the tree. It bears a single pearl in its apex; 'the pearl of great price'...." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''leak''.

N.B. 1440000 divided by 30 = 4800. Relevant to anything?

"The astral plane is also the Kurukshetra, [Bhagavat Gita link] both of humanity as a whole and of the individual human unit. It is the battleground whereon must be found the Waterloo of every aspirant." [Extract taken from the book by A. Bailey]. Link to objectivity over subjectivity. Benefit of - especially in relation to those first impressions.

"Even he with the worst of Karma who ceaselessly meditates [and/or studies etc.,this readers input] - on me, quickly loses the effects of his past bad actions. Becoming a high- souled being, he soon attains perennial peace. Know this for certain: the devotee who puts his trust in me, never perishes." [Bhagavad Gita. Quote taken from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"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].

"...In that interior world is the battle ground of the 'gods'. There the gods of love and hate , the daemons of lust, and pride, and anger, the devils of malice, cruelty, and revenge, vanity, envy, and jealousy, may hold high carnival, they may stir up the emotions, and, unless subdued by Reason, they may grow strong enough to dethrone it..." Quote from within the book by F. Hartman. ''Throne'' in relation to the ''Seat of the first occasion". Anything?

"Man becomes king of the brutes only by subduing or taming them...The world is a field of battle, where liberty struggles with inertia by the opposition of active force." Quote taken from the book by E.Levi.

''Tamer of Horses'' ?

Astronomical equivalent {in part}: "Ares sister, Strife, 'whose fury never tires...who from being first low in stature, grows till she uprears her head to heaven'...is thought to record a notable aspect of Mars during its orbit around the sun, when it changes in brightness as its distance and position relative to the earth vary. When Mars is moving towards maximum brightness, we propose that the planet is represented by Strife, who in Book 4 is first involved in a minor skirmish that erupts into full scale war. 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'].

Refresher: Eastern equivalent = the purpose behind the epic 'The Bhagavat Gita', i.e.,"The astral plane is also the Kurukshetra, both of humanity as a whole and of the individual human unit. It is the battleground whereon must be found the Waterloo of every aspirant." [Extract taken from the book by A. Bailey]. Link to objectivity over subjectivity. Benefit of - especially in relation to those first impressions.

Egyptian equivalent..."The central and most popular character within ancient Egyptian 'religion' of Asar [Osiris] is Heru [Horus] who is an incarnation of his father Asar. Asar is killed by his brother Set who, out of greed and demonic tendency, craves to be the ruler of Egypt. With the help of Djehuti, the god of wisdom, Aset [Isis], the great mother and Hetheru, his consort - Heru prevails in the battle against Set for the rulership of Egypt. Heru's struggle symbolizes the struggle of every human being to regain rulership of the Higher Self and to subdue the lower self. With this understanding, the land of Egypt, is equivalent to the Kingdom/Queendom concept of Christianity." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

Greek equivalent = Cronos. Enlarged elsewhere. Try part 1.

Hebrew equivalent... ''he who wrestles with 'god.' Enlarged elsewhere.

Islam equivalent - ''to submit to god.''

A practical [day to day] example could be [i.e.,'micro']..."To conclude the end of my journey; i assess where i am now? It was a meandering and protracted wrestle to cut the umbilical cord and finally set this book free from the brambles of my brain". [Quote from within the book by Q. S. Lam].

".......the passing through the baptism and entering of the stream." [Quote from within the book by A. Bailey].

".........and the meaning of the Greater joy of seeing is when the faithful sees the truth of 'god' with the secret eye of the heart."..."Man is my secret and I am his secret. That secret is a light from the divine light of god. It is the center of the heart, made out of the finest of matter. It is the soul which knows all the secret truths; it is the secret connection between the created one and his Creator. That secret does not love nor lean towards anything other than 'god." [Chapter 17, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

Understanding the 'divine bit' [or 'word'] relative to that framework [i.e.,A -C], gives a ''credibility'' a possible one; to those quotes and paragraphs. Can you see it yet?

The real question however, is why? Why go to all this effort?

"The phrase ''the one who meditates'' relates to the soul. Arjuna, the aspiring disciple, resigns the struggle and hands the weapons and reins of government to Krishna, the soul, and is rewarded at last by understanding and by a vision of the divine form [eureka moment link] which veils the 'Son of God' who is himself."

"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].

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 ''epiphany'' or ''eureka''.

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Try ''panther'' and/or ''pine cone''

"In certain cult forms, Dionysos { 'youngest' link } is represented as the god who 'arrives'. Otto, who far more than all other students of the subject saw Dionysos as the ''Coming One, the epiphanic god,'' adds that his 'appearance' is far more urgent, far more compelling than that of any other god. Historical reconstruction makes possible a far more concrete statement. Here we shall attempt to define the types and forms of the epiphanies of Dionysos as accurately as possible. The epiphany of a god was known in Greece not only as 'epiphaneia', but also as 'epidemia' - ''arrival in the land''...The unpredictable emergence of a new experience, on which a new religion could be based or by which an old one could be enriched, is the form to which, if it were reliably transmitted, a historian of religions would have to give priority. In the connection of the mythological religions, however, reliable knowledge of this form is seldom available. Such an experience must rather be assumed to have occurred BEFORE the emergence of the traditional religion and mythology, before they began, and constitute their foundation." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. All emphasis, this readers].  Think about it, in relation to the books written by W. Burkert and M. Eliade. See Part 1.

Zeus {island/cave and/or 'foundation'?} in relation to Dionysos.

'Cave' in relation to..."The Dionysos year is the year of the vineyards and wine cellars. Its events take place on the surface {'horizon' link?} of the earth." [Same book]. Therefore S/W - S/E?

Question. One stage further - relative to an 'understanding' ?

Question 2. Understanding of what?

Defining that 'understanding' gives clues as to Alexanders possible final resting place.

guru gita"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." Anything?

"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]. Try ''Lily''.

"The truth is that man gets the fruit of his actions from 'above', and the fruits correspond to the nature of his actions." [Part one, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Nicholas Tesla, recently described by a historian of science as ''the ultimate visionary crank,'' was a Serbian Croat who became a naturalized American. There he patented some seven hundred inventions including fluorescent lights and the Tesla coil that generates an alternating current. Like Newtons most important breakthroughs, this last one arose out of his belief in an etheric dimension between the mental and physical planes." ['Chapter 23, 'The Secret History of the World']. Question. What exactly is/ are...''altered states''. Find within.

"Astral plane was an old term for the realm of the visual imagination." [Chapter one, 'Astral Doorways' by J. H. Brennan]. Question 'shadow' or 'anima/s' aspect?

"....Gradually, however, the word became identified with Karma or desire, and so was used for the plane of emotional reaction." [Same book].

Understanding the 'divine bit' [i.e.,what it implies] - relative to the remaining 'framework' - makes sense of the above.

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'TRI' = 'triple' analogy. 'DENT' = 'teeth' link.  Coincidence or a meaningful one? Something to get ones teeth into?

Remember objectivity. It has a certain logic to it but only when you understand that full framework. It also links in; at least for this reader; with J.Naydlers in depth work. Mentioned elsewhere. Or for a more possible practical example...in order to attempt to understand the same...the ‘dentist’ example given above in relation to Mr Basil Spences ’experience’. Together with Mr Colin Wilsons example of the same, [strangely, again at the dentists. Alien contacts? Or synchronistic link to ''teeth'' symbolism?], In his ’Introduction to the new edition’, [ later part of ] in the book.. ’Beyond the occult’. Together with the most up-to-date example of same. The Chairman of Wigan football club having a "dream" about his club winning the F.A.cup 1-0 [ 2013 ]...Understanding that full framework offers a possible solution. By the way...Wigan won.

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Hebrew Shin. Question. Inverted 'M' ?  'Lower' in relation to 'higher' ? As a means to something? TRY ''M''.  Question 2. Agree or disagree?

Another possible example...''I asked my nine year old lad to go find some fossils in the grove of the valley. Within a minute he found a fossil next to a lightening struck tree. As i approached i saw a hominoid clavical [he also noted other bones that he had a PHD on]... As i came closer i put my hand on the wall and then two hominoid teeth fell into my hand''. In relation to the Malopa find in 2008 by Lee Berger [and son]. Same man also identified recent finds in nearby location called ''The Rising Star Cave System''[South Africa] -in 2013- eventually called Homo Naedi [star]. N.B. Don't forget those first impressions - follow through with a second then a third, i.e...

"In 1882 an anonymous book named OAHSPE, A Kosman Bible, was published in New York. It was subsequently revealed in a letter to the editor of 'The Banner of Light'; a Boston periodical; that its author was a dentist named Dr. John Ballou Newbrough and that the book had been written, mostly in the dark, through the agency of automatic writing. Newbrough claimed indeed that the book was written not by himself but through 'some other intelligence' using him as a vehicle. His interest in spiritualism was long standing. When he was a boy his father felt obliged to discourage his clairvoyant leanings...Later on Newbrough discovered that when he sat in circles at seances and calmed his mind, his hands would 'fly off into tantrums' producing messages reading in all directions. So it was that he became interested in researching similar 'spiritual' incidents. After examining over 200 cases, he became convinced that such phenomena was 'angelic' in nature and he himself began to 'grave for the light of heaven'. By this he meant that he wished to become the vehicle for something spiritually profound, rather than mere scribblings and doodles." [Taken from the book by Drury and Skinner].   Similar to the experience of the author 'Mind to Mind'? Found elsewhere. Question. Actual 'individual' or archetype? Question 2. Anima or shadow aspect? Question 3. If so, one of those 'experiences' could be classed as top/down; the other bottom/up relative to a learning curve. Which and why?

A {working?} example: "At one of the following lectures G. returned to the question of consciousness: 'Neither the psychical nor the physical functions of man can be understood,' he said, 'unless the fact has been grasped that they can both work in different states of consciousness. In all there are 'four' states of consciousness possible to man...The two 'higher' states are inaccessible to him, and although he may have flashes of these states, he is unable to understand them and he judges them from the point of view of those states in which it is usual for him to be'." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Emphasis/italics, this readers]. Try ''four''.

'Waters of the Gap'.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader {i.e.,inclusive of those higher two?} 'environment'.

As an example: ''Point of view'' in relation to: "But in a state of self consciousness a man can have flashes of objective consciousness and remember them." Same book.

That link to Plato's 'forms' . Represented [in part] in the night sky within those zodiac signs. Symbolic of those different aspects of the individual. Now only twelve. Using 'twelve' with a purpose in mind. All with a destination in mind - by way of - that ''inner'' one. The 'micro' within the 'macro'. Represented by those 'patterns' in the night sky, within that very large cycle. Known in ancient days as the ''Great year.''  All those different aspects within the 'whole.' Each pattern containing both positive and negative distinctions {'conjunction'?}. The Kabbala uses '72' a direct link [number symbolism] to the modern equivalent of what was known as the ''Great Year'' - The Precession of the Equinoxes - [Use 'box' to understand why]. The ''middle way'' being its main symbolic intention. The ''outer'' by way of that ''inner'' one. Representation of.

"When i began drawing the mandalas - i saw that everything; all the paths i had been following; all the steps i had taken - were leading back to a single point - namely to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation...I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self, i had attained what was for me, the ultimate. Perhaps someone else knows more, but not me." [C. G. Jung].

137 3Seen from a different perspective: "So for our ancestors the connection to the night sky would have been incredibly intimate. They looked to the skies to understand their place in creation. And the movement of the stars told them one thing - they were at the center of the universe. Up there is Polaris {North/Pole star}. Its almost aligned exactly with the earths spin axis. As the earth rotates everything moves around that one point. So it looks for ALL THE WORLD as IF the earth is the center of the universe....And that is of course what the ancients believed in for thousands of years - and why not - because its obvious - its wrong. To understand the earths real position in the solar system..." ['Wonders of the Solar System: Order out of Chaos' / B. Cox].

137 4To TRULY understand what our ancestors in the past and descendants of the present are attempting to define firstly within themselves and then to others - 'SEE' something other than the obvious, i.e.,as one example 'Solar' in relation to 'lunar' - left eye / right eye in relation to the eyes of Horus in order to 'define' something - that inner {center?} of something.

A working example: "Every man has a certain feature in his character which is central. It is like an axle round which all his 'false personality' revolves. Every mans personal work must consist in struggling against this chief fault. This explains why there can be no general rules of work and why all systems that attempt to evolve such rules either lead to nothing or cause harm. How can there be general rules? What is useful for one is harmful for another. One man talks to much; he must learn to keep silent. Another man is silent when he aught to talk and he must learn to talk; and so it is always and in everything."

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Ahura Mazda. ''Who was this strange figure. What did it mean.'' {Quote by Sam Willis 'Silk Road' 3/3]. Question. Where have you seen something similar before? {i.e.,without the male  {shadow?} form / figure}.

And/or: "The Law of Octaves naturally gave rise to many talks in our group, eventually G. warned us against to much theorizing. 'You must understand and feel this law in yourselves', he said, 'only then will you see it outside yourselves'. This of course is true. But the difficulty was not only in this. Merely a ''technical'' understanding of the law of octaves requires a lot of time. And we returned to it continually, sometimes making unexpected discoveries, sometimes again losing what had seemed to us already established. It is now difficult to convey how at different periods now one and now another idea became the center of gravity in our work, attracted the greatest attention, gave rise to most talks. The idea of the law of octaves became it its way a permanent center of gravity. We returned to it on every occasion, we spoke of it and discussed its various aspects at every meeting until we began gradually to think of everything from the point of view of this idea," ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Emphasis, this readers].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it within its broader context. To 'see' it within and without {center?}.

"The 'ordinary man' must make a spiritual start somewhere, sometime. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao-tze observed."

"The word 'spiritual' should be associated with the word 'eyes'. This is a reference to the eyes of the mind or heart. To see is to understand." [From the book by T. Nottingham].

From a different perspective, i.e.,ritual stuff..."The student of Jungian psychology will by now have recognized that the table {i.e.,King Arthur's round table} is what is known as a 'mandala'. The circle {and/or 'round'} appears to be a universal symbol of wholeness. The grail itself is a symbol of the wholeness for which man is ever searching; its quest is a kind of conferring of the benefits of the Blessed Sacrament in Arthurian and Parsifal legend. Rightly perceived, the Grail romances are a kind of poetic accompaniment to the chivalry of old Christendom of which Logres is an archetype."

''Table'' in relation to..."The preliminaries having been performed, the student concentrates upon the Sephirah Tiphareth as subjectively situated in the region of his heart. From this he 'projects' a 'round table' expanding it from a point of light to a diameter of about six inches {in the imagination}. The table is then furnished. It is of indigo colour and there are twelve golden lines radiating from the centre dividing the table into the twelve segments of the zodiac. In the centre of the table, standing in a circle, and covered by a transparent veil, is a golden chalice, symbol of refreshment. At each place at the table is found a small silver chalice engraved with a zodiac sign. The table having been constructed and furnished is then enlarged in the imagination, big enough to sit at. This is the first exercise of visualization. At this early stage, a golden ray is visualized in the mind's eye, striking down from Tiphareth into the chalice. The subject for meditation, or the problem to be solved, is then brooded upon in the confidence that some esoteric illumination will be received. When the exercise is completed, the table is deliberately diminished, withdrawn into the heart, and a deliberate break made. Notebook and pencil are then set to work." [From the book by A. Duncan]. Together with...

"...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own  'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

Remember - before those first impressions dictate something else {especially if you are the 'casual' reader/visitor type} - the common factor between all the above - are ''archetypes'' - regardless of how obtained. But you should by now {unless the 'casual' type} be seeing the relevance and usefulness of the study of the subject as a whole, and not just the parts we are comfortable with. Hence the link to Jung's final sentence...'Perhaps someone knows more, but not me'. Others elsewhere. Try ''mandala'' Part 4.

Side note. The author of 'Galactic Alignment' {enlarged elsewhere} defines those ''centers'' throughout all cultures. - but {if only for this reader} not in its broader view.

A {working?} example: "I once asked G. about the ballet which had been mentioned in the papers and referred to in the story 'Glimpses of Truth' and whether this ballet would have the nature of a 'mystery play'...''My ballet is not a mystery''' said G. ''Of course there is a certain hidden meaning beneath the outward form...An important place in the ballet is occupied by certain dances...Imagine that in the study of the movements of the heavenly bodies, let us say the planets of the solar system, a special mechanism is constructed to give a visual representation of the laws of these movements and to remind us of them...Such dances are called sacred dances..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].  Try ''planetary'' and/or ''feast of fools'' - for an alternative point of 'view'. Part 5.

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

Analogy of same; but now with different KEYS..."There is a third way, and that is the approach to the center - the center of the spiral. That is, to the mid point of the web of creation. Here may be found a very ancient feminine symbol in the spider who spins and designs and builds the web of manifestation. The symbol is also found in Rosicrucian diagrams. She represents in other symbolic formulations the Three Sisters, the Fates, spinning, weaving and cutting the thread of life. Whoever becomes a 'victim' of the Spider is, when bound and eaten by her, transformed. She is also the sleeping Lady Venus who, if awakened, gives birth to a 'King'. Whoever has found her secret door is translated from questing querent into guardian of her Mysteries. In other words, a change of function, or a transformation, takes place." [Chapter 6, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle ' by G. Knight].

"...a transformation takes place." As it does in any learning curve - REGARDLESS of subject - yes or no? The only difference is; understand what they all imply by the ''divine bit'' makes a further ''connection'' {and/or 'development'?}.

Importance of 'Anima' {female} over 'shadow' {male} - in understanding something?

REFRESHER: "Clement of Alexandria ........ 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness."

'Daughter' of the Father?

Analogy of same: "I cognized the center of the empyrean [eclipse?] as a point of intuitive perception in my heart. Irradiating splendor issued from my nucleus to every part of the universal structure. Blissful 'amrita,' nectar of immortality, pulsating through me with a quicksilver-like fluidity. The creative voice of god i heard resounding as Aum; the vibration of the Cosmic motor."[ Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi']. Together with...

"The tide draws out, the Sun is eclipsed; our emotional world is withdrawn and our awareness vanishes. There is a period of divine emptiness, a 'holy' moment like no other - the house is now prepared for the [Master's?] return." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Emphasis this readers]. Try ''house'' and/or ''eclipse'' in attempting to understand something further in order to make it ''intuitive''. Representation of, [i.e.,Aum/logos link].

Analogy of same?: "...Vestiges of the superstructure {i.e.,the surrounding wall that contained  the mastaba of the Egyptian 'Serpent King'} - show evidence of 30 niches and 34 projections {64?} spread along its periphery. The structure is built on a wide platform on which, placed at regular intervals, were clay bovine heads with real horns. At the rate of 7 to each niche and 4 on the facade,{eleven?} there must have been a total of 346 of them. The bull played a considerable role in the Old Kingdom, and in the Pyramid Texts the king is often called 'bull of the sky'. But because of its horns the bull was also related to the moon. Thus it is tempting to note that the number of bull heads here approximates to that of 12 lunations {354 days} - and, even more closely, to the number 346.6 which Fred Hoyle, in his examination of Stonehenge, relates to the periodical return of eclipses." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

Refresher: "In the later centuries of the Egyptian worship of Osiris it was said that Apis, the Bull, was the spirit of Osiris. This saying gives a direct clew to the evolution of the religious thought."

Spirit/soul / shadow/anima - all as a means...?

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An alternative view. Question. An objective one?

Side note. 346 degrees in relation to true North relative to the ''money pit'' as seen from the observer at the 'triangle of stones' {South} on Oak Island. Anything? ['Curse of Oak Island' entitled 'New Sword Play' History Channel/10.2.16]. Question. What does the apex of the 'marsh land triangle' point to? OR maybe more importantly - what lies within it?

A Further headscratch: The 56 Aubrey holes together with..."Eleven is the number of 'Magic' and the great work. It is the conjunction and equilibrium of the Pentagram {5} and Hexagram {6}. The name Hoor-Pa-Kraat has eleven letters {Greek = Harpocrates}. Eleven is also the number of letters in ABRAHADABRA, the Great Word of Magick, which represents the formula and accomplishment of the Great work...For it is the true law which unites the Micro with the Macro; the Pentagram and the Hexagram, or the Rose and Cross of Light and Life." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'].

Put those keys together before asking - coincidence or a meaningful one or nothing more than mumbo jumbo?

"The basalt sarcophagus of King Menkaura or Merkerinos found in the burial chamber of his pyramid at Giza, was destined to sink in 1938 near the Spanish coast with the ship carrying it to England. Thus there remains only the descriptions and drawings of it made at the time of its discovery. These, however, are of considerable value, since this sarcophagus was a scaled down model of the brick mastabas of the First Dynasty, and thus makes possible a mental reconstruction of the general outlines of these tombs, of which nothing remains but the lower portions. The facades of these UNfired brick buildings were composed of broad vertical piers alternating with recesses {niches?} at the back of which narrow, recessed panels simulate the doors through which the deceased's Ka {the permanent part of the being} might come and go at its pleasure. Above each 'false door' is a simulacrum of a lintel {key stone?} under which a roller is often found, intended for the rolled up mat or blind. Each vertical pier is normally composed of four pilasters separated by three niches, {7?} as in the stone sarcophagus. This motif of stepped recesses caused the four facades of these ancient tombs to be animated with light and shadow...The theme of the facade with stepped recesses plays a very important role during the whole of Pharaonic history. We find it once more imitated in stone in the form of the 'false door stele' for the passage of the Ka, before which offerings were made in the Old Kingdom mortuary chapels. It is painted on the coffins of the Middle Kingdom. It is used as a foundation for the King's 'Horus name' during the entire historical period. The oldest known example - found on the stele of the Serpent King, King Djt of the 1st Dynasty.

continued..."In the oldest inscribed tomb discovered, going back to the time of Zoser, a long corridor is found whose smooth east wall is covered with paintings {unrolled?}. The west wall is the exact copy of a stepped facade from the 1st Dynasty, with the difference, that at the back of the eleven niches contained between the twelve pilasters there are eleven wood panels admirably sculpted with the titles and representations of the tombs owner, Hesy. The pilasters represent in paint the wooden piers held together by dowelled crossbeams {'tongue/groove': Stonehenge?} on which brightly coloured tapestries were hung. The geometric motifs of these tapestries evoke a particular technique: 'tissage aux cartons'. On the facade of the First Dynasty tomb of King Kaa {i.e.,last king of 1st Dynasty} are vestiges of paintings identical to those in the tomb of Hesy...

continued..."In the book of Coming Forth into Day, written on papyrus rolled up and placed close against every mummy, the 'Osiris name' {deceased} identifies themselves one by one with all the Neterw {aspects of, i.e.,represented by some as '' I's '' - both pos./neg.} - the divine entities, whom he declares that he {now?} knows. These numerous divinities {polytheism?} are, it is written, the very 'limbs' of god, {i.e.,as one example the multiple 'limbs' of Shiva?}, his attributes or hypostases {'raised arms'?}. Thus by virtue of the 'divine spark' which enlivens him during his existence, the human being participates at every moment in the process of becoming conscious...Of the images chosen from natural phenomena to serve as symbols for these abstract notions, one of the most typical is the daily disappearance of the sun and its rebirth in the morning {Book of Aker link -therefore 'horizontal' link?} Now the sun is one of the two Eyes of the 'supreme being', and the recovery of this Eye represents, for man, the victory over all negative powers and the enrichment of his own consciousness {Maat}, the ultimate goal of existence..."

