What Is Esotericism Part 4

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Looking towards the south - therefore from a northern perspective {N/E ?}. On the longest day towards the shortest one? {S/W ?}. Light in relation to dark. Shadow in relation to ? Or would that be in-reverse order? - As a means to an 'awakening' {S/E ?}.

That personal journey represented by the ‘Fool’ of the Tarot, or Perceval, of 'Romance' era fame, or Lucius in fable form within the story of  'The Golden Ass', [enlarged elsewhere]. Or represented by the ''Great Entity'' as within the book 'The Cosmic Doctrine by D. Fortune.  Or ’Tat’ of Hellenic lore. The Persians {Zoroastrian and/or Mazdean} defined those dualistic principles - with a common goal in mind - with the figures Ohrmazd {'positive'} and Ahriman {'negative'}.   Gurdjieff has the same intent with the use of his imaginative characters Beelzebub and Hassein. Wisdom found within Dante's 'Virgil' and 'Beatrice'. Or the same found with the author Drunvalo Melchizedek and his relationship - if only in story form - to Thoth. Or as in the stone age that 'beginning' of something  represented by the ‘Heel’ stone, {bottom/up}. Or for its alternative 'viewpoint' being the figure Orion {Top/down}. Try ''heel'' in the box.

'Heel' in relation to the 'fall' and/or 'negative' [intent of]. Beelzebub in relation to 'lower'. Anything? OR...

Virgil in relation to 'intellect' {verses?} Beatrice in relation to 'intuition' of a {'higher' order? and/or deeper?}, i.e.,eureka moments that take one into {higher?} realms/domains/altered states of 'knowledge' - regardless of subject. REPRESENTATIONAL OF.

In other words, a representation {by way of the want/need and or interest} - to pursue something {anything} - including subject material - to its final aim. That fascination {love?} that can develop within that 'journey' - in order to get to the crux of it. Represented in its physical counterpart {twin?} or flip-side as in the above example with Dante and Beatrice. Enlarged elsewhere.

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Same 'keys' - different culture. Enlarged elsewhere.Try Part 2.

Example: Orion the 'Hunter', the belt of which always points Northerly, while something 'on his person' will be relative to East / West. The great 'Strider'. [[Link to 'strive'. The want / need to 'pursue' something, with an 'aim' in mind].

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

"Man can have nothing but what he strives for. That [the fruit of] his striving will soon come in sight; then will he be rewarded with a reward complete; that to the lord is thy final goal." [Quran 53:39-42. Including emphasis].

Try ''the fruit of'' in the usual box. Recall what 'lord' represents.

That link to the Egyptian equivalent 'running the fields' [Seb jubilee enactment], or the 'strider' chap on the Phaistos Disc. Or for an analogy of the same...in the guise of...Mithras and the ‘slaying of the bull’. The true depiction of which could only be shown with Mithras looking ‘away from the bull’. [ ‘The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries’ by D. Ulansey ]. Symbolic of that inner self. Indicative of that ‘inner landscape’. The same one that can only be assessed by the minds eye and not the physical one. See it? Most important of all, the 'benefit' that has to each individual, if only in understanding a subject.

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].

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internal not external - Kundalini?

Now seen from a different view {an objective one?}:"...They proceeded to compile a great book of their wisdom in a 'magical' language and writing, and to construct a building called the Sanctis Spiritis. These, it should be understood, are inner rather than outer artefacts, and to be sought by the inner eye, and inner ear, rather than by the organs of the outer sense. That is the meaning of the saying that the books were written in magical language and the building that of the holy spirit." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

Think about it in relation to such books as a 'Test of Time'. Enlarged elsewhere. Proving the validity of assessing ALL subject material and not just those we are either at ease with; or have a preference for.

"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].

Analogy of same..."Using the language of symbols, my present thoughts and actions are the bricks and mortar from which my future home will be built..." [From the book 'The Silent Road' by Wellesley Tudor Pole]. Try ''house''.

Eastern equivalent..."The Bhagavad Gita is India's most beloved scripture. It consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna {symbolizing spirit} and his disciple Arjuna {symbolizing the soul of the ideal devotee}: words of spiritual guidance that are timeless in their applicability by all truth-seekers..." [From the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' - includes parenthesis].

Analogy of same: "...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'. Emphasis - this readers].

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.

N.B. Heb Sed = 'The Feast of the Tail': The tail end of something..? Link to ''boundaries'' {key},i.e.,'Running the fields'. Question. Boundaries of what?

Those boundaries that have to include ''gates'' and/or ''doors'' {keys} that represents the next 'higher' {forward?} and/or 'lower' {backward?} - movement {aspirations?}. Depending on each individual. Representational 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].

Question. 'Wet/dry' link?

And/or..."In the astronomical reference to ''gates'' we are dealing with the unmoving sidereal location - imagery associated with the dark rift and the galactic center...Sagittarius was rising heliacally - the dark rift ''gate'' was open on the horizon when the solstice sun occupied... "

donk"It is upon this unpromising foundation that Apuleius built a profound story of initiation into the Mysteries of Isis. When Lucius, the hero of the story, is turned into an ass, he falls into a  semi-animal condition from a higher state of being. This is analogous to the Neo-Platonic idea of the human spirit falling into material existence...the subsequent adventures of the ass are thus parallel to the initiations of the Mysteries, that lead from the material world to the condition of the UNfallen state. [Extract taken from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle' by G. Knight]. Put ''fall'' in the box.

Question. If donkey = 'shadow', and goddess = 'anima' - then the two together = the middle ground, i.e.,representing ''an equilibrium'' - relative to an understanding? Question. If so,  what would that be represented by. Clue. Link to the word {and number?} - ''two'' {and/or 'twins'?}.

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..." Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''grounded''. Benefit of.

''...anchored in the forms of earth'' represented with wheat and/or maze {depending on location/culture}. The Maya 'hero' twins - as seen on the Royal Cup - recently deciphered - as shown and explained in the program 'Out of the Maya Tombs'. PBS America/Satellite. Those same  universal keys used. To many to mention - ''A wealth of information on it - worthy of study''.

As is the same with the narrator G. Tsoukalos asking himself such questions {along with others} as to why in many cultures wooden boards are purposely used to confine the shape and growth of the heads of new born's - his final quote being: "Could there be a connection between the Nazca lines; the band of holes {i.e.,'cup' holes - enlarged elsewhere} - and these elongated skulls." ['In Search of Aliens: The Mystery of Nazca' / Sat. TV].

N.B. "The Mayans had a practice of purposely shaping a child's head in the form of 'an ear of corn'." {Enlarged elsewhere]. Try ''ear''. Question. Akhenaten link?

Head scratch...Wheat = cold climate = Top down? Maize = warm climate = Bottom up. Therefore 'Atlantis' / 'Lemuria' links - All as a means...?

"In their own words, the Waitaha were native people that are considered Maori, but from their way of 'seeing' they were actually much older - reaching back into the time of Mu or Lemuria 60,000 plus years ago. Actually, i believe that '60,000' years ago was the end of Lemuria and that the  beginning of the Waitaha lineage could be extended to '130,000' years ago. They realize that they could not prove this statement with science, but only within their own oral stories and songs, when it becomes alive...As this journey to Aotearoa began to take shape, the 'angels' said that i would learn much on this journey and that what i would learn must be part of this book i am writing, In fact, to leave it out would be to never disclose the whole truth about the Serpent of Light, for the Waitaha hold the secret piece to the world ascension process. They hold it in their DNA." ['Serpent of Light'. Emphasis, this readers].

''Six'' in relation to ''13'' relative to ''alive''.  N.B. {Zero's equate to nothing more than the 'plural' form of same concept}.

As is..."According to the Spanish chronicler Molina, just after the December solstice, the people of Cuzco threw food, coca, gold, spices, clothing and other things into the water behind a dam above the city. After sunset they opened the floodgates and the water poured through the streets of the city, scouring everything in its path and sweeping away all the burned offerings that were left curbside. Below the city, where the Tullumayu and Huatanay Rivers meet, runners were waiting. They helped the offerings channel into the Vilcamayu River and then began a riverside race of some 30 miles to a point near Ollantaytambo where the river drops steeply into a canyon, ultimately to merge with the Amazon and the ''northern sea'' - the Atlantic Ocean. This ceremony took place during a time of the year when the Milky Way angled S/E - N/W overhead after sunset...Urton wrote that the procession along the Vilcamayu was equivalent to a journey along the Milky Way - the implied ultimate goal being the ''northern sea'' - meaning heaven...''

''The Milky Way is so distinct that, in addition to the great cleft running north of Sagittarius that interested the Maya, many dark cloud features along the Milky Way were identified by the Inca. These dark cloud 'constellations' include the Fox, Toad {frog?} Tinamou {coal-sack}, Snake, and Mother Llama and suckling baby. The latter two represent the life nurturing quality that we see in the Virgin Mary motif...In his book 'The Secret of the Incas' William Sullivan argued that the Fox is involved in Incan precessional mythology. The Scorpio constellation is very important for the Quechua, and was thought of as a plough or storehouse..." ['Galactic Alignment']. Try ''dark cloud''.

Side note: The narrow valley and headwaters of the Eurotas valley {Lacedaemon}, the domain of King Menelaus of Sparta, became the spindly constellation of Scorpius." And/or "Red haired Menelaus representing Antares in Scorpius.'' ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Question. Why ''red''. Recall Cain / Able {as ONE example}.

Something to ponder on: "The name appears to be that of a Babylonian star - the equivalent of our Antares, the alpha of Scorpius [i.e.,'Heart of Scorpius'}. We  discovered that it was linked with the 24th ecliptic constellation of the Babylonians, and meant something like 'Lord of the Seed'. However, its esoteric implications became clear to us only much later, when we began to see the connection between the shape of the human embryo {seed} and the ear. The portal of Bilu was designed to awaken the potential within hearing. Perhaps it is of no surprise that, to this day, the Hindu cosmology still refers to the star as an 'Ear Jewel' in the ear of Indra." ['The Zelator']. Try ''ear'' and/or ''Oak Island'' {shape of?}

All those universal keys again. Coincidence or a meaningful one. Try ''watershed'' to define what ''Lemuria'' REPRESENTS.

Question. Top down or bottom up? Either way - what would the 'other half' be represented by?

"The Milky Way runs prominently through Perseus, and it becomes for Diomedes the lion skin he wears, and the fine carpet on which he rests his head while sleeping on the skin of an ox..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''sleep''. Intention of.

Question. The ''Oxen Way''? Enlarged elsewhere.

SIDE NOTE: "He told me a great deal about carpets, which, as he often said, represented one of the most ancient forms of art. He spoke of the ancient customs of carpet making in certain parts of Asia; of a whole village working together at one carpet; of winter evenings when all the villagers, young and old, gather together in one large building and, dividing into groups, sit or stand on the floor in an order previously known and determined by tradition. Each group then begins its own work. Some pick stones and splinters out of the wool. Others beat out the wool with sticks. A third group combs the wool. The fourth spins. The fifth dyes the wool. The sixth or maybe the twenty-sixth weaves the actual carpet...All the work is done to the accompaniment of music and singing...All the movements of all the people engaged in different work are like one movement in one and the same rhythm...Moreover each locality has its own special tune, its own special songs and dances, connected with carpet making from time immemorial. And as he told me this the thought flashed across my mind that perhaps the design and colouring of the carpets are connected with the music, are its expression in line and colour; that perhaps carpets are records of this music, the notes by which the tunes could be reproduced..." ['In Search of the Miraculous' / P. D. Ouspensky].

''Art'' as a means...?

Side step: ''the notes by which...'' Analogy: Inca Khipus = ''the knots by which..." ?

Analogy of same..."Learning to remember the invisible donkey who carries us about - the self programmer - is the first step in awakening from conditioned, mechanical consciousness to true, objective consciousness..." [Extract from the book The Cosmic Trigger'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Proving the benefit of objectivity - regardless of method applied, i.e.,the above author supplements that basic {principle?} with L.S.D. and the Peyote plant {to name but a few}.  Hence his fascination with such authors as T. Learly. Like the Shamans his main recourse of learning is from what he experiences internally, i.e.,dream {'visions' and/or archetypes} - and his very own synchronistic moments ALL within, and/or by-way-of, the {ongoing} day to day practical personal stuff. That development that each individual undergoes regardless of beliefs, wants, needs, etc etc. That total 'mixture' = a result. That result of which {day by day} = the individual. Presented {represented?} in this subject within the word ''esoteric'' {but now in its ''manifested'' sense}. OR as an alternative {objective?} view as explored {invented?} by T. Leary as - ''Game Theory''. 'See' it?

Take note however - that common factor - between ALL = Archetypes, i.e.,keys and or signs ...enlarged throughout.

The real question, however is why? Why are those ''keys'' universal? Understanding what all imply by the ''divine'' word gives that question an answer - a plausible one. It also implies a direction.

"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].

Change of pace...Why the bull - 'archetype'? Clue. In this subject it is known as ''The Lord of the herd." Herd mentality in relation to that individual effort, that is a prerequisite to understanding something, anything, by way of a ''fire'' and a ''focus.'' Indicative of. Indicative of that 'learning' process. Other information, found within.

"....The dragon, [or bull] which is a projection of feared [because untamed] psychic energy and content, is symbolic of the instinctive nature. It represents enormous power and dynamic energy, the emotional drives and urges which are at the foundation and root of all conscious development." [Chapter 4, 'The Philosopher's Stone.' Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. 'Fire' link?

Analogy of same {less frightening?}..."Literalists believe that their particular spiritual tradition is different from all others and has a unique claim on the truth. They obsessively formulate dogmas which define membership of their particular cult. They are prepared to enforce their opinions and silence those who dissent, justifying their actions by claiming that they are fulfilling 'Gods' will. Gnostics, on the other hand, are free spirits who question the presuppositions of their own culture. They follow their hearts, not the herd. They are consumed by their private quest for 'enlightenment', not by the goal of recruiting more adherents to a religion." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

"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 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?

"A monk who had meditated long in search of Illumination {enlightenment?} 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].

Try ''rock''.

That ''development'' ongoing day by day as it is in everything including- subject material, i.e., "The public and secret rituals of the pagan cults often brought themes of this sort through ritual drama...with their basic death and resurrection theme, often involving the battle with a 'beast'. The entire system of symbols was absorbed by Christianity and the Archangel Michael took over from the old sun-heroes, and suppressed the 'serpent'. By this time the 'monster' had become a symbol of evil, rather than one of uncontrolled passion or unbalanced energy, which is the role it has in the pagan myths. The monsters or serpents, giant boars and bulls, all symbolize raw power, the life and death power of the otherworld [or unconscious. This readers input],  in an uncontrolled elemental form [representational of. This readers input]. 'Beings' such as St. Michael, and of course St George, are very direct descendants of Hercules {Heracles} or Finn MacCumhaill, but with an added element of goodness, chivalry or honour, and an interpretation of morality that their pagan ancestors lacked. Indeed the basic 'message' of the pagan myths is hardly 'moral' at all, as the hero is not rewarded for virtue, nor is he made good; only victorious and glorious. The conclusion that the ancient heroes offer us is that application to one kind of awareness or intelligence [symbolized by Minerva] is beneficial to human kind, while its opposite side has to be controlled or conquered. Too often the hero suffers from an excess of his success, and flies beyond his abilities, by which act he returns to unbalance and destruction." [Taken from 'The Waters of the Gap'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Link to ''fall''.

Tail end of something becomes the beginning of something else; day by day; hour by hour. Link to the 'eternal apprentice'. Representation of. Question. What 'garment' represents it?

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

That final stage - link to the ''middle'' way. Benefit of i.e.,equilibrium and/or balance. Question. Is that [concept?] not beneficial in all things?

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Which of the two...

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...represents the '' eyes of the mind'' and why?

"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".

Question. Could the 'snake' go - where no foot may tread?

The author of 'Galactic Alignment' shows all those astronomical signs in relation to the above picture {chapter 8} but misses the most important keys. S/W in relation to right leg/foot and tail end of snake - together with 'raised' torch COMPARED to S/E in relation to both 'knees' of bull and 'person' {regardless of who he represents} - together with 'lowered' torch which itself is at 'right angles' to the remaining leg of bull. Try ''supplication'' for a connection.

Example. Apollo [son of Zeus. Explained within], born on the island of Delos. 'Patron' at Delphi. South to North. Astronomy equivalent, Southern cross, relative to Northern one, [see 'Cygnus Mystery']. More importantly S/E to N/W, in relation [as a representation]... to a 'return' journey, both inner/outer. [Micro/macro]. From something in the process of being learnt to actual realization by way of [as its ''representation''] the 'individuals' anima/animus, RELATIVE to shadow i.e.,represented if only at Delphi with a 'Priestess', and the meaning of 'Oracle', {enlarged elsewhere} i.e.,to impart that 'information back'. In the main, by way of 'Mythology'. See it? If not, attempt later, as one has to do in any subject.

Or as explained in chapter eight of 'The Sirius Mystery'..."The Egyptian word for the 'beginning of a cycle' [which would join up with 'arq' meaning the 'end of a cycle'] means also 'oracle' as well as the 'front and hind tips of a ship'. The same word also means the 'base of a triangle', and the word for 'triangle' is a variation of the name Sirius, whose hieroglyph is a triangle", [the base of which, means 'foundation'].

Hence the reason why Apollo's primary desire is ''to prophesy for men the unerring will of 'Zeus,'' Indicative of that 'giving back.'. By way of ''Orpheus'' [i.e.,indicative of another 'stage' or 'development' ] i.e.,"The parentage of Orpheus is Calliope, the most exalted of the Muses [i.e.,''beautiful voiced'' ] and Apollo. Apollo as the 'divine' father of Orpheus, is first and foremost a god of the established 'religious' order."

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Notice the angle of the head. If 90 degrees represents something; what should 'half' of it represent? Notice the expression. A contentment of something. An inner something? A process begun? Something half complete? N.B. Before you measure up with a protractor - remember - symbolism is a generalisation of something. HA - HA. However try that one  instead. N.B. Other information on above - elsewhere.

Exercise. What does the word ''Nefertiti'' imply? What part of the human body is always [regardless of time or culture] associated with it. What 'faculty' is implied by it. What does 'it' finally represent?

"As everyone knows, the Muses [key] are the goddesses of inspiration who preside over the sciences, the arts, and the humanities. Our word ''music'' is descended from Muse; the music and 'dancing' of which are identified as above the cosmic mountain as an ''inspirational'' source; identified in such places as Olympus, Helicon, or Parnassus, the site of Apollo's oracle at Delphi. Approximately, the Muses are said to be the daughters of Mnemosyne, whose name means literally; in ancient Greek; 'Memory'. Needless to say, scholars, poets, philosophers and musicians rely heavily upon the faculty of 'memoria' as a source of inspiration. And in antiquity Memory, in a cosmic sense, was seen as the faculty through which we recollect the nature of first principles - through this faculty we are ever mindful of the primary realities of human and universal nature. That is why the Greeks referred to 'truth' as aletheia, which means literally, ''not forgetting.'' [i.e.,benefit of]. Taken from ''the introduction'' to the book, 'Alexandria: the Journal of the Western Cosmological Traditions'. Amongst others try ''memory'' in the usual box.

Example of ? "...Possibly significant in this respect is that in the language of the Sumerians, who thrived on the Mesopotamia Plain from ca. 2900 BC to 1940 BC, the word for plancenta, 'us', is more or less identical to that used for 'blood' and 'death' {'us'}, as well as the word for 'base' or 'foundation place' {'us'} - as in a place to set up the central pole for a tent. Such a term might easily have applied to Gobekli-tepe, where the pole in question was represented by the enclosures twin central pillars..." ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

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

"In short, 'magical' ritual is a mnemonic process so arranged as to result in the deliberate exhilaration of the imagination, the end being the purification of the personality and the attainment of a spiritual state of consciousness, in which the ego enters into a union with its own 'higher' self." [Chapter 7, 'Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Link to the understanding of ''incarnation'' relative to ''reincarnation'' in the present time. The study of a subject has the same result. Higher in relation to ''teacher''. To teach oneself something. Benefit of. Understanding that universal framework defines that paragraph. Gives 'it' a credible logic that leads to those further questions, i.e.,fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

A working example: "After Homer has listed the twenty nine Greek and sixteen Trojan regiments {i.e.,forty-five} and their commanders, the fighting erupts again, and the deaths of scores of warriors are described...as the fury of war ebbs and flows." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Enlarged/continued elsewhere.  Try ''tidal'' and/or ''struggle''.

Homer using those universal keys within those 45 constellations {'Catalogue of Ships'} as his method of 'teaching'. The start point of which is what ''45'' together with N/W {i.e.,location of 'Troy' within ANY landscape} represents - within the subject as a whole.  Try ''method' for that broader view.

Side note. The word ''plunder'' within the context of the overall story relates to the word ''fall'. Hence the reason that Odysseus is ''cursed by fate''. Enlarged elsewhere.

"As the Iliad progresses, the Greek and Trojan armies battle furiously around the citadel of Troy, and great deeds of heroism are tempered with human frailties, while the gods intervene in the fortunes of both sides {'Mercy' link?}. But for two thousand years or more it has been forgotten that Homer had an ulterior motive in describing all this action - to present ancient astronomical knowledge {precession only?} through the medium of unforgettable stories." [Same book].

As does..."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' possesses sufficient inner strength to seek freely the teaching of all masters..." [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Emphasis, this readers].

"The meeting with the angelic guide, which marks the dawn of consciousness, is only the beginning..." ?

And/or "The angel is the Face that 'our' god takes for us, and each of us finds his god only when he recognizes that Face." [Quote by Corbin]. Try ''face''.

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

"...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'...." Together with...

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'She who loves silence'. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"The song by Peter Gabriel 'Mercy Street' = 'She pictures the broken glass, she pictures the steam/ She pictures a soul/ With no leak at the seam.' This song is based on the work of poet Anne Sexton, specifically the poem, '45 Mercy Street'. The number 45 is of significance in Kabbalah, as is the word 'mercy' which is the literal translation of 'Chesed' on the Tree of Life." [Both extracts from the book 'The Magister' . Parenthesis; this readers].

"For the process of calcination, the slow burning fire, to complete successfully, it is silence... that must be observed in order to create an hermetically sealed vessel - yourself - with no leak at the seam." [Same book].

''Silence'' in relation to a learning { by way of a 'remembering'} - as it is in any subject.

As 'seen' from a different perspective: "From their tireless hands, on the rudimentary loom, arose the robe of the Brothers that i dreamed of wearing one day. The tradition was that the robe should be woven in a single piece, with no seams whatsoever, to be one, in the image of the Brotherhood's ideal..."  ['The Way of the Essenes' / A. and D. Meurois-Givaudan].

Exercise. Understand {all} the above to define {or at least, get as close to} the following: "An intriguing incident in Ares life that has not yet succumbed to astronomical interpretation is when he was bound 'in cruel bonds, so that he lay thirteen months imprisoned in a vessel of bronze'. The text may be implying that for a period of just over a year Mars could not be seen, because it was below the horizon at night and in the sky during daylight hours." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

A working example?... "For a long time, simply the aim of seeing what is occurring is a major one indeed. Eventually, you move from recognizing negativity {for instance} and its toxic impact on your life, to making the effort of not expressing it, and then to making the choice in the moment to transform it into neutral energy which is used for generating a more serene state of consciousness. This is the prototype for the stages, whether dealing with inner considering, negative imagination, false personality, features etc...You will discover that you can free yourself from such unpleasant behavior and states of mind. Step one is to turn off the leaking faucet: stop expressing negative emotions. This effort is the beginning of..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

And/or..."And i heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of every tribe of the people {as one example - this readers input} - of Israel: 5 from the tribe of Judah twelve thousand sealed; from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand; from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand; 6 from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand; from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand; from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,. 7 from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand etc...To be ''sealed'' is a symbolic way of saying that the 144,000 are identified as belonging to 'god'. They are ''marked'' as his special people. In ancient times, a seal commonly indicated possession, much in a way a rancher's brand identifies which cattle belong to him...Revelation's use of numbers also suggests that the 144,00 are not meant as a literal count. Since Israel is a symbol for the church, we should not take the 144,000 as a literal number either. Revelation is a book of cosmic symbols, and as we have seen, it uses numbers such as 'seven' and 'twelve' in symbolic ways. Twelve is used as a foundational number..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Question. The 'zenith' of something? That can be 'built' on?

Side note: 144000 divided by '45' = 3200. Relevant to anything?

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

'The Twelve Keys' by Basil Valentine.

"For the soul grows and progresses as comprehension and intuition expand through successive acts of the spirit on the road of the Magic of Light. The wings then grow stronger, the flight itself grows longer, and the inner lamp fed on the Oil of wisdom remains constantly burning." [Same book, i.e.,'Tree of Life' ].

"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].

Example: "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].