Side note {Analogy; in relation to ''rolled/UNrolled''}: "Some I's of course, are stronger than others. But it is there own conscious strength; they have been created by the strength of accidents or mechanical external stimuli. Education, imitation, reading, the hypnotism of religion, caste and traditions, or the glamour of new slogans, create very strong  I's in mans personality, which dominate whole series of other, weaker, I's. But their strength is the strength of the 'roll's' in the centers. And all I's making up mans personality have the same origin as these 'roll's' ; they are the result of these external influences; and both are set in motion and controlled by fresh external influences. Man has no individuality. He has no single big I. Man is divided into a multiplicity of small I's...This explains why people so often make decisions and so seldom carry them out...Thus in one teaching, man is compared to a 'house' in which there is a multitude of servants but no master and no steward. The 'servants' have all forgotten their duties; no one wants to do what he aught; everyone tries to be 'master'...The comparison of a man to a house awaiting the arrival of the master is frequently used in Eastern teachings which have preserved traces of ancient knowledge, and, as we know, the subject appears in various forms in the Gospels." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

N.B. "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].

continued..."The King is the 'son of Re'. As king of the north and south, master of the two crowns {Horus - Seth} - he is felt to have mastery over antagonistic natural forces, and be capable of assuring cosmic order. The royal tombs are of an 'anthropocosmic' character. At Thebes, for example the burial chambers {of some} are painted as though a huge papyrus were UNrolled around the walls on which is inscribed the Book of What is in the Dwat. This 'book' tells the nightly journey of Re - through the regions of the twelve hours of the night, each of which has a 'gate' 'guardians' and 'pilots'...Hour after hour, phase after phase, whether imagined by the scarab's gestation or by the human metabolism, the metamorphosis of the densest matter, into the most volatile and subtle energy is accomplished - the return, now conscious - to the origin. [All above extracts from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'. Emphasis - this readers].

Rolled/UNrolled...Fired/UNfired...East/West/South/North...represented in one form or another with analogies to 'light' and 'dark', {''stepped recesses''} - i.e., with the Book by ...'Day'.. and/or the one by 'night' {i.e.,'in the Dwat'}. ALL as a MEANS to an understanding - from the dawn of human kind. Question. Conspiracy obsessives?

Analogy..."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].

In answer to that question, you could say: maybe these authors who do write about this subject material are obsessive - if only in the sense of their own point of view - after all nothing 'concrete' has yet been proven by it. At the end of the day {or night} - it seems  nothing more than opinions - personal ones? It seems nothing more than ''abstract'' stuff - passed around - and regurgitated each generation by different authors.

So the {inner?} question to that answer could be  - who are these authors who constantly spend the time and effort to write about it ,i.e.,what type of persons are they? Do they all belong to a certain 'family' or tribe or profession or religion or church or monastery or club or... etc, etc,. In other words using the above {as one example only} - who is Lucie Lamy?

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." [Same book].

''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..."

"46 bronze water birds were found in a pit north of the Emperor's tomb {1st Dyn/China}. Feeding in an ornamental pond. Herons and Swans. The type of bronze sculpture that seem to appear almost overnight. Nothing like it had be seen before the 1st emperor." ['Greatest Tomb on Earth: Secrets on Ancient China' / BBC / 2016}.

The program indicates a connection between East and West 1000 years earlier than today's academics thought possible. Can you see other 'connections' that the narrators have not even considered? Others enlarged - from same program - elsewhere, i.e.,a bronze chariot was also discovered. Try ''chariot''.

A change of pace...The author of the 'Source Field Investigations,' [chapters 6 and 19] attempts to understand the same {i.e.,''esotericism'' in general} within his own field of interest, but because this subject has not been added to the 'equation' a full understanding cannot be the result. As proven by the authors understanding within the books, Zoroastrianism chapter. His main references, being from a book that only explain it in its historical context. Exoteric equivalent,  {similar to the authors of the 'Master Game'. Explained elsewhere}. External as opposed to that inner one. Hence the reason he concludes - that their ancient home must have been in the Arctic, ''because of the weather patterns mentioned in the Vedas.''  'Arctic conditions,' within this subject is indicative of a learning process [potential of, i.e.,once learnt]. Cold in relation to warm. 'Lower' in relation to 'higher.' South in relation to North. {or vice versa, depending on the 'intention' of author}. Atlantic {Nova Scotia link} - relative to the Mediterranean.  Boundaries that have to be 'investigated' for an understanding to take place.

'The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism' by T. Cheetham.

The author of 'Gobekli -tepe' also 'falls {key} into the same trap' i.e.,"That these examples of canine cosmic tricksters, manifesting in the sky's as planet killers such as comets and asteroids, come from Europe and not Anatolia need not concern us, for similar cosmological themes exist in the sky lore much closer to Gobekli -tepe. The Bundahishn, a sacred text of Zoroastrianism, a 'religious' doctrine that once thrived in Iran, India, and Armenia, contains its own graphic account of a Ragnarok-style scenario, which includes the following somewhat enigmatic lines: 'As Gokihar falls in the celestial sphere from a moon-beam on to earth, the distress of the earth becomes such like as that of a sheep when a wolf falls upon it'. Gokihar is generally translated as 'meteor', that is, an incoming comet fragment, asteroid, or bolide of some sort, while the name itself has been interpreted as meaning 'wolf progeny'. The double allusion in this statement to the wolf is significant, and one can envisage, and even feel, the force of the assumed impact, here likened to the manner that a sheep's legs bend and collapse when pounced on by a wolf. That Gokihar's appearance heralds some kind of apocalyptic event seems confirmed in the verse that follows: 'Afterward, the fire and halo melt the metal of {the archangel} Shatvair, in the hills and mountains, and it {the molten metal} remains on this earth like a river.' If the impact of a comet fragment or asteroid is implied, then the presence afterward of firestorms and rivers of molten 'metal' caused by the eruption of volcanoes would be inevitable."  [From the book by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''metal/mettle'' and/or ''wolf'' to 'see' what such authors cannot.

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Sighting of a Supernova? Or is that information used to define something else?

Side note: Comet or supernova as the most likely {prediction; therefore ''Oracle'' link} - that forewarns - the further development of something. That inner one. Recall the information of ''Antares'' - the 'heart' of the Scorpion. That link to the foundation of something.

'Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline'. Enlarged throughout.

Continued: As it is with the Mona Lisa painting. Those icy topped peaks that represent something of that 'inner' journey. Explained elsewhere. The word 'Atlantis' also mentioned, {next page of same book, i.e.,by D. Wilcock} as are the words ''apocalyptic quality'' in relation to ''Zoroastrians concepts about the end of the age,'' {next page on}. Both only understood in that 'external' sense. The word  'Atlantis' indicative of water and copper,{red ochre link. Symbolic of}. That link to the Great Pyramid, i.e.,"Strangely, the Great Pyramid is also located at the exact center of the earths land mass, the one true axis mundi. Its East - West axis sits precisely on the longest land parallel, covering the greatest amount of land and the least amount of water on earth.....'' [Chapter seven, D. Wilcock book].

'Red' indicative of the shadow/negative aspect, [explained within], of which the 'smallest' of the three pyramids has more of it 'externally' than the other two. The two 'others' more limestone than red granite. Limestone; being 'lighter', both in structure and texture: used as a representation of that 'internal awareness'; as most know within this subject. Positive relative to negative. Known in relation to unknown. Which again if correct, gives a possible indication as the order of each 'build'.

Atlantis story indicative of same. But now in relation to what 'water' represents, within this subject. Both salt and fresh. Explained elsewhere. As is the meaning of the word ''apocalyptic,'' if only in relation to this subject.

Understanding this subject {as a 'whole'} gives an answer to the true ''mindset of the peoples'' - beyond a comet explosion...

"Most likely a disintegrating comet was the culprit, although we cannot discount other possibilities, such as an asteroid or meteor impact, or a close supernova event. What IS important, however, is its impact on the mind set of the peoples existing in the Euphrates Basin at the termination of the Paleolithic age, for there is compelling evidence that a memory of this devastating cataclysm lingered on in the minds of the Gobekli tepe builders themselves."  [From the book by A. Collins].

Something did indeed linger on in those minds - and still does - that universal one.

Question. What {where?}is the feminine aspect represented atGobekli tepe....

Refresher: "How can we embody and integrate all the lessons learned into the very fabric of our being so that we do not have to fear individually or collectively the Great Turning at Hand. Feminine consciousness and wisdom remember {''belly'' link} the cycles of life and energy, that things ebb and flow in a recurrent process. Masculine consciousness and wisdom remind us of the necessity for demarcation and exploration of ever new and evolving realities; they remind us that tradition, LAW, order, and systems provide the vital containment of psychic life. The 'hieros gamos' of our time is this marriage of masculine and feminine...." Continued elsewhere.

Question 2. Any water sources at the base; or near; to that same ''Potbelly hill''?

Side note: "We knew little about the Venus of the Aztecs and Mayans, and access to knowledge was restricted. We learned that the Peruvian name for Venus was Chasca, meaning 'curling hair'. The word suggests that the rays of the female star are visualized as locks of hair. Could our wings or flames be hair, reminders of the Greek imagery which gave us the word 'comet'? ['The Zelator']. Recall what ''hair'' and ''Venus'' represents within subject material.

Question. If East to West represents a ''land mass.'' Where on that same map would be a representation of a ''water mass.''

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Question. Three parts water - one part land? Izapa at the 'lower' point. At the base of a Volcano. That 'one part' = the 'crystallization' of something? {S/W?}. All enlarged elsewhere.

"The unassuming stone cross at Hendaye can still be seen today...Located in S/W France near the Pyrenees and the Atlantic ocean, Hendaye neighbours {boundary?} Basque regions to the south, where pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela along the symbolic Milky Way of Spain still take place. Because of its unique location, Hendaye occupies the center of a quadriparite landscape that is three parts earth and one part water." [From the book by J. Jenkins]. 'Transcendent' third?

Pacific / Atlantic - Warm / cold. Anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

A {working?} example: "The conditions of life in which a man is placed at the beginning of his work, in which, so to speak, the work finds him, are the best possible for him, at any rate, at the beginning of the work. These conditions are natural for him. These conditions are the man himself, because a man's life and its conditions correspond to what he is. Any conditions different from these created by life would be artificial for a man and in such artificial conditions the work would not be able to touch every side of his being at once. Thanks to this, the fourth way affects simultaneously every side of man's being. It is work on the three 'rooms' at once...So that when a man attains Will on the fourth way, he can make use of it because he has acquired control of all his bodily, emotional and intellectual functions. And besides, he has saved a great deal of time by working on the three sides {'rooms'} of his being in parallel and simultaneously... " ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''side{s}''. Then follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

Question. Agree/disagree.

And/or: "The difference between knowledge and understanding becomes clear when we realize that knowledge may be the function of one center {'ellipse' link?}. Understanding, however, is the function of three centers. Thus the thinking apparatus may know something. But understanding appears only when a man feels and senses what is connected with it. We have spoken earlier about mechanicalness. A man cannot say that he understands the idea of mechanicalness if he only knows about it with his mind. He must feel it with his whole mass, with his whole being; then he will understand it." [Same book, includes intalics].

All the above in relation to thinking/feeling/willing. Purpose of. Anything?

Analogy? "...headed for the meeting place of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, the point at which the Four Corners come together." ['Serpent of Light beyond 2012' ]. What some call the 'Stonehenge of the Southwest'. Notice its relation {position} to Hendaye.

"The messenger of god said, The Quran was sent down in seven modes, each verse in it has an external and internal meaning, and at each boundary there is a vista [Tabari]." Taken from 'The Book of Hadiths': Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, from the Mishkat al - Masabib] by C. L. Eaton].

Greek equivalent.  Hermes being the Greek god of 'transitions and boundaries'. Think about it, relative to what Zeus and Apollo imply. What they represent. Same principle as Solomon in relation to 'his Temple'.  A further 'development/understanding' of something.

"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' ].

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.

The Quran uses 99 aspects/ names with the same intent as the '72' mentioned earlier in relation to the Hebrew Kabbala. Both suggesting the importance of 'equilibrium' within that personnel journey, 99 aspects within the ''one.'' Within the 'whole'. Equals a completion of something, relative to an understanding. Explained throughout.

That individual 'effort' represented astronomically no more so than with Orion. Sometimes shown with a club. Symbolic of that 'unknown' [ unconscious and or shadow ] state of mind. Or with a 'bow' now representing a conscious state of mind [ i.e.,positive in relation to the effort taken]. Symbolic of a 'direction' taken by way of focus of thought, emotion and will. Those three concepts that are used throughout [regardless of place, time or culture]. Represented now as something ''under his belt.''  Something achieved, in part or whole. Think about it, in relation to the effort taken by thought as opposed to 'a club.' Wild man link, whose brother was the 'green man'. [''Green language'' link. Both explained elsewhere].

n Britain today there is only one piece of ' objective art 'that expresses the spiritual world perfectly without the distorting influence of a human personalty. Many who....The Lohan, A chinese statue of a Buddhist monk.

''In Britain today there is only one 'piece of objective art that expresses the spiritual world perfectly without the distorting influence of a human personalty...The Lohan, A chinese statue of a Buddhist monk.''  [Taken from The Secret History] . Question. That inner one? i.e.,what the author of The Presence of Other Worlds calls  ''the wellspring of the psyche.'' Question. Why different colors on different shoulders, i.e.,left and right? Same question as  why only the left shoulder in relation to the movements around the Ka'ba. Why should the right be left exposed? Understand those keys in order to understand why. In order to understand the subject as a whole. Clue, it has something to do with ''naked'' symbolism. Keep a check on those first impressions, i.e., put ''naked'' in the search box. Think about it, i.e., in relation to "an effort taken", by 'way of' thought/emotion/will, as opposed to an effort taken with a 'club', i.e.,wild man link. Explained elsewhere.

Common parlance..."bull [key] in a china shop". That link to the 'thigh' of the 'Big Dipper' or one of the two 'pillars' of Hebrew fame, i.e.,''by strength.''

"The kings arrival in the sky is a new birth...The divine entities dance attendance on him, reassemble his bones, give him back the use of his senses, by opening his eyes and mouth, rituals which are accomplished 'magically' in the ''Room of Gold'' on the mummy or its effigy with two adzes and the presentation of a bull's thigh." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

The cheerful brilliance of the morning lent youth to Earth's old bones, touched the peak with gold, gleamed along the river and put the gardens en fete..." ['Her-Bak'].

''Peak'' in relation to Al-qurn. Anything?

"Having taken the bow, the great weapon of the Secret Teaching, one should fix in it, the arrow sharpened by constant meditation. Drawing it with a mind filled with that [Brahman]. Penetrate, O good looking youth, that imperishable as the Mark. [Mundaka Upanishad, ii 3, 4]. Taken from inset page, 'The Yoga of the Kathopanishad' by Sri Krishna Prem.

"The Pranava [Aum] is the bow, the arrow is the self. Brahman is said to be the mark. With heedfulness is it to be penetrated. One should become one with it as the arrow in the mark."[Same book, same page].

A different interpretation, but of the same ilk.

"Under the sign of Sagittarius you will learn single mindedness, the ability to follow your visions and develop your intuition. The secret behind all success is to be single minded....to speed directly towards the goal you are aiming....When the burning arrow is discharged you must follow it until it has reached its target ...Find a goal worth aiming for and strive toward it....If you aim your bow in the wrong direction, and persistently continue along this road you will inevitably get lost. The road back will therefore be long and troublesome. Here we touch on the second lesson of Sagittarius. The goals you are striving for should be based on intuition, idealism and higher vision." [Page 70, 'Esoteric Astrology' by Torgny Jansson].

Its physical representation, as an example...being the Stonehenge Archer, "purposely buried in an outer ditch". 'See' it?

Side note:  "Why did you give him an astronomer's telescope to carry?...''Because he's searching in the clouds for the wellspring that is flowing at his feet''. ['Journey into the Light'].

N.B. Flint nodules {in the shape of arrow heads} at the base {foundation material}- of the small blue stones that divide {'boundary'} the river Avon from the end {and/or beginning} of the path that leads to/from Stonehenge. Prof. Pearson speculates that these smaller blue stones would be in a circular formation. This reader speculates - a semi circle, i.e.,a representation of 'half the journey' - link to 180 degrees {in number symbolism} or a u-turn {'landscape'}. Something half complete - a work still in progress.

Horseshoe shape? {in the micro sense of the word} as in the 'middle' of those sarsen stones?

"In 520 BC Pythagoras returned to Samos and began a school called The Semi-Circle."

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{One} example of: A triple aspect of something.

Refresher: Marden Henge {near Stonehenge} - recently discovered. Many times larger than Stonehenge. A definite link between 'it' and the river Avon: "The monument itself is only 'D' shaped {semicircle} - Its not a complete enclosure; in fact the whole of the southern side is formed by the river Avon. A great big meander in the river...  And a number of springs within the henge as well." ['The Flying Archaeologist'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Side note: The spring of the river Avon - its source. Has a triple aspect to it. Purposely cut out - like a ''three legged animal''. Same program.

A work in progress?...OR just a coincidence..."I asked the women to gather in the area along and in front of the wall and to sit comfortably there in a slight semi circle. Then i asked all the men to stand just in front of the women in a straight line, from edge to edge of the wall. We were now arranged in the shape of a long, shallow, lidded bowl, with the women inside the bowl, and the men forming the lid." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012']. Try ''lid'' and/or ''bowl''.

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Semicircle of Greek sages {'perennial' philosophers?} -  guarding the 'tomb' of Nectanebo 2nd. Central figure = Homer. Some link the same with Alexander - the 13th god. Question. Where would the 'other half' be represented? Clue. Recall Homers epics - what story did they tell? Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy from a different perspective {i.e., different author{s}  from a different time period} but the principle = the same?... "The question that Coomaraswamy set himself was stated on the first page of his transcript: 'The fundamental question to be asked will be at what is the {Sagittarian} archer shooting?' When i read this knowing the Sagittarian archer points his arrow right at the Galactic Center, i could scarcely believe what Coomaraswamy had written. The same paragraph emphasizes, however, that whatever astronomical references may be present, the mythological {or metaphysical} meaning is what will be of interest. In other words, Coomaraswamy intended to explore the metaphysical process of 'transcendence' as it relates to the mythology of Sagittarius rather than belabour any implied or demonstrated astronomical features." ['Galactic Alignment' / J. Jenkins].

Egyptian link = ‘Field of arrows’. [ Chasing mummies program ]...Link to [C]. Mr Sitchin calls the same "land of missiles". [see below ].

Symbolic of that inner ’combat’. For a comparison of the same but from two different ‘view points’ and its possible relevance within that overall framework. ‘Temple of/in man’. By R.Schwaller De Lubicz... and ’Zen in the art of Archery’. By E.Herrigel.

Use that process {above} to define ''objectiveness'' and its purpose {and representation?} within subject material: i.e.,as ONE example: "This would be to our great loss, for the symbolizing of the church points to a depth of art which has almost disappeared from our world. It points indeed to an 'esoteric art', an objective art, which is mentioned scarcely at all in our official histories of art, and is only remembered in a handful of occult texts largely unknown to historians." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' Astrology/Astronomy in the esoteric {objective?} sense of the word.

move3A {working?} example: "Do such works of objective art {'Lohan'?} exist at the present day,'' i asked. ''Of course they exist,'' answered G. ''The great Sphinx of Egypt is such a work of art, as well as some historically known works of architecture, certain statues of gods, and many other things. There are certain figures of gods and various mythological beings that can be read like books, only not with the mind but with the emotions, provided they are sufficiently developed...At all events, we grasped the meaning of what they wanted to convey to us across thousands of years, and not only the meaning, but all the feelings and the emotions connected with it as well. That indeed was art." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''Sphinx''.

{One} example: Oedipus and the riddle of the Sphinx {Thebes} - in relation to the Sphinx of Giza. {One} relates more to Male {androgynous} the other 'female'. {One} to spirit, the other soul. {One} to anima the other animus. Which and why? ['Mythology' {The Royal House of Thebes} / Edith Hamilton].

"What creature'', the Sphinx asked him, ''goes on four feet in the morning, on two at noonday, on three in the evening?''

Question. Where would the 'zenith' of something be represented in landscape symbolism?

"De Lubicz's work was interdisciplinary, and well grounded in the knowledge of ancient traditions. Like a cryptologist, he recognized that elements of the Sacred Science have always been with us, but as is typical of the modern mind, we have classified them in Aristotelian categories - as history, science, mythology, and occultism. Though the study of each is a dead end for understanding the great achievements of Egyptian civilization, when taken together they present a compelling picture of human {'man' / woman} potential." [Chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt'. Italics/parenthesis, this readfers]. Try ''gather''.

"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.

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

"Astrology is the progenitor of astronomy, and for many years the two existed as one science.   Nowadays astronomy is considered an ''objective'' science of distances, masses,, speeds, etc., while Astrology is a "subjective" and intuitive science which not only deals with the astronomical delineation of horoscopes, but can also be called a philosophy which helps to explain the spiritual essence of life." [Extract taken from the book by Cicero].  Think about it in relation to the word 'synchronicity'...in relation to a 'framework'.   i.e.,

"There are in reality two branches of Astrology. The first is Exoteric Astrology which includes the mathematics of the art involved with charting a horoscope and the predictive arts. The second is Esoteric Astrology which deals with mysteries of the universe itself, the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical dynamics of the cosmos. Esoteric Astrology reveals the universal pattern ['net' symbolism] of living, and the means by which human beings can align themselves with the spiritual fabric and 'pattern' of the universe. It is a system for understanding celestial energies and a method for viewing the universe as a symmetrical whole." [Same book].

And/or..."Astrological determinism was immensely popular in the ancient world. Gnostic's were however, at pains to emphasize that the stars are not the cause of events here on earth, but rather archetypal patterns in the heavens which correspond to events on earth, and so help us to understand the ebb and flow of fate. The Christian gnostic Theodotus writes that the stars 'are not the cause of things, but a sign of what is taking place'. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Try ''archetypal''.

Tidal / non-tidal?

'The Secret Zodiac: The Hidden Art in Mediaeval Astrology' by Fred Gettings.

"The joy of good conscious is the accord between the moral rhythms of the 'lower' and 'higher' self. The beatitude [Matthew v,8] promising those who have a pure heart that they will 'see' god - signifies the accordance of their basic rhythm with the 'divine' rhythm. Joy is therefore the state of harmony of the inner/outer rhythms - of rhythm below with that of above..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Together with...

"Because each of the constellations of the zodiac spends 6 months of the year below the horizon and 6 months above it, the zodiac was also seen as representing the wheel of reincarnation, which carries each individual through a recurring cycle of life and 'death'. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

'Horus; in/of the horizon' ?

Astronomical equivalent {the very first representation?}: "The path of Jupiter never strays far from the ecliptic, and Homer faced a challenge when he had to express Athene's affection for or assistance to the warriors Achilles, Odysseus and Diomedes, whose personal stars lie at a good distance outside the zodiac. In the case of Achilles {Canis Major}, Homer says, that Athene supports him 'from afar', or that of the others 'that no man could see her'. When she 'moves up close' to Odysseus {Bootes}, Jupiter lies in the zodiac below his feet. In another instance Athene needs to move into the zodiac south of Perseus, whose feet only just reach into the zodiac, so she can hear Diomedes prayers. HOWEVER, Athene, has no difficulty when involved in the affairs of warriors whose stars and constellations lie IN the zodiac. As Jupiter travels through the broad shouldered and long legged constellation of Scorpius, Athene's infusion of fighting spirit into Menelaus is described with the well known simile of the fly: ' Therefore she put strength into his knees and shoulders and made him as bold as a fly, which, though driven off will yet come again and bite if it can'. On other occasions she assumes the voice or form of a mortal when Jupiter 'occults' or temporarily covers a star." {'Homer's Secret Iliad']. IN/OF the horizon?

Gadfly?

Question. What do 'shoulders' and 'knees' represent?

"The 'good life' is a process. The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. The good life constitutes a direction selected by the total organism, when there is psychological freedom to move in ANY direction." [Taken from Part three, 'on matters of existence' from the book, 'Striking Thoughts' { Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living} by  J.Little]. And...

"I will present the psychological aspect of the tradition, particular Jungian thinking, and show how it relates to alchemy and, perhaps more importantly initiation - the later a relationship that has not been touched upon by other authors..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' ].

This web page has ''touched'' on the above - throughout, i.e.,try ''teacher'' in relation to higher/lower.

"It was at this moment that he dreamed a dream of the greatest importance to him . He dreamed that, instead of sitting in his study and talking to the great doctors and psychologists who used to call on him from all over the world, he was standing in a public place and addressing a multitude of people who were listening and understanding what he said."

Or put simply as Mr Jung himself was requested to as explained in the introduction to his final book 'Man and His Symbols' from where the above quote was taken - {ten days after completion - he died] - CONSIDER those symbols {archetypes?} - with that universal framework in mind - RELATIVE to the 'Self' to understand the Micro within the Macro, i.e.,you cant have one without the other - but one has to come before the other. See it? If you do, then one could say - the beginning of an initiation?

Secondary OVER primary?

The same Zodiac but now with the missing 'thirteenth'... 'Smack bang,' in the middle. Question. Recognize it? Where have you seen it before? Find it, to understand it. [

The same Zodiac but now with the missing thirteenth; Smack bang, in the middle. Question. Recognize it? Where have you seen it before? Find it, to understand it.
[ ''A 6th century mosaic pavement found in a syna...gog...ue. That includes Greek - Byzantine elements.'' [ Wikipedia / Zodiac]

The word ’middle’. One of those archetypal key words . Orions belt around his ‘middle’, i.e., ‘Navel’ symbolism. [ ‘midriff ’ of the human form ]. No better explained than the Sumerian equivalent in Zecharia Sitchin. '12th planet'. His research on the Sumerian aspect is second to none even though his final interpretation is an incorrect one. Simply because he has no idea of the esoteric side. As already indicated. Some are aware...others are not. All those key words however are present. Words like...’Divine, Stone, Cross,[explained elsewhere] / Goggle eyed, [ Link to gog/magog. Explained elsewhere]. ’Chariot / Navel / Dragon:serpent / Throne / Especially ‘House’ symbolism, i.e., in relation to exterior/interior. And 'Whirlwind / benben’ / and twelve’, [ to name but a few. ] Hence the link to the title of the book. All specifically implied to mean something different other  than the ‘obvious’, i.e.......

"Zeus ,too, as we have shown, battled not a 'dragon' but a serpent-god. As we shall show later on, there was a deep meaning attached to these ancient traditions of a struggle between a god of winds and a serpent deity. Here, however, we can only stress that battles among the gods for the divine Kingship were reported in the ancient texts as events that had unquestionably taken place".[page 67, same book]. Indeed they did, but only in that 'inner' sense. Recall the symbolism of dragon and serpent, relative to; as in this example; what the word 'Zeus' is a representation of.

"And in the alternation of the night and the day, and in what Allah sends down in sustenance from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the change of the winds...are signs for those that are wise." [Quran 45:5. Translation from Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Analogy?..."The lunar nodes are the points in the sky where the orbits of the sun and moon intersect, and they indicate the places where eclipses can occur...In Hindu astrology they are deified as the head and tail of a serpent-dragon and are called Rahu and Ketu, both of whom are involved in the Vedic Creation myth called the 'Churning of the Milky Ocean'. ['Galactic Alignment'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''eclipse'' and ''churning'' relative to what ''milk'' represents - OUTSIDE of the obvious.

Something hinted at: "This book deals with the esoteric significance of a 13th century zodiac in one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, within the framework of a true symbolism...This study concerns itself with such topics as esotericism, mediaeval history and lore, astrology, secret writing, ecclesiastical doctrines and art history..." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its universal 'framework'.

"Ranking equal in excitement with the Neanderthal bear - skull altar is the carved stone zodiac of thirteen signs fashioned by the North American Mound Builder culture, and discovered in the Ouachita River, [near bend of ] Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Mound Builders flourished around the time of Christ, all over the eastern half of North America, so this zodiac as an artefact is some 2000 years old. Its tradition, however, is at least 20,000 years old - for in Israel we find another thirteen - zodiac inlaid in the floor of an old synagogue. One could perhaps, argue that the Mound Builders and the ancient Hebrews had independently conceived of a thirteen zodiac, based on the lunar year, if both were moon worshipers. However, there is a clincher. Both zodiacs involve a spider." [Chapter 10, 'Cities of Dreams'. Mentioned elsewhere]. The author Stan Gooch attempting to define all the cultural mysteries to moon symbolism only... all the way back to Neanderthal man; and that relationship to Cro-Magnon man. This subject defined solely as ''metaphysical meanderings'' [Chapter 11]. Question. When all the available evidence is put forward and understood beyond its first impressionable one , what do you think?    See Lethbridges book on 'Gog Magog' to understand something further. Then try ''Spider''.

Side note: Question. Cro-Magnon man in relation to Neanderthal man - which understood 'objectivity' {and all its benefits} -  first? Or does it matter?

"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 concept of the external archetype is important for the present book, for it does look as if Neanderthal had evolved an archetypal response to the moon - probably because of the , again, probably greater influence of the moon on the Neanderthal female menstrual cycle - while Cro-Magnon, for his part, had evolved an archetypal responce to the sun." [Chapter 17, 'Cities of Dreams'].

As mentioned in the same book the Mound builders had a fascination with the numbers 12 and 13. As does Gobekli tepe [not mentioned]. The 'spider' also important - or more importantly what it implies to the overall subject - not just one aspect of it. That same symbol that was also used within the DESIGN of the overall plan of the Nazca Lines. Those 'eight' legs {among others} that represent something other than the obvious.

"We can say then with confidence that the human responses to the numbers 3 and 7 and 13, and the seven - fold maze, and the snake and the spider are not archetypal, since we cannot identify in ourselves any biological situation of which they form part."..."These are entirely sociological and historical matters, and our reaction to them purely the result of cultural conditioning. There are not seven etheric chakras in the body, as the Indian esotericists claim [no one else has found them], and still less do they correspond to the endocrine glands, as if often alleged, of which there happen to be nine. Nor are there seven openings in the body, unless you are prepared to count the two eyes, ears and nostrils as one each." ['Cities of Dreams'].

A good example [if only for this reader] of not working through those 'first impressions'. To understand the whole picture define its parts, [or 'keys']. In other words using the above example look up [in the usual box] such words as ''chakras'' or ''nine'' or ''seven'' or ''spider'' or ''snake''.

That link to the legend of the 'lost' thirteenth zodiac sign - relative to the individual.

From a different perspective, i.e.,a {working?} one..."The Uxmal priest and priestess who were to lead the ceremony laid special cloths on the ground to form an altar. Many crystals and ceremonial objects were arranged on the altar. Finally, first one, then two, and eventually thirteen Mayan crystal skulls were laid out on the altar in a tight circle. And then a Mayan weaving was placed over them, hiding them from view, for it was not quite time yet for their ''special'' ceremony...About fifteen or so elders and indigenous people were asked to join the inner circle...The Mayan priestess lit ceremonial herbs and incense in a small, ancient cauldron, filling the air with a pungent scent. Then she raised her arms as her male companion blew the sound of the conch and opened the ceremony with prayers to the four directions...A woman said to me later that she felt all through the ceremony that the Tower of Babel was slowly crumbling. So perhaps in coming together in this way with the Mayans in this ancient ceremony we were symbolically ending the divisions among countries, cultures etc...As the last smoke of the cauldron drifted over the crowd and the ceremony ended we came together like old friends from long lost tribes...We were a rainbow of One Spirit." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Emphasis, this readers].

N.B. Symbol of the 'lower' will is the altar.

'Tower of Babel' in relation to lower. 'Rainbow' = natures equivalent of 'Gnosis' {'higher'} Representation of - within landscape symbolism, i.e.,what are the 'constituents' of a rainbow; how are they made; what do they 'connect' ? Try ''flint'' for an 'alternative' viewpoint but on the same 'pole'.

comic3"In the circumstances, a good deal of nonsense has been written in recent years by the psychoanalysts and feminist writers [of both sexes] on the alleged psychological [i.e.,archetypal] significance of items mentioned in the previous paragraph [snake, spider, mazes, 'numbers' etc. This readers input]. But the clear position is that our response in these cases is to be understood as sociological and historical, as purely the outcome of cultural practice and conditioning. It is very important that we grasp this truth. For otherwise we shall have people continuing to claim that precisely designed seven-fold mazes, amongst others, are independently generated psychological 'archetypes' - and not therefore, and on the contrary, vital clues to the origins of our civilization." ['Cities of Dreams'].

Strangely enough - understanding the 'full' story gives a deeper meaning to those possible ''origins''.  Before that bigger question can be asked. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

As is the intent of: "A divergent thought intervened, breaking Thomas's continuous attention. It was then that the symbol of Maitre Jacques dissolved into an image he had registered into his mind from childhood: an angel and a devil were tormenting a poor old man, each trying to lead him in its own direction. Freed by this distraction, Thomas's imagination started to wander, mixing belief with superstition, symbol with fantasy, and mocking fundamental judgements such as 'good and 'bad' {'feast of fools' link?}. It evoked legendary temptations and produced the image of Mephistopheles and Faust, leading his rationalizations instinctively to take revenge against the attention he had been giving to the suggestions of Maitre Jacques. That's the very kind of fiction i must watch out for. Its easy to invent under pretext of initiation! Hold on to your common sense, Jean Thomas. Humanity has been able to arrive at the age of reason and must not take these fairy tales seriously!''... Why this reaction that suddenly jarred him with revolt? Whom was he revolting against? Against the idea of Maitre Jacques? Self reproach forced him to look at himself..." ['Journey Into Light' / Isha Schwaller de Lubicz].

Maitre Jacques in relation to 'higher'. Jean {John} Thomas in relation to 'lower' as a means...?

{N.B. Only read when a good foundation has been established - but understanding who the genuine authors are of this 'subject material' gives deeper answers to those internal questions while allowing one also to answer {among others} - such riddles as 'Fulcanelli'}.

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].

Side note: The same question could be asked to the contents within the book 'The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Parables {parody?} only? Fairy tales?

The same question can be applied to the following..."There is really no doubt that the original prehistoric moon calendar served purely religious purposes. Even in historic times, Jewish and Islamic holy festivals were regulated by the moon - while sun calendars were employed in respect of purely civic events. There is no practical point in having two calendars. No, the position is that an ancient, traditional calendar - serving some non practical purpose - has been partly replaced by one of more usefulness for everyday affairs." ['Dream Culture of the Neanderthals' / S. Gooch]. Try ''Ishtar'' - for an alternative viewpoint - and/or subject material to define ''some non practical purpose''.

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'The Way of Banksy' {Even money?} OR 'Javelin Prayer' {Odds-on?}. As one of the means {or ways} to ....?

Another example. The Sumerian equivalent for the 'Benben', [or Benbenet.Explained elsewhere]...is the word ’Shem’. Because it looks like a missile. Mr Sitchin concludes therefore; almost instantly; then that is what it must be. Thereafter he uses no other word to describe it other than "missile", Or, as indicated on page 149, a 'sky-borne vehicle'. The word 'shem' derived from chapter eleven, of Genesis, in relation to the 'Tower of Babel'. Where all... 'spoke one language'. Exoteric equivalent of that 'inner' language that only this subject explains. Once understood, that true 'language', has now been found,  [verified, of sorts, within the book 'The Sacred History by J. Black].

"The Arcanum "The Tower of destruction" teaches a general and universal law that it presents in the comprehension for of the tower of Babel. A general and universal law - this means to say a law that operates on a small and large scale - in individual biography as well as in that of mankind, and in the past, present and future equally. According to this law, he who rebels against his ''higher self'' will no longer live under the law of the vertical but rather that of the horizontal, i.e.,he will be a ''fugitive and a wanderer on the earth." [genesis iv,12]." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 16' ]. Find the Egyptian equivalent of same. Same page.

N.B. Planets = ''Wandering Stars''. As a means...

comicThat same process he [Mr Sitchin], applies to other ‘words’. Which fits in with his personnel hypothesis. Verified by the same. With his interpretation of the word, Til..mun. ’Land of Missiles’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. His understanding of the word ’cross’ in the same vein, i.e.,"Archaeological finds have confirmed the extensive Minoan worship of the bull, and some cylinder seals depict the bull as a 'divine' being accompanied by a cross symbol, which stood for some unidentified star or planet". [ Chapter three. ’The 12th planet’ ].

Mr sitchin is a good example of other authors like Mr R. Bauval or Mr A. Alford. Their research is excellent. Many ‘keys’ of information to be found; in relation to this subject; unbeknown to the same authors; but because they have no idea of the esoteric side to that same information their conclusions are off the mark.

Mr Alford believes; as with some other authors; that Mr Khufu will be found under the Pyramid without understanding the esoteric side of what came to be known as ’Labyrinths’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Or understanding what 'esoteric' information there is on Mr Khufu. Only when this final subject is taken into account and understood in its complete form; not its 'first impressionable' one; will a complete answer/picture emerge. That final piece of the jigsaw. That last piece that will complete that overall picture. As all other subjects do in their own way. The human history one. Therefore - that which was once lost - is now found. Represented in this subject as the 'head of the corner stone'.

"Nature is a Labyrinth, in which the very haste you move with, will make you lose your way." [Francis Bacon]. Try ''Levens Hall''.

"The scope and volume of the tradition is a refection of the endless labyrinth of possibility which is your souls true relation to the universe. Nothing more." [Quote by M. Katz. Emphasis, this readers].

gobekli_tepe04_021-300x193Gobekli-tepe. Some call the ‘Navel of the hill’. A link to ‘Pot belly’. You cant have one without the other. A link to those ‘ample’ shaped female figurines. Symbolic of being ‘full’ of something.

"...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.

Side note: Such author's as R. Hutton speculate on above as well as the 'double figurine' of same picture elsewhere}. Conclusion = ''human copulation''. For this reader a closer answer would be found in the Janus symbolism,i.e.,'anima' related as opposed to 'shadow'. Enlarged throughout. See it?

Side note: A 'working' example {i.e.,in relation to the intent of 'Janus' symbolism}: "...The principle reason for it is that it is impossible to sit between two stools {and/or throne?}. And people usually think that they can sit between two stools, that is, that they can acquire the new and preserve the old; they do not think this consciously of course but it comes to the same thing....G. once said that there was no sense in our going on any further in this way and that we ought to make a definite decision whether we wanted to go on with him, wanted to work, or whether it was better to abandon all attempts in this direction, because a half serious attitude would give no results whatever. He added that he would only continue to work with those who would make a definite decision to struggle with mechanicalness in themselves and with sleep. There is no sense in sitting between two stools - he had said. Whoever does not want to wake up, at least let him sleep well.'' ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''throne''.

Continued: ‘Milk’ having an esoteric meaning to that same ‘feminine aspect’. As does ‘Butter’. Subtle links to lower/higher. ’Churning’ in relation to ‘grinding’. Think on it? [ Benefits of. Explained within some of the books mentioned ].

That link to the legend of the 'lost thirteenth'. Enlarged elsewhere. try ''thirteen''.

Many pots/cauldrons of the same found in sacred ‘bogs'. [ Timeteam...and in the book ‘Seahenge’. Mentioned elsewhere ]. That same link to Cauldron/pot/cup symbolism. Time team program of same = ‘Seven Buckets and a Buckle’. A link to ‘seven’ symbolism and Orion's belt.

"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." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna]. Try ''memory''. Connect the two.

Astronomical equivalent {i.e.,that very first one - i.e.,first method used to imply those universal keys/principles?}: "The second curiosity is that warriors previously identified with stars on or very close to the ecliptic are 'killed' in the same manner, by a blow to the 'belly'. In terms of magnitude these stars are not particularly bright, but they are significant in astronomical terms because of where they lie. When warriors are struck in the belly, the most central part of the anatomy, a useful mental image directs the eye to the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun. This helps to focus attention on Mars  closeness to the ecliptic when Ares too is wounded in the stomach when 'Pallas Athene drove the spear into the pit of Ares stomach where his under girdle went round him'. The incident doubly reminds the audience of the ecliptic, because Athene as Jupiter closely follows the path of the sun. Try ''girdle'' as well as ''Pallas Athene''.

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"Those feminine features like wide hips and enhanced breasts suggest a hormone imbalance." [Same program]. Define those keys {i.e.,navel , belly , etc] - to 'see' things associated with ''real life''. As {one} example try ''pregnant''.

A {typical?} working example? : Conversation between Dallas Campbell and a leading surgeon {L.S.} in relation to the statue opposite:

L. S. "Looked through the eye of a medic, its not a statue its a symptom."

D. C. "Could it not be an exaggerated form of abstract and symbolic art?''

L. S. "Could be, but we know he asked for things to be depicted according to real life, so if we take that on board, then this figure is clearly abnormal." ['Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered'/ BBC 4].

SIDE NOTE: For this reader if a medical condition was responsible {if only in part} then the word 'psychosomatic' would be more appropriate rather than there final conclusion of it being the result of incest. As is...

"Mainstream prophets who predict the future sometimes project their intuitions about their own fate onto the larger situation in the world. In this regard, a study of modern prophets and their eschatological utterances is revealing. Many of these visionaries make passionate - and very specific- predictions about the end of the world. For all of them, the end was near, and they were convinced this was true. When the predicted date rolled around, a great majority of these prophets experienced accidents, or died suddenly. Now, what does this say about self-determination, free will, and their 'prophetic ability'..."  ['Galactic Alignment'].

Think on it relative to that universal 'bit' in relation to cause and effect.

This symbol is the only hieroglyphic on the outer wall of the Great Pyramid...The name given to the pyramid was 'Akhet Khufu', which meant ''horizon of Khufu'' - this later term was misunderstood by later Egyptologists, who turned it into the name Cheops. This pregnant symbol is {also?} located above the passageway which pierces into the rock foundations of the vast structure. As a symbol, it survived into modern times - as the symbol for Libra, the cosmic balance, which now consists of three elements...When he had drawn the sigil, he ran the back of his pencil through the curvature of space between the solar disc and the horizon of earth...'The invisible {unknown quantity?} space is just as important as the Sun and Earth. Do you see how even the most simple-seeming of the arcane symbols are steeped in hermetic antiquity?' ['The Zelator'. Italics/parenthesis, this readers].

"For Amon reigns over the invisible, while Ra is Neter of the visible world." ['Her-Bak'].

Something to ponder on {in relation to same picture}..."Placentas, when featured in ancient myth and ritual, are often associated with the theme of 'twins', a matter that may well have some bearing on the presence of the twin pillars at the center of the enclosures at Gobekli-tepe. For example, among the Baganda tribe of Uganda the placenta and umbilical cord of the kings {king-ship?} are considered the source of his ''twin'' {mulongo}, which is seen as the ghost or spirit of the 'placenta'. During the monarchs life it is kept under constant watch in a specially built 'Temple of the Twin', and at the first sight of the lunar crescent each month it is brought into the kings presence for a special ceremony. Once the ceremony is complete, the ''twin'' is exposed in the doorway of the temple for the moon to shine upon it, and also anointed with butter..."  ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].  Try ''twin'' and/or {by association; to the above} ''womb'' - in the usual box, for something further {insight?} - to ponder on.

Maya 'Hero' twins ?

"Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine, dates, grain mixed with milk, foods untouched by 'fire', for the gods." [Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee'].

Islams equivalent of those 'foundations' being the Mosque of Piety. Enlarged elsewhere.

"...and it is he who guides me; who gives me food and drink. And when i am ill, it is he who cures me; who will cause me to die and then to live [again]. [Quran 26:78-81].

Christian equivalent. ‘The cup overfloweth’.That link;eventually; to the ‘Heart’ symbol. [ Explained elsewhere. The potential of ].

The Senet board game found in most if not all of the tombs of dynastic Egypt. Sometimes called the ‘Middle’ way. Those Chakras a link to the spinal chord in the middle of the back/body. Indirect link to the same. Egyptians called it the ‘Djed Column’. The spine of Osiris. See ’Egyptian mysteries’. Middle of book. L. Lamy. For picture /info of same. With ‘headgear’on top.

Hebrew equivalent of same...The letters of ‘YHVH’ now in ‘human form’. [ ‘World Mysticism’. By P. Gandy. Chapter seven. ] Or the Sumerian equivalent. The word Din.gir. [ Chapter five of 12th Planet fame.] ‘Gir’...Representing the Hebrew equivalent of the ‘godhead’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Or for the Pagan equivalent...The five star Pentagram in its ‘human’ form. [ Explained elsewhere ]. That same symbol that is drawn in its completion with one single line or thread. A link to a co-existence of something. Micro within the Macro.See pictures below in order to understand the 'pieces' within the 'whole'.

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"And the Nazca Lines were created by removing rocks from the top soil leaving a slightly different colour surface exposed to the air {'red/fire' link?}...Because it never rains here, these patterns have been preserved for thousands of years...So when the shamans and priests prayed to the wind, they asked the wind not to touch the Nazca Lines or the other side of the River {i.e.,Cahuachi - enlarged elsewhere]. Then they prayed that long in the future this city would be reopened at the right moment...So as to reveal special knowledge that would help the entire world." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].Wind/Rain - Top/down in relation to Bottom/up as a MEANS...?

As are certain shapes drawn by the Nazca ‘lines’. Especially the 'Fish'. Symbolic of a ‘life form’ within its own journey. Drawn, using one line only. One 'thread'. As is the same with the 'Golden raft of El Dorado'. One central figure, ['sun' god], surrounded by twelve others. See anything?

" All created in one pouring of gold." ['Discovery History' channel Feb. 2014].

Sumerian equivalent the figure 'Oannes'. Half man,half fish. The tail end of something and the beginning of something else.[Chapter six.'The Sirius Mystery']. 'Lower' in relation to the 'higher'. 'Wet' way relative to 'dry' way. Understanding / indicative of.

"Ancient legend tells that in the Inca lake, the Titicaca, there evolved a mystical game, that with the passage of time was made into a festival. El Sapu [the frog] was the main character in the exciting game where the Inca, 'Son of' the sun, would throw the luck with his court. In those times the royal family would throw gold pieces into the lake, with the hope of catching some frogs attention, who were known for their 'magical' powers." [ Internet...info@sapomiami.com]. Recall what the frog represents.

A practical {synchronistic?} example could be described by the application of a lucky charm as used in a recent program on the 'Silk Road' {David Baddiel / Discovery Channel}. Of all the lucky charms he could pick {prior to a 'journey'} - he chose a frog, with notches along its back bone, which when applied with pressure ,i.e.,the accompanying stick - makes the frog sound.

The Chinese equivalent as explained in the same book [chapter nine] Fuxi and Cang Jing, the two 'fish tailed' {i.e.,amphibians} founders of Chinese civilization. One of which is holding ' a carpenters and masons square' as an "emblem of his role as creator of civilization". Both figures in 'black', i.e.,representing 'dark' / unknown 'aspects'. The inscription says that they governed the world within the seas. Think about it, in relation to the 'divine bit' relative to an understanding, with the 'unconscious' ...as a start point. [Representational of, only].

Those 'fish tails' that over generations [development of] 'transformed' into Dragons and eventually their 'tails' became symbolic of something else. Dragon and serpent one of the same. The same in the sense that is as "opposing ends on the same pole." Smaller 'picture' within the bigger picture. An understanding of 'self' within a 'development'...relative to an overall 'framework'. The micro within the macro. That understanding explains why those who ruled wanted their final resting place on the 'tail end' of those same Dragon forms. The tail end of something, represents the beginning of something else. Question. What is that something else? Clue...the emperor of China was known as the 'Son of heaven'. ['Cygnus Mystery' book]. Together with, the Chinese equivalent of sky religion, was 'the Sky Father' which meant the Lord of light. Same book.

thread‘Theseus/Minotaur/Labyrinth’. One Thread connects all three. As it does with the neolithic 'triple spiral' emblem as seen in such locations as Newgrange in Ireland, or even within the book 'Power within the Land'. Mentioned elsewhere.