Analogy of same?..."About 2700BC the Pole Star was Alpha Draconis, which the pyramid builders used to fix their north-south orientation with the utmost precision. But for a long period after this the Pole was empty. The observation of this gave rise to the image seen in the center of the Ramesseum ceiling: the circumpolar constellation which we call the Great Bear or the Wain, and which the Egyptians called the Thigh or the Adze {i.e.,an adze of meteoric iron, would of course tend to point north-south}. Some authorities see the small falcon headed  figure who aims his spear at the Thigh as the constellation of the Swan; his spear is at an angle of approximately 48 degrees to the vertical. [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis - this readers].

Think about the above relative to those {neolithic?} cave paintings.

"Thus, the instinct which leads to elevation of the spirit and of the heart is symbolised  by the eagle, which iconography tradition represents as the inspirational principle..." [Same book, i.e.,'Tree of Life'].

Neil Oliver speculates on the 'Tomb of the sea eagles claws' - as found recently in the Orkney's. Understand this subject - from the oral tradition up to the present date - GETS AS CLOSE TO AN ANSWER - as is possible - to the beliefs of our ancestors. ['Britain's Ancient Capitol: Secrets of Orkney' / BBC2]. Try ''eagle'' and/or ''falcon'' etc.

"The figure of the 15th arcanum of the Tarot also has wings. But his wings consist only of energy engendered from below. They are deprived of grace from above. 'Angelic' wings, on the contrary, are due to the union of effort and grace, [i.e.,as a representation of something [an interest?] that has gone beyond  'inspirational'. This readers input] - just as are those of divine likeness to - be - recovered in man. It is divine grace which plays the decisive role here. In the last analysis, wings are a 'gift' of divine grace." [Extract from same book]. Top down in relation to bottom up. Analogy of; but in a different form. It also gives clues as to what ''15'' represents - compared; say; to ''17'' OR would that be ''18''? Enlarged elsewhere.

Another example of something indicative of a 'development' [representational of]..."This feeding with curds and honey has been given various interpretations; one of the most interesting is that it alludes to the custom , which has its origin in mythology - of feeding infants with honey and curds, a custom which possibly descended through the Babylonians to the Hebrews, and by another line to the Greeks, who described the 'food' of the infant 'Zeus' as milk and honey." [Chapter 6, 'The Sacred Bee']............"Apollo is not suckled but fed on ambrosia and nectar by the goddess Themis. Themis was the goddess of 'prophesy' and dwelt at Delphi as a ''daughter of earth, first author of prophesy.'' [ From the chapter 'The Orphic Mystery' within the book 'Alexandria:The Journal of the Western Cosmological Tradition'].

'Milk' [curds] in relation to 'ambrosia'. 'Child' in relation to 'adult'. Indicative of something other than the obvious. Development of, if only in relation to the understanding of a subject.

"The title 'Melissa', the Bee, is a very ancient one; it constantly occurs in Greek myths, meaning sometime a priestess, sometimes a nymph. The fact of it being used in this double meaning points to the original story as very old, for many of the latter myths are evidently attempts to explain earlier ones. It is impossible to say when the title was first used, and we can only guess as to its origins. As we have seen, the bee was a symbol of the Ephesian Artemis, 'Melissa' was possibly an early title for her priestesses, and certainly some of her priestly officials were called Essenes, the ''King Bees.''.........[Chapter 9, 'The Sacred Bee'].

"It is with good reason that the bees have been called the "Birds of the Muses,'' for if they are flying away, they can quickly be recalled''..........''Nature has also given the bees the undisturbed flower - covered hills for their habitation, just as men say that those 'divinities' [the muses] live on Helicon and Olympus," [and at Delphi]......"Alluding to the old Cretan myth of the birth of Zeus,[ of which; one of his 'titles' was the Bee man ], Vergil had the greatest admiration for the intelligence of the bee, and maintained that she possessed a portion ''of divine reason''. Same book.

'Male' and 'female'...anima, animas...Apollo, Artemis. Link to symbolism of ''twins''. A representation of something. Anything?

"The plot is a very simple, one brother 'kills' another in competition for a woman. The murdered man is then brought back to 'life' by his true love. The pattern is one of Life-Death-Resurrection, found in all religious thinking from the earliest and crudest nature worship to the refined intellectual speculations of theology. No story could be simpler, yet contain such a wealth of meaning. Entire religions and vast empires have grown and fallen through manifestations of this one myth as dogma. Yet the folk-theme has remained constant to the elements of the act, which derives from the 'worship' of a Mother-Lover-Goddess in whose control all life, and all death were held... These two brothers have fought there way through human consciousness during the entire history of mans existence. The list of their names [apart from Jack and John as the ballads always calls them] is long indeed: Horus and Set; Cain and Able; Beli and Bran; Balin and Balan, the pattern is the same. Light and dark; good and evil; winter and summer; positive and negative; Michael and Lucifer; Christ and Satan; life and death - all forms of metaphysical pairing of opposites...The resolving element in this eternal struggle is the Goddess ['anima' link. This readers input] who restores...Most variants involve a battle of wrestling, which seems to turn into accidental death by stabbing [spear/lance symbolism link]. Curiously, the practice of wrestling has a religious significance, connected with the practice of ritually maiming the Sacred King to mark him as being set aside. The best known example of this is the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. This theme lasted right through into the Grail romances, with the story of the maimed Fisher King. The folk ballads nearly all insist on wrestling..." [Taken from the book 'Where is Saint George: Pagan Imagery in English Folksong' ]. Anything? Try "wrestling".

The Quran uses the word Iblis to determine a distinction between 'higher' and 'lower'. Understanding that defines ''Jihads'' true meaning. Enlarged elsewhere.

As seen from a different perspective - A work in progress? {the first one?}: "A trawl of the Iliad for references to Helen {wife to King Menelaus of Sparta} - reveals she is the the twin sister of Clytemnestra, wife of King Agamemnon {Greeks}. To locate Helen in the sky, a search began for two stars of similar magnitude to represent the twin sisters Helen and Clytemnestra, with their positions in the skies relatively close to those of their husbands, Menelaus {Scorpius} and his brother, Agamemnon {Leo}. Libra provides just such a constellation with two bright stars of almost identical magnitude, or twins... Libra is also within the zodiac close to both Scorpius and Leo. Although in modern times they are two separate constellations, Libra and Scorpius were once united in one large constellation, with the stars of Libra being known as the Claws of Scorpius. Exactly when the Claws were split off to form a separate constellation is not known, but the division of the larger constellation has echoes on Earth in the split between Helen and her Menelaus when she was abducted by Paris...Helen survives the Siege of Troy and, in the Odyssey, returns to live with Menelaus; Scorpius and Libra once more live harmoniously as neighbours in the heavens." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''claws'' then ''Libra'' {if only to understand something in the Egyptian 'sense of the word'}.

Top/down - bottom up. Which and why?

"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]. Link to the word ''chakra''.

Chakra in relation to wisdom in relation to a learning curve - ANY learning curve. Representational of. The only difference is - this learning curve [i.e.,subject] involves something other than the physical world, i.e.,'B' and 'C'. Possibilities of.

"It takes two, a positive and a negative, to make an efficient functioning psychic unit." [ Enlarged elsewhere - to understand the whole]. Link to ''equilibrium''. Purpose and benefit of. Representational of.

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

"Again, the moon man ever attends upon the moon goddess who sails in the 'ship of life'. It is often forgotten that it takes two to make a pair, for the sphere of manifestation is the sphere of duality, and while we are in these realms of duality it takes two to complete the functional unit, whether that unit is in the sphere of generation or in the sphere of intellection. There is always the subject and the object, the within and the without, the subjective and the objective." [Quote from within the book 'The Forgotten Mage'].

"...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].

Before those first impressions take hold; remember that Christ himself also understood the same subject; and, by way of - the same method?

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athos"...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.

REFRESHER..."The serpents are universal symbols for the creative powers of the feminine. In esoteric psychology and physiology they represent the kundalini - the serpent power...The force - in the words of Dylan Thomas -  'that through the green fuse drives the flower' - the generative {representational of} - the powers of life. It is essentially a feminine force {anima?}, and thus is not easily comprehended or come to terms with by the masculine dominated intellect {'shadow'?}." Extract from the book by G. Knight. Link to {the study?} of ''equilibrium'' and/or ''balance'' - purpose of. Benefit of. REPRESENTED {if only in this subject} - with/by ''twins''.

"...it is thus not easily comprehended by the..." = Shadow versus light {and/or anima}?

Question. What symbols {keys?} would represent that {struggle?}.

Analogy of same; in its most basic form....The process of a learning curve. Regardless of subject.

"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." Try ''peacocks tail'' for a further head-scratch.

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The Latin poet Vergil [70 B.C] wrote in his work the Ecolques, about the pastoral Arcadia. The influence of Vergil in establishing Arcadia as a poetical ideal still resonates in arts and literature. [www.et-in-arcadia-ego.com]. Arcadia surrounded by mountains. The older of the two paintings. Both of which - on the flank of a mountain. Left to right, as opposed to right to left. The female aspect, being the start point on both. 'Younger' in relation to 'elder'. Higher in relation to lower - i.e., as a practical example - in breaking old habits?  Beginnings of. Anything? See Part 1.

"In Ancient Greek, Logos had many meanings, but non of them is ''Word,'' which is based on a translation of a translation. When the Greek New Testament was translated into Latin, Logos became Verbum; and when the English King James translation was made from the Latin version, Verbum became ''Word,'' twice removed from the original text''................."Among its many [true] meanings, Logos designates the power of ''reason,'' the pattern or order of things, the principle of relationship, and an organized articulation of something.".............."Logos has the same meaning as both the Latin words 'ratio' and 'oratio'. Ratio is the principle of Reason in its many senses, yet it is also ratio in a mathematical sense, as in continued geometrical proportion. Oratio is a discourse, an articulation, a setting forth of the ''ratio,'' or nature of things. Logos, as a principle, is the natural order of things, the principle of reason, relation, and harmony, which exists both within the natural fabric of the universe and within the human mind. It is the faculty whereby one thing is related to another through analogy, or the power of ''proportional insight.''........

"If we are to appreciate the Prologue to the Fourth Gospel and other 'mystical' writings, all of these meanings must be 'simultaneously' held in mind." [Chapter 3, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. i.e.,in the sense - of an objective exercise; by way of; those three universal principles. Get it? If not try [revise] Part 1.

"This stepped incline is called the Staircase of the Dead - not merely because it is dark, and because their are tombs [or sarcophagus. This readers input], at the bottom, but because all those who climb towards the zodiacal arch at the top are deemed to be the sleeping dead. It is only when they have passed through the arch of constellation images, and have stepped into the light filled courtyard, that they may be regarded as having entered into the land of the living. Of course, this transition is entirely symbolic, yet it is representative of an event, which, even after 6000 years, is still shrouded in mystery. It is symbolic of initiation." [Prologue, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Initiation is not a ceremony, it is the beginning of a new way of using the mind." Enlarged elsewhere. And throughout. Only that is - before those first impressions; dictate something else - if one does not understand the difference [and therefore benefit] - of the purpose -  of being objective rather than subjective - if only in understanding something/anything.

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The largest Pre-Columbian stone stairway with hieroglyphs in history. The 'Motmot marker' found at its base. Representing - 'Father' and 'Son'.

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

Question. Coincidence? Or a meaningful one?

Analogy with same intent..."This tradition requires an appreciation of long term narrative and consequence, dedication, patience, discipline, and above all, unassailable faith - there are many who want to fly to heaven, but few willing to climb." [Extract from the author M. Katz of the Western Way tradition].

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

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."

Those attributes relevant to anything that one has an interest in - especially the understanding [i.e.,the study] of ''subject'' material as all subjects within the educational curriculum prove. With one exception however : ''unassailable faith''.  Very similar [if only for this reader] to the quote often made by the presenter of the 'Ancient Aliens' satellite program ''I want to believe'' - a reminder possibly of the faith and hope within the exo-teric [flip-side] to this same subject [see Part 1].  The main point, however is - this readers main aim [and therefore this web page] - is to understand the subject for its own sake; nothing else - to understand - not through - ''unassailable faith'' or because ''I want to believe'' or even through ''faith and hope'' - - but just through the want to understand a subject - and as one does in any subject - that is best done - BY WAY OF - OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS- rather than; ritual or prayer. Enlarged elsewhere. It can be done - as proven by the contents of this web page.

"When, through contact with his 'higher' self [link to ''teacher'' of Dead Sea Scroll fame. Enlarged elsewhere] - he participates in the knowledge of the objective, and when through the climbing of the mountain of vision his perspective changes and his horizon enlarges..." [Introduction to the book by A. Bailey]. Try ''horizon'', i.e.,what does it imply?

Apollo could therefore be described - or more importantly, what 'he' represents - as the 'sum result ' of the ''fruit of ones labors.'' He was also the protector of herdsmen and shepherds.

To' herd' and/or 'shepherd' ones 'lower' {base?} instincts/emotions? To 'enclose' them? To define them within 'boundaries'? ALL as a means to a further understanding? Look up ''Apollo''. Then try ''means''. Purpose of.

"The 'Great Work', as an ideal, is therefore the state of the human being who is in peace, alliance, harmony and collaboration with life. This is the ''fruit'' of the Tree of Life." [Quote taken from the book by Tomberg]. ANYTHING?

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Kunkush - alias 'Zeus' found on the island Lesbos.

Example of..."Interesting stories have been minutely recorded by Greek historians and others who accompanied or followed after Alexander in his expedition to India. The narratives of Arrian, Diodoros, Plutarch, and Strabo the geographer have been translated by Dr. J. W. McCrindle to throw a shaft of light on ancient India. The most admirable feature of Alexander's unsuccessful invasion was the deep interest he displayed in Hindu philosophy and in the yogis and holy men whom he encountered from time to time and whose society he eagerly sought. Shortly after the Western warrior arrived in Taxila, in northern India, he sent Onesikritos {a disciple of the Hellenic school of Diogenes} to fetch the great sannyasi of Taxila, Dandamis. 'Hail to thee, O teacher of Brahmins,' Onesikritos said, after seeking out Dandamis in his forest retreat. 'The Son of the mighty god Zeus, being Alexander...asks you to go to him. Otherwise {threats ensue}...The yogi received calmly this fairly compulsive 'invitation,' but not so much as lift his head from his couch of leaves. 'I am also a son of Zeus, if Alexander be such, i want nothing that is Alexanders, for i am content with what i have, while i see that he wonders with his men over sea and land for no advantage, and is never coming to his end of wanderings. Go and tell him that the Supreme king is never the author of insolent wrong, but is the creator of light, of peace, of water, of life of the body of man...How can Alexander be the worlds master, when he has not yet seated himself on a throne of inner universal dominion..." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try 'wandering''.

Link to ''son of'' its true universal meaning; not its most obvious one. Alexander only understood this subjects ''lower'' stuff, i.e.,in part - not whole. In other words he became more subjective with what he did know - than objective. He really did 'see' himself as a ''god''. Think on it. How simple yet profound. Other information enlarged elsewhere.

"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.

Analogy?: "The universe and everything within it constitutes 'god'. The universe is a gigantic human organism and man is a tiny image of it, a toy replica of god. Because he is a miniature of the universe, by a process of spiritual expansion a man can mystically extend his own being to cover the entire world and subject it to his will. It is because all things are aspects of the one thing that all things are grist to the magician's mill...He has reached the center, where man becomes god. The achievement of this is the Great Work...It will be apparent at once that 'fallen' man, convinced of the truth of such a theology and fired with desire to wind himself up to 'Godhead', can develop into a demonic personality very quickly indeed. The assaults upon a full-blooded 'magician's' integrity are dreadful to contemplate." [ Book by A. Duncan].

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

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An ancient Greek coin, depicting both Nymph and Satyr. Both found in valleys and on mountains. A union of the two. Its most fundamental form. The full grown larva of bees just before they emerge from their cells are called nymphs.. [From the book, The Sacred Bee]. Once again a REPRESENTATION of something, other than the obvious. Can you see what that something is? Clue. Put ''bee'' in the usual box. In all pages. [Hard work isn't it?].

That link to Dionysus of whom both Apollo and Artemis are 'related,' in some 'form' or other. 'Shadow' in relation to 'light.' That subject again. Understanding that link between 'subject' and the 'divine bit,' explains why it is used by countless authors as its primary principle, relative to an understanding. [Chapter 9, 'The Sacred Bee']. Other examples relative to the ''unconscious'' aspect. Pan in relation to Zeus. Nymphs in relation to both Zeus and Apollo, but Satyrs a link to Dionysus.

"Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the book below].

'Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology' / D. Abram.

"Human experience does not always give rise immediately to ideas. It can be reflected in images or words without the mediation of ideas. Man reacted inwardly to his experience before he became a thinker. Prephilosophical insights and reactions to experience are taken over and further developed by thought, and this process is reflected in language." [Intro to the book 'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi].

 Question. At what stage of the evolution of human experience [subjective/objective link] did man/woman first begin to 'see' inwardly? If ''images'' came before ''ideas'' and therefore the ''process of thinking'' - what exactly is being defined in relation to those ''images''? And/or which came first and why? Question 2. Is that process still ongoing. Or have all the alternative answers [for 'each' image] been found? Relative to each individual.

A {working?} example: "In general, many of the things G. had said astonished me....Other things, on the contrary, coincided strangely with what i had thought myself and with what i had arrived at long ago. I was most of all interested in the connectedness of everything he said. I already felt, that his ideas were not detached from one another...but made one whole, of which as yet, i saw only some of the pieces. I thought about that on the night train from Moscow to Petersburg. I asked myself whether i had indeed found what i was looking for. Was it possible that G. actually knew what had to be known in order to proceed from words or ideas to deeds, to ''facts''? I was still not certain of anything, nor could i formulate anything precisely. But i had an inner conviction that something had already changed for me and that now everything would go differently." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Analogy {in a different sense of the word?}: "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.

"Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the above book]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

A {working?} example: "Knowledge is one thing, understanding is another thing. People often confuse these concepts and do not clearly grasp what the difference is between them. Knowledge by itself does not give understanding. Nor is understanding increased by an increase of knowledge alone. Understanding depends upon the relation of knowledge to being. Understanding is the resultant of knowledge and being. And knowledge and being must not diverge to far, otherwise understanding will prove to be far removed from either. At the same time the relation of knowledge to being does not change with a mere growth of knowledge. It changes only when being grows simultaneously with knowledge. In other words, understanding grows only with the growth of being." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''simultaneously''.

Analogy: ''Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled." ['Ways of Seeing' / J. Berger].

''...and what we know is never settled."

And yet the same author defines mythology as: "The highest category in oil painting was the history or mythological picture. A painting of Greek or ancient figures was automatically more highly esteemed than a still life, a portrait or landscape. Except for certain exceptional works in which the painters own personal lyricism was expressed, these mythological paintings strike us today as the most vacuous of all. They are like tired tableaux in wax that won't melt. Yet their prestige and their emptiness were directly connected...They did not need to stimulate their imagination. If they had, they would have served their purpose less well. Their purpose was not to transport their spectator-owners into new experience but to embellish such experience as they already possessed. Before these canvasses the spectator-owner hoped to see the classic face of his own passion or grief or generosity...Sometimes the borrowing of the classic guise was simple, as in Reynold's painting of the daughters of the family dressed up as Graces decorating Hymen. Sometimes the whole mythological scene functions like a garment held out for the spectator-owner to put his arms into and wear. The fact that the scene is substantial, and yet, behind its substantiality, empty, facilitates the 'wearing' of it "

Subjective OVER objective? Question. When ALL the available information is accessed - and not just the 'artistic' one - what do you think? Try ''garment''.

REFRESHER..."Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the above book]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

Analogy of same?..."Radin's trickster cycle preserves the shadow in its pristine mythological form, and thus points back to a much earlier stage of consciousness which existed before the birth of the myth, when the Indian was still groping about in a similar mental darkness. Only when his consciousness reached a higher level could he detach the earlier state from himself and objectify it, that is, say anything about it. So long as his consciousness was itself 'trickster like', such a confrontation could obviously not take place. It was possible only when the attainment of a newer and higher level of consciousness enabled him to look back on a lower and inferior state..." [From the chapter entitled 'On the Psychology of the Trickster Character' by C. Jung - within the book 'The Trickster' by P. Radin].

Link to 'hindsight' and therefore 'foresight'? {by way of the objective process?} Benefits of - purpose of - if only in defining a subject?

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

'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi. and/or 'Undoing Yourself' by Christopher S. Hyatt. And / or 'Schizophrenics Can Be Good Mothers Too' by Q. S. Lam. A book that redefines this subjects main ''teaching aid.'' In basic terms. In its most practical. Enlarged elsewhere.

Shadow in relation to light. Representation of, i.e.,Dionysus associated more with Artemis. 'Moon' in relation to 'sun' [symbolism of]. A reflection upon something, relative to an understanding. From something unaware to aware. That 'unknown' something, that once 'known' is represented by the light of the sun, [Apollo?]. The beginning of which would be represented with the word ''dawn.''

A modern {present?} definition of same? "Within the personality, embedded in the unconscious, are complexes living a life of there own like separate ego's. Normal man depends on his complexes for much of his inspiration. The complexes have a positive role, but also a negative one, for they give rise to inner feelings of uncertainty, they can have a disintegrating effect on consciousness. Analysis of the personal unconscious reveals much of this unconscious material. Archetypes are not so readily brought into consciousness. They are often vague and borderline. We might find a ''nay'' countering our conscious ''yea'' and we are led to ask who this other fellow is. By listening as if it were an ego speaking we can hear what he has to say. In this way we can contact such figures as the animus and anima. The animus is the unconscious masculinity in the feminine psyche, while the anima represents the unconscious feminine in the male 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 ones own thoughts or moods. To personify such figures means to acknowledge their entity. For instance, a  man might be suffering from a mood. He feels the mood as himself. He might be so blinded by the mood that he does not see it as unreasonable, or he might even have a vague knowledge that the mood does not have to do with his masculine ego. He might even be conscious enough to say or think: "I know the mood is unreasonable, but i can't stop being like this." If he personifies that mood, say as the anima; for she frequently acts moodily; he has a chance to disentangle himself from the mood and look at it objectively. To be identical with the mood means to be in a primitive state of possession wherein the ego is submerged by primitive emotion and not in a position to reason. To reason is an attribute of mans conscious logos, so by separating from the unconscious by means of personification, one is no longer identified of critical judgement. A situation is created wherein one can stand back and look at things squarely." ['The Old Wise Woman: A Study in Active Imagination' / Rix Weaver]. Anything?

''Squarely'' {objective?} in relation to 'cube' ? And/or ''Conjunction''? As a means...

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

And/or {simplified?}:  "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 {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].  Try ''yes/no'' and/or ''crystalliz{s}ation'' and/or ''sacrifice''.

A {working?} present example: "This book makes no pretence whatever of being 'learned'. The author has brooded over these things for many years, painfully aware of the overshadowing mass of research and scholarship, compared with which her efforts are no more than little glow worm lamps in the night. It is an attempt to reawaken in certain legends and myths, chiefly of Celtic origin, their slumbering secrets...Such a book, too, can have no ''style''. It must all the time be struggling with the necessity to create a conversation and not an argument. They are friends and brothers really, but they have long been estranged from one another. When silence falls at the end of these pages, which of the two voices will find its echo in the heart of the reader? Will there be peace among them? ['The Flaming Door']. Higher/lower? Try ''silence''. Benefit of. AS IT IS IN LEARNING ANY SUBJECT MATERIAL.

Question. Boredom?

From a different perspective: "Frater V, had a lucid dream in which he was being held within a perfect blue cube, {''squarely''?} with a 'stranger'. The walls of the cube were composed of living and vibrant conscious patterns. It was within the awareness of the vision that there was no space or time within the cube itself. At this point, the walls of the cube began to swirl in dynamic flow, and the fabric of reality within the space began to change in an indescribable manner. The other person in the cube began to scream and clutch at themselves as their body and soul began to literally unravel in the transition of the space. Frater V, felt a fear unlike anything he had ever encountered. This was the very undoing of the Adeptus Major into the realm of Chesed and it had little to do with the Mercy or loving kindness associated with the sephirah. When awakened from the dream, he considered what the real experience might be like - and why anyone would wish to undo themselves so." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Archetypes of his 'future' self? i.e., bottom up coming to a 'head' {and/or 'realization'} with top down? A potential yet to be realized? Understanding what all infer by the ''divine bit'' within that universal framework makes sense of that question {hypothesis?}.

That ''potential'' is within sight, {'horizon' link} but ahead of 'time'. That link to K. Godels book and quotes on same. Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. Chesed below the 'void'.

Analogy: "Reconnecting strands implies that rather than continuing to evolve forward in a near linear fashion, the human race will benefit by simultaneously reaching back in time and bringing forward certain aspects from when we were a more 'complete' people." ['The Reconnection'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Same thing - different perspective - can u 'see' it?..."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, i.e.,at the moment when the soul discovers itself to be a stranger and alone in a world formerly familiar, a personal figure appears on its horizon, a figure that announces itself to the soul personally, because it symbolizes with the souls intimate depths. In other words, the soul discovers itself to be the earthly counterpart of another 'being' {archetype?} with which it forms a 'totality' that is dual in structure. The two elements of this dualitude may be called the ego and the Self, or the transcendent celestial Self {'manifested'?} and the earthly Self {UNmanifested?} - or by still other names. It is from this transcendent Self that the soul originates in the past of metahistory; this 'Self' had become strange to it while the soul slumbered in the world of ordinary consciousness; but it ceases to be strange to it at the moment when the soul in turn feels itself a stranger in this world." [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

''Event'' in relation to bridging a 'gap' and/or 'void' {Hebrew equivalent 'Daath'}.

A 'connection' therefore between the 'Western Way' and Islamic / Hebrew mysticism?

A working example? {in relation to the intent of the word ''undoing''}: "For a long time, simply the aim of seeing what is occurring is a major one indeed. Eventually, you move from recognizing negativity {for instance} and its toxic impact on your life, to making the effort of not expressing it, and then to making the choice in the moment to transform it into neutral energy which is used for generating a more serene state of consciousness. This is the prototype for the stages, whether dealing with inner considering, negative imagination, false personality, features etc..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

And {in relation to the above}: "One's sense of identity shifts and a truer, 'purer' quality of self replaces the narrow, identified second state. A sense of harmony arises from this new perspective and understanding. This experience can form a permanent faculty in one's psychology where that consciousness is present. The Work calls it ''an organ of perception'' formed by understanding, growth in being, and illumination. That 'level' of consciousness is available not only ahead of us in time but above us in time as well." [Same book].

''Ahead'' in relation to E/W {horizontal?}. ''Above'' in relation to S/N {vertical?}. That 'connectedness' {mid-point?} = that {new?} 'level of consciousness'?   Anything?

Analogy with the same intent: " Where 'two' beings are separated from one another by a veritable abyss, no bridge of understanding can be created between them; if an understanding is ever to be reached, it must be because they have understood one another before - and in another way. The writer of this book has tried to find that ''other way'', confident that somewhere in the depths of the heart that previous understanding exists in all of us, but has been forgotten." ['The Flaming Door'].  Try ''forgotten.'' Part 1?

Analogy? OR {proof?} in only to that {this?} individual - of a work in progress: "It was in the 2nd Degree that i had my first vivid psychic experience, in the less than romantic aura of RAF sergeants quarters. In the midst of quiet routine meditation i was startled by the imaginative impression, very powerful, of the bearded head and shoulders of an ancient looking man. Some time later i recognized its likeness to a statue of Melchizedek at Chartres Cathedral - an early biblical figure, strangely described as ''without father or mother, without descent'' who appeared to the patriarch Abraham, bearing bread and wine, in an ancient priestly function. What was particularly striking was the sense of power and benevolence that came with this vision. It was an isolated incident, but it gave me the feeling that i was beginning to get somewhere - and would not have to rely forever on the spiritual or psychic expressions of others." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight]. Try ''unobtrusive observer'' for another example {principle?} by same author.

Analogy? ''Without father or mother'' = "Only then would they begin to appreciate Gods true nature: a spiritual presence ''nearer to man than his jugular vein." Anything? [Enlarged elsewhere].

Side note: Alternative ''Head and shoulders'' information found in 'Homers Secret Iliad'. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or ''bearing bread and wine'' - Try ''wheat'' for a further {deeper?} connection.

A {practical?} analogy..."Every so often Shatner would ride his Suzuki Titan 500 motorcycle in the desert near Palmdale, in the area between the San Gabriel mountain and Edwards Air Force base...One day, he was riding through the desert with four friends when his bike hit a hole and he was thrown off. The heavy bike fell on top of him, striking his head, and he lost consciousness for a short time. Oddly, the other bikers saw none of this. They said later, that the fourth figure on the bike behind them, which they assumed was Shatner, was never out of their sight. The identity of this rider has never been determined. Just as he was coming to, Shatner felt and heard something strange. He later described it as 'like when you have a nightmare and you feel something crawling over your body and wrestling with you'. Whatever the 'shadowy phantom' was, Shatner immediately felt better, as if he were infused with fresh energy. He got up, righted his motorcycle, and tried to start it. But the machine would not start...Suddenly his bike seemed to acquire a mind of its own. He could push it only in one direction - it was as if an unseen force was directing it. On the horizon, directly in front of him, he kept seeing a mysterious dark figure waving him on. Seeing the figure renewed his vigour to push on...He almost certainly would have died had he not been guided by the UNknown presence." [From the book 'Captain Quirk' by D. Hauck. All emphasis, this readers].

A further head scratch and/or change of pace {i.e.,as seen from a different 'angle'}: The words ''stranger'' and ''strange'' - from the above two examples - in relation to...

"The siren heralds a friend - the bee a stranger."

"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]. Link to the word ''chakra''.

"One of the titles of Zeus was 'Melissaios,' the Bee Man. It is said he had a 'son' by a nymph, who afraid of Hera's wrath, had the 'babe' placed in a wood, where Zeus caused him to be fed by bees. The shepherd Phagros, son of Apollo and the same nymph, found the child and gave him the name Meliteus. He became a great hero, and founded a town which he called Melita, the honey - town." [Same chapter, same book]. 'Food' for thought?

"Other chapters of the Quran are called the ''Ant'' and the ''Spider,'' but the Bee is the only animal whom Muhammed says is addressed by the 'Lord' himself.''

Question. Which of the above represents lower/higher and why?

"Another writer, Ibn Magih, relates that the Prophet said: Honey is a remedy for every illness, and the Quran is a remedy for all illnesses of the mind, therefore i recommend to you both remedies, the Quran and honey." [Chapter 6, 'The Sacred Bee'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The fact that Plutarch, along with numerous others, writes of the close relationship between Dionysus and Apollo at Delphi suggests an intimacy and affinity between the two gods, one that was well known to antiquity. Yet, their radical differences and polarity is also well recognized.  Further, the 'mythologems' which constitute the mythic history of Dionysus and Apollo are quite diverse and come from numerous and varied sources. These sources frequently express a 'conflict' between the two gods, particularly in terms of the realms that each of them represent. This conflict may be expressed as one between the celestial Apollo  [1.e.,above and/or 'dry'] and the chthonic Dionysus [i.e., below and/or 'wet']. Between them stands the 'singer' Orpheus, whose human task is to establish a necessary harmony between them." [Chapter entitled The Orphic Mystery: Harmony and Mediation, from the book  'Alexandria'. Vol One, by D. Fideler].

"...the opening of the knowledge of the masculine and feminine potencies necessary unto the manifestation of all things." Potency in relation to polarity?

Chapter 6, 'The Tree of Life' by I. Regardie. Dionysus in relation to the Egyptian Osiris.

"The six 'Meditations' and accompanying selections from the 'Objections and Replies' provide a definitive statement of what Descartes intended as the foundations of his whole philosophy. His project was to resolve the epistemological questions brought about by the prevailing scepticism of his age: to build, from the basis of self awareness [Cogito, ergo sum], through the notion of a 'benevolent god', to a systematic and novel approach to metaphysics, and to construct a secure starting point for science." [Back cover....'Meditations and other Metaphysical Writings' by Rene Descartes].

"In Greek thought 'Apollo' was the Logos or Word, the source of the worlds harmony, 'weaving' in eternal song all that is and will be. The most sacred thing at Delphi was the omphalos 'stone',[i.e.,meaning 'navel'], that marked the sacred center of the world and the place where all the worlds met. This 'stone' was covered with a net, 'mathematically' generated by the numbers of the 'gods' names. This 'net' depicted the world's soul. It 'caught' the thoughts or ideas of the great Cosmic 'mind' and pulled them into the material world. We each have a sacred 'center' like this in our body." [Chapter 21, 'The Sacred History']. And / or..."The 'net' was a symbol of what, even today we call the net of meridians and parallels. The omphalos of Delphi was similar to the object which represented the god Amon in Thebes, the "navel" of Egypt. [Page 349, 'Secrets of the Great Pyramid']. Latitude/ Longitude?

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. Yes or No?

"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.

"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]. Anything?

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?

Question. If Thebes equates to the 'navel' of Egypt, why is it that Amarna was indeed 'positioned' in the 'middle'. Once that 'development' was complete, Thebes was 'reinstated', [represented by 'the golden child']. See anything?

Question 2. Akhenaten has been associated with Moses - ''he who {only} saw the face of god'' - represented {of sorts} with the so called Mask of Agamemnon. Where within that Egyptian landscape would be the representation of ''he who walked with god''? Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note. Understanding those 'differences' defines or narrows down what such artifacts may represent and therefore belong to? Proving the validity of subject material. More importantly - the study of it.

"No one knows what these figures are meant to be. The Chinese call them 'The Acrobats' - more than 50 {'higher' link?}. Found in a {''small''} pit; very close to the 1st Emperor of China...Anatomically correct movement, unlike the Terracotta army figures. Not made to a template - all individually sculptured. One foot in front, the other behind...Arms, hips all in movement: 'It is something we only find in Greece. ONLY Greeks would do that. The people who made these had an idea how the Greeks did it. It took the Greeks centuries to learn it'. [Quotes by Dan Snow and Dr. Lucas Nickel within the program 'The Greatest Tomb on Earth'. Enlarged elsewhere].

move7Question. Who did the Greeks learn from? Proof. The 'rod' within the cat figurine {enlarged elsewhere} was also of Egyptian origin. Therefore that {possible} question is - who did the 1st Emperor first seek out - Greek or an Egyptian - and why - OR does it really matter? Universal {concepts?} available to ALL?

A side step: "The 'eight' {Hermopolis link} are called the 'fathers and mothers' of Re, for the child that comes forth from this primordial lotus is Re, or Ra, the principle of light itself. It is often said that that 'Re' is himself the sun, which is inaccurate, for many texts affirm that Re 'penetrates' the solar globe and causes it to shine, so that he renders it luminous by his passage.  Thus 'Re' is not the light but that which provokes  {''divine bit'' link} the phenomenon of light. Thus Re is all. He is called Atum-Re at Heliopolis, Re-Horakhty at Memphis, and Amun-Re at Thebes..." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'. Emphasis - this readers].

Hermopolis, located by a small village called El Ashmunein (derived from Shmun), was the capital of the Fifteenth (Hare) Nome of Upper Egypt, but in ancient times was it was one of the great Egyptian cities known as Khmunu (Shmun). The name Shmun, which is ancient Egyptian for the word 'eight', is interesting and reflects one of the creation myths of the ancient Egyptians. This refers to the eight ancestors of creation who created the first child and thus it was believed that the first sun rise was over this city, which in turn created the world.

Here, Thoth was worshiped in the form of the ibis and baboon. He was Hermes (hence, the modern name of the city) to the Greeks and Trismegistus {'three' link} in the hermetic test, who was the scribe who presided over all forms of knowledge.

All as a representation of something. As is...'Silence is golden'.

Question 2. On what 'side' of that bend in a river was the ''Valley of Kings'' established on?

A {working?} example: "The teaching of the three forces is at the root of all ancient systems. The first force may be called active or positive, the second, passive or negative; the third,  neutralizing. But these are merely names, for in reality, all three forces are equally active and appear as active, passive, and neutralizing only at their meeting points - that is to say - only in relation to one another at a given moment. The first two forces are more or less comprehensible to man and the third may sometimes be discovered either at the point of application of the forces, or in the 'medium', or in the 'result' {i.e.,eureka moments - process of. But now in relation to the 'personal' stuff}.

Question. ''Meeting'' in relation  to 'crossover point' - if only in relation to subject material {i.e.,the 'spiritual' stuff}.

Continued..."But, speaking in general, the third force is not easily accessible to direct observation and understanding. The reason for this is be found in the functional limitations of man's ordinary psychological activity and in the fundamental categories of our perception of the phenomenal world, that is, in our sensation of space and time resulting from these limitations {i.e.,the 'background' upon which the above 'principle' is manifested. Representational of}. HENCE...

"People cannot perceive and observe the 'third' force directly any more than they can spatially perceive the 'fourth dimension'. BUT by studying himself, the manifestations of his thought, consciousness, activity - his habits, his desires, and so on - man may learn to observe and to 'see' in himself the action of the three forces..."

Analogy?..."It is shocking that such a profound insight into the philosophical implications of the theory of relativity has had little impact on physicists, it is dismaying that Godel's ideas have failed to catch the attention of philosophers { i.e.,that ''time'' is based only on our particular 'internal' experience, and not an actual feature of the physical universe}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. If ''time'' - THEREFORE 'space'?

Continued..."Let us suppose for instance, that a man wants to work on himself, in order to change certain of his characteristics, to attain a higher level of being. His desire, his initiative, is the active force. The inertia of all his habitual psychological life which shows opposition to his initiative will be the passive or negative force. The two forces will either counter balance one another, or one will completely conquer the other, but, at the same time, it will become to weak for any further action. Thus, the two forces will, as it were, revolve one around the other, one absorbing the other and producing no result whatsoever. This may continue for a lifetime. A man may feel desire and initiative. But all this initiative may be absorbed in overcoming the habitual inertia of life, leaving nothing for the purpose towards which the initiative ought to be directed. And so it may go on until the third force makes its appearance, in the form, for instance, of new knowledge, showing at once the advantage or necessity of work on oneself and, in this way, supporting and strengthening the initiative. Then the initiative, with the support of this third force, may conquer inertia and the man becomes active in the desired direction. Examples of the action of the 'three' forces, and the moments of 'entry' of the third force, may be discovered in all manifestations of our psychic life , in all phenomena of the life of human communities and of humanity as a whole, and in all the phenomena of nature around us." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

"...active in the desired direction''. Question. Walking or running pace?

right2Side note: "One other aspect of gematria, [i.e.,'number' symbolism] which is examined throughout the course of this study, is in connection with the ratios of geometry, from which the term is derived in the first place. To cite a simple yet elegant example, a circle with the perimeter of 891, has a diameter of 284 units. The gematria value of ''Heaven'', is 891 while the value of , ''God'' is 284. The arrangement nicely illustrates the conception that the abode of 'divinity' is in the heavenly sphere. More importantly, according to the Pythagorean philosophers of Greece, the ratios of the fundamental geometry underlie the structure of the Kosmos or world order. Further more , the most central numbers of Greek gematria were derived from the number values of these very same ratios that were seen as underlying the universal fabric." Chapter 2, {Gematria: The Secret Language of the Christian Mysteries} from the book, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''logos''.

Question. Which came first- the value of ''Pi'' - or number symbolism?....and WHY?

"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, same book]. Put ''hypotenuse'' in the box.

Those two words 'Son of' .....Key words in understanding a further 'development'.

"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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Sycamore Tree ['sacred'?]. Mentioned seven times in the Old Testament. Why? ''Sweet'' link?

The author T. Lethbridge attempting to define the same in his book, 'The Legend of the Sons of God'. For this reader, a more practical example of same could be...."the pyramid built by Djedefre, Khufu's son, and successor, is 5 miles to the North of a hillock overlooking the Giza plateau, [Abu Ruash]. ......Perhaps he was motivated by religious reasons since Djedefre is the first pharaoh to take the title 'Son of Re'. [Chapter three 'The Egypt Code' by R. Bauval]. Compare to 'its' Southern point, that includes a 'Well' and a Sacred Sycamore. Question. Why a Sycamore? Clue, what does the 'Fig' represent. [if only in this subject].

Analogy?..."The Maya developed a complete complex writing system, 1 of only 5 in the history of the world. It is composed of over 800 symbols called hieroglyphs. They wrote on paper made from the inner bark of the fig tree covered with lime plaster, using lime based pigments." Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. "...at the summit {of Gobekli-tepe} - a single fig mulberry tree, a sight clearly visible to anyone approaching the mountain from the plain below." [From the book of the same name by A. Collins]. Question. Any connection between the three?

Further clue?..."The 'seas' of the Moon are physical features that stand out sharply on a clear night. One of Hera's earrings with its triple pendents is a metaphor for three 'seas' on the Western side of the moon when viewed from earth: Mare Crisium, Mare Fecunditatis and Mare Necteris. On the Eastern side Mare Imbrium, Mare Humorum and Mare Nubium make up the matching earring. In Leaf's translation the earrings are described as 'earrings of triple drops', but a literal translation of the phrase is said to imply mulberries, and Robert Fagles writes of 'ripe mulberry clusters dangling in triple drops' - another striking image for the 'seas'..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

That triple word again.

Continued....Two of the other Giza 'kings', i.e.,Khafre and Menkaure ['pharaoh', only came into use from Hepshepsut onwards] identified with 'Re' in some form, but Khufu identified with Khnum the 'creator' god of "children and their Ka" ['wwwtouregypt.com' and/or link to Plato's Demiurge?], and according to some,i.e., Dr Zahi Hawass... ['The first undertaker of Egypt']...Khufu attempted to be associated with same. Compare to other information on Mr Khufu.

"The Demiurge has no knowledge of the Primal Parent, Christ or Achamoth, and so believes himself to be the Lord of the Universe..."

''Intellectual'' in relation to ''Gnosis'' ? AS a means...

Side note: The author of 'In Search of the Miraculous' uses the word ''mechanical''.

Together with..."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].

Side note {a working example?}: "Somebody asked at a meeting: How should evolution be understood?''... ''The evolution of man,'' G. replied, ''can be taken as the development in him of those 'powers' and possibilities which never develop by themselves, that is, mechanically {i.e.,by way of - what this subject defines as ''Gnosis''?}. Only this kind of development, only this kind of growth, marks the real evolution of man...The evolution of man is the evolution of his consciousness. And consciousness cannot evolve UNconsciously...Evolution is the result of conscious struggle..." [In Search of the Miraculous'. Parenthesis, this readers]. Try ''struggle''.

EXERCISE. Put all the above together to define..."The Demiurge has no knowledge of the Primal Parent, Christ or Achamoth, and so believes himself to be the Lord of the Universe . He does not understand that 'Christ' and 'Achamoth' have been acting through him to create the cosmos of appearances as a copy of the pleromic 'archetypes'. The Demiurge is a product of Achamoths ignorance so, not surprisingly, he is an ignorant creator god of a cosmos which is ignorance made manifest." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

''UNmanifested/Manifested. As a representation of something. Anything?

'Tower' in relation to 'tree' ? And/or S/W - S/E ? And/or Glastonbury - Seahenge ?

Question. 'Middle' ground = Stonehenge?

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A spotted cat. Ears that are represented with wings. A 'flight' of something? Question. If this subject main teaching aid is the 'psyche'. What aspect of the 'psyche' is being represented? And why? Question 2. Fiction or non-fiction? Try ''ears''.

"Sappho's Eros burns away our fixed notions of who we are...Eros ['agape'] thus opens a gap, a split, a hole in our lives. Eros is this gap, this space of desire, held between boundaries. It moves across it like lightening...It is not something that can be expressed in words...it is like a flame kindled by a leaping spark. " [Extract taken from 'Alexandria' vol 2 by D. Fideler].

'Waters of the Gap' Enlarged elsewhere.

"On the cosmic level, Achamoth is redeemed by the 'Christ' as the LOGOS."

Example of that end result [Hindu equivalent]. 'Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda. What the author defines as ''breaking of the Blue star.'' [Micro]. Gurdjieff defines the same as the ''fourth way.'' [Macro]. Represented in one of its physical forms as the American Medal of Honor. [Micro within the Macro]. Explained elsewhere.

That ''gap'' that in the Hebrew example is the void {'Daath'} between the top three [i.e.,1-3] and the rest of the 'Tree'.

"God will establish in strength [the hearts] of those who believe with the word that stands firm in the world and in the Hereafter." [Quran 14:27. Extract taken [including parenthesis] from, Chapter 3, 'The Secret of Secrets']. Try ''oak''.

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]. Think about it, relative to all the above, together with the external [explained elsewhere] and especially internal 'composition' of all three pyramids,[i.e.,only the 'big one' has any 'development' in its higher 'division'. The rest, take note, are all in the 'lower'].

Question. When all the available 'information' is put together, and just using nothing more than a 'first impression' [but now from 'a possible positive understanding' point of view, brought about by that 'individual' effort, i.e.,objective analysis]...what; when thought about; is the most likely...order of construction? [in relation to the Pyramids].

That together with a quote from 'The Riddle of the Sphinx' [Discovery/ History channel], about Djedefre being represented with three 'Falcons', Khufu [his dad] represented with two, and his grandad with one. Knock knock...'See' anything. Hear anything...language of 'birds'?...in relation to a development / 'foundation' of something? i.e., the tail end of something and the beginning of something else? All represented, 'as a journey' [ship].

That same link to ‘Nefertiti’. The left eye purposely ‘opaque/invisible’ indicative of the ‘inner’ eye. Which is ‘helpful ’; amongst other things; in understanding concepts and abstracts, i.e., in regards to this subject, i.e., the possibility of ‘B/C’...in relation to the observer in [A]. 'B/C'...Always represented with the ‘left’ of anything. ‘Right’ is indicative of the physical world [A]. i.e., the ‘start’ of something. The start of a possible understanding of something, [ ‘East’ ]. Hence the link to the physical eye. Pagan/Greek ‘equivalent’ = ‘Cyclops’ i.e., from its ‘unknown’ state, i.e., a 'monster' of the 'deep', [ in relation to the psyche ]. Which is always represented; when psyche symbolism used; as the ‘unconscious aspect’. Therefore implying that 'something'... has 'to be' made aware of, therefore that link to a one eyed 'monster', that one eye that is indicative of an awareness; the beginning of one, from the depths, i.e., the 'id' . Hebrew equivalent; of sorts..."David who slew a one eyed giant. He grew up to become the first king to unite the settled tribes in one kingdom", i.e.,'lower' self. [ Chapter 18, 'The Sacred History'].

'In the One Eyed Giants Cave'. Chapter/Book 9 'The Odyssey' by Homer.

Yet another analogy of same, i.e.,with the same intent. But by a different author... "Nothing is permanent but the truth? If he seeks deep enough in himself he will find it revealed, each may know his own heart. He may send a ray of his intelligence into the depths of his soul and search its bottom, he may find it to be infinitely deep as the sky above his head. He may find corals and pearls, or watch the monsters of the deep.  If his thought is steady and unwavering , he may enter the innermost sanctuary of his own temple and see the 'goddess' unveiled. Not everyone can penetrate into such depths, because the thought is easily led astray; but the strong and persistent searcher will penetrate veil after veil, until at the inner most center it discovers the germ of truth, which awakened to consciousness, will grow into a sun that illuminates the whole of the interior world, wherein everything is contained." ['Magic: White and Black' by F. Hartman].  Link to the phrase ''son of''.

horus eyeThat link to Hades who has the use of both eyes. Equals a further 'development'. [Or chapter seven,'The secret History of the World']. "Nefertiti, in Thutmose's head, [in reference to the 'potter' who made the bust], is telling us that 'only half of the person can be seen' , drawing a distinction between the physical and spiritual sides of life. In the same way the eye of Akhenaten is also missing, he to can only 'see' half of the picture, but this time it is the right eye that is missing". [Page 88, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'].

Think about it, relative to those Egyptain 'profile' figures drawn on many a wall both external and inner. The right eye of which is always seen left to right. The left therefore always right to left. 'See' anything? i.e., one of those two represent [in some form] more so than the other the Precession of the Equinox. Can you tell which and why? [Put ''profile'' in the search box, [on all pages] for further clues. In order to assess correctly.

"The platform {of a Sed Festival building} is in the form of an immense measuring rod, similar to those preserved today in several museums. The classic type, most often made of wood and intended for actual use, is demonstrated by the Turin Museum cubit. On one of its 'faces' is an ascending enumeration of digits, palms, and spans. This face is read left to right, and the remen or remen cubit of 20 digits, the small cubit of 24 digits, and the royal cubit of 28 digits or 7 palms are all marked on it. The fractioning of each digit is read in the opposite direction, from 1/2 to 1/16th {=1.17mm or 1/22 inch}. Also to be read from right-left are the names of 28 divinities, one for each digit, from the Great Ennead to Thoth, who occupies the 15th place, appropriate for the master of measure and time." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

"All the great truths are disguised. After all, the material world is at best a mask for the Spiritual World. I think that's why he kept a bust of himself in the shop." [Extract taken from [ prologue] 'The Zelator' by Mark Hedsel ].

Question. What does ''15'' represent. If only in the context of this 'subject material' ? Then try ''64''.