Spiral, in relation to 'whirlwind', in relation to, 'altered states', in relation to 'corbeled' [as seen for example within the niche of the 'queens chamber' and/or especially within the Grand Gallery, Egypt]. One a precursor to the other. As a representation of something.

''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].

"'...foods untouched by fire''. Anything? It also indicates a direction - AS A MEANS - to a further understanding. Getting it or forgot it? Then use the 'find' box.

N.B. Glastonbury Tor in relation to ''Isle of glass''.

"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'].

Newgrange…. On its Hill. Built before Stonehenge or the Pyramids. Near the river Boyne.

Newgrange On its Hill.
Built before Stonehenge or the Pyramids. Near the river Boyne.

"Newgrange is surrounded by archaic myth and legend. Known anciently as Brugh na Boinne, ['Palace' of the Boyne], this grand monument is said to be the 'tomb' of 'three times fifty sons of kings', belonging to the legendary kingdom of Tara." [Chapter eleven. 'The Cygnus Mystery']. Understanding this subjects symbolism, informs the reader what Newgrange is a representation of. Another clue...What does '150' represent, and ''tomb'' and...

"In more ancient times, it was the brugh ['palace'] or sidhe ['mound'], of Angus Mac Og, [Angus the young son], a leader of the legendary Tuatha de Danann, the children of the goddess Danu. Yet even before Angus got his hands, [link to 'grasp' symbolism] on Newgrange, it belonged to his father, Dagda, the 'good god'." [Same book and chapter, and / or 'The Kingship and Landscape of Tara' by Edel Bhreathnach].

Neolithic / pagan equivalent of the 'Wilderness story'. Or more to the point, the Hebrew equivalent of same. Question. What was Moses a representation of?

Side note. "Approximately 150 miles from Stonehenge to the west of Wales where the blue stones were quarried."  ['Secrets of Stonehenge' /Satellite TV]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"The river Boyne, like other Irish rivers, springs from a source beyond our time and space. This is the well of Segais, a place glimpsed repeatedly in descriptions of the 'Otherworld,' or of poetic art. Nine hazels grow above it, and their nuts fall into the water. Salmon dwell there, and feed upon the same. The 'nuts,' the 'water,' and the 'salmon' are all suffused with imbas, ''the great knowledge'' which illuminates the understanding of the wise.....Many have sought the the imbas of the Boyne. Heroes and sages have waited beside a pool of the river to spear the 'miraculous' salmon of wisdom; and the 'pygmy' harper Senbecc voyaged upstream in a little boat of bronze, in quest of the secrets of the nine hazels. The cryptic treatise which modern scholars call ''The Caldron of Poesy'' speaks of poets standing on the banks of the river every seven years in the middle of June, hoping to catch the imbas as it sped against the current.............We read such things and wonder what they mean."[Chapter entitled 'The Waters of Vision and the Gods of Skill' from the book 'Alexandria' Vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere].

"We can consider a related question: in which direction does inspiration move between the worlds? The Boyne springs from Segais , and its 'virtue' comes from the 'magic' hazels at its source. Why then in ''The Cauldron of Poesy'' does the imbas move upstream rushing from sea to spring? [Same chapter, same book].

N.B. The oasis Siwa in Egypt was chosen also because of its springs. Anything?

"A spring in the step''.

"The initiate is he who possess the 'lamp' of Trismegistus, the 'mantle' of Apollonius, and the 'staff' of the patriarchs. The lamp - is reason illuminated by science; the mantle - is full and complete self possession, which isolates the sage from blind tendencies; and the staff - is the help of the secret and everlasting forces of nature. The lamp enlightens present, past and future, lays bare the conscience of men and manifests the inmost recesses of the female [and/or anima heart]. The lamp burns with a triple flame, the mantle is thrice folded and the staff is divided into three parts. The number nine [i.e.,3x3. Recall what the ''triple'' of any number indicates - TOGETHER WITH WHAT THREE INDICATES. Clue. ''knock, knock. Hear anything?] -  is that of divine reflections; it expresses the divine idea in all its abstract power, but it signifies also extravagance in belief, and hence superstition and idolatry [i.e.,negative aspect]. For this reason Hermes made it the number of initiation, because the initiate reigns over superstition;  [positive over negative]  he alone can advance through the darkness, leaning on his 'staff', enveloped in his 'mantle' and lighted by his 'lamp'. Reason has been given to all men, but all do not know how to make use of it..." [Chapter Nine. 'Transcendental Magic' by E. Levi. Parenthesis; this readers input].

As a side note - what does ''transcendental'' indicate. Only mentioned in order to keep the reader fixed on this web sights main aim - objectivity at all times. It keeps ones feet firmly grounded. It reigns in - those first impressions {'horses' and 'chariot' in relation to the emotional stuff?}. As for the word ''magic'' - Look it up.

"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].

"Magic being a practical science demands preliminary theoretical knowledge, as with all practical sciences." [From within the book by Tomberg].

"It was Heraclitus, at the dawn of western philosophy, who took a river as a symbol of linear time in his pronouncement that ''One cannot step into the same stream twice.'' But Greek myth hints at a deeper reality when it speaks of the cosmic river Okeanos, traditionally assigned the epithet ''flowing back upon itself'' - the source of all streams and seas. And in one verse of the 'IIiad,' -  the origin of the 'gods.' ''[Same book].

"A river of thoughts."

Analogy of same. "From the earth did we create you, and in to it shall we return you, and from it shall we bring you out once again." [Quran 20:55].

"The 'river' springs from a hidden eternal source; but it flows everywhere, throughout the world, and returns at last to its own origin. In the mortal sphere, the eyes 'feed' the mind; in the land of Promise, where the senses leap from the well of knowledge, it is the mind which feeds the eyes. 'See' it? Immanence and transcendence are wedded here, as they are in the mystery of incarnation which lies at the basis of the sacred art of Christianity."  Put ''incarnation'' in the usual box.   [ 'Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality' by Kyriacos C. Markides].  Then try ''transcendent.''

"The waters of the Gap:[key] The Mythology of Aquae Sulis'  by R. Stewart.

''The 'eyes of the soul' - are what we call in modern Hermeticism the 'lotus flowers' or simply 'lotuses', and what Hindu yoga names 'chakra centers' or 'chakras'."

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Griffin and Unicorn 'sacred' animals within this subject. Sacred in relation to the intent of 'esoteric'. A 'mystical' intent and potential relative to a learning curve - one that supposedly benefits the individual. Represented by those two ''imaginative'' figures. A potential 'to be' realized - from a figment? of the imagination to realization - symbolic of. Question. Childhood  fantasies? Try ''horn'' , i.e.,what does it REPRESENT?

"A valuable insight into the origin of the site is found within the place name itself...Aquae Sulis. Aquae of course, is Latin, and means ''the waters of'', but the term 'Sulis' has never been translated or analysed. In various inscriptions the word Sulis is linked directly to the name Minerva, a Roman Goddess, and Sulis is also found in its own right as a separate name specifically referred to as feminine...''The waters of the Goddess of the gap''...

Together with...in both Welsh and old Irish, the word ''suil'' or ''sulis'' means an eye, gap or orifice." [Both paragraphs taken from the above mentioned books]. Think about it in relation to the 'gap' implied between 'salt' and 'fresh' water. What 'it' represents [macro]. Together with the word ''leap''. What it represents [micro] - Relative for an understanding to take place. Hebrew equivalent - the 'gap' between the top three [i.e.,Kether, Binah and Hokhmah] and the rest of the tree. The 'gap' between higher/lower. Represented as a 'void' [Daath]. Anything? Or the word 'see' as indicated throughout. That link to the word ''Gnosis''. Its main intent and purpose - the end result of which - could be described as ''the transcendent third''.

"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].

'Ineffable' = ''incapable of being expressed or described in words.'' Once the above is applied - that which was once ''ineffable'' -  becomes 'effable' ?

And/or..."Gnostics interpret the stories and teachings of their spiritual tradition as signposts pointing beyond words altogether to the mystical experience of the ineffable mystery." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Analogy of same..."Why does the world begin with Chaos? The Greek word chaos, associated with the verb 'chasko', signifies a void, an abyss, unlimited space, infinite darkness, unformed matter...Although it is difficult to see how any order can exist prior to chaos, some scholars have argued on the basis of its etymology that Chaos signifies ''a moment of division or separation'' and thus implies ''a change that takes place in some already existing entity or situation.'' This is certainly possible, but problems arise when it comes to identifying the ''entity or situation'': the usual explanation, derived from Near Eastern parallels, that Chaos represents the gap between earth and sky [before these two actually exists]...If we accept the view that some primal substance or situation antedates the existence of chaos, we must remember that Chaos means ''darkness'' as well as ''gap'': although a change in a pre-existent situation may be implied, this change itself is lost in darkness and imperceptibility."[Chapter 4, 'The Origin of the Gods: A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth' by R. Caldwell]. 'See' it?

"Well, now that we have 'seen' each other, said the unicorn - if you'll believe in me, i'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?'  'Yes, if you like,' said Alice.'' {'Through the Looking Glass' / L. Carroll. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''glass''. And/or ''mirror''.

Analogy {i.e.,from a different perspective}: "It should be said that totem animals formed an extremely important part in the mystery  beliefs of our remote ancestors. They remain important in folk lore and mythology, whether in the animal-headed gods of the Egyptians or in the creatures of fairy tales that often give guidance into 'hidden' realms or bring aid or information. Thus more attention might well be paid to the mythical creatures that appear in Rosicrucian and alchemical symbolism. They are guides and bearers of forces and influences beyond the normal frontiers of human cognition..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis,this readers].

From something 'unknown'[''darkness''] - to becoming 'known', i.e.,a known value. a KNOWN QUANTITY. The boundaries between the two = a gap. That ''gap'' that can be bridged by - a leap of the imagination?

The author {Caldwell} using Freudian psychoanalysis to determine all aspects of Greek mythology;  Paternal sexuality in relation to their offspring - becoming aware of their own ''desires'' [in all forms and shapes] because of it - i.e.,''divine fire signifies paternal sexuality'' and/or ''The theft of fire is a sexual crime''.[Chapter 3].  He does the same with the concept of the word 'Ambrosis' - the 'food of the gods' [Explained elsewhere]. "Ambrosia is the Greek version of various divine substances in Indo - European mythology that symbolize semen and paternal sexuality." [Chapter 4].

Finally he speculates on why Tantalos was punished for revealing to men the 'mysteries of the gods'...i.e.,"If we knew nothing further about the exact content of these secrets, we might never the less suppose, on the hypothesis that myths represent the wish of fulfillments of childhood fantasies, that the ''secrets'' of the gods are in fact the secrets of the parents, specifically the secrets of parental sexuality." [Chapter 4].

Psychology -this subjects main ''teaching'' aid. It attempts to define the 'bigger' picture -  represented by something- other than the obvious. Question. Why is that subject chosen? Clue. 'You cant have one without the other [in relation to the 'divine bit'] but one has to come before the other'. Can there be any other subject to define that 'point' to the observer and/or reader?

Question. When all the available information is accessed - what do you think? Can you see what the author cannot?

A side step: "Other examples of a Cauldron of Regeneration are to be found in the cauldron of the Alchemists and the cauldron of the Chinese and Hindu philosophers. In all these instances the cauldron is believed to have 'power' to change the base materials into the spiritual, the mortal into the 'immortal' {effable / ineffable?}. It brewed the drink of immortality and spiritual regeneration, and also the drink of inspiration." [Chapter 10, of the book by M. Esther Harding]. Link to ''Ambrosia''. Concept of.

A {working?} example {the very first one?}: "Hera cleansed all the dirt from her fair body with ambrosia, then she anointed herself with olive oil, ambrosia, very soft, and scented specially for herself - if it were so much as shaken in the bronze floored 'house' of Zeus, the scent pervaded the universe of heaven and earth. With this she anointed her delicate skin, and then she plaited the fair ambrosial locks that flowed in a stream of golden tresses from her immortal head. She put on the wondrous robe that Athene had worked for her with consummate art, and had embroidered with manifold devices; she fashioned it about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girdled herself with a girdle that has a hundred tassels: she then fastened her earrings, three brilliant pendents that glistened most beautifully, through the pierced lobes of her ears, and threw a lovely new veil over her head..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Veiled / unveiled and/or unaware/aware and/or unknown/known...as a means?

Side note: The ''pierced earlobes'' in the tomb of King Tut. Coincidence or a ?

Now use that principle {inspiration?} to define the following...

djed-pillar-300x215Compare all four 'Human forms' to see if you agree or disagree. in relation to this subject. Firstly with Mr Sitchin ‘hypothesis’ of it being a ’rocket ship’. Or Mr Burkert opinion, [ ‘Creation of the Sacred’. Chapter four ]...that all headgear is worn...,"To increase the height". Which fits in with his...authority over the masses hypothesis... While recalling obvious circumstantial information such as; as it is in Miss Lamys book...that the ‘human spine’ can be both in the horizontal and vertical position.

Sumerian equivalent i.e., 'Shem' in relation to 'Mu' and 'me-s'.

Sumerian equivalent i.e., pictographic sign for gods = Two syllable word: Din.gir. [ Shem in relation to Mu and me-s]. Explained within. [Page 169, 12th Planet]. Mentioned elsewhere].

man

In Timaeus Plato wrote ''God laid the soul of the world in the shape of a cross through the cosmos, and stretched out over it, the world body.''  Think about it, in relation to what this subject implies, relative , to horizontal / vertical, together with the precession of the Equinoxes. It was also, according to Stecchini  ''the symbol of the Pythagorean sect.'' [ Secrets of the Great Pyramid] . See anything in reverse? [or upside down].

Further information in order to evaluate correctly by way of objective analysis. What does the picture remind you of...if placed in the ‘horizontal’? Which end would 'face' east? [Djed pillar]. Remember...everything has a start point and therefore by the same implication an end one. That link to two more key words. ’Throne’ and ‘House’. Represented if only in relation to the above example...by the words ‘Isis’ and ’Pharaoh’. Think about it, especially in relation to the benefits of something that becomes "deep seated", in relation to an interest. Check Wikipedia. Plenty of information/keys on the same subject. Freely given.

"The symbolic significance of the Djed pillar, found widely throughout Egypt, is not known. It is thought to represent stability. It seems likely that the symbol represents four separate pillars, one inside the other, each representing one of the cardinal points. Loss of any single pillar would lead to instability." [Page 124, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies']. Question. What do you think when all the available 'evidence' is assessed?

"The four - tiered Djed column is also an emblem peculiar to Asar [Osiris]. In amulet form it represents the trunk of the Acacia tree in which Asar was concealed and found by Auset [Isis] after his death. It is also believed to signify the spinal cord of the god, symbolically 'raised' at his restoration. Its four tiers correspond to the four regions of the spine: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacred vertebrae. In amulet form, the Egyptians believed "it gives the power to reconstitute the body and become a perfect soul."

The Djed column symbolizes the 'Principle of Renewal,' which Asar performs as 'sovereign' of all human beings, in that he serves as the prototype of the human form. One of his names, ''Un Nefer,'' means to ''spring up, arise." The hieroglyphic sign used to denote his name in this aspect is the hare, a symbol of the spring season in numerous cultures, and a representation of 'reproduction' in nature. However, in the context of Asar, the hare represents the circulation of the individual life force, which ''rises'' from this life into the next." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt']. That understanding of which cannot come about without its 'eureka' moments.

"The full moon gives its clue. The markings seen on its face are called The Mark of the Hare in Tibet, China, and Ceylon, as well as in Africa and North America. Indeed the Hare in the Moon is as well known as our own Man in the Moon. The rabbit or hare represents to the negro as well as to the American India, the animal incarnation of the hero. We recall the stories of Brer Rabbit among the negroes of the United States which correspond exactly to myths of a rabbit hero in West Africa. In North America Indian mythology Hare plays a similar role. For instance, among the Iroquois, Great Hare is one form of Great Manitu, the Great Spirit, who is either himself the moon or his grandmother is the moon. This hare incarnation corresponds roughly to the Christian symbolism of Christ as Hero, who is the Lamb that was slain. The Easter Bunny contains a symbolism that lies close to these ideas. Easter, as we shall see later, was originally a moon festival and was connected with the resurrection of the moon man or moon hero, long before the dawn of Christianity." [Chapter 2, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding]. From something [unknown] - representation of - too becoming known.

Side note: Something hinted at: "Quercetanus's daughter used in her process a 'powder of projection' - a material that was becoming a common rabbit in the alchemists hat, along with elixirs and philosophers stones. Supposedly a powder of projection {see Part 1} was a 'material' capable of 'transmuting' a metal into silver and gold..." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

Metal of the mind? Hence...

" The Jabirian Islamic authors, assimilated ideas from east and west, proposed a 'material', an elixir, might be found that could cure the 'sick' metals {i.e.,lead, tin ,iron} and make them well {i.e.,by way of silver and gold} - but they did not say they had it, just that it would be nice if they had." [Same book].

A {working?} example: "Artemis, the mother-goddess of the temple, eventually became identified with the Roman goddess Diana, though their mythologies differed: Artemis was a goddess of fertility, whereas Diana was the virgin moon goddess of the hunt. Yet in the biblical story, and in the minds of the alchemist, the identities merged, and ''Diana'' became a symbol for silver..." [Same book].

'Sun' and 'Moon'. Recall what they represent. Question. Why should the 'angel' Gabriel be linked to the 'moon'; and Michael to the 'sun'? What does it represent? Clue. Something of the 'higher' rather than the 'lower' - BUT both are equal, i.e.,you can't have one without the other; like opposite ends on the same pole? and/or - the tail end of something begins the process of something else?

Those eureka moments being a bridge between the two. The author of 'Cities of Dreams' giving information on only one of those aspects - all the way back to Neanderthal man, i.e.,  "So there we have the much vaunted religion of the sun, on the widely separated continents. In each case that religion is clearly little more than an outgrowth and an overgrowth of the much older, and still powerful, original moon worship." [Chapter 10 of same book]. You cannot have one without the other -  for that understanding to take place. That ''understanding''  this 'subject' defines - of which Neanderthal man - was well aware of - or becoming aware of.      i.e.,...

"Haematite, a Greek word meaning bloodstone, the official name for red ochre or red oxide of iron, is chemically Fe2 O3. This chemical substance is frequently produced by the weathering of magnetite, Fe3 O4. That is to say, when magnetite is exposed to the atmosphere at the earths surface, it turns into haematite. Digging down through the haematite one comes upon magnetite, and it is clear that the one substance turns into the other. In this excavating of red ochre Neanderthal man could not have failed to notice this phenomenon. As it happens, however, magnetite is highly magnetic. It is what is called in historical times the Lodestone [i.e., the 'leading stone']. If a small sliver of magnetite is floated on the surface tension of water, the sliver swings round until it points to magnetic north. Might it not well be that Neanderthal, accidentally or otherwise, discovered this 'magical' property of magnetite?'' [Charter 2, same book].

Understanding ''stones'' ''north'' ''incarnation'' amongst others, tells the reader what Neanderthal man was attempting to define about himself. His inner self.  Using the moon and what he understood about it, as only one aspect within that learning process. That would define himself within the bigger picture. The Micro within the Macro. Summary enlarged elsewhere.

hare

Find it to understand it.

Another 'key'..."The reading of the literature of the hare also brings up another question: why is it that the hare figures in so many divergent cultures in particular myths......an examination of those relating to the hare might well be worth while, if only for the light they might throw on the origin and structure of those myths that are linked with other animals. But before starting on our inquiry we are putting forward the hypothesis that there is much more involved than this. The hare is an archetype: that is, as the name implies, one of the original nuclei or formation-patterns of awareness that primitive man used as a tool of communication to come to terms with his environment and also with the internal environment of his instincts and feelings". [Chapter one 'The Leaping Hare' by G. Evans and D. Thompson]. Together with...

"So the mighty reputation of mistletoe is then purely 'magical'. In support of that view, it had to be cut at certain times of the moon's cycle, with a sickle made of gold, and had to be caught in a white cloth so that it should not touch the ground, ['virgin' link. This readers input]. I am personally sure that the sickle must represent the crescent moon - and if it was made of gold rather than silver, that is perhaps because silver tarnishes so readily. Common mistletoe is an evergreen. Evergreens as a whole were favoured by the goddess, [also a link to 'Green Language'. This readers input], since they continue to grow among the other dead plants of winter, when the sun is also absent. The plant has a further remarkable property. If a spray of it is kept for several months, the 'whole' turns  a golden colour. J. G. Frazer is convinced that here is the mystical 'Golden Bough' of classical legend...

...Common mistletoe grows very rarely on the oak tree. But it was the oak mistletoe which was most prized. And it was the oak tree which was the most revered tree of all - not just by the Druids - they who knew the oak - but throughout the whole of Europe. Why should the oak be special? Because it is the tree which is most frequently struck by lightening."[Chapter 13 'Cities of Dreams'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Think about it relative to - inspiration - by way of a 'lightening strike'. Evergreen / mistletoe / golden sickle / indicative of something becoming known [hence the link to the 'moon' - what it represents. What it represents that is to a subject - as a whole - not just a woman's menstrual cycle in relation to a single hypothesis]. The golden sickle represents that boundary line between dark and light ['silver / gold' and/or 'moon / sun']. In other words from something unknown to becoming known. Representing the use of a 'tool' to imply that potential; that end result; that transition of a ''boundary'' line.  That final known quantity represented as a 'process' in the making. Using plant and animal symbolism. Plant symbolism used as a precursor to that final one. That intuitive one - by way of - an intuitive leap.

"It was also said [i.e.,mistletoe] can open all locks''[ Same chapter]. Anything?

N.B. Tiphareth {Hebrew} = Oak = Stout heart?

Question. Francis Bacon quote in relation to the purpose of Oak Island. Enlarged elsewhere. If indeed there is a universal 'connectedness' between all cultures by way of those - keys/signs/correspondences/ archetypes etc.,- how would that relate to those Oak timbers that were found below that solitary tree {Oak?}.

"The last of the two 'children' of Nut and Geb, Auset and her 'consort' [Asar] enjoyed the longest and most revered treatment in Egyptian religion. As the fourth born, the number four is especially associated with her, and was regarded by the Egyptians to be a fortunate day, number and configuration. In the Pythagorean symbolism derived from the Sacred science, the number four represents physical manifestation and established existence, an appropriate value assigned to the Neter ['god'] who brings forth to fruition and gives 'birth.' The Osirian mythos praises her maternity of the child Heru [Horus], the particulars of which share a strong resemblance to the later Christian accounts of the birth of the savior. In this role the Neter fulfills the ''Principle of Fruition.'' The 'thet' symbol was specific to Auset; it is often referred to as the ''buckle'' or ''girdle'' of the Neter. It is said to represent her 'womb', which brings forth all earthly life. In amulet form it was worn to grant an individual access to the ''secret places in the Duat''. [Same chapter, same book].

'The Forge and the Crucible' by Eliade.

Recall the ''girdle'' stones that enclose those three 'plugs' in the ascending passage. Recall the relationship of horizontal / vertical within those two 'monuments'. That same 'form' that the 'savior' was laid on to, prior to a 'resurrection'.

"Western exegetes have not understood that in the New Testament chapter of Revelation contains the symbolic exposition of a yogic science, taught to John and other close disciples by Jesus. John mentions {Rev. 1:20} the ''mystery of the seven stars'' and the ''seven churches''; these symbols refer to the seven lotuses of light, described in Yoga treatises as the seven ''trap doors'' ..."

'The Lotus Eaters' [ 'Odyssey' / Homer].

Question. How many ''trap'' doors within that pyramid? Therefore true/untrue? Question 2. Nothing more than a Yogic exercise? Try ''hinge''.

human

YHVH in a different form. See anything?

Or Chapter four of the book 'The Sirius Mystery', ["the sacred fifty']. 'Number' symbolism in relation to the 'lower' half, i.e., the 'dog' constellations. That link to Gilgamesh, Marduk and Herod, in the 'negative' sense. I.e.,"Fifty anonymous companions, seemingly important only as a numerological element in the story, and in later times discarded as useless", [in relation to Gilgamesh. Chapter four. 'The Sirius Mystery'].

While recalling that Gilgamesh was known as the 'feller of the Cedars', [that same 'wood' that became the inner core/sanctum of amongst other things...'Solomons' temple]. Question. Difference between 'builder' and 'feller'?... and the story ends with the 'Hero' losing the 'plant of eternal life', chiefly because he 'slept', [in some stories ...a 'snake' stole it].

Side note:Flag of Lebanon - Wikipedia

The flag of Lebanon (Arabic: علم لبنان‎‎) is formed of two horizontal red stripes enveloping a
horizontal white stripe. The white stripe is to be two times a red one (ratio 1:2:1)—a Spanish
fess. The green cedar (Lebanon Cedar) in the middle touches each of the red stripes and its
width is one third of the width of the flag."
Question. Transcendent third?
lebanon"The cedar of Lebanon is mentioned seventy-seven times in the bible, especially in the book Psalms chapter 92 verse 12 where it says that : 'The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. And chapter 104, verse 16, where it is stated: 'The trees of the lord are well watered; the cedars of Lebanon that he planted."
Continued: That link between 'coiled' and 'uncoiled'. Recall what both represent. End result... two steps forward and two back, and/or back to 'square' one? Hence..."discarded as useless?
Or as the author of 'The Sacred History' says, "Gilgamesh had failed the test, hadn't asked the
right questions. His aspirations had been limited, and materialistic."[Chapter 16. Emphasis, this
readers].
Together with... "Immediately after his forty-ninth name, Marduk, is called 'Lord of the Lands', [chapter five]. I.e., in number symbolism, fifty equates to the 'higher of the lower'...while recalling Marduks main 'Emblems', i.e.,nothing seems to 'change'. No progress seems 'to be'
made. Explained elsewhere.
Together with the thirteenth name of Marduk being the word..."Tutu",[a link to the word 'bright'.
Chapter four]. That same indirect link to the word 'Lucifer'.
The Hebrew equivalent. The 'light' bringer. The tail end of something and the beginning of
something else. Analogy; a 'positive' and a 'negative' on the same pole. [Dragon, snake link].
Opposite ends ."Twins". Like Cain and Able.
pilgrimage-300x201That final link to a 'fallen' state, but still with the potential of making that about u-turn, i.e.,that divine spark is always there regardless of a negative [or dark] constant ''state of affairs.'' That potential is still dormant. Still lies concealed, untill a ''new awareness dawns.'' By way of - that individual effort. Represented by a ''u-turn.''
"Every light{A?} casts a shadow {B?}"  ['The Zelator'].
Maya 'hero' twins. Anything?
"The traditional story of Lucifer, 'Prince of Darkness', as it has reached us from a very ancient past, is without parallel in its range of interest and of paradox. 'How art thou fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer {Day - star}, Son of the Morning?' This question put by the prophet Isaiah
might well be rendered in this way: In what manner and for what reason art thou fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer, while still retaining your heavenly titles of 'Day-star' and 'Son of the 137Morning'?...Is there some clue here as to the mystery of how light can emerge from darkness?...An earlier tradition of Lucifer's 'fall from grace' is more subtle in its implications and may be nearer to its approximation to the truth. Lucifer, one of the seven angels around the 'throne of the creator' of the solar universe... " [From the chapter 'Light out of Darkness' within the book by Wellesley Tudor Pole. Emphasis, this readers].
Try ''grace'' to see something from its beginning to a {final?} end result?
137 3

Does ''photon'' know the answer?

A working example?..."It was generally understood, as many of our group commented, that this dark side energy was among us for a reason. It was very much a part of the problem we sought to help heal in the world, and we knew we had to deal with it in a good way - with love, compassion, and even gratitude, especially toward the member of our group who 'had agreed', at some 'higher' level of her being, to play such a difficult role {'fall' link?}. We had to plan." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Real life analogy of same..." Fred is an unwelcome part of the family that i can't be rid of
because we are conjoined. He's part of who i am and here to stay. I have to make him a benign presence, dare i say, a force for good..."[Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].
To understand why - put the authors name in the usual box; throughout all pages - in order to access whether you agree or not.
Represented by that offset pyramid, the same one that is represented within Orions 'belt'. All
three possessing 'light'.
Two steps forward and hopefully [depending on each individual] only one back. Hence the link
to.............. Isaiah 14:12, "How thou art fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning."
[i.e.,"The Morning Star = Venus. Chapter 4, 'The Secret History of the World'].
Venus a link to Astarte. That link to Yahweh. That circle now complete, in relation to the Bible story. See it? Try Part 1.
baldric2SIDE NOTE: Simplified {in the present sense of the word}: "What we call 'evil' is the manifestation of a soul considerably out of balance - evil is the disharmony of the soul. Hell is not a place, but a state of mind. Both poles are necessary to find the perfection of balance which leads us to what the Bible calls heaven. Again, heaven is not a place, but a state of mind - a state of being. It is by experiencing too much negative and too much positive that we find the balance between them. 'Evil' is when this experience is taken to extremes. All of creation is constantly seeking the neutral point between conflicting forces. In the modern world the masculine polarity has been dominant at the expense of the caring, compassionate, receptive, feminine. It has been grab and take rather than help and give. The next age will seek to redress the imbalance. Male and female polarities, i should point out, are within us all, it is not a man/woman division. It is a cosmic law that when two forces, male/female, positive/negative, unite, a third force is 'created'. This could be where the concept of the religious Trinity originates - the Father-Mother-Son or, in Western religions where the femininehas been discarded, the Father-Son-Holy Spirit {divine 'bit' link}. It is the interplay between the positive and negative poles of each entity that keeps energy vibrating at a particular rhythm and sets one vibration apart from another..." ['Truth Vibrations'. Parenthesis, this readers].
Try ''polarity'' to see it in its universal context. Recall J. Campbells quote.
avebury

Feet on firm ground?

Continued: Analogy of same - with something extra..."The greater vision of unity lies in the transformations of the goddess, the dancer at the 'heart of the rose'. This is a mystery to be found also in the legends of the Holy Grail and the secret of the jewel in the head of the alchemical toad {or frog?}. That which fell from the crown of the fallen Son of the Morning. Reflect upon these deep things. And thus may the wisdom of the stars shine in your brow {'mantle'?}, the grail of love flow from your heart, the waters of life encompass your loins, and the stones of the Earth support your feet. This is the image and function of redeemed humankind, the new Adam and new Eve, conjoined in the new heaven/earth, the new Avalon where the green 'apples' have turned to gold."

[Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].
'Apple of the eye'. Anything?
The real questions, however, remain the same.
mali

'Higher' / 'lower' ?

"We pointed out above that the law of the tower of  Babel is universal, i.e.,that it works both inindividual biography and in humanity - and even in other hierarchies. The point of this 'law' is that all autonomous activity from below inevitably 'meets' with divine reality above. What one has built through the autonomous effort of the ''lower self'' must, sooner or later, be confronted by divine reality, and undergo the effects of comparison with it..."[Extract from the book by Tomberg].

''Lower'' in relation to ''fall' in relation [indirectly] to ''lucifer'' as a means to an understanding
relative to awakening of something [represented as a u-turn?] in the positive sense = crossover
point?
mali (2)

Mali. The Hero. Higher over lower?

The word ''comparison'' eventually links up to incarnation/reincarnation; on a day by day basis.

Understanding the above defines the following - or at least enables that possibility to arise -
"The 'dark night' is a certain inflowing of 'god' into the soul which cleanses it of its ignorance
and imperfections, habitual, natural and spiritual..." [Same book / 'letter 16' ].
As seen from a different perspective:
norrie's law

'Broken sword' as a bolt of lightening? 'Dog' in 'lower' half?

"The Flaming Door is perhaps Eleanor Merry's most famous work and made an important contribution to the renewal of Celtic mythology. Slumbering in the ancient saga's and legendsare the secrets of initiation: when men and women found their way through the 'flashing door''{sword' link?} - the threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds." ['The Flaming Door' / E. C. Merry].

''Sword'' in relation to the 'Garden of Eden'. ''Threshold'' in relation to a 'void' {Hebrew 'daath'].
Understanding the above gives an answer to the question on Moses {at the beginning of the page]. Before those bigger two questions are asked.
"This wonderful old Oglala Sioux priest explained to the young scholar, Joseph Epes Brown, who had come to the Pine Ridge Reservation [South Dakota] expressively to gain knowledge first hand, of the mystic dimension within American Indian mythology of...the image of the man consumed by snakes...
"Any man who is attached to the senses and things of this world", he said, "is one who lives in ignorance and is therefore being consumed by the snakes that represent his own passions."
[Chapter 4, page 79, 'The Flight of the Wild Gander' by J. Campbell]. 'Serpent of Light: Beyond
2012' / D. Melchizedek.
trickster2

Trickster or devilish imp? Question. Has someone pinched someone's hair gel?

"Lucifer attacks us in different ways.  'Lucifer' makes us liable to make mistakes. He endowed matter with a glamour that would dazzle people and blind them to higher truths. He injected a paradoxical, tricky quality into the heart of the universe and at the same time injected a perverse quality into our hearts that responds to the 'tricky' quality 'out there' [link to, 'like attracts like'. This readers input].

It is because of 'lucifer' that, as St Paul puts it, 'the good i would do, i do not, but the 'evil' i would not do, i do.' St Paul, who as we shall see was an initiate of the Mystery tradition, is saying that part of me always knows what is right, but that it is often overruled by a part that is in thrall to 'lucifer'.... ....This is right at the heart of what it is to be human. There is no easy way out and no easy answer. The road is always fraught with the danger of 'death', but if we do not take that road, we will die in our beds without ever having lived. In other words we must put at risk what we value most, [link to wants/needs in this 'material' world. This readers input]. Or we will lose it anyway. Beyond a certain point, there is no return. That point must be reached." [Chapter 3, 'The Sacred History'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Primordial Mound'' link.

Analogy {abstract?} with same intent {principle?} in mind..."Tis an ill wind that blows NO minds." Quote from the book 'Cosmic Trigger' by R. A. Wilson.

The words 'Lucifer' and 'Satan' both symbolic of something else, other than the obvious. I.e., 'Lucifer' a link to the 'fall'. The word 'Satan' more a link to the 'material' world. Both relative to that 'inner understanding' of something. Potential of. [See chapter 4, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Understanding this subject, according to the same authors, takes the individual up to, and beyond that point.

"That's why it is unwise to posit Heaven and Hell as eternal contraries. There are subtle or crude graduations within these states, and Satan himself finds his redemption in Lucifer, who is sublimation into spiritual light." ['Journey into the Light'].

As a {working?} example: "This Khonsu is somehow a new, spiritualised Atum, and this one will make Horus reappear in all his glory. This Horus-lucifer whom Seth held bound in Ptah; for Seth is the one who shackles and incarcerates...Horus is delivered from evil represented by Seth; the earthly jailor from the beginning of time." ['Sacred Science'].

Try ''Khonsu'' to 'see' something further - if only in attempting to define subject material within {say} a ''landscape''.

Side note: "Allegories must always be sought in the teaching evoked by their imagery. So for the legend of Ra, or Isis', struggle to save her son Horus from the domination of the scorpion, symbol of Seth..." Same book.

Try ''scorpion'' and/or Ra in relation to Atum, and both in relation to Amun to place the parts within the whole - in order to define the 'mind set' of those that attempt to define something internal.

'The Scorpion King' ?

trickster3Continued: "It is more than pure and simple healing which is the object of sacred 'magic'; it is the restoration of freedom, including here the freeing of the imprisonment of doubt, fear, hate, apathy and despair. The ''evil spirits'' which deprive man of his freedom, are not at all beings of the so-called ''hierarchies of evil'' or ''fallen hierarchies''. Neither Satan nor Belial, nor Lucifer, nor Mephistopheles have ever deprived anyone of his freedom. Temptation is there only weapon and this presupposes the freedom of he who is tempted [as a representation of something. This readers input]. But possession by an ''evil spirit'' has nothing to do with temptation. It is invariably the same thing with Frankenstein's monster. One engenders an 'elemental' being and one subsequently becomes the slave of ones own 'creation'. The ''demons'' or ''evil'' spirits of the New Testament are called today in psychotherapy ''neuroses of obsession'' - ''neuroses of fear'' - ''fixed ideas'', etc. They have been discovered by contemporary psychiatrists and are recognized as real - i.e., as ''parasitic psychic organisms'' independent of the conscious human will and tending to subjugate it." [Taken from 'letter three' of the book by Tomberg].

Feeling better? ''Freedom'' in relation to 'primary' and 'secondary'. Enlarged elsewhere. All the above a link to what {within this subject is defined/labelled} as the ''guardian at the gate'',i.e.,

Side note: How would the word in bold print be represented?

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Ladder no longer required. ''Gap'' {void} now filled {attained?}. Hebrew equivalent. All within the 'form' of the Vesica Pisces {i.,e.,middle 'bit'}. Anything?

Continued: "In the Theosophical and Tarot tradition, the moon represents unconscious desires and the fears that accompany the senses of losing control or falling into the unconscious realm of sleep and dreams. However, if one is afraid to enter one's own 'astral' {look it up} territory, one can never truly know oneself - and the mystery of initiation is about little more than this. The real confrontation that the 'moon' represents is the meeting with the 'Dweller on the Threshold' of which esoteric teachers speak. This is the giant force of accumulated negatives or wrongdoings, the hideous part of the self that a person would rather not look at and would like to pretend doesn't exist, and which rises up at the point of real psychic growth. This 'demon' must not only be looked at, but integrated into the being, in order to establish wholeness...There is a line in 'Jacobs ladder', a film... where a character paraphrases a mystical saying: 'If you're holding on, then angels seem like demons, tearing your life away, but if you let go, you'll see them as angels, freeing you'. It is very true. Heart-breaking so...The gates and their guardians in the initiatory path are also found in the Tibetan Bardo Thodol, and the ancient Egyptian Book of Coming Forth by Day...They are a useful map of the initiatory process that becomes engaged when you start to seek truth and flee falsity." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

For a working example try Q. S. Lam.

'The Triumph of the Moon' / R. Hutton.

The above author {if only for this reader} employing such dramatic {in your face?} phrases as ''giant forces'' and ''hideous parts of'' and ''heartbreaking so'' - to define something - within a natural 'course of events'  - in relation to a learning curve. Something less dramatic {yet abstract} could be...

"...This silence in itself is a mighty symbol. It is the stillness of the great feminine archetype, whether in the silence of the Sephirah Binah on the Tree of Life, the great Temple of form of all the spheres; or in the great silent UNmanifest Sea of the Ain Sof beyond Kether, the ultimate 'feminine principle'. In the silence a 'unicorn' approaches wearing a golden collar. It bows to the 'lion'. The lion thereupon breaks the sword in two, and casts the pieces into the waters of the fountain. The testing having been done, the way to the higher worlds is clear, and the lion no longer bars the way. The roaring lion in the path, the Dweller on the Threshold or Shadow Self, is no longer a barrier to progress. A white 'dove' now appears with an olive branch of peace and wisdom. The lion 'devours' it and is quieted, and the unicorn joyfully departs." [Extract from 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight].

Hence: "...the single horn had been 'seeded' by the imaginative faculties...'' ['The Zelator']. 'See' it? ALL AS A MEANS...? Try ''horn''.

Cognitive faculty link?

Side note {analogy?}: "The lion at the base of the floriated letter is swallowing a bird like creature. Perhaps it is significant of the Logos, the missing bull, that each of the creatures has something in its mouth..." [Page 92. 'The Secret Zodiac' / F. Gettings ].

Continued: And/or - but now with different keys,i.e.,from a different perspective, {i.e.,Hebrew}..."This path, leading from Yesod to Tiphareth, is the direct line  of contact between the individuality and personality and on it are developed the first glimmerings of mystical or 'higher' {deeper?} consciousness. Before 'mystical' consciousness can gain a hold {'gap' link} in the 'lower' vehicles; these vehicles have to be quietened and this process is symbolized by likening the process of development to a journey through a desert or wilderness, when the soul is thrown - entirely upon its own resources - assisted only by faith."

A reference is made to the 'dark night of the soul' {enlarged elsewhere} and he continues with...

"in the symbolism of the 25th path the soul has to advance on the desert way, leaving behind the life of the outer and/or lower worlds; not yet conscious of the life of the inner and 'higher' worlds, invoking the inner light that will become a golden dawn in the darkness." [From the book 'The Christ, Psychotherapy and Magic' by A. Duncan. Emphasis , this readers].

Define the parts {keys} to understand the whole. All enlarged elsewhere.

'Waters of the Gap'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy of same {i.e.,in the 'Macro' sense of the 'Word'}..."Since that event, {'hindsight' link} Great Pan is changed. He is not dead. Were he dead then the earth itself would be dead, for the living Pan is the 'Planetary Being' {'archetypes link}, though the Planetary Being is by no means entirely described in the mythology and pagan conception of Pan..." Enlarged elsewhere.

Change of {pace?}...One of his other names; within those fifty; being 'Nibiru'. Explained elsewhere,i.e.,in relation to ''Gilgamesh''. Enlarged elsewhere. Can you see what the author {Sitchin} does not see.

As is the case with the author of 'The Synchronicity Key', believing Nibiru to be the brown dwarf in relation to the sun. Borrowing from Mr Sitchin hypothesis. As he does with the Mason term for the 'Midnight sun', believing it to be the same, the brown dwarf. The midnight sun as all know within this subject is a metaphor for a realization, by way of an understanding of those positive ['sun'] and negative ['moon'] aspects, within the overall framework and what they mean to each individual. An awareness dawns. Hence the link to Psalm 19 [xix]. Find it within.

"In this Hyperborean land was a circular temple of stone, dedicated to Apollo himself, to which he returned every nineteen years. This sounds very much like stonehenge, built upon calculations of the passage of the sun and planets and stars." [Taken from the book 'The Waters of the Gap' by R. Stewart]. Try ''19''.

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Mutus Liber speaks?

That 'awareness' is experienced differently by each individual. From an unknown to a known. From 'dark' to 'light'. That third "companion star" that the author identifies with the brown dwarf, [chapter 21 of same book], is in fact the combination of what the sun/moon represent within this subject of which the 'masons' are part of, i.e.,"sun/moon" = an awareness = midnight sun,i.e.,light from the dark, by way of what the 'law of one' [same book] call...'harvest'. By way of the ''minds eye.'' Recall what both eyes are represented by. Explained elsewhere.

"To have 'access' to each of the upper levels, the initiatic work comes with a natural or controlled transfer of the acquired knowledge. To have access to the 'planes above' ours is of interest, but we must strain to stay there in a durable way each time we foray there. This is how we can harvest the necessary information on our Path [i.,e.,link to the word ''teacher''. What this author defines - by way of - the small and Great King. Enlarged elsewhere. This readers input]. As with our behavior on this earth, we must strive towards a flexibility that will facilitate our ''harvesting''. It will be easier for us to direct our work of 'self creation' when informed. We remind you that this takes place only when we are incarnated, not when we leave the earth." [Extract taken from the book by J. Dubuis].

Link to the definition and true understanding of the concept of ''incarnation'' in relation to ''reincarnation''. Enlarged elsewhere.  Understanding that universal framework by way of an objective exercise makes sense of it. Gives it an empirical frame to work on - in order to understand the 'bits' in relation to the 'whole'.

Analogy of same..."The moon represents another process - an alchemical one - which you will encounter if you follow on from the Crucible to later work. This process i wont discuss yet. At present though, from the view point of Malkuth, the 'moon' is a cyclical process, returning many times over to show us what we need to learn from what is presently unknown or rejected by us - the Shadow."

Together with... "...the opening of the knowledge of the masculine and feminine potencies necessary unto the manifestation of all things" Think on it relative to ''twin'' symbolism,i.e.,shadow/anima...

Continued..."This is common in all forms of initiation. I liken it to a great light approaching us from behind. Whilst this light approaches, all we see is a shadow getting bigger and bigger, until we turn to face the light and step into it, when the shadow simply vanishes." [All three paragraphs from the book 'The Magister'].

Understanding those three paragraphs not only indicates an inner understanding to the subject as a whole but gives clues as to the 'likely' location of a burial site.

''The lengthened shadow of man is history''.

"...you will harvest only after having tilled the earth, only after having sown, and only after having waited for the time when the 'fruit' will be ripe for harvesting." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

Question. Horn of plenty? Try 'Apollo'' {'human' form of same principle?}.

As a side note...The READERS Way {and/or 4th way?} works just as well as the 'ritual' one. That integration and/or ''connectedness?'' is universal - it has many paths. The RESULT of which is the same. The BEGINNING of a 'journey'. Horizontal/vertical link. Can you by now 'see' it?

'Connectedness' in relation to the word and {intent?} of the word ''grace''. Benefit of.

"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]. Try ''fruit of'' and ''plough''. Before asking those bigger questions.

"...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].

That same 'harvesting' that is represented in number symbolism with 'fifteen'. Enlarged elsewhere. What this author [J. Dubuis]  defines finally as ''the Great Experience''.

And others as the 'Son Of'.

'A Spiritual Awakening'... "...and saying these things, i slept, and i saw a certain sacrificing priest standing before me and over the altar which had the form of a bowl. And that altar had fifteen steps going up to it. Then the priest stood up and i heard from above a voice say to me, 'I have completed the descent of the 15 steps and the ascent of the steps of light. And it is the sacrificing priest who renews me, casting off the bodies coarseness, and, consecrated by necessity, i have become a spirit." [Extract from 'The Magister'].

"Equilibrium is the basis of the soul = the beginning of a spiritual rebirth." Quote by I. Regardie from the book 'The Eye of the Triangle'].

'Spirit' in relation to 'Soul'. Equilibrium in relation to ''foundations''. Represented in the form of a mountain? {'mound'?}. Question. Which comes first - Spirit or Soul? Think about it - in relation to the 15 steps that descend into the tomb of Tut. Question. Who was he the 'Son of'? The first of something? Representational of ?

Question. How would ''15'' be represented within the concept of a circle?

''Fifteen minutes'' and ''quarter'' used throughout in the {story?} - by the author - of the book 'The Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

'Ascend' = S/E.

Side note: "Ascendant: Term is properly applied to the degree of the tropical zodiac arising on the eastern horizon of a horoscope chart, or indeed to the degree rising over the eastern horizon...The word is also sometimes applied to the degree {3 degrees?} of a constellation arising on the eastern horizon on such a chart, though it is usual to distinguish the constellation ascendant from the tropical. The ascendant for the San Miniato horoscope is in constellational Taurus." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Question. Any 'ascendant' examples in the Egyptian sense of same principle? 

Continued: Represented in Hermetic/Christian symbolism with the Rose {'animate'} AND the Cross {'inanimate'}? Question. Pure fable - a convoluted one?

"This suggests why the Pythagoreans placed number at the origin of all things. So great was there reverence that they swore their oath on the divine tetractys, or sacred triangle, established quite simply on the natural sequence of numbers, 1+2+3+4=10: Nine strokes grouped around the incomprehensible One. This originating triangle is illustrated by the Great Ennead of Heliopolis. Similarly, the unexpected switch from nine to fifteen entities or 'aspects' of Amun-Re in his temple at Karnak, Thebes, reflects the Pentactys: Twelve strokes encircling the divine creative triangle {i.e.,12+3} - and representing this triangle manifested." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries' by L. Lamy. Emphasis, this readers].

As seen from a different perspective; but still in the manifested sense of the word {intention?}: "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..." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''flamen''.

Analogy {from a different perspective}: "In a far more sophisticated treatment of the grades, preserved within the Masonic brotherhoods, a series of initiation titles, ranging from the 'apprentice' through the 'secret master', the 'Elu of the Fifteen', and into the 'master of the Royal secret' have been listed...Such titles and grades should remind us that initiation is itself a series of 'initiations' into Lessor mysteries which eventually lead to an overview of the Greater mystery." ['The Zelator'].