Analogy of same..."In common with most of the other very ancient female figures they are generally described in an ugly and grotesque form, [ the word 'unmanifest' could be applied to represent that same 'principle']. This is not necessarily the case, [i.e., for its alternative / opposite and/or 'flip side' interpretation, see below], though the fact that they were called the 'grey ones' and shared a single eye and a single tooth does conjure an image of grotesque senility. However, greyness does not necessarily mean physical age. Ancient these goddesses certainly are, but, as with the other 'old and lordly' ones it is possible to be ever young. Their greyness might also be conceived in terms of shimmering morning mist, under moonlight or starlight. And their single eye and single tooth organs of perception of a unique and rare character. The 'all seeing eye' associated with the omniscience of God-Head; and the tooth being the three-fold emblem of the immortal spirit. As with the Hebrew letter 'Shin' which means the spirit and a tooth - the hardest organic part of the physical body. [Representational of. This readers input]. Question. Why? [Extract taken from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'. Mentioned elsewhere].

The eye and ear. Both represented in the Nile delta. Recall what 'it' represents. Put ''Sais'' in the box.

The word ''id'' can also be related to such words an ''Hoary'' or ''ancient'' old man and/or..."I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a 'distant life' in which i had been a yogi...these glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future..." All in relation to the main [underlying] character within the book - namely Lahiri Mahasaya...

Side note. ''Dimensionless in relation to the number 137 - enlarged elsewhere.

..."Although it throws me ahead of my story by a number of years, i will recount here the last words given to me by Bhaduri Mahasaya. Shortly before i embarked for the West, i sought him out and humbly knelt for his farewell blessing: 'Son, go to America. Take the dignity of hoary India for your shield. Victory is written on your brow; the noble distant people will well receive you." [Both extracts from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda' ]. Understand that 'relationship' defines what is being implied.

The Hebrew equivalent of a 'development' = Solomons ‘Shulamite’, i.e., in relation to the learning of something. A process begun, [i.e., manifest].  ‘Pacified/content’. Think back to Nefertiti. A link to the ‘Hangmans’ card of tarot fame. Note the expression. Symbolic of  ‘a learning’. Knowledge ‘acquired’?. Ancient Egyptian equivalent = 'Expression' [and composition] of the face of the Sphinx. In its ‘known’ state. [ Explained elsewhere. Together with the program, 'The Riddle of the Sphinx' ].

Books explaining an individuals journey = ‘Zealtor’ by M. Hedsel. Or 'Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda. Or 'Dreams of Isis' by Normandi Ellis. Or ’My Rosicrucian adventure’ by Israel Regardie. Or 'Letter to a Disciple' / Al-Ghazali. Or ’Book of shadows’ by P. Curott. Or ’I Called it Magic’ by G. Knight {others elsewhere}. The real ’magic’ by the way’, before those first impressions take hold of the imagination...is the understanding of the subject. The "getting the head around it". The understanding of something new and its potential / ‘magic’, to each individual. As it is in any subject, i.e.,those eureka moments, that every subject must have in order to understand them. [Egyptian equivalent the word Heka. Explained elsewhere]. Sufi's define that same 'process' as ''direct tasting.'' Link to 'food' symbolism. Explained elsewhere. Or as a ''mystical impulse'' as by the author of 'Letter To a Disciple'.

"...the supreme object of magic is the knowledge of the 'higher' self." [Extract taken from the book by I. Regardie].

"Magic is considered both an art and a science. Behind all science is theory, and to understand magic one must theorize on why magic works." [Chapter 8, 'Keeper of secrets'  Vol 2 by R. Siblerud]. i.e.,  'Divine bit' relative to framework.

"The word ''magic'' has a way of revealing the inmost thoughts of the soul. Tell me a mans reaction to the word, and i will tell you, approximately, the state of his souls evolution."..."To use a 'magical' expression, magic is lifting the Veil of Isis."    [Chapter 2, 'The Forgotten Mage'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"...pioneers of a science of the ignored or neglected domain of 'magic', i.e., a science of the dynamic relationship which exist between subjective consciousness and objective phenomena." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

images[3]"For the soul grows and progresses as comprehension and intuition expand through successive acts of the spirit on the road of the Magic of Light. The wings then grow stronger, the flight itself grows longer, and the inner lamp fed on the Oil of wisdom remains constantly burning." [Quote taken from 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The cords which bind man with a strength beyond all mortal chains and fetter may thus be severed. There is no dissolution of these irons other than by the magical knowledge of his own inner self..."[Chapter 3, 'The Tree of Life' by I. Regardie].

"Also, let it not be forgotten that once the magic of the soul is grasped by the personality, that soul steadily dominates and can be trusted to carry forward the training of the man to fruition..." [Extract taken from the book by A. Bailey].

"He states deliberately that the 'magical' form, wherein is concealed the unguent or elixir of life, is within man himself in exactly the same sense as combustion is latent in combustible natures. It only awaits evocation." [Chapter 4, 'The Philosopher's Stone.' Mentioned elsewhere].

Represented; in the main; as a coiled serpent. Especially a sleeping one. Link to Ro-setau, i.e.,the 'coiled rope' being one of its emblems. That same 'rope' that is seen on many wall 'pictorial events'... all the 'aspects' of which are shown in some form or other...to have that potential of a .... 'connectedness'. From something 'asleep' to 'being awakened'. No rabbits out of hats. 'Hare’ possibly. Think on it.

'The Art and Meaning of Magic'. By I. Regardie].

"One of the main means whereby man arrives at an understanding of that great sum total we call the Macrocosm - 'God', functioning through a solar system - is by an understanding of himself, and the Delphic injunction ''Man, know thyself'' was an inspired utterance, intended to give man the clue to the mystery of deity. Through the Law of Analogy, or correspondence, the cosmic processes, and the nature of the cosmic principles are indicated in the functions, structure and characteristics of a human being. They are indicated but are not explained or elaborated. They serve simply as signposts [or keys], directing man along the path whereon future sign posts may be found and more definite indications noted." [Introduction to the book 'Treatise on White Magic' or 'The Way of the Disciple' by Alice Bailey]. Recall what ''correspondence'' implies. Try Part 2.

T. S. Eliot refers to same as ''a timeless moment." Enlarged elsewhere.

The author who attempts to define Sufism and the Arabic within the Quran - Henry Corbin - defines the same with the word Dasein, i.e.,an ''act of presence''. Enlarged elsewhere.

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

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Menkaure - one foot raised towards his 'seat' of 'authority'. His right foot. Hare in the top left corner.

Understanding Djedefre 'water mountain' [or 'fountain' [key]], hieroglyphs... which includes 'rope' gives the reader that deeper insight into Mr Djedefre's true status, especially in relation to Mr Khufu's. As speculated within the book 'The Black Genesis' by R. Bauval and T. Brophy]. Found within. But more importantly in relation to 'younger', i.e.,Menkaure. Of the three ''pharaoh's'' only the youngest has the words ''divine'' and ''eternal'' within his 'name'. He was also known as the most benign. A 'prerequisite' of Kingship. ''Divine'' in relation to the unveiling of something. Use the search box. Try ''fountain.''

Analogy of same, i.e., with the same principle in mind..."In Ibn al-Arabi's technical vocabulary, "opening'' [futuh] is a near synonym for several other terms, such as unveiling, tasting, witnessing, divine effusion, divine self disclosure, and insight. Each of these words designates a mode of gaining direct knowledge of 'god' and the 'unseen' worlds without the intermediary of study, teacher, or rational faculty. 'God' ''opens up'' the heart to the infusion of knowledge. The word ''opening'' suggests that this type of knowledge comes to the aspirant suddenly after he had been waiting patiently at the door". [Introduction to the book,' The Sufi Path of Knowledge' by W. Chittick].

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

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''Younger'' relative to the beginning of something? 15th Nome = Hare symbol. Those same boundaries that were shared by the new [i.e.,youngest?] - 'religion' of Akhenaten. What does that imply? A common factor? Why? How can something brand new 'share' something of the old?

Egyptian equivalent the word 'Heka', and that 'connectedness' to the 'serpent',i.e.,'Uraeus'. Chapter three. 'British Museum Book of Ancient Egyptian'. Especially noteworthy in its research on the symbolism of 'snake poison' as a "manifestation of divinity" of 'life'...against 'death', i.e.,antidote of same. Think about it in relation to that 'potential' of a 'development', by way of an understanding. Apophis link, i.e.,from its unknown/'negative' start point, i.e.,'sting in the tail', [metaphor only]. Explained elsewhere. Link to 'spider' symbolism. Enlarged elsewhere.

A {working} example: "The ancient ones of early eastern Christianity taught that, in relation to intruding thoughts, we should be so vigilant that as soon as they ''show there heads, like a serpent appearing through a hole, we must cut it off''! This is a potent use of 'stop exercise' which is also meant to halt the entry and influence of ''I's'' that seek to claim our identity. The more you live in a more quiet inner place {an inner sanctuary} where features cannot take over, the more you will see the difference between passing thoughts and feelings, and your deeper self." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

And/or..."This strong presence of serpentine imagery on the carved stones at Gobekli tepe begged the question of just what this creature might have symbolized to the peoples of the Pre- Pottery Neolithic age. Universally, snakes are seen as symbols of supernatural power, divine energy, otherworldly knowledge, male and female sexuality, and, because they shed their skin, metaphysical transformation. The snake also represents the active spirit of medicines, the reason it is today a universal symbol of the medical profession. Moreover, the snake is associated not just  with beneficial medicines...In Christian legend for instance, poison offered to John the Evangelist in a laced chalice of wine was made to slither away as a black snake moments before the apostle was about to drink it. Are the snakes carved on the pillars meant to symbolize the visionary effects of mind altering or sleep inducing drugs? It seems likely, for as Schmidt writes himself, several large basalt bowls found at the site were perhaps used in the preparation of medicines or drugs." ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].  Try ''cup'' for an alternative view, while recalling what ''basalt'' derives from. ALL AS A MEANS...?

"....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..." Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 3. Before those 1st impressions whisper {hiss?} something else.

"For both the ''mud of the serpent of old'' and a ''kind of godly fluid'' indeed flow in the veins of the human race. Is this dualism then? Do the serpents venom and the tears of the 'Virgin' therefore flow together eternally in the flow of life? [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 17' ].

"...metaphor is the language of art." Quote by Joseph Campbell.

"Metaphor is the dreamwork of language and like all dreamwork, its interpretation reflects as much on the interpreter as the originator...So to understanding a metaphor is as much a creative endeavor as making a metaphor, and as little guided by rules." [Taken from the book 'The Book of Babel'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"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.

Understanding the above defines the following..."Gnosis is therefore the fruit of the silent participation of understanding..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

N.B. Gnosis = ''known'', i.e.,a known quantity. [Dictionary]. The result of something ''UNknown?''

Question. The word 'see' shares the same qualities? Yes or no? Enlarged throughout.

"The word metaphor, used of words, is itself a metaphor. It means literally, a 'carrying over'...In metaphor, words are carried over boundaries, or 'transferred' to reappear in new contexts. The 'carrying' is done with varying decrees of conscious awareness." ['Book of Babel'].

N.B. One could say the same for the word ''symbol''.

Silence is golden. Anything?

"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].

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

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

Or..."It is essential to understand how Swedenborg went within, for this is the key to his later findings. His method involves a number of interrelated psychological processes which even today, two centuries later, are not well understood. What is now known of the normal events to be expected from these processes will lend credibility to all his later findings. Since childhood Swedenborg had a personal practice that happens to be one of the ancient Hindu Yoga and Buddhist ways to enlightenment. He probably didn't know he was following an eastern religious practice because the literature bearing on this had not yet been translated. His method is not surprising in one who so much enjoyed intellectual analysis. He would relax, close his eyes, and focus in on a problem with total concentration. At the same time his breathing would nearly stop. Awareness of the outer world and even bodily sensation would diminish and perhaps disappear. His whole existence would focus on the one issue he wanted to understand. Bear in mind that he probably had more than the usual power of concentration. A lifetime of seeking answers to great problems had given him much practice. The slowing and limiting of breathing is part of a concentration inward. Simply trying to stop breathing in this state produces anxious reminders of the need for air. First there is the concentration, then the lessened breathing follows. The building up of carbon dioxide in the blood may have something to do with intensifying inner experiences. The problem he was concentrating on would blossom [link to 'flower' symbolism] out in new, rich and surprising ways. He first practiced this approach as a child during morning and evening prayers, which probably lent an inner intensity to the meaning of prayer. Judging from his writings, i would guess he stumbled on this method as a child, used it relatively little during his scientific period, then came back to it when he tried to understand the psyche itself." [Chapter two, 'The Presence of Other Worlds' by W. Dusen]. Put 'flower' in the search box.

'Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger. And/or 'Man and his Symbols' by C. Jung. Anything? i.e.,relative to a 'learning' process - mechanics of? [framework?]. If ONLY in defining a subject.

"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].

As seen from a different perspective: "So what is the true habitat of the soul? Clearly it is not merely a place. It is the life force beyond our mistaken notion of ourselves that is seeking to come through us and accomplish its work of goodness in the world. It is that 'mysterious' presence that can overcome solitude, meaninglessness, and despair. Moreover, not only is it always there - deep within - but it is seeking us more {top down?} than we are seeking it {bottom up?}. This habitat is common to us all. We are not merely separate , disconnected life forms as the senses suggest. We are all connected and rooted in the deeper life that brought us into being. This habitat is our source of hope and sanity in a world of chaos...To become connected to that inner spiritual home, is to come into contact with the very mystery of our existence. And the more we enter our true habitat at the center of our very being the more we are made whole..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'. Parenthesis, this readers. Continued elsewhere].

Analogy?... "Contemplation of the image becomes a mental itinerary, an inner accomplishment; the image fulfills the function of a mandala. Because each of the elements is presented not in its proper dimension, but being that same dimension, to contemplate them is to enter into a mutidimensional world, {'astral'?} to effect the passage of 'tawil' through the symbols. And the whole forms a unity of qualitative time, in which past and future are simultaneously in the present." [from the book by T. Cheetham].

''...in which past and future are simultaneously in the present'' = eureka moment by way of 'the objective view'. Anything? Try ''simultaneously''.

"A meditation or introversion which has become deep and profound could be described in very much these terms. And if we refer to individual texts and philosophies of Yoga and concentration, we shall discover that it is in the deepest meditations that the 'spinal' spirit - fire - which is called the Paraclete in the New Testament, Speirema by the Gnostics, and Kundalini by the Yogis - is aroused. It is such a deep indrawn condition that the philosopher's matter contends with 'fire.' ''[ Chapter 4, 'The Philosopher's Stone'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Put ''Kundalini'' in the usual box. Then try ''meditation''. All before those first impressions take hold.

One could also apply the above to the word ''study''. Framework of. Benefits of. i.e.,..

"...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].  Try ''meditation''. Benefit of, [if only] in relation - to subject matter. And/or...

"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.

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''The Key to Dreams''. Question. Dream symbolism only? Understand that divine 'bit' relative to the whole to see something deeper - BEFORE - those final two questions are asked.

"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].

"The definition of magic is largely a matter of individual opinion, since it means so many things to so many people., and there are so many claims made in its name. Fundamentally it remains what it always was: Mans most determined effort to establish an actual working relationship through himself between his inner and outer states of being." [Chapter one, 'Magical Ritual Methods' by William Gray]. Think on it relative to that purported universal framework. Together with...

"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.

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

"The reader may recall that the original meaning of ''psychologist'' was ''psych-ology,'' - ''the study of the soul.'' Over the years, however, the definitions of psychology was changed from the ''study of the soul,'' to ''the study of the mind,'' to ''study of consciousness,'' and finally to the ''study of behavior.'' One humorist observed that this progression could be summarized  as follows: ''First psychology lost its soul, then lost its mind, and then lost consciousness. Finally it became a behavior problem!" [First paragraph, first page to the book, 'The Science of the Soul' Vol 3, by R. Siblerud].

As an example - study the following - to define something - relative to a subject - before asking [oneself?] - those bigger two questions..."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.

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

"Magic is an inner science, an ancient system of psychology."[Chapter 3, 'Astral Doorways' by J. Brennan]. Put ''magic'' in the box to understand its full meaning. Not just its 'ritual' one.

"Magic may be said to be that science which deals with the mental and moral powers of man, and shows what control he may exercise over himself and others." [Introduction to the book by F. Hartman].

"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..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg].

"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.

"For the soul grows and progresses as comprehension and intuition expand through successive acts of the spirit on the road of the Magic of Light. The wings then grow stronger, the flight itself grows longer, and the inner lamp fed on the Oil of wisdom remains constantly burning."

Understanding the 'Divine bit' relative to that framework [i.e.,A/B/C] gives that word ''magic''  a possible empirical framework to it. Something that can be understood and defined by objective analysis.

Or Daughter of fire’. By I.Tweedie. Or ’Living with Himalayan masters’. By S.Rama. To name but a few. All telling their own story within that framework of lower/ higher. All explained within those archetypal keys. Try and spot some. Put them together to understand the whole. Gurdjieff doing the same...but more in the vein of Plato. Attempting to guide the reader through that same maze of concepts and symbols within his three books. Using his own ’adventures’ as tools to that end as Plato does with his ‘philosophical’ ones...and like Plato leaves some of his work left ‘unfinished’. As do most authors of this subject. One of those archetypes. Indicative of an ’unfinished’ journey. Leaving it to the reader...to ‘finish’ it off...within his/her own journey.

"Why did he leave his Third Series unfinished and apparently give up his intention to publish it?" [Foreword to the book 'Life is Real, Only Then, When i Am' by G. Gurdjieff]. Question. What does the title imply?

"Although Paracelsus indeed calls alchemy an art, with Vulcan its artist - denoting a more practical aspect - he also states that alchemy means: 'to carry to its end something that has not yet been completed.' It is this unfinished business that the 'great work' is concerned with: the idea that the universe is unfinished, and that we are co-creators in completing it by completing ourselves. This task is not only a singular 'heroic' journey but a mythic and universal one..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

The 'unfinished' Obelisk of Aswan. 42 metres or 137 feet. Enlarged elsewhere.

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

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

Question. What do 'pillars' represent?

That link to Freemasonry's main character...Hiram Abif, who left Solomon-s temple 'unfinished' when 'killed'.[sacrificed link]. That link to Horus and his 'battle' with Set, of which each student consciously or otherwise has to identify with as an aid to understanding their own 'lower' and 'higher' within their own journey. Indicative of Freemasonry-s true purpose to each individual, as speculated and attempted by the authors of the 'Hiram Key', i.e.,Hiram = 'Kingly'. Abif = 'the lost one'. Freemasonry-s equivalent of the higher within the lower.

That 'Kingly' state only achieved through an inner awareness,when the circle will be complete. When Solomon-s temple will be 'finished',i.e., in relation to the individual.

pathUnderstanding the above, defines what is written below [i.e.,''verily; verily'']..."She acknowledges 'groping in the dark' in some areas, and when discussing 'secret societies' emphasises: ...these groupings are intended only as hypotheses which might guide future investigators along a historical path which has not yet been trodden..." Quote by Frances A. Yates. Together with...

Antoine Faivre puts the role of the scholar thus:...those of us who study it [i.e.,esotericism] are not only called upon to be scholars, but detectives who are able to follow its often elusive traces..." [Both extracts from the book 'The Magister]'.

A working example: "This work attempts to express the teaching given to a disciple of an Egyptian sage in the framework of the Theban temples. If, in following his progress, we could discover the method employed by his 'masters', we would find ourselves in possession of several keys to the decipherment of their symbolic teachings." ['Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate' / Isha Schwaller De Lubicz].

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

That same link to the 'unfinished' great pyramid and its 'missing',['lost'] capstone, in relation to ..."the stone that the builders rejected". Some say only completed within the third and fourth dynasty, when the capstone was finally 'put into place.' [if only for a certain 'duration'].

Capstone and 'god head', one of the same thing. Sumerian equivalent the word 'Mu' [cone shaped,'chariot'] relative to 'Me-s' [aspects of] all within the 'Apin' ["an object that ploughs through." Chapter 5, 'The 12th Planet']. That final link to the Sumerian word 'Shem',[explained within]. Greek equivalent , Omphalos stone. Sometimes shown with a serpent entwined [externally]. Think about it. Especially in relation to the onlooker / observer, [or 'beginner']. Look up ''plough'' to 'see' what the author of the 12th Planet could not see.

That link to the 'unfinished' west walls of both Herod's temple and Rosslyn chapel, 'the tail end of something and the beginning of something else'. That final link to the 'unfinished' work of Solomons temple by its main 'architect', Hiram Abif. Only 'completed' by the candidate, [symbolic of each and every one of us] when that 'inner' understanding becomes universal by way of the individual effort, by way of-  the lost word - that has to be found [Freemasons]. Think on it relative to the meaning of the word ''Logos''.

Analogy {Macro?}, with the same intent..."In whatever form it takes, the loss of connection between the external {exoteric?}, public form of the Book and the meaning hidden within it {esoteric?} gives rise to a drama {'feast of fools'?} common to all the religions of the 'Book'. If the true meaning of this 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 book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere. All emphasis, this readers]. Try ''method''.

Tower of Babel story?

Represented as the "lost tribe of Israel", or Islams claim that all living souls have the potential 'to be', 'Muslim', i.e.,submit to 'god'. Think about it, relative to this 'subject', i.e.,in relation to 'higher', from that 'lower' start point, relative to the self. Hebrew equivalent - Jacob - ''he who wrestled with god''. Those links and connections between such words and principles as to 'submit' and/or 'wrestle' with ones 'higher' self - in order to define and understand something.  Hence the reason why.... 'Allah' is eternal, transcendent, [higher/lower] and absolutely one [whole]." Allah is self sustaining, and neither begets nor was begotten." Think about it, relative to, 'Yahweh'. Together with... "Ikhnaton [Akhenaten] was the first individual we know of in history to shape his times by rejecting the sordidness of religion and the indecent wealth and lavish rituals of the temples. Some scholars suggest that he was the first person to understand rightly the meaning of divinity. For instance, Ikhnaton forbade his artists from making images of Aton on the grounds that the true god has no form. [Part three. 'The Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'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'}.

Together with..."The Buddhists maintain that there is no creator, but an infinitude of creative powers, which collectively form the one eternal substance, the essence of which is inscrutable....hence not a subject for speculation for any true philosopher. Socrates invariably refused to argue upon the mystery of universal being, yet no one would have thought of charging him with atheism, except those who were bent upon his destruction"....

Together with, "Therefore, when the Pantheists echo the Upanishads, which state, as in the Secret Doctrine, that 'this' cannot create, they do not deny a Creator, or rather a collective aggregate of creators, but only refuse, very logically, to attribute 'creation' and especially formation, something finite, to an Infinite Principle". [page 4,and 7, 'The Secret Doctrine'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Inscrutable'' in relation to ''ineffable''. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The Prophet was quoted as saying, 'I have seen my Lord in the shape of a beautiful youth'. [Link to ''youngest'' symbolism. Think on it]. Perhaps this is the manifestation of the child of the heart. The image is the mirror. It becomes a means, rendering visible that which is invisible. The truth of 'God most High' is exempt from and free of any kind of description, or any kind of image or form. The image is the mirror [key], though what is seen is neither the mirror, nor the one who is looking in the mirror. Ponder on that and try to understand, because that is the essence of the realm of secrets." [Chapter 9, 'The Secret of Secrets' by Al-Jilani]].

N.B. 7th King of Copan = 'The Jaguar Mirror'. 16 {'Holy' Kings} in total. The Dynasty took a 'turn for the worse' from the 13th onwards. The 13th = 18 Rabbit. Synchronistic? i.e.,what does the rabbit represent?

"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]. Anything? [i.e.,put ''bosom'' in the search box].

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].

For a further headscratch, why have the numbers 19 - 31 been used? Link to the word and/or principle [if only within this subject]  of ''unredeemed,'' i.e., significance of; relative to a further development and/or 'improvement' - represented [within number symbolism] from thirty onwards.

"Sappho's Eros burns away our fixed notions of who we are...Eros ['agape'] thus opens a gap, a split, a hole in our lives. Eros is this gap, this space of desire, held between boundaries. It moves across it like lightening...It is not something that can be expressed in words...it is like a flame kindled by a leaping spark. " [Extract taken from 'Alexandria' vol 2 by D. Fideler]. try ''gap''.

"No single religion can fully express the Reality of God." [Ibn Arabi]. Taken from 'The Sacred History' by J. Black.

"Some people expect to see God as they would see a cow." [Quote by Eckhart].

"God is simple. Everything else is complex. Do not seek absolute values in the relative world of nature." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'God and The Unconscious' by Victor White.

"Hence the saying that ''No man hath at any time seen God."...He can only be deduced." [Extract taken from Chapter 11, 'The Cosmic Doctrine' by D. Fortune].