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''In some ways the mystery of Stonehenge will not be solved - but every theory gets us that little bit closer." {enlarged elsewhere}. No mention of the significance of what a river represents within ANY program on same - other than the obvious, i.e.,''we know from all the mythologies around the world that water is a very important part of that journey - from the world of the living to that of the dead." CAN YOU 'SEE' WHAT THEY CANT YET SEE? -HAVE NOT YET EVEN CONSIDERED. Question. Can it also be the reason why ''that particular stretch of rolling Salisbury plain'' WAS CHOSEN IN THE FIRST PLACE? i.e., is there any larger ''bend'' along that  rivers FULL length?

Representing something ''unknown'' {''aspects'' of} to becoming ''known'' { ''manifested''}. Represented as ''numbers''.  It also implies a direction - and therefore a question. What does that imply? Clue. Thebes = just before the lip {beginning?} of a u-turn {''top/down''} AND/OR the {end?} of that same u-turn {''bottom/up''}. Question. What does that imply? ALSO...12+3? What does it imply? Clue. That ''sacred triangle'' {i.e.,''ten''} together with the ''eleventh hour'' and ''high noon'' = ? Add that answer to those universal ''three'' concepts - or more importantly - what they IMPLY. That link to the Zodiac - its true meaning and purpose {and construction?} - and also to the understanding {answer?} - if the above has been understood - to 'its' missing 13th sign. 

The Hebrews represented that same {concept?} THAT same {principle?} with those 12 stones in the sacred 'breastplate' together with what Urim and Thummim represent, i.e.,fate - positive and/or negative. One way or the other- depending on the individual.

A working example: "Heart or reason, no matter! They are ruled by the stars. My instincts, my nature, my body...all is determined by number, by the stars, forces whose plaything i am. Why give us the illusion that our heart is master? My heart is a puppet, a slave, like all else, of fate..." Continued elsewhere. Try ''heart or reason''.

Side note. Gold plate {lozenge?} found on the chest {heart?} of the male skeleton within 'Bush Barrow' - south of Stonehenge. Enlarged elsewhere.

Something hinted at: "Let them all die so, all who do such things. But my heart breaks for Odysseus, that seasoned veteran cursed by fate so long - far from his loved ones still, he suffers torments off on a wave washed island, and there a goddess makes her home, a daughter of Atlas, wicked Titan who sounds the deep in all its depths, whose shoulders lift on high the colossal pillars thrusting earth and sky apart. Atlas daughter it is, who holds Odysseus captive, luckless man - despite his tears, forever trying to spellbound his heart with suave, seductive words and wipe all thought of Ithica from his mind."

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Ridge pole?

Together with... "And young  Telemachus cautiously replied, 'I'll try, my friend, to give you a frank answer. Mother has always told me i'm his son, its true, but i'm not so certain. Who, on his own, has ever really known who gave him life? Would to god i'd been the son of a happy man whom old age overtook in the midst of his possessions! Now, think of the most unlucky mortal ever born - since you ask me, yes, they say i am his son."

Question. Why should the 'father' who had ''plundered the hallowed heights of Troy'' be so cursed by fate? Clue. N/W in relation to S/W - 'Father' {top/down} in relation to 'Son' {bottom/up} as a means...? i.e.,along the way a 'connection' has to be made {'son of' ? } for his 'fortune' {reversal of?} - to change {S/E?}.

Understand that stories {method?} in reverse order to define each chapters {keys/signs?} in their proper sequence of {events?}. Similar to the Hebrew Tree. Lucky horseshoe? Recall what the horse represents. 'Book 12: The Cattle of The Son'.  'Cattle' in relation to the 'Strait of Ithica' - all as a means...? Side note: "...such as can make the vines of Khonsu flourish extra-ordinarily as well as the magnificent cattle of Amon {Amun}. Enlarged elsewhere.

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Mid-point = Cross-over point = 90 degrees?

N/W Turkey in relation to S/W Greece? Therefore 90 degrees symbolism?{i.e.,N/W, S/W}. ''Ford Makers'' link?

From a different perspective... Royston - the mid point - where two ancient roads cross over - 'Peddars Way' and the Great North Road. A Christian cave found in 1742 - As Tony Robinson says ''Still a mystery.''

And/or: "England's high-cross monument and the throne-stone of the Isle of Man, symbolically situated at the 'peak' of the Milky Way {authors hypothesis}, belong to a larger tradition found all over England and Europe, where we find many monuments like these in old market squares and at important crossroads. But where did this practice come from?" ['Galactic Alignment'].

"When the Great Experience happens for the first time, there is an effect of surprise such that it hinders the harvesting of even the smallest element of information concerning the passage of the invisible worlds. On the other hand, the repetition of this Experience makes this ''return'' familiar and a more precise knowledge of the different space times is progressively produced."

Remember; before those first impressions take hold - figuratively speaking, [i.e.,lower in relation to higher Or; as with this author; small in relation to Great King. Definition of; relative to an understanding of something.  [Extract from author, J. Dubuis]. Try ''harvest''.

N.B. Hecate = goddess of the crossroads.

The same could be said for his use of Space-time in relation to Time-space. Top down in relation to bottom up. Figuratively speaking of course - for that understanding to take place.

Hebrew equivalent uses the word 'Daath' to define that border line between the two. That final void to be overcome for that eureka moment to take place. Representational of. Relative to a subject. If Mr Wilcock understood this subject it would add a new 'dimension' to his own understanding once those future eureka moments were established i.e.,..

"In Mazdean {Zoroastrian} cosmology Ohrmazd 'created' the world for the very purpose of 'annihilating evil', and so cosmology and eschatology are indistinguishable. Limited or finite, eschatological Time is created in order for the struggle to take place. This inaugurates the conception of a linear, purposive time, {micro?} rather than primordial time of cyclical mythologies {macro?}. Time is linear {'first step of ladder' link. Enlarged elsewhere} - in so far - as the events which occur in it, take their meaning from the sequence of their occurrence. Ohrmazd is originally finite since he is delimited by his opposite, Ahriman...Over time Mazdean orthodoxy progressively hardened the dualism between the powers of Ohrmazd and Ahriman. This was opposed by Zervanite theology, which seems to have developed under the Arsacids, although how widespread this became is not known. In Zervanism, both Ohrmazd {'good', positive, etc.,} and Ahriman {'bad' negative etc.,}  are sons of Zervan, a figure who can be dated back as the Achaemenid period. Zervan is referred to as both 'Time' and 'Space' so that 'speculations on time-space as the common source of the two principles of Good and Evil, were familiar to the Iranians'. "  [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out' by T. Cheetham].

"...It is very easy to imagine, with the Kabbalist, that the middle pillar is a kind of diagrammatical representation of what spiritual writers have called the 'ladder of ascent'." [From the book by A. Duncan].

"This is the most complex level to grasp in creation. It is the level where creation manifests itself. It is there that the energy takes its Matter-Spirit, time-space aspect." [Same author, i.e. ,J. Dubuis].

To understand fully what is being put forward, understand [in this case - in relation to the Hebrew Tree of Life] numbers that represent 1-3 in relation to the remainder of the same 'Tree'. Of which that 'void' is the border line between the two. Its middle component. A necessary one.

'Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge was Built'.

A side step..."When i began drawing the mandalas - i saw that everything; all the paths i had been following; all the steps i had taken - were leading back to a single point - namely to the mid-point. It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation...I knew that in finding the mandala as an expression of the self, i had attained what was for me, the ultimate. Perhaps someone else knows more, but not me." [C. G. Jung].

"...the 'gnostic' union = Daath or intuition." [Quote taken from within 'The Meditations On The Tarot' by Tomberg].

"Finding the hidden dimensions in yourself is the only way to fulfill your deepest hunger."[ Introduction to the book 'The Book of Secrets' by D. Chopra]. Try ''huntress'' and/or similar.

Mayan equivalent..."Since publication of the 'Maya Cosmogenesis 2012' i have made several new discoveries that further support my reconstruction of the galactic parameters of ancient Mayan cosmology. Two of them are worth taking up here. The first involves a careful reappraisal of Chichen Itza's astronomical alignments, which reveal an attempt to integrate the cosmic centers of Mesoamerican cosmology - polar, galactic, and zenith. The second concerns the iconography of Copan's Stela C, which reveals an awareness of the Galactic Center - Galactic Anticenter axis {'conjunction' link. In this case ,in relation to Scorpio/Pleiades}. "  [From the book 'Galactic Alignment'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Side note: The narrow valley and headwaters of the Eurotas valley {Lacedaemon}, the domain of King Menelaus of Sparta, became the spindly constellation of of Scorpius." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"An early Arabic word for the Pleiades means 'center' " Same book. All as a means...? Try ''mandala''.

"Quetzalcoatl first emerged as a deity image at Teotihuacan {''The people of the Pleiades''} - and it has been shown that his earliest astronomical association was with the Pleiades. But i would add, he also had solar attributes, and we might think of him as the Sun and the Pleiades in conjunction. His flight from south to north over the Mesoamerican landscape could be envisioned as his returning to his 'throne' in the zenith center..." [ 'Galactic Alignment:The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian and Vedic Traditions'].

Question. With what 'forms' did other cultures define those ''solar attributes'' ?

Analogy?..."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].

''Establish'' in relation to 'strength' in relation to the word focus. Representational / purpose  of.   And/or Gnosticism {i.e.,a work in progress} in relation to its end result {i.e.,a Gnostic}.

Simply {and ONLY} - because of its 'spiritual' content, i.e.,understanding Mathematics = A mathematician - or a work in progress in say Biology = A biologist. Therefore one could also say ''because of subject material.'' Yes or no?

Further head scratch: Gnosis in relation to the ''cognitive faculty'' {i.e.,root of}.

Question What 'number' represents it AND why?

Further information to evaluate correctly will be found in Jonathan Blacks book 'The Sacred History, Chapter 23, entitled 'The Sun at Midnight']. Together with... "Now as the fall reached its deepest, darkest point, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ marked the beginning of the ascent." [Chapter 22, same book].

Use the 'find' facility to understand 'fall'. And 'its' relationship to a 'u - turn'. What others call ''the dark night of the soul.'' Found within. Then try ''23''. Alchemy defines that same process as ''Putrefaction.''

"The sudden breakthrough of light and imagination that follows Putrefaction is the most inspired part of alchemy. During this phase of true Fermentation, the alchemists felt they were looking on a whole new level of reality...The 'Peacocks Tail' that appears in the laboratory to mark this stage represents the activation of the dawn of the True Imagination, a world of light in the realm of pure mind. Alchemists called it the ''true'' imagination to differentiate it from mere fantasy or idle daydreaming..."

"Fermentation is like a mystical or religious experience for most people, and it can even take the form of psychedelic or paranormal experiences. It occurs whenever we confront the tremendous power of the transpersonal or spiritual realm.[Link to Matter-Spirit quote above].

This can be an overwhelming experience in which we temporary loose our balance and have to readjust to the real world. What we need is objectivity, a distilling of the experience. That is exactly what Distillation means on the psychological level." Therefore {a description} of the mechanics of a working process ? OR would that be a ''work in progress?'' Alchemy's equivalent on those those two universal principles. Understanding that universal framework defines the above paragraphs. It gives them plausibility. A possible one - before we ask ourselves that bigger question - fact or fiction - a possibility or not?

"This symbolic story commences on Easter Eve, with all its connotations of transformation and resurrection. The protagonist, who is called Christian Rosencreutz, is approached by a fair lady. She wears sky coloured garments spangled with stars, and has beautiful wings full of 'eyes' like a peacocks tail..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. Question. Archetype within say, a lucid dream?

'Waters of the Gap'. Anything?

Finally compare above to {i.e.,as an objective exercise}..."In the early Gilgamesh tale of the Sumerians, Gilgamesh and his fifty proto-Argonauts have some connection with a ship called the Magan-boat. It should be remembered that Magan is the Sumerian name for Egypt. Hence the boat is connected to Egypt. All the Greek Argonauts were related to one another and more or less anonymous as individuals....reminiscent of the earlier Sumerian 'fifty heros' accompanying Gilgamesh and also the 'fifty great gods', known as Anunnaki. Professor Cyrus Gordon has written an important book on common origins of Greek and Hebrew cultures from the Egyptian-Sumerian milieu of the ancient world.... The 'fifty great gods' of sumer, the Anunnaki are invariably seated. Sacred oarsmen or Argonauts are all... seated while they are rowing. 'The fifty who sit' and the 'fifty who sit and row' seem to be a motif. The other element, besides the eye in the Osiris name hieroglyph, is the throne, which is the hieroglyph for Isis as well. The throne is a 'divine' seat. The Sumerians frequently intoned of the Anunnaki that they were, 'they who are seated on their thrones". [Chapter four. 'The Sirius Mystery'].

As seen from a different perspective {i.e.,''fall'' and ''grace'' links}: "Of these groups, the sons of King Priam numbered fifty and were allocated to stars in the large constellation of Orion. His legitimate sons are brighter stars in the familiar outline of Orion, while the bastard sons are designated as stars outside the figure of Orion but within the constellation boundaries..." ['Homers Secret Iliad']. Try ''fifty'' to 'see' something in its broader context.

Synchronistic link?: "Just before Paris, {one of} the sons of King Priam of Troy, was born, his mother dreamed that he would be the cause of the city being burned to the ground. He was therefore abandoned to die on a hillside. However he was found and brought up by shepherds...Paris { 'a feckless vain man' } abducted Helen, and in an attempt to restore her to her husband a Greek army laid siege to Troy - the event that eventually led to the fulfillment of the prophesy. Homer's epic , describes the last few weeks of the siege, nearly ten years after the Greek army, led by Menelaus brother Agamemnon, King of Mycenae {S/W}, first sailed in more than 1000 ships to the stronghold of the Trojans {N/W}." ['Homers Secret Iliad' - FOUND ON PAGES  49/50 ].

Coincidence or a meaningful one? i.e.,deliberate or otherwise.

Side note: The above 'information' also informs the reader why such statements as ''Hector - the eldest son of King Priam and the strongest warrior in the Trojan army is a very human character who knows that the Trojans are fighting for a lost cause...AND/OR..."The gods who intervene in the action range in character from majestic and honourable to petulant and devious...The eventual destruction of Troy is never in doubt after Book 1, when Zeus promises Thetis, mother of Achilles, that her son will have a 'glorious war' - but this bare bones summary of the Iliad gives no sense of the subtle interplay between Homer's characters , and does not address the moral questions that he poses." [Same book].

Those ''moral questions'' {answers?} that can be defined by the reader - Those same ''bare bones'' {'garment' link} that can be defined by those universal ones {keys} i.e., S/W - N/W in relation to ''ford makers'' . And/or Higher/lower in relation to ''Karma'' - its day to day one - regardless whether surfs/slaves/men/women/kings or queens. All enlarged throughout. Further 'information' {side note?}: Notice how throughout history {mythology only?} those that survive that universal 'struggle' go on to become {representatives?} founders of other countries {cultures?} i.e.,''Aeneas - a cousin of Hector who survived the sacking of Troy and, according to legend, founded the City of Rome." [Same book]. Question. Who was the first king of Great Britain {according to legend}? Question 2. Why?

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Geb - who was associated with the plough. Benefits of; IN relation to the 'divine bit' [i.e.,ankh] i.e.,Bottom up [return journey] from Top down. Question. Which is which? Clue. S/W in relation to S/E.


"Ships have long been said to plough the sea, and ploughs to sail the earth. In a variant of the same ancient metaphor the modern French faucher le grand pre for sailing is literally to reap, or to mow, the big field; the reapers too leave a wake behind them. The German lexicographer Max Miller, last century, related 'oar' to a root by which it means 'as it were the plough-share of the water'; he added that the English word plough, the Slavonic ploug, has been identified with the Sanskrit plava...and with the Greek ploion = ship." [Taken from chapter 4, entitled ''Ploughing the Sea'' from the book 'The Book of Babel: Words and the Way We See Things' by N. Lewis]. Question. Are any of the above main characters; not just their individual aspects; shown to be 'seated'?...[in the main].

Together with..."Above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a Throne...and on the likeness of the Throne, was the likeness of the appearance of a man upon it from above. [Ezekiel 1:26]. Here we have the next two levels, first that of the Throne, and then that of the 'man' upon the Throne." [Page 36, chapter 2, 'Meditation and the Bible by A. Kaplan].

That link to the 'son of' something. Compare to height of the supporting 'backs' of all three 'thrones' of those representing the Giza 'Plateau'. 'Full' in relation to 'half',[another indication of Khufu's 'status']. An 'awareness' now made in relation to one 'in progress'...which would support the individual on the next leg of the 'journey'. [N.B..Plateau indicative of a borderline] .

Notice if the 'quarry pit' below, was filled with water the 'head' of same would appear above that water line. Link to 'godhead' [its true representation], and therefore; in part; to the Primordial mound, at the 'base' of the pyramid, i.e.,Macro and Micro equivalent. That familiar subject again, Egyptian equivalent, as well as the "higher of the lower", [its physical representation]. Think about it in relation to 'cross' symbolism, [explained within]. Especially in relation to its 'nightly' representation...the Northern Cross. "Sadr [gamma Cygni] being the center point of the cross, and also the 'breast' of the celestial swan." [page 125, chapter eleven, 'The Cygnus Mystery']. 'Heart' and 'cross' symbolism. Getting it?

''The swan is white without spot''.

"...........he treads the Royal path on which the Soul, dying to self, rising again in Self, knows the Eternal Swan and, having known, crosses beyond all death." [Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. Put ''swan'' in the box.

Question. Would the 'pit' be filled up 'accidentally', i.e., weather or deliberately, i.e.,'New year' festivities and/or Sed Jubilees. If the later, what effect would that have on the surrounding stonework? Answer within such works as 'Meditations on the Tarot', as well as 'The Temple in/off Man' / Schwaller de Lubicz. The most recent example being the speculation and hypothesis; of the same; by the author of 'The Sirius Mystery'. Chapter one, and/or 'The Sphinx Mystery'. Same author, but take note, this subject, [and therefore its authors] once again, predates ''modern'' speculation of same 'concepts'. Proving; at least; the viability of the subject. That 'subject' that 'began'; at the dawn of human kind..."before the written word came into common use."

Seven is itself one of those archetypes.The seven ’hand palms’ of ancient Egypt that equaled one Royal Cubit. That link to the ‘Royal Way’ as well as the word ‘Astronomy’. Look it up.

That same link to the seven letters of ’Jehovah’ in relation to the six of..’Yahweh’, or the four of 'Lord', [number symbolism]. 

A {working?} example - the very first one? "The siege of Troy may be a war between mortals, but almost half the Iliad is occupied with the quarrelling of the gods and their interference in the affairs of man. It is not suggested that the pantheon of gods who, with their associated religious rituals, thrived after the demise of Cronus had no function in Homeric society other than to act as astronomical icons. Nor is it likely that Homer merely hijacked the gods from their mythic and religious environments to suit the astronomical purpose of the Iliad. Rather, myth and religion - two powerful elements in the structure of ancient societies - were intertwined with the age old practical but also mysteries science of astronomy." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Something to ponder on: "A few of these differences between the mediaeval and modern astrologies will emerge in the following study, but i should perhaps comment immediately on the extraordinary fact that my researches in San Miniato indicate that without a shadow of a doubt the 13th century astrologers concerned with this zodiac used what is nowadays called the constellational zodiac. It is quite possible that they used this 'zodiac of the stars' only for symbolic purposes - for example...the temple lore of the ancient mystery wisdom. It is quite certain...they also made use of the tropical zodiac in their divinatory arts, or judgmental astrology - even so, the significance of the use of 'constellation' material has not been sufficiently remarked by either astrologers or historians...which requires we look again at the symbolic intent of churches, cathedrals etc...If the constellation zodiac were so important in the mediaeval period, the the Arabic star-lore, with its specific interpretation of the fixed stars, is part and parcel of mediaeval church symbolism..." ['The Secret Zodiac: The Hidden Art in Mediaeval Astrology' / F. Gettings].

Question. Which would Homer use?

"It is also of interest that the name of Flegetanis, who divined the history of the Grail in the stars, is based on the Arabic word 'falakiyatu,' [astronomy] or 'falakiyatum [astronomer]." [From the book, 'Alexandria.' Vol 1, by D. Fideler].

Side note: "Once the validity of linking geographical land areas to constellations had been established, the way was open for long forgotten knowledge to be garnered from the remaining regiments..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Coincidence or something else?

The number seven symbolic of that ‘development’ within the overall journey as indicated by the significance of that ‘number’ to St Augustine...and such authors as S. Gooch. In his book. ’The dream culture of the Neanderthals’. Those Chakras were sometimes shown with seven rather than five ‘stages’. Figuratively speaking of course. No such stages/ ‘centers’ exist internally. Literal license only. Symbolic in fact. ['The Chakras' by C. Leadbeater].

If it is only symbolism, then the real question is....Why go to all this effort?

"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].

Hence the link to such statements as: "These traditions represent the Milky Way as the Great Roadway into the center or the end of the world - the ''end'' is the prelude to a new beginning and is thus equivalent to the source or center. Here we encounter an intriguing idea, essential for understanding the impact of precessional ages on humanity: Time does not move ''up and down'' {as in forward progress vs. backward regress}; rather, it moves us - in and out - of intimacy with our source and center." ['Galactic Alignment']. Try ''mandala''.

Understanding what they all imply by that most common of all words {keys} within this subject makes sense of the above - if only in the Micro sense of the 'word'. Its Macro understanding implied by a 'direction'. Parapsychologists however, refer to the same; in a round about way; to the 'Pineal gland'. What some have called the 'seat of the soul', [chapter three. 'The Source Files'. D. Wilcock]. Think about it, in relation to 'seat/throne' symbolism.

Understanding this subject in full [the above book touches on certain aspects, of amongst others, Freemasonry, Hermetic texts and Zoroastrianism], gives a 'framework' to that books 'overview'. A framework to that 'garment'.[Key]. Or depending on ones point of view- a garment to that framework.

"...nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." [Matthew X, 26]. "...symbols are not obstacles that must be eliminated in order to arrive at knowledge of the truth, but rather means for receiving 'revelation'. The "clothes" - the symbols - of truth are for each not what hides it, but rather what reveals it."  [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

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

"In Burnt Norton, of the Four Quartets, T.S. Elliot visualizes the lotus rising quietly, its surface glistening out of the heart of light. There is a play on the double meaning [as noun and verb] in the word rose. The seven flower chakras are each composed of light, but in this context the 'heart of light' is a direct reference to the heart chakra, or anahata.".........

"The 'flower' which is the key to modern Spiritual development is the ajna, the chakra located between the eyes. This flower is dual lobed, which is why in some literature, it is described as having two petals. It is said to be presided over by the hakini."[Bibliographic notes to chapter 5, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Wisdom is a flower from which the bee its honey makes and the spider poison, each according to its own nature." [Chapter 2, 'Alchemists Handbook' by F. Albertus]. Put those 'keys' in the usual box to understand that 'connectedness' - if only, in order, to define a subject. "The fruit of the Underworld Tree is only poisonous in its untransmuted state." [Chapter 4, 'The Underworld Initiation' by R. Stewart]. That link to the difference in 'meaning' to ''incarnation'' and ''reincarnation,'' IF only in relation to this subject. Use the usual box.

''Untransmuted'' in relation to Unmanifested or ineffable?

A working example ? {in the 'spiritual' sense of the word}: "Our fourth struggle is against the demon of anger. We must, with gods help, eradicate his deadly poison from the depths of our souls. So long as he dwells in our hearts and blinds the eyes of the heart with his sombre disorders, we can neither discriminate what is for our good, nor achieve spiritual knowledge, nor fulfill our good intentions, nor participate in true life; and therefore our intellect will remain impervious to the contemplation of the true, 'divine light'; for it is written, 'For my eye is troubled because of anger' {Ps. 6:7. LXX}. Nor will we share in divine wisdom even though we are deemed wise by all men, for it is written: 'Anger lodges in the 'bosom' of fools' {Eccles. 7:9}..." ['The Philokalia' / G.E.H. Palmer etc. Emphasis, this readers].

That divine word again - what does it represent?

And/or: "You must understand that i am giving you an outline. You must remember that both yawning and laughter are very contagious. This shows that they are essentially functions of the instinctive and 'moving' centers."...'Why is laughter so pleasant?' someone asked. '...''Because G. answered, ''laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. We always have plenty of this poison in us. Laughter is the antidote. But this antidote is necessary only so long as we are unable to use all the energy for useful work. It is said of Christ that he never laughed. And indeed you will find in the Gospels no indication or mention of the fact that at any time Christ laughed. But there are different ways of not laughing. There are people who do not laugh because they are completely immersed in negative emotions, in malice, in fear, in hatred, in suspicion. And there may be others who do not laugh because they cannot have negative emotions. Understand one thing. In the higher centers there can be no laughter, because in higher centers there is no division, and no 'yes' or 'no'. " ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''yes'' / ''no''.

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

thread"The spider and the moon will concern us still further. But one more poetic image in conclusion. Ariadne, the moon goddess who helped Theseus with the thread, is also the Celtic moon goddess Arianrhod. Arianrhod is known as 'the Lady of the Silver Wheel'. Her title is usually held to be a reference not just to Spiral Castle but also to the disc of the moon. These are, of course, opposite. But is her title perhaps rather a reference to the silver spider's web, heavy with dew in the morning mist." [Chapter 6, 'Cities of Dreams' by S. Gooch].

''Dew'' one of this subjects key words. A link to the 'philosophers' stone. From something 'unredeemed' to being 'redeemed'. Spider and bee its two main symbols [early stages of]. The web of which as indicated in the same book is constructed both clockwise and counter clockwise, from its center. All indicative of those different universal principles, [i.e., framework]. Which the author cannot 'see' due his single minded obsession over twenty years - linking the origin of all known 'mysteries' to Neanderthal man - and his knowledge of moon symbolism, [only].  But because of all that well researched data - allows others to 'see'.

"...Think well: the physical is the end result of spiritual forces. Therefore to seek the source of those 'spiritual' forces, the Ariadne's thread, to lead you through the psychic astral maze, must be anchored in the forms of earth. These physical forms are reflections of a spiritual  reality. They are reflections of the ultimate truth beyond form. Look well into the mirror of nature to see the reflection of the spiritual stars." [Extract from the book ' The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'. Emphasis, this readers].

A working example: "What point would there be in living all of the time in an abstract world', asked Abushed. 'Don't be afraid. Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then..." ['Her-Bak']. Try ''center''. And/or ''grounded''. Benefit of.

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Magritte - 'The Key to Dreams'. Rene Magritte said ''It is a union that suggests the essential mystery of the world. Art for me is not an end in itself, but a means in evoking that mystery." [https://alexanderstorey.wordpress.com].


A {practical?} example...Take a rod or peg to hold a stable center, and from it extend a cord. Start if you wish with the cord enwrapped round the rod as if drawing spun thread from around a spindle. Proceed, in a clockwise direction, to unwind the cord. You will find that you mark or trace out a spiral dance that culminates in a circle. Thus you are re-enacting the primal creation. Do this many times, fully aware of the significance of what you are doing. You will thus learn much of your spiritual origin and the principles of creation. Merely to read of it is to miss the experience. You cannot travel to market without stirring your feet. You cannot experience reality from the pages of a book. The pages can guide your feet. But it is up to your feet to follow. Intellectual curiosity and impatience are no substitute for patient plodding behind the plough...The first time you perform this exercise you will be preoccupied by physical problems and distractions. With persistence you will find that you can perform it with your inner faculties to the fore, aware of the profound significance of the pattern which you trace. Early man spent much time and effort carving spiral symbols on rock. You will be much rewarded by spending a fraction of his time and effort carving these same symbols upon your consciousness...These props will not be necessary after a time. You will later tread the spiral and circular path from an imaginary point. It is no less real because it is fixed only in the imagination. But initial grounding in the physical is important." [Extract from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight].

The above an example of what is mostly done {enacted?} within the so called ''Mystery clubs.'' Proving the viability of a studious approach - a CONSISTENT one; over many years; as proven by the study of ANY subject; and not just through one book because of ''intellectual curiosity'' - because it gives the same results,i.e.,an understanding {as in the above example} of why neolithic man spent much time carving on ''rocks'' such universal symbols as the ''spiral." Recall what ''rocks'' represent. Then try ''plough.''

Neolithic equivalent - 'spiral' forms created within such monuments as Newgrange {Macro} and/or on single rocks {Micro} as seen within the program 'A History of Ancient Britain' narrated by N. Oliver. All enlarged elsewhere.

Finally link all the above to... "...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own  'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

''Interpretation'' in relation to what they experience in their personal day to day wakeful state {lucid dreaming?} and nightly one AFTER enacting such activities {the mythology stories mainly and/or the four compass points in relation to other symbols that represent N/S/E/W etc}.  Which they then record; which sooner or later enters in the public domain. Regardless even by Mr Knights suggestion; within the same book; that not all is explained. The bits that are not; can be worked out by 'negation'. All symbols are connected in one form or another. Some are more connected than others. Others need 'more' to interpret their deeper meaning; especially when 'individuality' is brought into account - or more importantly - when it becomes part {primary/secondary?} of the total equation. Just as in physics {especially the deliberate coming together of protons} - whats not there is sometimes more ''telling'' than what is, i.e.,relative to the 'observer'.  Understanding that universal framework ESPECIALLY in relation to what ALL imply by the ''divine bit'' gives all the above a certain credibility to it. A credibility that can be worked out - by objective analysis.

Other 'things' that can be worked out - using the above again as {one} example...''Clockwise = unwind'' - therefore anticlockwise = wind = return symbolism = precession = etc etc.

Egyptian equivalent = rolled/UNrolled papyrus {enlarged within}. See anything?  If you do, then you should also 'see' the link between ''spiral'' and horizontal/vertical symbolism.

Question. What is 'papyrus' used for?

"We cultivate it, the sage replied, when we encourage the craftsmen to put quality first in the smallest piece of work, when we awaken in our students a consciousness of the relations that link the things of this Earth with 'Heaven', in general when we formulate the laws of analogy, and finally when by representations of the Neters and by symbolism of letters we describe the functions and qualities of Nature. A man who will learn by this symbolism quickly becomes open-hearted...That is why ideas, which you call non-material, are represented by concrete objects. But the sign you spoke of shows a papyrus rolled and sealed; the eye doesn't see its contents. One is to look for the hidden meaning, which often calls for the intelligence of the heart." ['Her-Bak'].

A working? example {i.e.,a work in progress}..."Typical lodge meetings consist of enacting a series of short plays that contain a moral message and encourage personal insight and understanding. All of this is contained in a complicated story involving the building of Solomon's Temple...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 teachings, and what had apparently happened based on historical records. In particular, it is what has been left out, deliberately or otherwise, that distorts the imagery. It is what we are not told that colours our perceptions. When one is aware of the intervening facts, a new angle {key} on events is presented." {K. Gest}. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''method'' and ''angle''.

N.B. ''Negation'' = 'The Cloud of Unknowing' ?

Analogy..."In Kings 8:10-11, we find a curious comment. It is related to the dedication of the temple when the Ark of the Covenant was carried into the holy of holies and placed beneath the outstretched wings of the cherubim. The text reads: 'And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the lord filled the house of the lord." Some interpretations of this text suggest that the 'glory of the lord' was a bright light signifying the lords presence..." [From the book by K. Gest].

Try ''cherubim''.

''Cloud'' in relation to something 'unknown'. ''Glory'' in relation to 'grace'. Anything?

REFRESHER: "...Think well: the physical is the end result of spiritual forces. Therefore to seek the source of those 'spiritual' forces, the Ariadne's thread, to lead you through the psychic astral maze, must be anchored in the forms of earth. These physical forms are reflections of a spiritual reality. They are reflections of the ultimate truth beyond form. Look well into the mirror of nature to see the reflection of the spiritual stars." [Extract from the book ' The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Who was Ariadne 'married' to?

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

"... 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 - and/or mythology - this readers input} 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].

Practical example {i.e.,ancient and modern?}: "Swords normally found in sacred marches or bogs - after being discarded for ritual reasons..." ['Digging for Britain'. Episode 3. Series 6].

And/or: The narrator Neil Oliver within the program 'A History of Ancient Britain' {4th series - 'Age of Bronze'} - surmises why such items as the Dover boat {'oldest surviving sea going vessel in the world' } and sword like implements {i.e.,'rapier'} were broken deliberately before being {discarded?} into sacred bogs or rivers - ''to appease the gods." 

Connect ''ship'' with ''sword'' as a means...?

A more {fuller?} explanation could be...

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'Sword of reason' under his belt?

"...certainly once the mystical Sword of the Word is broken into pieces, nothing less than the quest of a Galahad {i.e.,in relation to the word Gnosis?} is needed to reunite them. All the effort in the west from Robert Fludd to Goethe, from Boehme to Swedenborg, takes on this meaning..."  Try ''logos'' ...together with...

"The story that Illich tell of the phenomenology of the text is perhaps only one way in which the connection to the Word may be lost. In whatever form it takes, the loss of connection between the external, {i.e.,exoteric} public form of the Book and the meaning hidden within it gives rise to a drama common to all the religions of {each} 'Book'. If the true meaning of the 'Book' is the interior meaning, hidden under the literal appearance, from the moment that men fail to recognise or refuse this interior meaning; from that moment they destroy the integrity of the 'Word', of the Logos; and then begins the drama of the 'Lost Speech'. From the moment we refuse the interiority of the text or of the world, then the world is turned inside out. The task of hermeneutics is to recover this living, integral Word and, through this, to make possible the 'Event at the edge of the exoteric cosmos' which is the Great Inversion." [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

Pun? ''We all have a 'book' in us'' {waiting to be written?}. In the micro sense of the 'Word'. Religious texts in the macro sense. Try ''Event'' and/or ''lost word'' and/or ''hermeticism''. Connect them to see if you agree or disagree.

''Event at the edge {'boundary' link} of the exoteric cosmos which is the great inversion.''

Question. What would that be represented by within a landscape? Hebrew equivalent {i.e.,Deuteronomy}: "If you return to your god. If with all your heart and soul you obey his 'voice'. Then he will brink back your captives. Should you have been banished to the very sky's end your god will gather you again - even from there." Recall part 1.

Working example: "Overcoming our wrong work leads to the possibility of re-channeling that energy with the help of knowledge and understanding in order to create new 'being'." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Try ''leak''.

Understanding the above defines {or at least gives a very good attempt to} the following... "In order to heal the 'wounded', disorientated soul, it will not do to propose remedies that are crippled in their effectiveness by their implicit presumption that the prison in which the soul is trapped is the whole of reality. But the escape from this 'prison' is not easy. Re-orientation { ''inversion'' link} requires a revolution of consciousness so profound {you can almost hear the music!} that it may well threaten the sanity of the unguided ego {dramatic effect}.  The ego must be wholly and painfully transformed in order for the encounter with the 'Angel' to occur {''sun at midnight' link}. Spiritual birth requires the death of the ego. As Jung would have it, 'A victory for the Self is always a defeat for the ego'. " [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere. All emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

Remember - objectivity at ALL times. Without it - those dramatic effects may seem real ,i.e.,

"...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].

"In Christian mythology the disciples are symbols of the 'eidolon', or ego. Actually, of course, we are all eidolons, or images of the Christ. In the ancient world the eidolon and Consciousness - the false self and the true Self - were imagined as 'twins'. To make it clear that the disciples Thomas, Judas and Simon Peter are to be understood as eidolon figures, they are all represented as Jesus 'twin' brother. Thomas means 'twin' in Aramaic. In the Book of Thomas the Contender - Jesus; representing Consciousness, instructs his disciple and twin brother 'doubting Thomas', representing the incarnate self, in the path of self knowledge: 'Brother Thomas, while you are in the world for a time, listen to me, and i will reveal to you the things you have been thinking about. Since it has been said that you are my twin and true companion, examine yourself and learn who you are, in what way you exist, and how you will come to be. Since you will be called my brother, it is not fitting that you be ignorant of yourself'. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Try ''twin''. Gemini?

Side note: Gemini / Taurus {i.e.,northern gate. Southern 'gate' = Sagittarius / Scorpio} as a means...?

Understanding that helps in defining {if only for this reader} : "Of course i have scarcely touched upon the question which must be asked by anyone who makes himself familiar with the esotericism of San Miniato al Monte. Who built the church, and for what reason?...They were well aware of the role which Florence {'Aries' link} would play in the destiny of Europe. [P. 95/6. 'The Secret Zodiac' / F. Gettings]. Try ''Saturn''.

And/or: "This fish {in relation to his Taurus/ Pisces hypothesis} which was not originally a fish but some sort of crocodile." Try ''crocodile''.

Put the two together in relation to: "Had any other axis than the Cancer/Capricorn been selected then, Taurus would not have been directed towards sunrise nor towards that stellium of 1207. That is perhaps a sufficient argument for the orientation of the zodiac on the Cancer/Capricorn axis {i.e.,E/W} of the basilica." [Page 95. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

''Saturn 'rules' Capricorn. The Moon - Cancer''. Same book.

hare4

Mad March Hare?

Continued: 'Stage' {performance? and/or 'ritual?} analogy: "As a practicing Fool ourself, we had been puzzled  by the fact that Fulcanelli seems merely to have glossed over what must have been the most interesting aspect of mediaeval festivities - the Feast of Fools. We suspected that, hidden away in the esoteric account of the Feast of Fools, there would be some important lessons to learn about the inner life of the fool. One of Fulcanelli's unwritten precepts was that most of the pagan -like festivities of the mediaeval period reflected esoteric doctrines. The Feast of Fools, with its bawdy, its strange language, its open mockery of the religious life and of god's servants - its election of a boy as a mock Bishop - must have offered a reservoir of arcane material to someone like Fulcanelli...During this feast, the priests would dress as clowns or women and generally 'act the fool'...It is reasonable to assume that the Fool Feast was a throwback to the Roman Saturnalia, during which slaves were allowed to change places with their masters...The inversion was almost total. Something of this inversion of the 'natural order' of society was continued into the Feast of Fools in the mediaeval period...Yet much to our surprise, he had given only passing reference to the 'Feast' and its 'Mad Mother'. What was the esoteric background to the Feast of Fools. Who was that Mad Mother?" ['The Zelator' / M. Hedsel].

Try 'Hera' for the astronomical equivalent.

A {working?} example: "But are you not able to foresee what is going to happen to each of us,'' somebody asked, ''that is to say, foretell what result each of us will reach in work on himself and whether it is worth his while to begin work?"...'It is impossible to say,' said G. 'One can only foretell the future for men. It is impossible to foretell the future for mad machines. Their direction changes every moment. At one moment a machine of this kind is going in one direction and you can calculate where it can get to, but five minutes later it is already going it quite a different direction and all your calculations prove to be wrong. Therefore, before talking about knowing the future, one must know whose future is meant. If a man wants to know his own future he must first of all know himself. Then he will see whether it is worth his while to know the future. Sometimes, maybe, it is better not to know." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Includes italics].

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

hare3Landscape equivalent?: Conversation between archeologist Dr. J. D. Hill and the narrator Bettany Hughes in relation to decommissioned grain pits {Winchester} which archeologists had supposed were used {afterwards} as a rubbish bin for anything and everything - but now : "One of the most important developments in Iron Age archeology has been to recognize that the rubbish we find in these pits is extremely unusual rubbish - its probably the end result of a ritual feast or sacrifice or even an offering to the gods...As part of that feast and gathering at least 12 cows were slaughtered, several adult horses, sheep, pigs, dog and they had also gone out and hunted at least ONE hare." The narrator concludes: "A flamboyant gesture of excess. An orgy of killing to thank god for a surplus of food...To trade, to party, to score social points." [' Seven Ages of Britain' / Series 1. Episode 2].

Side note: "Endorsement of the view that the planets visible to the naked eye were represented by the gods came about in an unusual way. After two years cataloguing the Leigh papers, we began, warily at first, to derive astronomical images from the narrative. One of the first came from a few words in Book 1 that record the return of the gods after a few days feasting in Ethiopia: 'The immortal gods came back in a body {at dawn} to Olympus, and Zeus led the way.'..." Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Saturn/Poseidon link? Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: "When translated and decoded, this inscription reveals the exact time and date on which the zodiac was laid down, and mentions the names of the planets involved in the satellitium in Taurus. The date contained within this coded Latin corresponds precisely to the date i arrived at independently...It is of course, the date on which this unique 'gathering' of planets took place...28th May 1207." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Coincidence or a meaningful one? Try the title of the book.

 N.B. Winchester. Smack bang in the middle  - on the South coast.

"Saturn is also named the Lord of Decrease...his power manifests in the later stages of decay. He rules over the spoiled, the filth and the refuse of society..." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline'].

Try ''Saturn'' to 'see' something {beginning/end?} from an astrology point of view. - represented within those universal {'planetary'?} constants.

Question. What represents an ''increase''?

And/or: "A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals." ['Wiki'].

Continued: Recall recent discoveries in {similar?} pits at Bulford. Try among others ''grain'' for a further connection. Part 5.

"Many years ago the English psychologist, F. W. H. Meyes, suggested that - ''hidden in the depth of our being is a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house''. Try ''house'' and/or ''Herod''.

Also in same program/documentary - ONLY one piece of clothing - {a fox fur armband} found on the naked Lindow Man. And the White chalk horse in relation to boundary lines. Enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: "...nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." [Matthew X, 26].

AND: "...symbols are not obstacles that must be eliminated in order to arrive at knowledge of the truth, but rather means for receiving 'revelation'. The "clothes" - the symbols - of truth are for each not what hides it, but rather what reveals it."  [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

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

Analogy? "When we think about the future, we envision a version of the present: that the TV shows, movies, and singers who matter most today will be the ones remembered in 100 years. History, says otherwise, Chuck Klosterman argues in 'But what if we're wrong? Thinking about the present as if it were the past'. The works that endure, he says, are the ones that future societies find meaningful, whether they're valued in their day or not. Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick' was scorned when it came out, and Franz Kafka was dead before 'The Trial' saw print. So which of today's writers will be remembered. Probably not Philip Roth or Jonathan Franzen, Klosterman says, but someone writing in obscurity {perhaps on the deep web}, representing an ultra-marginalised group and covering subjects that can be completely reinterpreted by future readers..." [From the 'Time Magazine' {June 2016} entitled 'Predicting the next great American novel' - including parenthesis].

circumpolar-300x300 The ‘Pleiades’ and ’Bear’ constellations. Universally known by all cultures throughout millenniums. The ‘Seven sisters’ together with the ‘Seven Plough oxen’. [Septentriones. Old name of same ]. One symbolic, [as a representation] of that ‘unknown’ quantity. The other...a ‘known’ one. In relation to an awareness, from an unaware start point, [i.e.,''shadow'' aspect]. Link to 'Tomb' and 'Womb' symbolism.

Question. Shadow/anima? Which and why? Remember - as a MEANS to represent something.

"The dolphin, it should be added, is a sea creature with a womb..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. Recall same word in Part 1.

Together with... ..."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].  

Shadow in relation to 'light' and/or ''grace''. Its intent and {purpose?}.

Sufi equivalent...the 'Seventy Thousand' veils [of light and darkness], in relation to the 'Seven fold way', [introduction, 'The Niche of Lights'/ Al-Ghazali]. From something unveiled to... inspirations/aspirations ,['scratching']...to 'ploughing ones furrow'. [ 'Groove'. Key ]. Getting your head around it yet?

"Far away from America, the Society Islanders of the South Pacific divide the year into two seasons - Pleiades above the Horizon and Pleiades below." [Chapter 4, 'Cities of Dreams' by S. Gooch]. Can u see what the author cannot?

Try authors name or title of book.

As does..."Thoth is a moon god; and Hermes, who carries a staff around which two serpents are twined, comes originally from Arcadians, the people of the bear, who also worshiped Artemis and Pan. These various wisdom's have no discernible value at all - although the alchemists for example like the numerologists, did occasionally stumble across genuine scientific truths. We do not, i think, do this overlay material any great injustice if we describe it as mysticism for the sake of mystery, wrapped in endless philosophical and metaphysical meanderings." [Chapter 11, same book].  To evaluate correctly before deciding on the 'next course of action' understand 'metaphysical' in relation to signs and keys. [Explained throughout].

As an example put ''Arcadia'' in the usual box. images[3]And/OR: "The name of Ladon who guarded the 'apples' is something of a mystery: He was the snake within - the guardian of the 'inner riches'...The Hesperides are 'Daughters of the Evening'. In the Stellar lore, they are the Pleiades - from the Greek 'pleios' {many}...According to R. H. Allen, 'Star Names and Their Meanings' it is called the Greatest Snake, and says that it glides in the manner of a river, between two stellar 'bears'...It may be the source of the same name for the river in Arcadia into the Alpheus, and which was visualized as being the border of the Garden of the Hesperides..." ['The Zelator'].

'River' in relation to 'centering in' in relation to the 'apple of the eye'. Anything?

And/or 'shadow' in relation to 'light' {i.e.,'sisters' = anima. Aspects of.}: Enlarged throughout. ALL as a means...?

A different interpretation but now from a 'known' point of view..."Contemplation of Binah may bring a very real sense of being surrounded by Great Waters, and in this connection the Temple of Binah is an Ark on the supernal seas. This is the ''Ark of Isis'', a symbol of the Womb of the Great Mother. This symbol of the Ark of Isis or the Moon Ark is one of very great protection and is of immense antiquity, sometimes being associated with a Moon Tree. The earliest representation of the moon god {and by extension this means the divine feminine principle} are to be found in cones or pillars of stone, often of meteoric origin, sometimes carved and sometimes left UNworked, {'stalagmites/stalactites link?}. These are not phallic stones, although they are sometimes confused with them. When such a pillar is made of wood we have the Moon Tree, examples of which are found illustrated in Dr Esther Harding's 'Women Mysteries', an important text for anyone who wishes to understand the psychological implications of the goddess." [Extract from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. All emphasis, this readers with the exception of the information underlined].

Woodhenge? IN RELATION TO Stonehenge?

cave art

"The 'Venus and Sorcerer' panel from the Chauvet Cave." More importantly - protruding from the ceiling,i.e.,top-down? Recall what ''caves'' represent. Try Part 1. Question. 'Bear' - top-left?

To understand what is being implied - decipher those keys, i.e.,recall the position of Binah on the Hebrew equivalent of that universal ''moon tree''. Hence the link to ''waters'' and ''ark'' i.e., what it implies, i.e., sea/salt water {link to 'ark'} = 'UNmanifested aspect {something yet to be 'realised'}. Recall 'moon' {lunar, therefore 'top-down?} and 'sun' {solar, therefore 'bottom-up? represented with fresh water,i.e., in the Manifested sense of the 'word'} - symbolism,i.e.,UNknown/known {perspective?}. - as a means to impart an understanding - using 'male' and 'female' aspects {shadow/anima} to define a balance {equilibrium?} - to {project?} an understanding, i.e.,''you cant have one without the other; but one has to come before the other?" 