Analogy of same..."The Supreme Divinity, the 'deus abscondita', can never be any kind of thing and is only encompassed by indirection by a negative theology. It is Being - not a ''being''. It is impossible to express this mystery of Being which brings each existent {aspects of?} into Being..." [Corbin quote from within the book by T. Cheetham]. Link to Manifest / UNmanifest. 'See' it? That final link to the word 'gnosis' - its application, purpose and end result.

"God is a hypothesis which is very probably necessary." Quote from within the book by Eliphas Levi. Together with. ''To make light visible God had only to postulate shadow."

God/dog = higher/lower- if only in the 'shadow' sense of the 'word' ?

'Logos' in relation to 'shadow' as a means...?

"No one has ever seen God at any time; the only son, which is in the bosom of the father, he has made him known." [John 1:18]. Link to ''son of'' its intent and purpose - regardless of 'historical fact' or otherwise [i.e.,relative to a learning curve, i.e.,''penetrating into divine bosom/heart'' symbolism]. That link; if understood correctly; defines the next paragraph and/or 'statement': ''For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgement unto the Son." [John 5:22] - that ''UNknown'' factor now a ''known'' one, i.e.,..

"To realize that one cannot know [god] is to know." [Quote by Abu Bakr. Extract taken from chapter 2, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'].

"Three years after first making contact, God at last told Muhammad that the time had come to spread the word more generally. With some trepidation, he dully informed his fellow Meccans that he was a prophet - the last in a line that ran via Jesus and Moses all the way back to Adam. Then, more boldly, he revealed that al-lah had neither companions nor daughters. 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." [Chapter one, 'Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Sharia Law' by Sadakat Kadri].

"To him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth. How can he have a son when he hath no consort..." [Quran 6:101].

"...hence it is clear that God is not properly called a substance, and that he is better called by the more usual term - essence - which term is a right and proper one; so much so indeed that perhaps God alone aught to be called essence." And/or "God is more myself, than i myself am." [First quote - St. Augustine, De Trinitate vii, 5, 10. Second quote - from within the book by Tomberg].

Hence: "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."

Think about it, in relation to what all imply by the word 'divine'. Regardless of place, time, or culture. From its beginning to the present day.

Now in its 'broader' context {Macro, i.e.,as one example}: "The other aspect of the Hibernian Mysteries which is reflected in Druidism is not what is only connected with the soul, but what is connected with the spirit, namely, the 'creation' of the world {in the Micro sense of the word?} - and its opposite pole Resurrection from the 'Death' of the world. In this, the masculine element {and/or principle?} rules. This is the 'male' nature of the Hibernian Mysteries. The 'Father' -God - the Great Spirit - of the old western mysteries, was felt as embracing the entire Universe, so that his nature was equally manifest in the fact of death as in the fact of life. Everything was ''in the Father'', and the Father was in everything. So it is true to say that ''Death is the Father''. We come from the 'father', and we return to him, through that part of him which is death and which is his extreme manifestation in the world of matter. Man has ''contracted'' the whole universe - the very being of the 'father' - into his body at birth; at death the body is dissolved, and as a spirit man expands again into the universe, but in the full experience of his ''I AM''. "

Question. ''I AM'' in relation to 'spirit' and/or 'soul'. Which and why? Understand that to define ''Moses''.

Continued..."In the Gospel of John we find something quite different. The mother of Jesus, Mary-Sophia, is to be united with the beloved disciple: ''Woman, behold thy son!'' John takes the divine Wisdom of the world into his heart. And the last words from the cross are: ''It is finished''. What is finished? Not the mission of Christ, because its fulfillment has hardly begun. But the ''contraction'' of the whole spiritual universe into the material creation of man and the Earth - that was finished. The ''expansion'' was to begin; the redemption {of} the Divine wisdom {or would that be ''from''?} by man was to begin {''bottom/up''?}. The book of Revelation, looking into the far future was its 'first fruits'...John passes over from past to future, because he has the secret of the Creative Word which continues:  ''I am with you always, even unto the end of the world''.  He 'sees' the future because he has understood the beginning. He is united with the divine Wisdom {'Sophia-Mary'}, whose symbol, from the 'Father', is the 'Dove of the Eternal'." ['The Flaming Door'. All emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

imagesWEFIE99UEvery culture regardless of time or place has the 'lost one/s' {'UNfinished'?} who will someday 'return'. Including the Dogon tribe, who call that event... 'The day of the fish', [chapter one. 'The Sirius Mystery'. R.Temple]. That link to the book of 'revelations' and its meaning to each individual....once understood. The lost one/s are now found.

Symbolic of ‘a learning curve’. Day by day. As it is with any ‘journey’, in any walk of life. Represented with the ‘skull cap’ of among others...Ptah and Imhotep. Indicative of the ‘eternal apprentice’. Why a ‘skull cap’ ? = A "second skin". Get it? Or the word 'skull' and its relevance [i.e.,representation] to the 'divine bit', i.e.,psyche. After all you cannot have one without the other. Could there be a better representation? A more suitable subject in order to define same.  Hence that link to the 'crystal skulls, or the 'heads' that are frequently depicted either in sculpture or art form on many cultural 'structures', such as those at Puma Punku. Or the stone heads of South America.

"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'].

The ''Western Way'' [represented by such authors as M. Katz] defines that day to day stuff as ''Order of Everlasting Day''.

"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].

Recall what the word 'stone' is symbolic of. All with that common factor in 'mind'. Imhotep who became known as the 'son of Ptah' ['younger' link] who is often described as "the first genuine philosopher, known by name". According to these authors... modern Philosopher being a different 'concept' to its ancient origins. Most commonly known as 'Perennial philosophy'. The subject 'Psychology' a link; in some form or other; to the same i.e., "....psychology has lost touch with its origins and true meaning. ....psychology is the oldest science known to human kind and a largely forgotten one in spite of the fact that never before in history has there been so many psychological theories. Psychological systems can be divided into two categories: 1...Systems which study the person as they find him/her or as they imagine him/her to be [modern systems]. 2...Systems which study the person not from the point of view of what he/she is, or what he/she seems to be, but from the point of view of what he/she may become. These last systems alone explain the forgotten origin and meaning of psychology. According to Ouspensky, psychology is the study of the principles, laws, and facts of mans possible evolution", [part one. 'The Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Theodore Nottingham].

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]. Further clues in Part 1.

For an attempt of understanding the same; in book form; try..."Psychology and the Perennial Philosophy". S. Sotillos. Only attempt at the beginning of the day. Otherwise keep the kettle close by.... together with a hair net. Or for an attempt of explaining the same, i.e.,'Perennial Philosophy', by way of the 'Geometry' one, try...'The Geometry of Meaning'/ Arthur Young. The origin to the quote.."All meaning is an angle", i.e.,..."I don't recall where i first encountered this enigmatic statement. I do recall that its origin was said to be in ancient Egypt, and i draw great comfort from this confirmation that there was at one time, perhaps so long ago that it was not even registered by Greek thought, a tradition that reflected same conclusions i have reached after a life long effort to formulate meanings without reverting to the circularity found, for example, in dictionary definitions. I would like to call this book an essay in philosophy. However, i should point out that i do not mean philosophy as it is usually practiced today, but the older sense of "the science which investigates the facts and principles of reality". In this sense, philosophy not only encompasses the natural sciences, but explores the implications of the findings of science, and also deals with the relationship between the knower and the known". [An interesting read, especially to someone with a mathematical / philosophical 'vent', [which this reader does not have], especially in relation to his analysis and investigation in critique form, into the word 'metaphysics'].

"It is shocking that such a profound insight into the philosophical implications of the theory of relativity has had little impact on physicists, it is dismaying that Godel's ideas have failed to catch the attention of philosophers.[ i.e.,that ''time'' is based only on our particular 'internal' experience, and not an actual feature of the physical universe. Customer review / Amazon].

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In this atmosphere of neglect, it is hardly surprising that the striking dissimilarity between Godel's two great contributions to the dialectic of the formal and the 'intuitive' has also gone unnoticed. Godel was at once a mathematician realist and a temporal idealist. He concluded from the incompleteness of Hilbert's proof - theoretic system for arithmetic that the Platonic realm of numbers cannot be fully captured by the formal structures of logic. For Godel, the devices of formal proof are too weak to capture all that is true, in the world of numbers, not to say in mathematics as a whole." [Chapter 7, 'A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein' by P. Yourgrau].

"As we present time to ourselves," he said, "it simply does not agree with fact. To call time subjective is just a euphemism." [Same chapter, same book]. Think about in relation to objective. Benefit of.

Try and spot those common factors, if you like unraveling puzzles. No better a ‘puzzle’ than Gurdjieff's third book. What does the title imply?, [ "Only then, when i am"]. At the very least you will gain an inner understanding of a new subject and its possible links to other subjects. Rather than relying on those first impressions.

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Spot the trickster...

Why? Why according in Hamlets Mill did the study of the ‘Great year’ develop the subject of numbers/mathematics. Or the connection should there be any to Jungs statement that...Myths originate from the inner psyche. "Originally sprang from them", [ ’The Trickster’ /P. Radin ]. Together with no less than Joseph Campbells hints of the word metaphysics within the realms of that same subject. The mythology one, [ ‘Flight of the Wild Gander’. By J. Campbell ]. Remember some authors are aware of this subject. Others are not, i.e.,'The Inner Reaches of Outer Space' by Joseph Campbell. Lots of information relating to 'chakras' throughout mythology....especially in relation to the 'middle' way.

"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].

"Tarot cards were merely pictorial representations of the same forces shown in the plays and songs, and told the same eternal story. Possibly the pictures were at one time related to the old oral tradition of worship, as were the Icons used in Eastern Christianity. The pagan worship-system was banned and suppressed, so the images passed into the folk tradition. Only in recent years have the Tarot emerged from anonymity into the clamour of 'occultism', where writers and practitioners  forget that no 'secret' body of knowledge is required to account for the images present in the mind of mankind, and that 'magical' orders were open for all in folk-song and ceremonies throughout the centuries."  [Taken from the book 'Where is Saint George'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"For we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge but not of the Tree of Life. Wouldn't you like a bite of that?" Quote by the same, i.e.,J. Campbell. ''Knowledge'' in relation to the contents of this subject. Can you by now understand what the ''life'' quote relates to? What word is used to represent it?

The word metaphysics supposedly an invention of Aristotle...but some believe it was Thomas Aquinas who defined its true meaning. "Those things that we study after having mastered the sciences. That deal with the physical world". What Aristotle was quoted as defining as... ‘First Philosophy’...and others as the ‘Queen of Sciences’. Presently brought up to date...in the world of maybes and possibilities. Narrowing those possibilities down into smaller groups in order to define some logic from the most suitable. The most plausible. What became known at the end of that journey; in the present era; as...Ockhams Razor. Those same possibilities of...in relation to a subject. In relation to a possible journey. A personnel one. Self deception? A collective one?

Antoine Faivre puts the role of the scholar thus:...those of us who study it [i.e.,esotericism] are not only called upon to be scholars, but detectives who are able to follow its often elusive traces."

"In modern physics , analysis has become so relativistic that it seems akin to the ancient metaphysics. Indeed, physics is far better proof of the role of consciousness within the universe than is psychology. In both 'magic' and in physics, all arbitrary laws are found to be relative." [ Quote within the book by R. Stewart].

A {working} example: "For exact understanding exact language is necessary. And the study of systems of ancient knowledge begins with the study of a language which will make it possible to establish at once exactly what is being said, from what point of view, and in what connection. This 'new' language contains hardly any new terms or new nomenclature, but it bases the construction of speech upon a new principle, namely the principle of relativity; that is to say, it introduces relativity into all concepts and thus makes possible an accurate determination of the angle of thought - for what precisely ordinary language lacks are expressions of relativity..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' that {new?} ''angle of thought'' - in its broader context.

"All the fruits of human experience merit being studied and examined - and, according to their merit, accepted or rejected." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter xi']. Try ''the fruits of'' in the usual box.

As an example use those three universal 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.

Symbolic within/of...the inner ego/self of each individual. Represented more often than not with the Bull. Common parlance..."bull in a china shop" or "to take the bull by the horns" and once again the link between the two...that familiar subject. Hence the link to the Mithras 'fable', [ explained elsewhere ]. Defined again within those higher/lower aspects of the self, [ Sumerian = ‘me's’ and/or 'Anunnaki' link ].

A {working?} example: "Taken in itself, a man's being has many different 'sides' {key}. The most characteristic feature of a modern man is the ''absence of unity in him'' and, further, the absence in him of traces of those possibilities which he most likes to ascribe to himself, that is, 'lucid consciousness', 'free will', and a 'permanent ego or I', and the 'ability to do'...Exterior man's being has many different sides: activity or passivity; truthfulness or a tendency to lie; sincerity or insincerity; courage, cowardice; self control, profligacy; irritability, egoism, readiness for self sacrifice, pride, vanity, conceit, industry, laziness, morality, depravity; all these and much more besides make up the being of man. But all this is entirely mechanical in man...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.

Having to become aware of those different aspects. In order to understand that potential and destiny told/defined only in this last remaining subject. Before we can then ask ourselves those bigger questions such as...Is it all maybe just fable and myth. From the imaginations of warped minds/personalities. Who for personal reasons have a vested interest of continuing the same over successive generations? That is a possibility...but as anyone will tell you. Who understands the concept of Ockhams Razor. It is not the only possibility.

All the above indicative in such works as...’Hero with a thousand faces’ by  J. Campbell.

‘Higher’, [ conscious ‘self’ ]. = Positive / light = ‘Best’ part of. Link to...'Yahwah', [ symbolic/represented in [A] By the word ’King’ or Lord].

‘Lower’, [ unconscious ‘self’ ]. = Negative / dark / shadow = ‘Worst’ part of. Link to ‘devil/demon’ aspect of self, [ symbolic/represented by the word ’Prince’ or slave/ego, i.e., prince in relation to Lord. 'Slave' in relation to 'master' [ego].

Common parlance, 'To ''lord'' over all'.............i.e.,in the positive sense. As an example, [1] - [7]. Follow it, to understand it. The ''parts within the whole." Found elsewhere.

"In primitive communities the moon is frequently called The Lord of Women. For the moon is regarded, not only as the source of woman's ability to bear children, but also as the protractor and guardian of women in all their special activities." [Chapter 2, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it in relation to the word 'anima'. Purpose of, relative to an understanding; if only from the 'male' perspective.

'The King of the World' by Rene Guenon.

"Artemis was sometimes worshiped in Greece as a she-bear.'' ['Man and his Symbols'].

"A relationship between the Great Bear and the Pleiades is found in many stories. For example, the Pleiades are still referred to as the seven sisters, but there are now only six Pleiads. The Greek legend tells that one of the Pleiads, Elektra, was kidnapped by one of the seven kings {one of the stars in the Big Dipper - Alcor} and now accompanies him as a binary star companion. This myth is associated with the fall of Troy, which, symbolizes the ''fall'' of the Big Dipper out of proximity to the North Celestial Pole, signalling a new world age around 2200 BC."

Sisters {female} - Kings {male} as a means...?

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

Question. S/E ?

"The names [in relation to the 99 names within the Quran] represent the infinite aspects or modes of the relationship in its infinite variety of qualities"..........."The same is true of the term ''Lord'', which denotes not the universal position of the 'Creator God', but rather the particular position of a particular aspect of god in relation to an individual 'creation'. So that while the word 'God' is the god of creation as a whole, the word 'Lord' denotes a private and special relationship between a particular 'being' and its corresponding archetype in divinis." [Introduction, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Question. 'Noble'?

[1]. Sufi/Quran equivalent = 'nafs', in relation to 'spirit', [ruh] and reason, [aql] i.e.,"the struggle against the lower self". What the Sufis call "the Greater Holy War. 'Jihads' true meaning, i.e.,that 'inner' one. Think about it, especially in relation to the word 'Holy'. Chapter three 'Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Mentioned elsewhere.

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

Egyptian equivalent..."Djehuti is the symbol of right reason, the link to the higher self. When the determination to pursue the Divine arises, the struggle becomes a holy war against ignorance and illusion within ones consciousness." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

[2]. "Then one day, when they had just returned from a great battle, the Prophet said to his followers, 'We have returned from a small battle, to wage the Great war,' indicating the struggle with ones own ego, ones lower self, which is the meaning of the Confession of Unity. 'Your greatest enemy', he said, 'is under your ribs''. [Chapter 5, 'Secret of Secrets'].

'Lesser' in relation to self defence {only}. 'Greater' in relation to those 99 names. Two of which {Mercy and Compassion} Muhammad is renowned for. Question. From what 'battle' did they return from - from what battle is Muhammad referring to? Think about it. How simple and yet profound.

Struggle in relation to 'wrestle' and/or 'submit'. Enlarged elsewhere.

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

"Fusion, inner unity, is obtained by means of 'friction', by the struggle between 'yes' and 'no' in man. If a man lives without inner struggle; if everything happens to him without opposition; if he goes wherever he is drawn or wherever the wind blows, he will remain such as he is. But if a struggle begins in him, and particularly if there is a definite line in this struggle, then, gradually, permanent traits begin to form themselves, he begins to 'crystallise'. Crystallisation is possible on any foundations..."

Alchemy equivalent: "The chemistry of the situation is as follows: When copper{II} sulfate, the chemical that makes up ''root killer'' {i.e.,a pure crystalline hydrated form of above},  crystallizes, it attracts and holds water. There are other compounds that do this, such as the silica in the little, plastic containers of say pill bottles. Their purpose - to absorb moisture away from the pills. This attraction for water means that the formula for copper {II} sulfate, has five molecules of water held to it, but loosely. These waters of hydration, as they are called, can be removed by heating, just as water is removed from cloths in the dryer. Copper {II} sulfate with the water is blue ; without the water is white. Not that mysterious unless you are a Renaissance alchemist and can 'see' enough wonder in the change from blue to white to throw it in your recipe for the philosophers stone." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

''Pure/natural'' form {white?} to represent something - as a means...?

"...and he said there would be more; he said other substances would be distilled down to their ultimate, purest form...'' [Same book].

And/or: "In 'A Discourse of Fire and Salt: Discovering Many Secret Mysteries' the adept tells us: 'So that a man is but as a spiritual tree planted in the paradise of delights, which is the earth of the living...This man tree, as he admits, is planted in the earth 'by the roots of his hairs'. Here the author reaches into the very essence of alchemy - that the head is the seed, which must be planted in the darkness of death, to flower again {''root killer'' link?}..." ['The Zelator'].

Try ''head'' / ''flower'' / ''seed'' ALL in relation to the ''crystallization'' of something as a means...?

"For a long time after the experience of Montereggione, 'we' were rootless..." ['The Zelator'].

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

Continued..."But crystallization is possible on a right foundation and it is possible on a wrong foundation. 'Friction', the struggle between 'yes' and 'no', can easily take place on a wrong foundation. For instance, a fanatical belief in some or other idea, or the 'fear of sin', can evoke a terrible intense struggle between 'yes' and 'no', and a man may crystallize on these foundations. But this would be a wrong and incomplete crystallization. Such a man would not possess the possibility of further development. In order to make further development possible he must be 'melted' down again {''undoing'' link? Enlarged elsewhere} - and this can be accomplished only through 'suffering'." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Bad habits in relation to good ones? Hence...

"Knowledge of oneself is a very big but a very vague and distant, aim. Man in his present state is very far from self knowledge. Therefore, strictly speaking, his aim even cannot be defined as self knowledge. Self-study must be his big aim - to know himself in the right way." Same book.

"As the Prophet says, 'There is a piece of meat in mans body - when it is in a good state, the whole being improves, and when it is in a bad state, the whole being falls apart. Be aware, that piece of meat is the heart." [Extract taken from chapter 14, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

Heart in relation to those higher principles; two of which Muhammad was renowned for - Mercy and Compassion. Lower relative to higher. Benefit and purpose of in relation to ones 'journey'.  The whole one. Try ''holy'' and/or ''grace''. Meaning of - relative to each individual.

Question. Why did the Quran come about in the first place? Was it not to give those warring fractions {i.e.,tribal families and fraternities} something else to think about other than revenge and personnel vendetta's? By-way-of- what is termed as ''idol'' worshiping.

Question 2. Those two words {i.e.,''revenge'' and ''vendetta''} - to what group do they belong  - higher or lower? In other words are those two words {principles?} within those esteemed {holy?} 99 names? If not, then, to 'whom' do they belong? Enlarged elsewhere.

PROOF. That extreme organization, that professes to be a part of Islam - Do there actions achieve any 'divine' intervention? Are they allotted any amount of 'grace'? {i.e.,as say Muhammad and/or the Jesus chap did. To name but two}.

So simple and yet profound? i.e.,understanding the above gives clues as to how that problem can finally be resolved, i.e.,from within, i.e.,a true understanding of all religious texts, including the Quran.

gurdjieffAs seen from a different perspective: A {working?} example: "G. said at that time that exercises of moving according to the enneagram would occupy an important place in his ballet the 'Struggle of the Magicians'. And he said also that, without taking part in these exercises, without occupying some kind of place in them, it was almost impossible to understand the enneagram. 'Is it possible to experience {understand?} the enneagram by movement,' someone asked. 'The rhythm itself of these movements would suggest the necessary ideas and maintain the necessary tension; without them it is not possible to feel {understand? i.e.,from a subconscious {start?} point of view} what is important', he said. There was yet another drawing of the enneagram which was made under his direction in Constantinople in the year 1920. In this drawing inside the enneagram were shown the four beasts of the Apocalypse - the bull, lion, man and eagle - and with them a dove. These addition symbols were connected with 'centers'. In connection with talks about the meaning of the enneagram as a universal symbol G. again spoke of the existence of a universal ''philosophical'' language. 'Men have tried for a long time to invent a universal language', he said. 'And in this instance as in many others, they seek something which has long since been found and try to think of and invent something which has been known and in existence a long time..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''centers'' and/or ''mandala/s'' for a different take on the same theme.

'The Whirling Dervishes'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Understand those keys to define that ''philosophical language'' - from the dawn of human {thought?} kind.

A side step: In the Hebrew culture Tiphareth represents the heart with an Oak Tree.

"Some say it could be the largest virgin UNpollarded Oak in the world - called Majesty." [Britain's Ancient Tracks' / series 3]. Try ''mustard'' {seed?}.

[3]. Hence the link to the bible story...Moses= ‘Prince of Egypt’, i.e., ’dark’ land, seeking out...together with all those aspects of his 'lower' self...[ i.e., ‘Children’ of Israel ]...his higher self, [ 'Yahweh', i.e., ’Light', [by way of 'Adonai', i.e.,'Lord']. Higher over lower. ''Light'' over ''darkness''....in the ‘'wilderness’'. Finally to ‘meet’ up with his higher self ‘. On top of’ mount Sinai. Or more to the point. The ‘higher self’ coming to terms with its ‘lower self’, before ‘moving on’. Indicative of.

A {working?} example i.e.,something to be 'figured' out - from a different perspective: "Traditionally Canis Major has been seen as a dog, but Homer uses the same stars to give TWO different manifestations of the usual configuration of the stars of Canis Major. When Achilles is seen as the entire constellation in human form, the brighter stars are highlighted by descriptions of his HEART {i.e.,Sirius, the brightest star}, his chest, liver, forearm, hands, knees, and feet to give the impression of a man. Stars defining his shield, helmet, and sword, add the accoutrements of WAR to this outline. In Book 18, Achilles mother, Thetis, suggests yet another image of the significantly brighter stars of the constellation when she describes her son as a young sapling who will grow into a mighty warrior...This variant image of Achilles as a young tree helps fix the arrangement of Canis Major standing on its 'tail'...Homer also uses Canis Major to reiterate his idea of the celestial sphere when in Book 23 of the Iliad, Achilles tosses this way and that during a restless sleep." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Tail end of something begins...?

''Heart'' and ''war'' in relation to ''18'' {''sapling'' therefore 'tree'} and ''23'' {''restless'' therefore 'one way or the other'}. Anything?

Coincidence or a meaningful one?

'The Talking Tree' / W. Gray.

"I {Thetis} bore him fair and strong, hero among hero's and he shot up as a sapling; I tended him as a plant in a goodly garden' - This variant image of Achilles as a young tree helps fix the arrangement of Canis Major standing on its tail.." ['Homer Secret Iliad'].

The 'tail' end of something begins the process of...

Question. Dog {in reverse?} = god. Analogy? Gog. And/or Magog = gog-AM in relation to: "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]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The first of the TWO names occurs in the book of Ezekiel, where Gog is an individual {rural?} and Magog is his land {'city'?}; in Genesis 10, Magog is a person, son of Japheth son of Noah, but NO Gog is mentioned. In Revelation, Gog and Magog together are the 'hostile' nations of the world." [Wiki/'Magog'].

Question. Rural/city in relation to a 'struggle' as a means...?

troy

Greek city states built 'treasuries' along the Sacred Way {to Delphi}. The ''fanciest'' treasury was built by one of the smallest {'child' link} Greek states - Sifnos. It had an elaborate frieze that ran around its outside like a ribbon {'girdle' link}. At its heart two lions pulling a chariot = ''The struggle between the gods and the giants to rule the world." ['Treasures of Ancient Greece: The Age of Hero's' / Alastair Sooke. BBC 4]. The narrator sums it all up within such phrases as ''political power'' for the sake of ''political competition'' - ''All of it communicated by art''. Understand those 'keys' to define something 'inner''.

"We are shown that we aught to control our forces as the Gnosis figure governs the 'lion'   from a 'higher' level- [in relation to the 'Strength' card of the Tarot]. If we learn to hold our ''Lions mouth'' with the ''grip of advantage'' [link to 'grasp' symbolism], we may also feed or starve our forces, prevent them from injuring ourselves or anyone else, examine their ''teeth'', or the effectiveness of their ''bite'', work silently or with a roar, and in fact do 'What We Will' with our Lions share of 'strength'; always providing we do this with a firm and kindly knowledge in the name of beauty and harmony. This is the real spiritual Strength, which must never be confused with violence of any description." [Extract taken from the 'Talking Tree' by W. Gray]. Try ''lions paw'' to understand its relevance to other 'doctrines' [or cultures]. Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

''Known formally by his royal name, K'inich Yax K'uk Mo, he reigned for eleven years. His name is translated {among others}...'Sun in the Mouth of the Quetzal Bird'. The many interpretations of his name are reflected in the various theories regarding his origins." [www.ancient.eu/yax_k'uk_mo].

[3]. REFRESHER: Hence the link to the bible story...Moses= ‘Prince of Egypt’, i.e., ’dark’ land, seeking out...together with all those aspects of his 'lower' self...[ i.e., ‘Children’ of Israel ]...his higher self, [ 'Yahweh', i.e., ’Light', [by way of 'Adonai', i.e.,'Lord']. Higher over lower. ''Light'' over ''darkness''....in the ‘'wilderness’'. Finally to ‘meet’ up with his higher self ‘. On top of’ mount Sinai. Or more to the point. The ‘higher self’ coming to terms with its ‘lower self’, before ‘moving on’. Indicative of.

"Let us take the movement of the children of Israel out of Egypt and their journey towards the promised land, not literally but as a parable having a psychological significance quite apart from any historical significance. Let us take it in other words as referring to man moving away from some power signified by 'Pharaoh' and 'Egypt', and journeying towards a new state of himself. All Esoteric teaching concerns a 'lower' and a 'higher' level, and the essence of esotericism consists in the fact that man is capable of undergoing a transformation and attaining a new level of himself." [Extract from Part two 'The Mark' by Maurice Nicoll]. Try ''tree''.

N.B. Mount Sinai - representing the middle [key]  of that journey.

Understanding that universal framework defines the above. The real question however is why go to all this effort. Nothing more than to verify a subject? Generation by generation?

"An interesting sidelight is thrown on the concept of the Moon as the governor of men, when we remember that the last Hebrew migration was from Sinim [that is, from the Land of the Moon] and that Sinai, the mount on which Moses received the Tablets of the Law , is the Mountain of the Moon." [Chapter 12, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Hence the link to the real meaning; and intention; of the name Moses....out of water, 'drawn from water'. See anything?

Primordial mound link? The beginning of something? Recall Part 1.

"And indeed, have we sent forth Moses with our messages: "Lead your people out of the depths of darkness into the light, and remind them of the days of god". Truly, in this there are messages for those who are firmly patient and constant". [Quran 14:5].

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

Question. Shadow/anima - which and why?

"I, King, have dealt with the gods for three generations of men, and i know that they dazzle our eyes and flow in and out of one another like eddies on a river, and nothing that is said clearly can be said truly about them." [From 'Till We Have Faces' by C. S. Lewis].

Those three 'generations' that in number symbolism are represented by the number '120'.

"There they find an enclosed chamber which is, however, lit brightly as by an interior sun. This is a common statement of those who had penetrated the ancient Mysteries: that they had gone into the 'underworld' and 'seen the sun shine at midnight' - or had found the starry universe within rather than beyond the earth." [Same book]. Among others try ''midnight sun'' {Manifested?}.

'Grimes cave' ? {UNmanifested?}. Enlarged elsewhere.

As indicated in such books as...’The Mark’. By M.Nicoll. A link to the wet/dry way. Freemasonry equivalent of similar, the 'lions paw' in relation to the 'Eagle's claw grip',[i.e., 'animal' in relation to 'bird'], as explained as part of 'becoming' a 'master mason' within the book ' The Hiram Key'. Mentioned elsewhere.Chapter one ], i.e.,"There remains a third and peculiar method, known as the Lions Paw or Eagles Claw Grip". Think about it, in relation to the symbolism of... to grasp and or 'scratch' something, by way of, 'three' symbolism and the 'cant' language, together with lower [lion], higher [eagle]. [All explained within] in relation to the 'purpose' of Freemasonry. All still in the 'lower' state, until an 'awareness' dawns, i.e.,enlightenment surfaces................

"The birds foot constellation was linked in Skidi Pawnee tradition with the Morning Star, seen by Chamberlain as Mars, the protector of the warriors. Its 'mark'...three straight lines, converging to a single point to form a 'v' shape........."The hawk and eagle were both symbols of the Morning Star. The Birds Foot constellation is occasionally named as 'eagle claw'. [Chapter five, 'The Cygnus Mystery' by A. Collins].

swanCygnus, which some call the Northern Cross, the emblem of which is the Swan. Question. What does the 'swan' represent?

"The white swan is mythologically represented as the vehicle  or mount of Brahma the 'creator'. The sacred 'hansa', said to have the power of extracting milk from a mixture of milk and water, is thus a symbol of spiritual discrimination." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Question. Why milk? Clue. What does it represent?

"The children of Seth [Set] first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies",[chapter five.' The Sirius Mystery'], i.e., from an 'unknown'[and/or 'negative', and/or 'shadow' origin. Possible link to 'sacrifice'?] start point, with a purpose in mind. All as a representation of something...outside, of the obvious.

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

The above is a good example of this subjects purpose, to the reader, of its depth of 'understanding' by way of symbolism. What the authors of the 'The Master Game' loosely term as Talismanic thinking. If the authors had as deep an understanding of the subject as a 'whole' and not just in its historical context, then they would understand that "the father of light",[chapter thirteen.'The Master Game']... does indeed appear in the bible, especially in the Old Testament, 'by way' of 'Yahweh',[''Adonai''] One of its most frequently used words. Explained above, but more importantly, it explains why.

A link to the 'language of birds' or even the 'language of horses', [Cabala. N.B. No connection to the Hebrew Kabbala], as explained in the first few pages of 'The Dwellings of the Philosophers' by 'Fulcanelli', i.e., "No one has attempted to explain the symbolism used by certain sculptors. No one has traced it back to an ancient symbolical language called the 'Cabala', still alive today in disguise, as in the French slang called "argot"- but which lies dormant in all languages".

Think about it in relation to the language of 'oc', [Occitania. Explained elsewhere], together with the Romany 'cant' language, of which it is said a secret was given to same, at the fall of the Egyptian rule. All enclosed within 'picture' cards. Those same picture cards that the author of 'Meditations on the Tarot' ['A Journey into Christian Hermeticism' ], refers to as 'arcana'.

NARMER PALETTE

The Narmer Palette. A representation of the union of upper and lower Egypt. Found in the city of the FALCONS. Plenty of keys [arcana] in which to understand the whole. Red in relation to white. Falcon in relation to the tool used in the opening of the mouth ceremony. [Made of iron]. Flail in relation to head gear. Kneeling relative to upright, both of which are standing over fleeing naked individuals. Indicative of something outside of the obvious. Other keys to decipher -  bald chap, sandals, basket, cow, bull. Its most important key however, being those two animals that unite with their necks. A picture representation of same. Using a collar as its main key. Recall what collar represents. The neck being the  bridge  between the head and the body. As it is with the head and body of the Sphinx. Indicative of higher and lower Indicative of the benefits of that understanding. That understanding of a union. [Potential of]. That same union {i.e.,Festival of the Re-union - enlarged elsewhere} - that within this subject is represented {in part} with the heart key. Notice the shape of what those keys - what all that 'information' are inscribed within. That same shape that could also, be referred to as an arrow point. Recall what its symbolism, represents. Both when understood, by way of objective reasoning , have a common factor the analogy of which, could be described by way of cupids arrow. N.B. 'Consort' of Cupid = 'Psyche'.  This subjects primary ''teaching'' aid. Question. Coincidence? Or a meaningfull one?

"An arcanum is that which is necessary to 'know' in order to be fruitful in a given domain of 'spiritual' life. [i.e.,the same meaning as ''esoteric'',i.e.,'inner' or 'within'. Check it out]......

'The fruit of ones labours'.

.....It is that which must be actively present in our consciousness - or even in our subconscious - in order to render us capable of making discoveries, engendering new ideas, conceiving of new artistic subjects. In a word it makes us fertile in our creative pursuits, in whatever domain of spiritual life. An arcanum is a 'ferment' of an 'emzyme' whose presence stimulates the spiritual and the psychic life of man and woman. And it is symbols which are the bearers of these 'ferments' or 'emzymes', which communicate them - if the mentality and morality of the recipient are ready, i.e.,"if he is poor in spirit" and does not suffer from the most serious spiritual malady...self complacency." [Page 4, first chapter].

OR - before those first impressions [lower self?] dictate something else - "An arcanum = a key that one has to know in order to be able to orientate oneself..." [Quote from within the book by Tomberg]. OR...

"...Arcanum - that which one needs to know in order to make discoveries of each arcanum." [same book].

"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].

"Serious mysteries may be describable only in terms of paradox, or in what passes for jest. Cupid continues to jest and make merry during..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

Analogy of same principle ''...a symbol is a key to reach a field of knowledge or/and to go from the exterior towards the interior..." [Extract taken from the book 'The Experience of Reality' by J. Dubuis].

As it is when understanding any subject.

As an example, i.e.,with this subject in mind... "Sokar is the latent spiritual principle within all living things, the spirit embedded in the deepest regions of matter that awaits arousal." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt].

Yet another analogy with the same intent - different time period - different author. Question. A universal conspiracy?..."To raise the evanescent ''real'' man to a state of 'perfection' [called] ideal man, is the great Arcanum, that cannot be learned in books. It is the great secret , that may be understood by a child, but will forever be incomprehensible to him who, living entirely in the realm of sensual perceptions, has no power to grasp it. This attainment of 'spiritual consciousness' is the Magnum Opus, the great work, of which the alchemists said..." [Quote from the book by F. Hartman].

The word 'cant' as explained in the dictionary..."Language peculiar to a specified group."

That word 'peculiar' used by many authors to define something that they just cant get their heads around. Almost there, yet not there. Another description of the same word relates to the 'angle' of a ship [and/or 'oblique/sideways 'look'. Think about it in relation to the Egyptian picture 'profile' symbolism]. Or even the 'corner' of something, [root of]. In its abbreviated form a link to 'canticles', i.e.song of Solomon.

Understanding the above defines such statements as..."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].

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].

Finally..."The children of Seth [Set] first possessed that peculiar sort of wisdom, which is concerned with the heavenly bodies". [Chapter five. 'The Sirius Mystery'].

"It is because of this knowledge that Seth is so named, his name meaning ''Gift of God.'' In his hand is the key to the [divine] gifts in all their variety and relations [and/or reflections. This readers input]. God bestowed him on Adam, as his first unconditional gift, bestowing him as coming from Adam himself, since the son is the inner reality of the 'father,' issuing from him and to him, returning." [Chapter 2, 'The Bezels of Wisdom']. Try ''hand''.

"Now, ''the magnificent gifts'' 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 seventeen' ]. Recall how those two 'aspects' [highlighted] can only be achieved.

That link to ''fall'' symbolism. Purpose of. Together with.... "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] .

What prevents Lucifer, is the very fact that he [man] unites [in himself] the two modes...the Cosmos, and the Reality, which are his two hands. [i.e.,this authors way of describing that unknown / known potential. Unknown in the sense to those individuals who only see this world [physical/material] as it is [with the 'naked' eye]. Compared to those who 'see' the fullness of that potential [i.e.,by way of ''the minds eye'' in relation to this subject], in relation to the 'whole journey'. What this author finally defines as ''Reality''. Same book, chapter one ].

Recall the link between ''fall'' and ''Lucifer,'' i.e., all 'aspects' , one way or another, relate to an individual. One individual.

The main point to the inclusion of the above, however, is to make known that the word ''hands'' are also symbolic. Anything ''naked'' represents that ''unknown'' aspect. When 'clothing' of any description is associated with same; then it denotes an understanding has taken place [i.e.,now ''known'']. In the above example 'gloves' would be that indication. Other examples found within i.e.,the Seb Jubilee 'skirt', or 'head' gear. Question. Can you  determine, what each represents?

Only mentioned to indicate the importance of understanding the subject as a whole, in the context of other subjects. For example... "One of the arguments which might be raised against placing the Israelite Exodus in the 13th Dynasty is the fact that scholars have always believed it was the Hyksos who introduced the chariot into the Levant and Egypt. Therefore the Egyptians could not have assembled a chariot force to pursue the Israelites until they had acquired the technology from their foreign Hyksos oppressors....."One further important clue has to do with gloves! [Emphasis authors, not mine]. Egypt possesses a hot climate and it will be obvious to you that the ancient Egyptians did not wear gloves in order to keep their hands warm. When you see leather gloves amongst Tutankhamun's treasures in the Cairo museum you immediately recognize that these are 'chariot gloves' which the boy king wore to protect his hands from the chafing of leather reins. When we look at a wall relief from the el-Amarna tomb of Ay, 'Master of Horse', showing the tomb owner wearing gloves at a royal investiture in his honour, we again know that these gloves are part of the trappings of a charioteer - in this case the commander of the chariot forces of Egypt. These chariot gloves were clearly a status symbol to be displayed as a mark of rank, singling out the wearer as a member of his majesties elite troops." [Chapter 13, 'A Test of Time' by D. Rohl].

The author attempting to change 'dates' in order to verify a 'hypothesis' of which, amongst other things, Solomons Temple; he believes, will most likely be found, {i.e.,in a different epoch strata}. To understand its true intent put 'temple' in the 'search box'.

Leather is always identified with Hathor,[recall her main 'symbol'] of which all 'rulers' regardless of 'time' or period have to identify with [one way or another] as part of their 'calling' [i.e.,Kingship]. Other words [keys] highlighted.

Can you put them all together to understand something other than the obvious?

Another example..."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. Try ''four'' and ''garment'' for a deeper read.

Abydos in relation to Thebes. Question. What lies in the middle of both? Question. Any similarities to Stonehenge?

That link to Enoch "as to the invention of 'language' itself. Because according to the secret doctrine, all languages originated with the giving of names to the heavenly bodies". That 'language' that predated the Tower of Babel. [For further information on 'Enoch' as represented in different forms throughout all cultures see chapter seven 'The Secret History of the World'].

'Homer's Secret Iliad' - enlarged throughout.

"Whenever a gnostic receives a spiritual intuition in which brings him new 'spiritual' knowledge and new spiritual graces, [he should know] that the form he contemplates [i.e., 'information' assessed within this 'subject'. This readers input] is none other than his own essential self, for it is only from the tree of his own self that he will garner the fruits of his knowledge." [Same chapter, same book, i.e.,'Bezels of Wisdom'].

'Tree' in relation to 'tower'. Anything?

For other examples put in the 'search box'.....''the fruit of ones labour.''

"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].

Refresher: {i.e.,a 'work in progress' representation of}: "...In Book 18, Achilles mother, Thetis, suggests yet another image of the significantly brighter stars of the constellation when she describes her son as a young sapling who will grow into a mighty warrior. Homer also uses Canis Major to reiterate his idea of the celestial sphere when in Book 23 of the Iliad, Achilles tosses this way and that during a restless sleep." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Example that explores [and possibly 'describes'] that inner intent [or 'goal']...

"In this particular dream i live in California, Colorado or another sunny somewhere. Amid a throng of people i sit within a lush and riotous flower garden and courtyard, the same garden i've seen pictured within a deck of Tarot cards. A balding, older man, toga-clad like Socrates, stands before the crowd, lecturing to us on how this garden was a sacred Egyptian garden. Before me to the right, i see a small, magical fountain - almost like a baptismal font - built into the side of a building. There water dribbles and bubbles into a pink marble basin in the shape of a shell. Above the flowing water i notice the face of a pink marble angel.  Beside the fountain, on the east side of the stucco building, there is an arched wooden door without a handle or a window. In my lap, i hold these strange cards, unlike any Tarot deck i have ever seen. As i say, one card bears the picture of the same garden and fountain where i sit. I raise my hand to ask, "Where in Egypt is this fountain? I want to go and see it." The speaker points to the 'fountain' in front of me. "Right there. There is the fountain." "NO, NO i say, "I mean the real fountain. Where is it?" Again he says, "Right there. That is the fountain!" I turn to the fellow seated beside me and complain, "He doesn't understand my question." "No the fellow replies. "You do not understand the answer. THAT is the fountain." ..........

".....Through the symbols themselves my dream almost seemed to shout at me. "Stop thinking so much! Logic will never get you to the truth you seek.  Everything you need to know lies inherent in the symbol."  Intuition instructs the soul in ways logic never could.  As the writer Doestoevsky reminds us, "Reason is a fine thing...but reason is only reason and satisfies only the reasoning capacity of man." [Part three to the book 'Dreams of Isis' by Normandi Ellis].  Continued [ enlarged ] further on.  Put ''fountain'' in the usual box to understand 'its' relation towards defining a subject and therefore the 'individual.'

"What else can it be that draws hundreds and thousands of people, as though by some ineradicable instinct, to search for the 'fountain of Kunewara'? Our Grailsword is broken and it can only be mended, as the legend tells us, at the fountain of the Beginnings, whose waters are forever murmuring in the secret recesses of every human soul. Not in external historical events do we find this 'fountain', but in the soul of the Human Being..." ['The Flaming Door'].

As one example: "Socrates who is more or less hidden behind his 'best disciple,' Plato." [Quote by Friedrich  Nietzsche]. Think about it, relative to ''archetypes.'' Understanding that 'framework' gives a 'broader' view. A plausible one. Can you see it yet? If only in relation to ''Socrates''. Purpose of?

"Lahiri Mahasaya was no bookish interpreter of the scriptures. Effortlessly he dipped into the 'divine library' {Akashic records link}. Foam of words and spray of thoughts gushed from the fountain of his omniscience. He had the wondrous clavis that unlocked the profound philosophical science hidden ages ago in the Vedas. If asked to explain the different planes of consciousness mentioned in the ancient texts, he would smilingly assent." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Practical example?..."Church leaders, travelers, and cartographers began now to find firm geographical clues in the Bible that revealed the true location of the Garden of Eden, which many now concluded had existed in the Bible lands themselves. According to the book of Genesis, as well as various apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim origin, the Garden of Eden was watered by a single stream that took its rise from a spring or fountain that emerged from the base of the Tree of Life. After exiting the garden, the stream then split into four rivers..." The author of Gobekli-tepe attempting to define where the Garden of Eden may be located. Very similar to the author of 'A Test of Time' {enlarged elsewhere}. Define the parts to understand the whole {i.e.,subject material} - relative ONLY to the self.

''...emerged from the base of the Tree of Life.'' Understand the ''divine bit'' relative to A/B/C to narrow down those choices. Then try ''fountain''.

Primordial 'fountain' in relation to Primordial 'mound'{''Duku''}. Top/down relative to bottom/up - as a means...

'A river of thoughts'. The means by which an understanding takes place. Purpose of - relative to the whole. Represented as a 'journey'.

"In Arthurian legend the occurrence of a beautiful lady at a fountain is almost commonplace in the introduction to a story of inner adventures and enchantments. In the subjective economy of things such a symbolic scene represents a power point in the aura. These are known in the East as chakras. They are upwelling life giving force centers from the depths; sources of kundalini or the life force."    All as a representation of something.

Question. What is that something, and WHY? In other words what is that final intent, i.e.,what aspect of the 'psyche' relative to ''the thinking process'' [in order to define something; in order to understand something]  - does it represent?

"The NaIads dwell in a cave in a mountain, an image that we shall encounter more than once. They are of the class of being known more generally as Nereides or water nymphs, of whom there are many, all daughters of Poseidon, the 'god' of the sea. However, whereas the Nereides were creatures of the great waters, [i.e., salt] the Naiads were associated with inland water sources, [i.e., fresh] particular fountains." [Both paragraphs taken from part two, of the book 'The Rose Cross and The Goddess' by G. Knight].

[4]. Hindu/sandscript equivalent= ‘Asura’, [ ‘Nature beings’ ]...In relation to ‘Devas’, [ 'Shinning ones' i.e.,'enlightenment', by way of an understanding, within a subject]. i.e., lower/higher. The link between the two = ‘Muses’. Those nine aspects of...the still in ‘unconscious’ state until an ‘awareness’...surfaces.

That link to 'Ten', i.e.,part of the now 'whole'. [Chapter six.'Esoteric Orders and their Work'.By Dion Fortune]. Buddhist equivalent, the 'three heads' and 'six arms' of Brahma. That link to the 'Graces of Hermes', 'by way of'.... the 'language of the birds'. Chapter seven. 'The Sirius Mystery'.

Sufi equivalent = 'Parliament of the Birds' by Hakim Sanai. Or 'The Universal Tree and the Four Birds' by Ibn Arabi.

[5]. Christian equivalent = ‘Demons/Angels’. The link between the two...'Stations of the Cross'. Think about it, in relation to Cross symbolism. Explained elsewhere. Monastic equivalent 'The Lords Prayer',[Paster Noster]...in relation to a 'repetitive' action in order to 'bridge' something in the positive sense. Keep in mind what the word 'Lord' is symbolic of. Together with...

"An 'angel' [in a general way,i.e.,Archetype; in the main i.e., more often than not] is a spiritual reality with its own unique content, qualities, and 'character'. What distinguishes one angel from another is not the physical quality of spatial apartness but difference of level- one being above or below another- with respect to fundamental causality in terms of some difference in essence. Now as we have said, angels are 'beings' in the world that is the domain of emotion and feeling: and since this is the case, the substantial quality of an 'angel', may be an impulse or a drive-say, an inclination in the direction of 'love' or a seizure of fear, or pity or the like. "[Page 8, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned within].

Yet another analogy with the same intent: but with a deeper meaning to it..."Enquiry is everything'' as i once wrote in my own 'magickal' journal; to break down the buffers that allow us to maintain the sense of separation within our selves and to others. If you cannot communicate clearly within yourself, what chance for you to communicate with your fellows? If you cannot communicate with your fellows, what chance of communicating with more ethereal constructs? and if you cannot talk to 'Angels', what chance of ''walking with god''. [Quote by A. Crowley. Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis - this readers].

And/or..."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'].

Question. Why is the subject of 'psychology' used as this subjects main teaching aid?

"...Enquiry is everything...'' = Objectivity. Benefits of.

An alternative? view..."Some of the intensified experiences were ''merely subjective,'' but nonetheless tremendously important to the author, in ways that even the skeptic would admit were non - pathological. For instance, on one occasion, the entity spoke directly, in a melodious and angelic voice, to say: 'They live happiest who have forgiven most.' This is rather trite, one admits; all the major religions preach forgiveness. What was impressive was {A} the timing - the struggling writer was very pissed off, that week, at certain publishers who were slow in paying monies owed; and {B} - the pragmatic emphasis, tailored to the Libertarian's hedonic philosophy at the time. It did not say, 'Forgive, because god demands it'; it said, 'Forgive, and you will be happier.' The Libertarian Hedonist tried it, and still is trying it, and it works." [Same book].

Practical example of such..."The Abyss represents a significant event in the life of the 'magician-mystic'. As such, it is a culmination of thousands of hours of work towards its attainment. It is not a vision, nor can it be visualised. Nor can it be simply attained by taking the 'Oath of the Abyss' at any moment of your life. It is an emergent property of a fundamental re-orientation of awareness in relation to the universe, given divine grace by its reception within the individual. It is the moment to which the HGA ['Higher Guardian Angel'] designs to lead us, at which point it too vanishes, as it was never there. The HGA is the edge of light, the bridge, interface, component of awareness that arises from the shadow of the abyss - the amaneusis of the soul. When the remembrance of the true state is attained the light is entered and no longer casts a shadow {Abyss} nor has an edge {Angel}." [Same book. Emphasis, this readers].

Summary: ''...the bridge," - in relation to a ''gap'' filled in by a [eureka?] moment. Representation of. ''Magical'' up to that point, i.e.,a potential yet to be realized. ''Mystical'' - once realized. Those two words ''magical/mystical'' only used because of the subject matter {i.e.,'spiritual' stuff}. That realization of something - however- is universal - regardless of subject [i.e.,by study] - of which those ''thousands of hours'' can also represent - depending on the individual. Some sooner, some later depending on ones interest in subject material. Yes or No?