"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.

cave art 4 From a different {perspective?}..."Swiss researcher Franz Gnaedinger has proposed that the woman's torso and genitalia represents the summer triangle, within which the young bison's head and shoulders are perfectly framed. This is an inspiring theory, although a more positive identification would be to suggest that the woman's vulva and scissorlike legs represent the area of the Milky Way known as the Great Rift {also known as the Dark Rift, Cygnus Rift, and Great Cleft}, which is framed within the summer triangle. This is the dark band of stellar dust and debris in line with the galactic plane that causes the Milky Way to appear to split into two separate streams in the region of the Cygnus constellation..." [Extract from the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

"Analogy?..."Access to this world requires that true imagination which is the intermediary locus 'at the meeting place of the two seas' where Moses meets Khidr, the 'mundus imaginalis'. " [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out']. Try ''Khidr''.

'Eye of the Triangle' by I. Regardie.

Question. Coincidence or a ''meaningful'' one? Either way it endorses {proves?} the validity {benefit?} of including ALL available material - not just those that we are at ease {comfortable?} with. Yes or no?

"All this is very interesting and might well be correct. Yet linking ice age cave art with the design of sacred enclosures created at Gobekli-tepe in southeast Anatolia thousands of years later might seem presumptuous. It is a fact, however, that in the early Neolithic, stalagmites and stalactites were removed from cave interiors and carried back to Catal Hoyuk, where they were placed in cult shrines alongside statuettes, bucrania, vulture beaks, and painted frescoes of extraordinary beauty and sophistication. So many fragments from caves were found there that British archaeologist James Mellaart, who excavated the site in the 1960s proposed that the shrines at Catal Hoyuk might have been the realm of chthonic deities ; that is, gods of the UNderworld. B.C. Dietrich, Ph.D., author of 'The Origin of Greek Religion', went further by suggesting that the ritual activities practiced, had formerly been celebrated in primordial cave settings, adding that: 'Though the locality of the cult may have changed, its form did not relax its curious hold on the mind of the worshipper who, over many generations, retained the aniconic stalagmite as an image of his goddess.' This of course, resonates with the manner in which the limestone cone in the Chauvet Cave was utilized in the creation of the Venus and Sorcerer panel."  ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers].

Analogy? Stalagmite formations found on some of the bones within a prehistoric cave {'Merlins' cave}. On the side of a very steep cliff like 'hill'.  Skeletons found at the cave entrance - one of which - a giant of a man - who is speculated to be the 'guardian of the cave'  {gate?}. Flint/teeth and cow bones found,i.e., 'knuckle of leg' {'knee' link}. All enlarged elsewhere.

"For archeologists burial sites can offer precious clues about how our ancestors lived and died. But sometimes they can surprise us with insights into what seem strange beliefs and rituals long since forgotten." [Alice Roberts quote, same program, 'Digging For Britain' / episode 1].

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

Different time, different place, different culture..."All alone, Humberto made his way through seemingly endless corridors and pathways in the rock. There he found something unheard of and unduplicated anywhere in Mayaland. Scattered throughout the caves were altars made of stalagmite and stalactite columns. And around these altars were 'offerings' that had been made perhaps a thousand years before, untouched in all that time. Each of the hundreds of clay pots, implements, images, and querns that had been offered up to the rain god, Chac, rested just where it had been placed by ancient Mayan hands in some long-ago ceremony. Nothing within had ever been seen or touched in all the years since the cave was sealed from human view." [ From the book by 'D. Melchizedek].

'Quern' in relation to 'Pole' . "Then we entered a different part of the cave, where an enormous stalagmite had millions of years ago joined as one with an equally enormous stalactite, creating a giant pillar at least twenty meters high. Around the pillar were offerings that had been left there by the Mayans long ago. Prayer pottery and vessels were arranged on the ground all around this central column, just as they had been for hundreds and thousands of years. [Same book].

cave art 2

Pictures from within the same french cave system. Question. Lions or bears or a 'transformation' of both? Notice the leg {or thigh?} in the 'middle' of the {menagerie?} - that becomes a focus or anchor {pole?} point - in order to evaluate the parts within the whole. Question 2. Why the 'upper' half ONLY i.e.,why no 'tails' ? N.B. Most scenes = right - left. Why? And 'lion' = E/W? 'bear' S/N?

"Be aware of the Pole Star in the center of the Northern sky before you, situated at the tail end of Ursa Minor, and, circulating about it, the Northern constellations of Draco, Ursa Major, Casseopia, and the house - like 'form' of the chair ['seat' link] of Cepheus. Learn to become familiar with the patterns of the stars; they hold the ancient starry wisdom... ....Imagine that you hold in your hands a circular disc that is in fact a black mirror, of polished stone, that reflects whatever part of the sky whose image you catch in its depths, and which also imparts to you intuitively the meaning of the patterns. Then be aware that you also have a shield that on the outside is of a similar substance and which shines forth your own particular sigil that expresses the innermost 'star' of your being, whilst the inside of your shield is like a brightly polished silver mirror, that enables you to see yourself in the utter clarity of perceptive wisdom." [The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by Gareth Knight]. Try ''shield''.

"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. "Mirroring'' is an archetype [and] this has something to do with physics. Physics relies on a connection of an image reflected in a mirror and between mind and nature," he said in an interview in 1957. He recalled having ''vivid, almost parapsychological dreams {lucid dreaming?} about mirroring, while i worked mathematically during the day." The mathematical work seemed to cause ''some archetype [to be] constellated [that is, to emerge into consciousness] which subsequently made me think about mirroring." The connection, he concluded was ''a kind of synchronicity, because there are unconscious motives when one is involved in something." Other examples of synchronicity soon cropped up......"[Chapter 14, '137: Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession' by A. Miller. Including parenthesis ].

"...Physics relies on a connection of an image reflected in a 'mirror' and between mind and nature''. 'Connection' = the objective view? i.e.,standing outside of the Self in order to discover something internal? And/or: Quote from "The Secret Of The Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life'' By Richard Wilhelm And Carl Jung"

 

1507856703[1]My experience in my practice has been such as to reveal to me a quite new and unexpected approach to 
eastern wisdom. But it must be well understood that I did not have as a starting point a more or less adequate 
knowledge of Chinese philosophy. On the contrary, when I began my life-work in the practice of psychiatry 
and psychotherapy, I was completely ignorant of Chinese philosophy, and it is only later that my professional 
experiences have shown me that in my technique I had been unconsciously led along that secret way which for 
centuries has been the preoccupation of the best minds of the East. This might have been taken for subjective 
imagination — one reason for my previous hesitancy in publishing anything on the subject — but Wilhelm, that 
great interpreter on the soul of China, has openly confirmed the coincidence for me. In so doing, he has given me the 
courage to write about a Chinese text which, though belonging in essence to the mysterious shadows of the 
eastern mind, yet at the same time, and this is important,shows striking parallels to the course of psychic develop- 
ment in my patients, none of whom is Chinese." 

Question. An aspect of the inner self. That objective one?

Hence: "At the same time, its meaning for us is greatly deepened when we know that,
despite the gulf separating us from the East, we follow exactly similar paths when
once we give heed to the inner world." Same book. 

Refresher: "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. 

Try ''Pauli'' on all pages for a working example.

"His conscious ego may distort the facts and be self deceived by desires and instincts for self preservation, self esteem, and the like. But in the unconscious, truth cannot be dissembled in this way. The unconscious can only mirror the actual facts and therefore cannot lie." ['Quote from the book by M. Harding. Includes emphasis].

And/or: "While people are using reconnecting energy, something is actually being absorbed. They're receiving energy, not sending it...the more i got my attention out of the picture, the more powerful the response." [Book by Dr. E. Pearl].

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

"The art of letting things happen, action through non-action, letting go of oneself, as taught by Meister Eckhart, became for me the key opening the door to the way. We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. For us, {i.e.,''Westerners''} this actually is an art of which few people know anything. Consciousness, is forever interfering, helping, correcting, and negating, and never leaving the simple growth of the psychic progresses in peace. It would be simple enough if only simplicity were not the most difficult of all things. To begin with, the task consists of solely objectively observing a fragment of a 'fantasy' in its development..." ['The Secret of the Golden Flower' ].

REFRESHER: "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..." Question. ''Fantasy'' up to what point?

'The Fine Structure Constant' ?

Analogy of same {practical?}..."From then on, anytime i entered the store, i was asked to predict the next quake. And i would try, too - but it didn't seem to work out that way. I couldn't force it; the predictions only came when i was minding my own business." [From the book by Dr Pearl. Mentioned elsewhere}.

Analogy with same principle?..."What's fascinating to me is that Syd Banks {enlarged elsewhere} wasn't looking for a more spiritual understanding of life; in fact, he had no idea there was anything to look for. The deeper truth of life found him. Here's how he put it: 'Happiness is only ever one thought away - but you must find for yourself that one thought'." [Quote from the book by Paul McKenna].

This reader,however, would add - or one subject.

REFRESHER: "...Think well: the physical is the end result of spiritual forces. Therefore to seek the source of those 'spiritual' forces, the Ariadne's thread, to lead you through the psychic astral maze, must be anchored in the forms of earth. These physical forms are reflections of a spiritual reality. They are reflections of the ultimate truth beyond form. Look well into the mirror of nature to see the reflection of the spiritual stars." [Extract from the book ' The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'. Emphasis, this readers].

N.B. 7th King of Copan {'Holy' kings} = B'ahlam Nehn = 'The Jaguar Mirror'. And/or Waterlily Jaguar. Enlarged elsewhere.

"B'alam Nehn {often referred to as Waterlily Jaguar} was the first king to actually record his position in the dynastic succession, declaring that he was the seventh in line from Yax K'uk Mo {founder}. Stela 15 records that he was already ruling Copan by AD 504. He is the only king of Copan to be mentioned in a hieroglyph text outside the S/E region of Maya. His name appears on a text on stela 16 from Caracol, a site in Belize." [Wiki/'Copan'].

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.

REFRESHER...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...?

Analogy: "As i heard my Sioux name being called over and over, i then knew for the very first time who i was..." ['Dances with Wolves' / K. Costner].

Etymology of the word ''Nickname'': "The compound word 'ekename', literally meaning ''additional name''... This word was derived from the Old English phrase 'eaca' ''an increase'' related to 'eacian' ''to increase'' ....In Viking societies, many people had 'heiti', 'viornefni' or 'kenningarnofn' {Old Norse terms for nicknames} Which were used in addition to, or instead of the first name. In some circumstances, the giving of a nickname had a special status in Viking society in that it created a relationship between the name maker and the recipient of the nickname - to the extent that the creation of a nickname also often entailed a formal ceremony and an exchange of gifts known in Old Norse as 'nafnfestr' {''fastening a name''}. [Wiki/'nickname']. Try ''gift''.

''White quartz pebble'' ?

A work in progress : "To tell the complete truth about oneself is very difficult. But before telling it, one must know it. And you do not even know what the truth about yourselves consists of. Some day i will tell every one of you his chief feature or chief fault. We shall then see whether you will understand me or not." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

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

A change of pace {scenery?}..."That Delphi was originally connected with bees we can gather from traditions concerning the ancient temple there. Pausanias writes: 'They say that the most ancient temple of Apollo was made of Laurel. The Delphians say the the second was made of wax and feathers......"

"Plutarch quotes an ancient oracle, 'Bring together feathers, ye birds, and wax, ye bees."............."In these traditions there seems certainly to linger a faint trace of a prehistoric worship of, or perhaps a reverence for, birds and bees.

In Crete myths of birds and bees, they mingle in the birth cave of Zeus. In the Odyssey it is said that doves bring Zeus ambrosia from the bounds of Ocean. In this story it is doves [Greek = Pleiades], who bring ambrosia, which here denotes divine honey. They were considered as nymphs, and were placed in the sky as Pleiades, the seven doves." [Page 99/100, 'The Sacred Bee'].

male female

M/F = ''shadow'' / ''anima'' = S/W in relation to S/E = Represented with ''right'' and ''left'' - the tail end of something begins the process of something else [micro]. Crowns = ''twin'' symbolism, i.e.,''Sacred Marriage'' ones - as opposed to any other. That link to the Cyanean Rocks [macro]. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Why choose a dove? Question 2.  Fiction or non-fiction.

Together with.... "The gnostics referred to Jesus as the Ogdoad, because he 'contained in himself the entire number of the 'elements' [i.e.,stoicheia = letters], which the descent of the dove [who is alpha and omega] made clearly manifest, when he came to be baptized, for the number of the dove is 801. The meaning of this statement is fairly simple: The name Jesus, 888, is a 'perfect' name encompassing the whole of creation, and is reflected in the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet which numerically, contains 8 letters denoting hundreds, 8 denoting tens, and 8 denoting units. Jesus is therefore Alpha and OImega, the all encompassing spiritual plenitude, which was made manifest with the descent of the dove, [i.e.,representational of. This readers input]. This is because the Greek word for dove is equivalent to 801, which is also the value of Alpha/Omega." [Chapter 2, 'Jesus Christ sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Number symbolism, together with Mythology and Astronomy to define something, relative to the ' self ' [i.e.,alchemy], by way of ''Logos.'' Use the search box.

'Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger.

"...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']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Physics equivalent of the same, [ as a practical example ]. The ‘conversations’ between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, [ prior to the concept of the word ‘Quantum’. Its true; in-depth meaning, i.e.,by way of 'Quantum Mechanics' ]. Mr Bohr so dogmatic and disciplined in choosing the correct words to form each question. Spent hours looking/searching within his own vocabulary of words for those perfect ones. In order to construct as close to a ‘perfect’ question as he could imagine. His theory being... if formed correctly, then as close to a correct answer .. within his chosen field of interest would be forthcoming. This method irked non other than Mr Einstein almost to the point of the speed of light. Yet in the end he; non other than Einstein; supplicated. He relinquished. He could see the benefits of it. Those ‘benefits’ that were to prove the creation of the word ‘quantum’. Or more to the point. It was that discipline that brought the word ‘quantum’ into the ‘light’. Into the world. The conscious one...and eventually its vocabulary. Then its curriculum.

Therefore by the same implication. From an unconscious/unknown ‘start’ point, [representation of, only], i.e., same thing, different topic. Or more to the point, applying Mr Bohrs discipline. Same concept. Different subject. From an ‘unknown’ to a now ‘known’, both of which have to be represented in some form, for that understanding to take place.

A working example {i.e.,if ONLY in the 'ritual' sense of the word i.e.,in relation to defining something, [ i.e.,this subject] - by defining 'its' parts within the whole. In this instance and/or example - the meaning of the ''dove'' symbol relative to the whole - regardless of whether those symbols [archetypes] have been 'gotten' through ''ritual'' methods or study..." Once you have found the container of White Water - which is an alchemical name for Mercury - ask aloud for the figure of Venus to be present with you. You can use your own words, or use this version, based on various alchemical works: 'Fair sister, come unto me, immaculate dove, descend  lady of love may i now see, hither comes as my friend'. When you have called upon Venus, and a figure has arrived in your place of working, you must ask her the following - 'How may i release the hidden 'fire' through solution'? At this point a 'lion' may appear as may an image of the sun, or some other fire. Take the advise given to you by the lady Venus, and observe the lion or the sun. You should start to feel an internal warmth arise...The work of 'solution' although carried out by 'water', releases a hidden fire."[Extract taken from the book by M. Katz]. Try ''lion'' {red/green}.

All in relation to a 'learning curve' - the process [or 'mechanics'] of - represented by those universal symbols. The word ''various'' implies something common to all. Some believe that ''all'' to be archetypes; others actual 'persons' as the example above seems to indicate; if only to those FIRST IMPRESSIONS. This reader leans more to the 'archetype' hypothesis. The more those archetypes are 'accessed' the more real - they must seem [as it does sometimes; i am sure; with those recurring dream sequences; that many 'feel' to be real]. But those archetypes regardless of how they are arrived at; or how real [if only in the subjective/individual sense] they may seem - are universal - common to all. Because all that information; by way of those archetypes;keys and or signs/images;  through the course of multiple generations; is boundless, [i.e.,is recorded; as in the above example] - and  especially in the present day with the inclusion of the internet. And more importantly each one implies the same [relative to each individual] - regardless of what 'methods' have been used to 'obtain' them [i.e.,in the 'mystery school' environment or at home,i.e.,by study]. Understanding that universal framework; especially with the 'divine bit' firmly in ones sight, i.e.,correctly assessed - gives that statement [hypothesis] a credible one. It also gives a 'framework' to those ''altered states''. A definition to it. A credible one. As it does to the following...

"This tension between the mechanism of heredity and characteristics acquired through experience - and accumulated ''somewhere else'' - leads in the long run to the prevalence of the latter, and a kind of 'eruption' of acquired characteristics takes place in the hereditary mechanism. The fruits of past experience, so to say, "reincarnate". It is thus that one is led to postulate the principle of reincarnation...It is true that Jung designated the realm where past experiences are buried as the "collective unconscious". But why collective? Why not individual unconscious? Is it simply because experiences of the past, which arises from the depths of consciousness, have much in common? That they resemble one another?...Is it not more simple and natural to conclude that the one who remembers an experience is also the one who experienced it?...the facts assembled by Jung lend them selves at least as easily to interpretation in terms of reincarnation as in terms of a collective unconscious." [Extract from within the book by Tomberg. 'Letter Ten']. Together with...

"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.

"To Jung, the imagination was the key to the secret of nature in alchemy, and the secret of the self in analytical psychology. The 'imaginatio' as the alchemists understood it, is in truth a key that opens the door to the secret of the Opus''. [Extract from the book by M. Katz].

Talk - in relation to an ''understanding''. To be open about something; anything. Through conversation an awareness is made. Something internal is understood. External in relation to internal.  That internal understanding that can also be got [by way of 'silence'] through study. The symbol of which - A waveless lake.

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

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

"In order to interpret dreams we need some knowledge of the dreamer's personal situation, and to understand alchemical parables we must know something about the symbolic assumptions of the alchemists. We amplify dreams by the personal history of the patient and the parables by the statements found in the texts." [Extract from the book by M. Katz]. Other examples elsewhere. Try Part 4.

As an example..."The seven 'miracles' - the wedding at Cana, the healing of the nobleman's son, the healing of the sick man at the pool of Bathesda, the feeding of the five thousand, the walking on water, the healing of the man born blind, and the raising of Lazarus- did not have the 'serpent' as their agent, nor was the brain the instrument of their accomplishment, nor was cerebral intellectuality the source of their initiative. The 'agent' here is the dove, i.e.,the spirit which is 'above' the brain, above the head, [representational of. This readers input],  and which descends upon the head and remains there - the Spirit which transcends cerebral intellectuality [link to the 'effort' made - which some call 'gnosis'. Purpose of ]. This Spirit is the source of initiative..." [Taken from the book by Tomberg]. Top/down in relation to bottom/up as a means to an understanding [parenthesis, this readers].

"If you were to ask me - if one has to choose to take the side of the 'dove' or the 'serpent' - my reply would be in the framework of the 'Master's' counsel: 'Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves' [Matthew X, 16]. Same book. "Wise" in relation to known or becoming known. "Innocent" in relation to something unknown and/or a latent potential that [awaits?] becoming known. Representational of, i.e.,the symbol of the 'dove'.

"I shall mount beyond this power of my nature, still rising by degrees towards 'Him who made me'. And so i come to the fields and vast palaces of memory..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

''Memory'' in relation to 'archetypes'.

Understanding the above defines the following..."They are therefore 'inscribed magically' in a region between heaven and earth ['Astral' domain link], close enough to the earth to be reached by the souls of seekers on the earth and to awake in them the spirit of quest through their attraction, and far enough removed, on the other hand, so as never to be seized by cerebral intellectuality, i.e., to be taken hold of, analysed and exploited by it. The original of the 'Sacred Book of Thoth' [and/or Cayce hall of records and/or Akashic records link/analogy] is to be found in the 'trans-cerebral' region. For this reason it is necessary to seek for it not in crypts, manuscripts or stone inscriptions, nor even in secret societies or fraternities, but rather in the 'sanctuary of the everlasting zones' belonging to Hermes [i.e.,"between heaven and earth" ]. It is necessary to elevate oneself above the zone of cerebral intellectuality, because the ''sacred books'' were written, according to the Hermetic treatise that we have quoted, before the formation of the brain. They make an appeal - 'magically' effective across time, 'throughout all ages' - to transcend cerebral intellectuality , and to raise 'the organisms worthy of them' to the region where they remain deposited. This region, this garden of the 'holy symbols of the cosmic element' , planted between heaven and earth - these 'magical' formulae, gnostic symbols, and mystic 'fires' of the primordial revelation , which constitute the 'sanctuary' above cerebral intellectuality and below heaven - is the reality of Hermeticism. It is an incentive across the ages, stimulating human souls to aspire to the vision of ''all things'' and, having seen this totality, to comprehend it...Because in the depths of the unconscious - which knocks at the door and wants to become conscious - there is present the ''sanctuary'' of the everlasting zones, where the Sacred book of Thoth remains deposited, [''akashic records'' link]  from whence symbolic and Hermetic works are 'born', or reincarnate." [Taken; including intalics; from within the book by Tomberg ].

Example. "Plato, the father of metaphysical philosophy, had had the experience of trans - cerebral thinking, of thought that is not conceived, but seen." [Same book].

"Astral plane was an old term for the realm of the visual imagination." [Chapter one, 'Astral Doorways' by J. H. Brennan].

Understanding that one sentence in relation to the above texts tells one [through study] what - [as an example] - ''Venus'' represents. What 'her' purpose is - relative - most important of all - to each individual. Clue. Shadow [lion]  'element' or Anima? Which in itself determines whether that figure should be 'positioned' left or right - in relation to the full story,i.e.,depending on each individual - in relation to a ''balance''. That final link and understanding [once again through study] - of ''twin'' symbolism [and/or archetypal meaning/ inference] - relative to the whole story [and/or journey] - to each individual - on a daily basis.

Kabbalah equivalent = Zayin/ Kavod. Chapter four. G.Scholems book. Mentioned elsewhere. Try and find them. Then compare. Find those links to understand the benefit of symbolism in relation to understanding any subject. Especially this one, [because of 'its' hypothetical' nature]. That first yet last one.

"The Hebrew letter meaning 'sword', 'weapon', is placed as a small Zayin-shaped scar on The Fool's exposed chest. This is a letter of 'time' and the concept of Chozer or 'returning light'. [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

Geoffrey Ashe researching all works like a modern day Sherlock holmes in the hope of finding ...the origin of the number seven.[ ‘The Ancient Wisdom’ ]. The importance of that 'development’ within the overall journey in relation to each individual. [ in their opinion ].

".....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 - a reunion of the ''whole?'' By way of ''correspondences?''

"Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis' by Michael Ward. Question. Practical or fantasy aspect?

"Even though one may not have been born, like the author, on the 7th of the month at 7a.m. in a house numbered 7, one could certainly become aware of the importance of the 7 by crossing the seven seas in the modern version of the Siebenmeilenstiefel [the 7-league boat], namely the Boeing 747, and arriving in the area of the Siebengebirge [7 Mountains, near Bonn], or drinking 7-up in September, the ancient seventh month. The number 7 has fascinated humankind since time immemorial." [ Taken from 'Mystery of Numbers' by A. Schimmel]. Synchronistic link? At the very least, what it infers - is that such books are worth taking an interest in; as are there authors.

"White Water" {turbulence?} by the way - in landscape symbolism - would be represented [in the Egyptian case] with cataracts. Shallow in relation to something deeper. While recalling that the Nile is only one of a few rivers {the only one?} to flow from south - north.

"A river of thoughts".

Analogy of same..."According to Basil Valentine, Mercury is the principle of life..."

"There will then be a journey to the place of the 'wedding'. You may encounter some obstacles along the way." [Both extracts from within the book by M. Katz].

Analogy of same {that very first one?}: "Where was Troy, and was there a Trojan war? The first question is somewhat easier than the second: the site of Troy is three miles from Dardanelles or Hellespont, at a place now called Hissarlik by the Turks. Troy was thus strategically placed to control trade through the fast flowing narrows that separate Europe from the East and connect the Black Sea to the Aegean..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Emphasis, this readers].

Hang in there. We are on the final leg. Chill out. Make amends with the cat. Deep slow breathing only from here on in.

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