Think about the above in relation to a ''connectedness'' because of the ''divine bit''. That universal {primary? and/or ''Real'' - see below} - principle, that all attempt to define in one form or another. From the dawn of human kind. From when man/woman first began an attempt to define themselves within the whole. That development ongoing, throughout the ages {eons?} up to the present time.

Understanding the above -defines the following - or at least gives one the chance to...

"This triune principle being wholly spiritual...And it is complete in itself...Beyond it stretches  what is called The Abyss. This doctrine is very difficult to explain; but it corresponds more or less to the 'gap' in thought between the Real, which is ideal, and the UNreal, {physical world?} which is actual. In the Abyss, all things exist...but are without any possible meaning {until 'manifested'. This readers input}. Hence the final sentence..."for they lack the substratum of spiritual Reality." [Extract from the book 'Little Essays Toward Truth' by A. Crowley].

''UNreal'' could also be defined as 'cause and effect' without the divine bit {i.e.,UNmanifested}.  That link to the subject of Astrology {i.e.,in the 'real' sense of the word - once the 'divine bit' is added and/or 'activated' i.e.,'manifested' } - Its true meaning and purpose. Relative to an understanding, that is - 'per' individual. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "...the melting of individuality in the reality of god's oneness; and the centrality of 'love' in the  soul's  development." [Back cover to the book 'Signs of the unseen' by J. Rumi].

Horizontal/vertical link. And 'Love' in relation to 'grace'. See it?

'The Waters of the Gap' by R. Stewart.

Or, { in a more abstract sense?}... "The 'self' is the individual's center of consciousness. The 'self' is the Cosmic mind. In Idealism, the self is not the originator of its own consciousness, as it is in materialism, but 'borrows' consciousness from the 'self'. 'The self' is sometimes conceived of as undifferentiated, and sometimes its thoughts are experienced as 'gods' or 'angels'. Lorna Byrne has told me that she sometimes sees all angels 'connected to god' by a cord." [Chapter twenty, 'The Sacred History'].

Understanding that basic framework, together with its most common 'theme' clarifies; if only for this reader; such 'statements'. What the author defines throughout the same book, as "mind before matter", [in relation to primary / secondary. Explained within].

The real questions however are the usual ones - fact or fiction - A possibility or not?

"Angels are the powers hidden in the faculties and organs of man." Quote by Ibn Arabi.

[6]. Or even the Celtic equivalent...‘Fairies’, i.e., ethereal qualities. Or the Alchemy equivalent, Mercury. Or more to the point...’mercurial’. In relation to an awakening of something, i.e., represented as from that ‘somethings’ positive/negative boundaries/parameters, relative to an 'understanding'. As indicated in such books as...’The Underworld Initiation’ and ’The well of light’. Both by R. J. Stewart. To be taken/read with an extra large pinch of salt.

Or more commonly represented in the form of ‘fairy stories’, [ keep scratching ]. With the same intent. Which most know has a central ongoing factor to them. The seeking of a ‘treasure’ or that elusive ‘pot of gold’ at the end of the rainbow/journey .

Islam, [Sufi] equivalent..."I was a Hidden Treasure,and i loved to be known",so i created the world." Chapter Three. 'The Eleventh Hour. By M.Lings. Think about it ...in relation to a possible 'potential' within ABC. Orthodox equivalent... ‘The Sword in the Sun’. By A. Duncan.

Or represented in the Pagan world simply as the differences between ‘animals’ and ‘birds’. Example of such, as represented on those same ‘T’ shaped pillars. ’Geese/ducks’ on each base. A direct link to ‘Cygnus’..,and its relation to the ‘Cross’ symbolism. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Indicated in such books as...’Cygnus Mystery’. By A. Collins. Or ‘The Flight of the Wild Gander’. By J. Campbell ]. In relation to a representation of lower/higher self within an overall journey, i.e.....

[7]. ’King’ of the ‘animals’ = Cernuous = Highest ‘point’ in lowest division, i.e., Borderline [ Key ] between higher/lower mysteries. Common parlance 'leading a duck to water'. Think about it, in relation to a 'return' journey by way of a 'medium', i.e.,water, [symbolism of]. "The great goddess sometimes has as her bird of epiphany, a swan, a goose or a duck."[ 'The Riddle of the Sphinx']. Recall the ''animals'' on the base of those 'T' shaped pillars.

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.

"The only clear pictorial confusion between the hieroglyphs of a white fronted goose {in the normal hieroglyphic spelling of the name 'Geb', often followed by the addition of the -b- sign] and a Nile goose in the spelling of the name Geb occurs in the rock cut tomb of the provincial govenor Sarenput the 2nd {12th Dyn. / Middle kingdom} on the Qubba el-Hawa desert - ridge {opposite Aswan}, namely on the left [southern] wall, near the open doorway, in the first line of the brightly painted funerary offering formula. This confusion is to be compared to the frequent hacking out of Akhenatens agents of the sign of the Pintail Duck [meaning 'son'] in the Royal title meaning 'Son of Re', especially in the Theban temples, where they confused the duck sign with that of the Nile Goose regarded as a 'form' of the then forbidden god Amon." [Wikipedia / Geb].

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

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

Question. Can you determine those differences [subtle?] between all three [water/land] bird animals? relative to an 'understanding'. Question 2. Why go to all this trouble?

N.B. Geese associated more with North. Ducks with South. Swans?

That ''borderline'' represented as the 'middle way'. Mount Sinai = Hebrew equivalent. Hindu equivalent = Pashupati. Egypt equivalent = The word ’Memphis’, [ explained elsewhere ]. Especially in relation to the layout/sequence of the Egyptian ’Nomes’. Hermetic equivalent the word ‘shoreline’. = Wet/Dry division of the same. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Sumerian equivalent = ‘Nibiru’. Point of 'crossing’. Chapter eight.12th planet. By Z. Sitchin. Christian equivalent = ‘Cross over’ point between nave/transcept. Alchemy defines that same principle with the word ''conjunction.''

"The Chinese word for it means ''heartmind,'' and the ancient Egyptian word means ''intelligence of the heart.'' Yet this concept of the complete merging of thoughts and feelings is crucial in achieving personal Conjunction. In psychological terms, Conjunction unites our thoughts with our feelings in moments of true wisdom [eureka moments link]. The alchemists referred to these two opposed ways of knowing as Solar and Lunar consciousness." [Both paragraphs taken from 'Sorcerers Stone'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The union of Solar and Lunar consciousness produces a 'superior' third way of knowing called Stellar consciousness. Stellar consciousness is a state of incorruptible wisdom symbolized by the heroic Child of the Philosophers, the metal gold, a diamond or pearl, the Philosophers Stone, the astral body, and of course the stars. Remember, that in view of the alchemists, we are all embarked on a journey through the manifested planets - a journey home to the stars." [Same book]. Try ''intuition''.

Synchronistic example? {i.e.,if only in the 'ritual' sense of the word}: "At this crucial point Roma departed from her script to pick up on a spontaneous vision of a triangle of power between a Smith, a Child of Light, and a Rose and Lily wand, at which Bob felt as if a bag {Athene link?} had suddenly been lifted from his head. At the previous years events he had received a firm 'instruction' to ''seek the mysterious Abbey and enter therein'' and later was given a ritual by those in the 'Abbey' to awaken the Smith at Wayland's Smithy. This had apparently been very successful, but now the appearance of a Child born out of the Earth was a new and significant development...Marian Green, doyenne of the Green Circle, also found Roma's working, and especially her digression, to be very important. In her eyes it managed to bring together a whole set of images, symbols and pieces of the complex Celtic maze of myths which had long been the basis of her own studies. Not only did it focus some of the patterns of the past but clearly showed the direction for future study, with a great deal of work still to do on the Smith and the Child, who must have come forth from the blending of two streams, the red and white, within the heat of the forge..." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight].

A {working?} example - that very first one? "A conjunction of Venus and Mars as they are setting occurs in Book 21, when: 'Queen Hera saw that vixen Aphrodite taking Ares through the crowd out of the battle'. The Moon and Venus were in the sky just before the lunar eclipse during the famous seduction of Zeus, when Hera tried to enlist the help of the goddess of beauty: 'My dear child, will you do what i am going to ask of you, or will you refuse me because you are angry at my being on the Greek side while you are on the Trojan?' Venus then disappeared from the evening sky and the Moon {Hera} took central stage when 'Aphrodite now went back into the house of Zeus, while Hera darted down from the summits of Olympus'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Nothing more than dramatic effect in describing a 'lunar eclipse' or is a lunar eclipse used to define something else?

Sufi equivalent = ‘Barzakh’, in relation to an...’Isthmus’, i.e.,The book [in relation to the Quran],is the barzakh or isthmus between mans intelligence and 'gods' knowledge of things as they are in themselves. It provides the 'god given' and providential means whereby man can come to know things in themselves...."[ Introduction,'The Sufi Path of Knowledge'].

Common parlence = ‘Bridge over troubled waters’. Link to the 'Mona Lisa'. Check it out. And/or "The island at the center of Druidism was known as Mona."

That 'third' representation,i.e.,the sum result of that internal 'analysis' [represented with among others lunar/solar] -  being the ''Golden Child''. At the base and in the middle of a certain 'structure'. A natural structure.

The Chinese according to the author of the 'Cygnus Mystery' represent the same in what is termed as 'the Magpie Bridge', which according to same, is associated with the constellation 'Cygnus'. Recall what its main 'emblem' is...and what that 'emblem' is symbolic of.

Its physical representation being the longest 'tunnel' in the valley of the 'kings' , or the two mile walkway between the Temple of Luxor ['dedicated to mankind'] and the Karnak Temple. Sheep 'headed' sphinxes relative to 'human' headed ones. Explained within [as well as chapter nine,'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of life'].

We all understand the positive/negative aspects of taking a ‘journey’ by a right or wrong path. By achieving a result by correct or incorrect methods. Getting used to one way/path or the other becomes habitual. A good or bad one. Symbolic of ascending/descending tunnels in the great pyramid. Pagan equivalent...Animals = descend...Birds= ascend, i.e., ’In flight to somewhere’, but within the still as yet 'lower self'. The 'language of the birds', however being that 'boundary line'. Indicative of an ''inner journey.'' Potential/possibility of. Depending on what we get used to. Repetitive action makes it habitual.

As seen from a different viewpoint?..."Non-identification pulls us out of our black hole of distorted self interest which gives us tunnel vision and keeps our psychology in the basement of its potential." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

"It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in the old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable - he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated." Tolstoy [1828 - 1910].

'Elder' in relation to 'younger'. Anything? Try part 1.

samson

''If you have not ploughed with my heifer, you would not find out my riddle.'' [Judges 14:18 in relation to Samson's riddle]. Think on it relative to what the 'mill ' represents. Together with the remaining parts of that same riddle. Found within. Clue 'A churning in relation to a grinding'.

The Symbolism of which is represented by ‘Grooves’, [key]. Especially those in the ‘Grand Gallery’. Or in the ‘Kings’ chamber’, i.e., Higher self, in the positive sense. Common parlance... ‘To plough ones furrow’. Represented by the... ‘Great /lessor Bear’ constellation.

Question. Which came first; the naming of the constellations or this 'subject'.

Its old name = Septentriones. ‘Seven ploughing oxen’. [See also 'New View Over Atlantis'. Chapters one/two, in relation to 'Notch' symbolism], i.e.,"and on a bank leading up to a mountain ridge, or down to a ford, the track cut deep so as to form a guiding notch...." OR " in a mountain pass the road cut deeply at the highest place straight through the ridge, to show as a notch afar off." [Emphasis...this readers]. That link to 'Hook' symbolism.

"Such a division of the 7 into these two constituent principles, the spiritual 3 and the material 4, was used time and again..." [Taken from 'Mystery of Numbers'].

"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].

Understanding the above, gives clues as to the information within Mr Bauval and co. book 'Black Genesis', an elongated hill in the S/W corner of the Egyptian desert..."a flattened top with a very noticeable depression or notch in the middle" what the author calls ' Horizon Hill ', and that link to the 'Horizon' hieroglyph, which as he says "was used to denote 'horizon' or, more specifically, the Place of the Sunrise." [Page 142, same book].

And/or: "Caroline, you may not be aware of this, but your name begins with the letter associated with the balance of the number three. Balance is a grace of spirit. This is why the horizon stone played such an important part in the Egyptian mysteries. The hieroglyph depicts the meeting of Sun and Earth...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 {'lead' link} through the curvature {'arc' link} 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].

Follow the title of the book to see it from its broader {horizon?} - point of view. That personal inner one.

Side not: Speculation 'rules the roost' in Ancient Aliens: The Power of Three {Series 5, episode 14}. Understand this subject to get as close as one can to answer all those convoluted questions and answers - if only in relation to ''three''.

Abu Ruash also has that same 'formation', of which a similar symbol can be found above the North entrance of none other than the Great Pyramid. The common factor between all being Mr Djedefre, or more importantly, before those first impressions take hold...what Djedefre represents, i.e.,elder relative to younger. Djedefre in relation to Menkaure. North relative to South. The 'southern' end of which encompassed that 'offset' pyramid. The beginning or start of something.

As also mentioned in that same well researched book [if only from the standard [exoteric] point of view, i.e.,without including this subject].... it was the following Dynasty, i.e.,5th...that the 'Horizon' symbol became ingrained. Which gives clues as to Mr Djedefres [and therefore by implication, his families], true status, if only within an understanding of something. Recall what Djedefre represents. That understanding was finally 'realized' in the 5th.

Hence the link to the first 'religious' texts ever found anywhere. The Pyramid texts. What Mr Bauval refers to as the 'Horizon' hieroglyph, others call the 'Son of'. But not yet with that 'full' understanding, i.e.,'heart' or 'bosom' link. ['lower'/ 'higher' link]. Hence the link to the 'sun' in the middle of those two 'points', regardless of whether they be 'mountains' or 'pillars'. Recall what the 'sun' represents, [besides the obvious]. Think about it, relative to what other symbol was included within, non other than King Unas cartouche.

"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.

Analogy of same {principles?}- that very first one - {written in the stars?}: "Homer confirms in Book 19 that Achilles is an astronomical newcomer when he is compared to Odysseus, whose constellation Bootes, had been in the skies for an eternity. Odysseus says: 'Achilles - mightiest of all the Greeks in battle {'struggle' link}, you are better than i, and that more than a little, but in counsel i am much before you, for i am older and of greater knowledge'. Homer is here stating, that Odysseus personal star, Arcturus, is not as bright and powerful as that of Achilles {Sirius and Canis Major}, but is much 'older', for it has been visible from the northern hemisphere since time immemorial." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Side note: The story {method?} of Troy {Great Bear} - in relation to the Precession.  Orion = Hector and Paris. Achilles = Dog star. His bright armour in relation to 'electrum'. Anything?

Question. What does ''19'' represent?

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

That logic again. That logic that defines and verifies this subject. REGARDLESS of whether it be fact or fiction.

Hebrew equivalent = the word...’Sefirah’, [ ‘Mystical Shape of the Godhead'. Chapter three. G.Scholem ]. Or the Pagan ‘Dykes’, [ unconscious aspect ]. Christian equivalent = ‘Prayer’, i.e., benefit of. In relation to...a repetitive ‘habit’ / discipline. Three examples of same...but from different perspectives. Spot those common links...’The art of True Healing’. By I. Regardie...’Esoteric Healing’. By A. Hopking...’Born of Water and Spirit’. By A. Lohr.

Or even ‘Sister Wendy’..and therefore by implication...her profession. As an example of same. Think about it. Together with 'The Brotherhood of the Common Life'. Mentioned elsewhere.

That link to the ten Commandments of Hebrew fame or Jurisprudence and Kalam...in relation to the Sharia of Islam culture to name but a few. All encompassed and re-evaluated in what Mr Al-Ghazali describes as... "the lowland of servile conformism ...to the highland of independent investigation"... In relation to striking a balance. To achieve an equilibrium. In all things that we do...and come to believe in.

The benefit of the routine of getting used to the positives as opposed to those negatives...on a day by day basis. That potential of. In relation to a ’Journey’. Hence the link to the word [and its application]... 'meditation'. Its most basic interpretation,[some may say crudely] could be... if one has to 'focus' on anything, then focus on the 'positive' stuff as opposed to its alternative. Chooses are made every day, whether its learning something new, or still coming to terms with something 'old', ['youngest' and/or 'eldest' links]. That 'chose' one way or the other has to be made, consciously or otherwise. Whether we want to, or not. The only difference, is that this subject makes you aware of that fact... and its supposed relevance along a path or 'journey'. Represented by higher/lower.

Symbolic of the word ‘Treasure’. As an example...The ‘Copper scrolls’ were found alongside the ‘Dead sea scrolls’. The ’treasure’, [ in their opinion ]...is that which was found within that ‘Inner landscape’ of those words within those pages rather than in the physical sense...something that might be found...buried. A subtle link to exoteric/esoteric and/or physical/spiritual differences.

Each individual would see the word ‘treasure’ in a different light. Another example could be... "The story of Gilgamesh, the fourth king of Uruk, is in part about what people felt as they adapted to city living. This strange and wonderful story was lost for thousands of years until 1872, when George Smith, a scholar at the British museum, announced he had deciphered tablets excavated in the library of the last Assyrian king. Inscribed on Lapis lazuli, it had been locked up in the temple of Venus inside a copper box." [Chapter 15, 'The Sacred History'. Mentioned elsewhere].

And/or..."Give me a copper coin and I'll tell you a golden story,'' is in part responsible for the more popular title of the Golden Ass. This may be so, but we would also suggest that there is an alchemical tinge to this gold. That it is indicative of pure and priceless Mysteries concealed beneath the surface of the tale." [Extract taken from part 4, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Similar {principle?} to such 'tales' as Fulcanelli and/or King Arthur legends,i.e.,wisdom to be found within them. Created with that aim in mind. Hence the understanding to such quotes {in reference to 'King Arthur} ''that he was conceived at Tintagel.'' ['History of the Kings of Britain' / Geoffrey of Monmouth]. Get it? Enlarged throughout.

A working example: " The Catalogue of Ships is said to be the oldest part of the Iliad, but it brings a mixed response from readers. For some it is a tedious list of warriors, their regiments and home towns and the number of ships in which they sailed to Troy, offering little to those keen to move on to the clamour of war in the following books." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from a broader {horizon?} viewpoint - by way of the astronomical one. {The Royal way?}. Question. Which came first - The naming of the constellations or subject material?

"However, the deeper seeker will seek for the primary inner, rather than the secondary outer knowledge, that has to be found within." ['Rose Cross and the Goddess'].

Another example with the same intent..."Then the priest said,'This book is in the middle of the river at Koptos, in an iron box; in the iron box, is a bronze box; in the bronze box is a sycamore box; in the sycamore box is an ivory box and ebony box; in the ivory/ebony box is a silver box, in the silver box, a golden one and in that is a book. It is twisted all around with snakes and scorpions..."[Extract from the book by S. Ashby]. Some facts [nuggets] within the tale from the 'Lost Book of Djehuti'. Djehuti [Greek = Thoth] - the inventor of hieroglyphs. Koptos; within the u-turn of a river. All of which have to be deciphered to understand the parts within the whole. Question. Boredom?

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'].

As is..."According to Thoth, there are nine crystal balls beneath the Sphinx, one inside the other. Archeologists and psychics have been searching for these balls for a long time - it's an ancient legend. It is said that these crystal balls are somehow connected to the consciousness of the earth and to the three levels of consciousness that humans are now experiencing. Various seekers have searched for the nine spheres, spending a great deal of time and money, but according to Thoth, you don't need the crystal balls; you just need to draw nine concentric circles, because its just as revealing. If they'd known it was geometry and consciousness they were seeking and not necessarily an object, the knowledge would have come easier." ['The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' / D. Melchizedek - Vol 2].

''...beneath the Sphinx'' = limestone. Limestone in relation to 'seabed'. Question. What lies beneath {within} a seabed?

Crystallization in relation to UNcrystallization - as a means...? [Enlarged elsewhere].

"A monk who had meditated long in search of Illumination {enlightenment?} 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." Anything?

Another 'fact' to ponder. The relationship between copper, silver, and gold as represented within the 'golden raft of El Dorado. Or why Electrum was used by the ancients, especially in the Old Kingdom of Egypt. As a representation of something. As indicated by such authors as S. Murata. Chapter two. ’Tao of Islam’.

Meditation and yoga another form of helping positive overcoming negative. Hence the reason for its application in most ‘Mystery clubs’. We all understand the merits of a healthy ‘attitude’. Especially in relation to understanding something new. In understanding the value of positive over negative. This subject is no different. Understanding those negative aspects in relation to the positive ones. The understanding of the ‘self’ in relation to the bigger/overall picture. For each and every individual. Regardless of culture / religion or class.

"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 this subjects 'framework' from the oral tradition up to the present date, gives a deeper meaning to the above quote. A plausible one.

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Have no fear - its THE REAL McCOY !!    Frank McCoy.

"Its fun to be good, its boring to be bad." Prince Harry in Africa.

Hindu equivalent...."In the last resort, nothing but the vision of the 'Atman' itself can cause the utter dying out of desire, and therefore the disciple is instructed not to remain content with negative restraint but to center his gaze upon the Atman within, unseen, though yet it be....

...."Silence thy thoughts and fix thy whole attention on thy 'master,' [Hebrew equivalent, 'Yahweh' by way of '' Adonai.'' Think on it]...whom yet thy dost not see, but whom thy feelest."

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

...The slightest wavering, the slightest turning back in thought to that sense world on which the disciple has turned his back, will energize anew the desires which he is striving to abandon, and as the tension increases in his desire nature {what some psychologists term the unconsciousness} they will burst out in a great flash of anger utterly devastating to his spiritual progress, shattering his inner perception and causing a loss of those ''memories'' by which he hoped to mount...

Side note: ''memory'' in relation to 'belly'. Anything? Try Gobekli-tepe.

'Car {chariot} of History' by Carlo Franzoni {1819} - Statuary Hall {u.s.a}. The Muse of History. Capricorn {top-down?} - Aquarius {bottom-up?} and Sagittarius {?}. Question. 'Twenty-three' minutes to 'nine'. Recall what both numbers represent - therefore Sagittarius = 'time' related? Synchronistic link?

...It is not that the sense life is to be negated or outwardly discontinued, as impractically taught by some Sankhyas. It is an inner withdrawal that is to be practiced, a withdrawal to 'higher levels' that will in itself bring that outer harmonization which is essential if the buddhi is to be attained. In the old symbol of the chariot, the horses of the senses are to be held back [ nigrihita] by the reins of the mind, but it is not intended that they be unyoked from the chariot or that their movement should be stopped altogether...

'Chariots of The Gods' by E. Von Daniken. Its an inner awareness not external, i.e.,no alien spacecraft. Question. Nothing more therefore than a 'meditation' exercise? After a stressful day? Since the dawn of human {mental?} activity?

...The aim of this practice is that the mind should, to some extent at least, be purified by the practice of selfless action, and at least partially liberated from the 'thraldom' of attachments, so that it may cease to assert its unique viewpoint at every moment. Then as the wind of desire subsides, the disciple will feel a luminous peace and wisdom reflected in his heart, like the images of those eternal stars reflected in the depths of a lake, and he/she will have gained a preliminary perception of the actual nature of ''buddhi'' that will be a thousand times more useful to him/her than all the descriptions of the books." [Chapter two, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita' by Sri Krishna Prem].

Analogy? of same..." he assures us, that even a little meditation [and/or study. This readers input] it saves us from the dire fear of death and/or after death states. Do not fix your spiritual ideal on small mountains, but hitch it to the star of unqualified divine attainment. If you work hard you will get there." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

Antoine Faivre puts the role of the scholar thus:...those of us who study it [i.e.,esotericism] are not only called upon to be scholars, but detectives who are able to follow its often elusive traces.

Buddhi...."An impersonal spiritual faculty 'giving' knowledge of the Cosmic Unity. Also used of the knowledge itself. It is also the seat of such 'higher' emotions as love. In a 'lower' sense, it is used for the purely intellectual aspect of our empirical personalities."

Together with..." The buddhi is the wisdom which 'sees' the One in All; it is also the faculty by which that vision is acquired." [Chapter 10, same book].

Atman...."Originally meaning breath, the word came to stand for 'self,' or anything that may be considered self, from the body, up to the 'highest' reality. Particularly it signifies the higher self [ jivatman], the manifested Cosmic 'self' [Mahat Atman] and the unmanifested transcendent self [Shanta Atman]. It is the consciousness, particularly on the 'higher' levels." [Pages 217/218 of the same book].

Even though written from a Hindu perspective, those general keys [highlighted, i.e., the Micro within the Macro] still define that paragraph.

Different perspective [i.e.,'angle'], same intent..."But, beyond the physical and beyond the psychic is the spiritual world, the world of spirit: 'spiritus' in Latin, 'pneuma' in Greek and 'atman' in Sanskrit. That 'Spirit' though separate from matter and soul is yet interwoven in the whole structure." [Chapter 'one,' to the book 'The Cosmic Revelation' by Bede Griffiths].

Egyptian ['perspective'] equivalent... In 'profile' in relation to 'face on'.  Try Part 3.

All a link to 'objectivity' [purpose of] in relation to an understanding, [of say, a subject] relative to the self. The Micro within the Macro. Other definitions [enlarged] elsewhere. Use the 'find' tool [''search box'']. Try 'Atman'. That final link to the ''teacher'' of the 'Dead Sea Scroll' fame. Or Guardian of the Gate.

Those negative ‘aspects’ represented with other key words that indicates an ‘offset to the norm’. More generally known as ‘the fall’ and its relevant importance to the wider ‘picture’. [ In their opinion ]. That fall represented...as in the stone age...with the ‘Heel ’ stone. Offset purposely as indicated in such books as...’In Search of Ancient Astronomies’. By E.Krupp.

The author of 'The Cities of Dreams' believes that 'heel' symbolism proves [amongst others] his hypothesis of the ''ousting of red-haired Neanderthal by Cro-Magnon.'' Using the story in Genesis 25 of the birth of the 'twins' Jacob and Esau - especially the statement - ''elder shall serve the younger.'' [ Chapter 15]. Understanding this subject gives it true meaning. 'Higher over lower' etc. All explained within and throughout.

Or more to the mark/point. The ‘offset’ pyramid on the giza plateau followed by the other two. The final one being that most famous one. The largest of the three. That order in which they are meant to be understood.

That final monument taken with the others; represented by those three bright stars within Orions belt. The 'offset' one being ' the least amount of light'. ['Black Genesis'. Mentioned within] . Together with the three stars of the Cygnus constellation, as indicated in the book 'The Cygnus Mystery' . [Especially plate 19 ].

The Northern Cross. 'North' in relation to 'South'. Symbolic of. One indicative of 'top down' the other 'bottom up'. The implication being from a 'fall' to getting back on the right tack. From darkness to light. From unknown to now known. By way of the 'middle' ground. Maintaining that inner equilibrium . Positive over negative. Which if understood correctly, indicates a direction of 'order', i.e.,does that indicate an order of construction?

Verified; of sorts; by the work of Boris Mouravieff. 'Gnosis', of whom it is said another individual with an esoteric interest , learned much from ; namely Gurdjieff. Within that first chapter of the first volume, can be seen in diagram form that same offset pattern but now in the vertical representation, [explained elsewhere] its true form; together with his 'law of three' . Explained throughout. Only read volumes two and three when ready. Go with your gut feeling. What this subject defines as that ''intuitive one.''Learn to listen to 'IT' instead of those first impressions. That is if you want to understand this first yet final remaining subject.

Anthony Duncan another author, who inspires the reader to look deeper within the subject as a whole, by way of the Christian theme. Found within. Together with 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism].

The Hebrews represented the same with the 'serpent' tale [explained throughout], negative overcoming / influencing positive; or more to the point that 'unknown' state if not corrected, [i.e.,brought back to balance] could lead to a fall....or more importantly to remain in a ''fallen state.'' i.e., lucifer = fallen angel [Angel, link to 'shining ones', i.e.,higher relative to 'lower'] that most associate incorrectly or otherwise to a 'serpent', becomes the main anchor point of that biblical story. From a negative back into a positive. From darkness to light. Represented in all cultures as a U-TURN. Explained throughout. Turning those ''wilderness' years into a positive, in order to get to the ''promise land.''

That journey itself when plotted out, representing an about turn; a reversal of fortune; a u- turn. Mount Sinai, the middle of that journey ['lowest' mysteries; 'highest' level of. Hebrew equivalent]. Symbolic of an understanding. The Egyptians used the Nile river to represent the same principles. Hence the reason and chose of position for the valley of the 'kings'. That further 'development' represented by the 'tomb' of the 'golden child'. In the middle of that chosen spot. Think on it, relative to...

"The function of Khidr as a ''person archetype'' for both Suhrawardi and Ibn Arabi is to reveal each disciple to himself...He leads each disciple to his own theophany...because that theophany corresponds to his own 'inner heaven', to the form of his own being, to his eternal individuality...Khidr's mission consists in enabling you to attain to the 'Khidr of your being', for it is in this inner depth, in this 'prophet of your being', that springs the Water of Life at the foot of the mystic Sinai, pole of the microcosm, center of the world...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 possesses sufficient inner strength to seek freely the teaching of all masters...  " [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out'. Mentioned elsewhere].

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

"Water is seen as a symbol of the maternal, the 'Great Mother', as well as the great unfathomable and mysterious well of Wisdom contained within the subconscious mind. In short, Water symbolizes the infinite realm of possibilities......Like the element of 'Fire', Water also symbolizes the ideas of transfiguration and regeneration. The direction or cardinal point assigned to Water is West. [Extract taken from the book by Cicero]. For a 'deeper' point of view try ''incarnation'' in the usual box. If only to understand it from 're-incarnation'.

The author of 'Lazarus Come Forth' defines those two same 'concepts' with the labels ''degeneration'' and '' regeneration'', [chapter 3] . There 'physical' representation [regardless of time place or culture] has always been the same throughout the course of multiple generations over thousands of years. The ebb and flow of 'tides'.

"Around the time of her feast [Bridget of Ireland] , at the beginning of February, an observer standing on the hills summit looking West, would see a swan in flight formed by the inundation of pastures in the vicinity of a u-shaped bend on the river Avon, known as the 'Swans neck'. As with the return of sacred waters in spring at Kennet hills, called swallow head spring, such naturalist phenomena would have been important to the geomythic beliefs of our ancestors. [Page 98, 'The Cygnus Mystery']. Recall what 'Swans' represent or are symbolic of, if only within this subject. Swallow in relation to same.

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"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.

Question. The end of what? The beginning of what?

Orions belt, indicative of same. negative into a positive. As 'its' representation. In 'profile' as well as 'face on'. Left - right. As well as right - left. Depending on intent. Find the Egyptian equivalent to understand same principles. Represented as ''higher/ lower.'' Symbolic of that 'inner' quality.

In number symbolism 49/50 equates to 'lower' as 99/100 does to 'higher'. From a 'Jubilee' [Hebrew] to the 'Great Year' [Greek/Sumerian]. As explained in such publications as 'The Sirius Mystery' .Mentioned elsewhere. Especially chapters 4 and 5.

Of particular interest on Dendera's round zodiac is a male figure, his legs apart as if walking, [or 'striving' ] who sports a ceremonial tail and holds in his right hand a pear-shaped {pine?} mace. Beneath his feet is a goose. [Chapter 15, The Cygnus Mystery]. Recall the Hare at the feet of Orion. An awakening in relation to an understanding. North relative to South. See anything? N.B. Dendera, within the U turn of a river.........

Apophis being the Egyptian equivalent of that same 'negative' aspect. As 'speculated' on within 'The Hiram Key', by way of the Hyksos kings. Some say a link to the Babylonian Tiamat, 'goddess' of the oceans who mated with the 'god' of fresh water,[keys]. Think about it, especially in relation to Marduk, an aspect within the same. Dominance prevails... 'lower' over 'higher'. The 'Dragon' rules, [key]. Together with "The Dragon is an old glyph for 'Astral light' [primordial principle] which is the wisdom of Chaos", [page 73 'The Secret Doctrine'. Mentioned within]. Final link to the word 'lucifer'...the light bringer, a link to 'dawn' or the morning star.[Wikipedia]. That representation of a 'negative' [or unconscious,i.e.,unknown quantity], still has within it, a positive potential.

That negative however within Egyptian culture, has the positive overcoming the negative,[link to ma'at. Purpose of]... that u-turn made by way of 'Mehen' and 'Wadjet', that became; for the Egyptians; that ultimate positive symbol the 'Uraeus' and its relevance to the word Kingship. Those Twelve 'heads' that Apophis 'consumes' but are freed when Apophis is 'vanquished', [www.touregypt.net]...by way of those positive aspects represented by 'Mehen' and 'Wadjet' within the whole, i.e., Apophis [by way of 'Uraeus']... gives clues as to Freemasons symbolism of the 'legend' of Hiram Abif and its purpose with the candidate in mind.

Refresher: "The ancient ones of early eastern Christianity taught that, in relation to intruding thoughts, we should be so vigilant that as soon as they ''show there heads, like a serpent appearing through a hole, we must cut it off''! This is a potent use of the 'stop exercise' which is also meant to halt the entry and influence of ''I's'' that seek to claim our identity. The more you live in a more quiet inner place {an inner sanctuary} where features {negative ones?} cannot take over, the more you will see the difference between passing thoughts and feelings and your deeper self." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Fifteen 'individuals',[aspects of self] go in search of Mr Abif,[possible potential of higher self] to get the secrets [keys] of becoming a 'master' [higher] mason. With 'murder',[sacrifice link] on 'their' minds. Twelve decide not to go through with it,['consumed'...with guilt? link to the twelve 'heads' and twelve in relation to thirteen.Think about it]. The three remaining do the dastardly deed, [negative over positive] but repent 'for their sins'?... later on. That about u-turn is now possible, a link to the rising Phoenix and death/rebirth symbolism, and/or Mehen/Wadjet in relation to Apophis. Remember what 'three'; is in the main; always symbolic of, i.e., "In order to follow an esoteric path it is not necessary to make a quantitative study of the doctrine; it is enough to know the essentials, which are centered on the nature of 'god' and the nature of man. The symbolism of the elementary numbers is always enlightening, and in this case it is the number three, which holds as it were the keys to understanding the relationship between the 'creator' and his human image. The presence of certain triads in the world, such as that of the primary colors is the proof of a triplicity in the Divine nature itself, the supreme 'Archetype' of all that exists". [Chapter five. 'The Eleventh Hour']. Recall those 'three' boulders at the lowest level at the temple on Elephant Island. Those three aspects [and what they represent] in relation to Lower / higher.

"Jews stationed at Elephantine in Egypt in the 5th century BC, worshiped Jehovah and his goddess Anat Jahu." [From the book by T. Freke and P.Gandy].

Analogy; with the same intent..."On an island there lived three hermits. They were so simple that the only prayer they used was: ''We art three; thou art three - have mercy on us!" Great 'miracles' were manifested during this naive prayer." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi' from a folk tale by Leo Tolstoy]. For a further head scratch - try ''grace'' [link to ''mercy''] before those first impressions tell the ''lower'' something else. Then try ''miracle'' - same reason.

'Menw - the Son of the Three Shouts'. {Eastern equivalent}?

And/or {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective - a different 'point/'angle' of view'} - "In Stephen Sondheim's musical 'Sunday in the Park with George', which is about the pointillist painter, George Seurat, the creation of beauty was described as a 'connection process'. Seurat was a master at organizing and connecting colored dots, creating beautiful images that humble us to this day. Sondheim reminds us of the importance of this process with his simple lyrics: 'Connect, George, connect'... In the process of reading this book, you will take part in a connective healing journey. Your mind and heart will be extended and united as Dr Pearl connects the dots of his life...The key to understanding this {new?} level of healing is the prefix ''re'' - i.e.,re-attending, re-connecting, re-regulating, re-ordering healing... " [From the book 'The Reconnection' by Dr E. Pearl].

Understanding that universal framework {especially in relation to re-ligare} defines the above 'three' statements as it does with...

Review: "In the Book of What is in the Dwat, the incarnation of the principle of light, stands in the boats cabin during the first six hours of the night, that is during the descent. For the reascent he stands in the coils of the serpent Mehen, whose name means 'spiralic', and who plays a role in the rebirth of the solar globe. Putting together such teachings, one can conceive that the 'sun's' regeneration occurs by virtue of the flux of spiral currents which ceaselessly precipitate and coagulate the impalpable cosmic substance...At the eleventh hour the regenerated solar globe is represented, for the first and only time in this Book, at the prow of a boat {Part 3}. It is drawn towards the Eastern gate of the sky by Mehen...In the twelfth hour in the middle register...This is the books  apotheosis and can be understood in several ways. Physically it is the glorious rebirth of the 'solar' globe, and is therefore the triumph of light over darkness...Spiritually...through multiple purifications, transforms the densest matter into a more subtle one...the conquest of shadowless light." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries' - in relation to tombs at Thebes. Mentioned elsewhere].

Abydos in relation to Thebes. Question. Where would ''shadow'' be represented? Or what would it be represented by? Don't forget 'Part 3,' i.e.,try ''ship'' and/or ''plough'' and/or ''spiral''.

"Ploughing is repetitive work, furrow after furrow, furlong [a furrows length] after furlong. But now its time to stop work for a while, 'elevenses' as the English say, the time 11a.m.,called in Malay tulih tenggala, ''when the plough is idle''. [Quote taken from 'The Book of Babel'. Mentioned elsewhere].

11th Hour?

Apply {understand?} all the above to define the following: " "...The Sun is its 'father' the Moon its 'mother', the 'wind' hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse. The 'father' of all perfection in the whole world is here. Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth. Separate thou the 'earth' from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry. It ascends from the earth to the heaven and again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things 'superior' and 'inferior'. By this means you shall have the glory {''grace''?} of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall 'fly' from you. Its force is above all force. For it vanquishes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing. So was the world created...Hence i am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts the philosophy of the 'whole' world. That which i have said of the operation of the 'Sun' is accomplished and ended."  "  ['Emerald Tablet].

Follow the title to define {keys?} - in its broader {worldly?} context.

A {working?} example: "The furious fighting that continues in Book 11 gives possibly the most comprehensive conceptual chart of the constellations of the night sky in the entire Iliad. Constellations identified with Greek warriors are: Leo, Perseus, Argo Navis, Lyra, Eridanus, Orhiuchus and Bootes - and those of the Trojans are Ursa Major, Virgo, Orion, Aquarius, Equuleus, and Serpens Caput..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad' / Page 111].

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''A long, long time ago, Don McLean says his original lyrics reveal 'everything there is to know'. " Coincidence or a meaningful one? Try ''star'' and/or ''stellar''.

And/or "The eleven pairs of horses to which Homer refers {i.e.,Pandarus,i.e.'In my father's stable there are eleven excellent chariots, fresh from the builder, quite new, with cloths spread over them; and by each of them there stand a pair of horses, champing barley and rye'} - are the twenty two {11+11?} stars of Sagittarius {the astronomical home of Pandarus and his father} and contiguous Corona Australis {Pandarus quiver}. The 'barley' and 'rye' they are eating are common Homeric codewords and indicate that the stars are set against the background of the Milky Way; the chariots cannot be seen for they are covered with 'cloths'. It will never be known who made the first study of this corner of the sky, but they were expert enough to observe that twenty two stars could be 'paired' according to their brightness or magnitude..." [Same book].

Question. To which of the two {i.e.,Greek / Trojan} does the constellation Sagittarius 'belong' to. And why?

Question 2. Any relevance to the 22 letters of say, the Hebrew alphabet?

Side note: "Achilles {'Canis Major'} has a trio of fine horses...Two of the horses, Xanthus and Balius are 'immortal' and mark stars in the Milky Way. Pedasus is 'mortal' and, although said to be every bit as as good as the immortal pair, his star is just outside the Milky Way. The configuration of these makes the familiar triangle of one of Homer's chariots." [Same book].

N.B. ''Transcendent third'' link - in reverse - i.e.,top/down. 'See' it? Understanding that defines ''horses'' in relation to say, ''bulls''.

A change of pace; but along a similar path {i.e.,'Freemasonry'}: "The genuine 'secrets' of the order, we are told, have been lost, and substituted secrets are in their place until such time as the true ones will be found." Together with " The stylised death and resurrection of the candidate is the act of making one a 'master' mason." [Emphasis this readers.Chapter one.' Hiram Key' /Knight and Lomas]. Those Twelve heads because of that positive 'effort' are now 'released'. Apophis has been vanquished. Positive over negative, by way of those three aspects, of the now higher self...from which a new awareness 'dawns'. Represented by the morning star...Sirius, [the dog star]. Chapter one, same book. Something 'lost' is now found. I.e., No scrolls will be 'found' under Rosslyn chapel, because that ''understanding'' becomes ''that which was lost is now found''. Question. Which came first...The 'Constellations' or the Mythology associated with them, or the intention of both.... and why?

Question. ''Serpent'' = 'middle ground' ?

"There is a further maverick item concerning the Pleiades. As already mentioned, this constellation consists of six readily discernible stars and one considerably fainter. Particularly in Europe and Asia there are many different legends which 'account' for this situation. A typical story tells how one of the sisters lost her 'virginity', and in her shame hid her light from her companions. P. E. and G. D. Considine write as follows in this connection: 'Of the seven stars one is at present distinctly fainter than the other six, and there are many myths regarding this so called lost Pleiad. In fact the myths occur in so many ancient literature's that there is a well established theory that at one time all seven of the stars were approximately of the same brightness.' Other authors add 'It is remarkable that so many nations speak of them as seven sisters when only six are clearly visible. All the legends therefore have a postscript to account for the missing seventh." [Chapter 4 from the book by S. Gooch].  Recall what ''virginity'' implies.

"...the Virgin Mary was venerated by the medieval church and is still veneraterd by Catholics today, as virgin in our modern sense of the word, even though it is recognised by tradition that she bore carnal children to Joseph after the virgin birth of her Eldest Son, and is also hailed in Latin hymns as spouse  as well as mother of her son. These things would form a flagrant contradiction or require an impossible miracle, if they were to be taken as true on the objective plane. If, however, we recognise religious concepts as symbolic and interpret these contradictions psychologically we realise that the term ''virginity'' must refer to a quality, to a subjective state, a psychological attitude, not to a physiological or external fact." [Chapter 8, from the book by the author M. Esther Harding].  Put ''quality'' in the box.

The real question however that the reader should ask of him/her self is the usual one.

Example of same..."To the observer, free will is uncertainty; precisely because it is free, the reasoning mind cannot predict it and cannot relate it to something else, it is irrational, unrelatable. Thus the rational mind has to acknowledge a higher principle, one that is indistinquishable from pure chance. So great is this hurdle that few philosophers can surmount it. The anonymous 'Cloud of Unknowing', written in about 1350, affirms this positive value of unknowing with a most beautiful simplicity that should be instructive to philosophers. Certainly, it is one of the most profound writings in the west. Of course, our trump card is quantum physics, which has actually discovered, or been forced to recognize, that the quantum of action or quantum of uncertainty [two names of the same thing] is a primordial ingredient of the reality of physics. But even here the rational mind refuses to accept first cause. It is not convinced by the creation of matter from light , for it says, "How can we say the photon is first cause, when it itself has a cause? Does not light come from the sun?" Here we should make a clarification. In order to say that A causes B, there must be in A that which implies B. Thus, if i put salt on the doorstep, it will melt the ice because there is a relationship between the melting point of ice and the salinity of water. On the other hand, we cannot so relate cause and effect in the case where the boiling over "caused" the invention of vulcanized rubber. Pots boiling over don't imply rubber tyres, or even rubber. The cause was Goodyear, whose intention to find a way of improving raw rubber had led him to cooking it on the stove. Now it is true that there are other causes....hot stove, accident etc,...but the first cause, Goodyear's intention, is the only one that implies improved rubber, and was responsible for his recognition of the solution when it accidentally occurred". [Chapter twelve. 'The Geometry of Meaning'. A. Young].

Think about it, i.e.,'intention' [first cause] in relation to 'Ain Sof' = synchronistic 'moment'/event [in space-time], i.e.,'beginning' [potential of] from an unconscious ['accidental'] 'start point' and/or leading to 'actual' realization [conscious 'end point' ]. In relation to the 'observer'. Possibility of.

Sagittarius link?

The word 'intention' used by some authors, relative to the reader, in order to define something. In the same vein of such authors as Gurdjieff and Plato, Example of same 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere. 'Intention', relative to "divine cause", "divine source" or "divine essence."

As is the intention {and/or example} in the NOW 'spiritual' sense of the word - in defining that universal constant {i.e., divine 'bit'} - by way of the prayer method...

"As for the Jesus prayer itself, it has obviously two dangers. If it is repeated without attention to what it means, it is a vain repetition such as Our Lord {i.e.,ones higher self} denounces. The same applies to any other formula, if unintelligently used. Also if the mind is kept concentrated on some definite idea of 'Jesus' rather than what he represents,i.e.,the 'Word' of the Father - then this may lead to imprisoning the mind instead of setting it free...It is evident, however, that these dangers lie not in the prayer itself but in the wrong use of it. They point to the necessity of keeping the minds eye fixed on its Divine Object, i.e.,as to who that 'object' really is...The repetitive rhythm of the prayer is indeed a most valuable aid to recollection...It sets the intellect to work to meditate on divine things. In others, who have passed beyond intellectual meditation, the prayer leads the spirit on to the silent contemplation of Him Who is Without form or mode." ['Unseen Warfare' / Mentioned elsewhere].

'Word' in relation to logos. ''Father'' in relation to...

"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."

Another {working?} example in order to define an inner something {micro} relative to its outer {macro} - INTENTION OF:  "The ancient ones of early eastern Christianity taught that, in relation to intruding thoughts, we should be so vigilant that as soon as they ''show there heads, like a serpent appearing through a hole, we must cut it off''! This is a potent use of 'stop exercise' which is also meant to halt the entry and influence of ''I's'' that seek to claim our identity. The more you live in a more quiet inner place {an inner sanctuary} where features {negative ones?} cannot take over, the more you will see the difference between passing thoughts and feelings and your deeper self." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. All as a representation of something. This readers input.

Picture...A cat like figure, with hare like 'ears.' Representing a possible u-turn, or the development of something from its once 'negative'[Apophis] beginning [i.e.,left - right?]. One has to listen to that internal voice inapep_1 order to scratch the surface of something. That link to Sais in the Nile Delta. The 'Ear' its symbol, where salt and fresh water normally 'mix'. Where according to Plato, Solon was told about the 'origins' of something. Those origins that can only be assessed by that 'inner ear'. The Sumerian 'god' of wisdom, Enki..."he whose ears are wide open", or the Egyptian 'god' Ptah..."who is great of hearing", reminds the reader, after..."an eye is opened by which a special perception of certain perceptibles is had" [Al-Ghazali]... of what those 'origins' are symbolic of, and represented by. [chapter one ' The Future of the Ancient World / J.Naydler]. Hear anything? If you do then you should be able to answer the following query....that modern day archeologists have a problem to define..."In a class by themselves are a series of small stelae, which we call 'ear tablets', from the fact that their principle feature is a representation of one or more human ears. These 'ear tablets' have also been found at Memphis, in the surroundings of the temple of Ptah, and many theories have been put forward to explain their use.......

......"it was once thought that they were dedicated by the deaf in the hope of attaining a cure for their affliction. Others are of the opinion that they were made in order to attract the attention of the god to the prayers of the supplicated. Petrie says....'To obtain the attention of the god, there arose the strange custom of carving ears on the tablet of prayers. Thus it was thought that the god would more readily hear the petitions'. Most probably we should regard these sculptured ears as substitutes for the ears of the god. Thus the devotee would make a pilgrimage to some sacred spot, dedicating a ear tablet to the god of the sanctuary"....[there is more should the reader wish to read those further speculations, i.e., page 43, 'The Sphinx: Its History in the Light of Recent Excavations' by S. Hassan]. The question is....What do you think? After weighing up all the available information.

As is the same intention spoken in the inimitable words by the irrepressible presenter Mr B. Cox: "The indigenous people who built this place {i.e.,within the Ounila Valley / Morocco} have been mentioned in ancient Egypt texts as well as by Greek historians such as Herodotus and Cicero that the people who built this place worshiped the sun and moon. In fact they tell a story about how they cut off the ears of goats in order to throw them over their houses in honour of the moon god. With the skies crystal clear you can understand why they did it - not the goat thing - but the worship of those celestial objects in the sky." ['Human Universe' Series 1 / Episode 4].

"With patient ears attend..." [Opening lines to 'Romeo and Juliet / Shakespeare].

Granted not a pleasant act - but no form of sacrifice is - even though in those bygone days it was {to some} an acceptable act. As a representation of something. These days as explained elsewhere it would be thought of {with one or two exceptions - as is ALWAYS the case} - as atavistic - even to the present ancestors of the above examples. The main point however being - it was not SOLELY a superstitious act - as Mr Cox - would have us believe. Understand the parts to define the whole. See something other than what those first impressions only allow. Try ''superstition'' and/or ''sun'' and ''moon''.

Among others try ''Herodotus'' and ''Cicero'' to 'see' something beyond those first impressions, i.e.,both belonged to ''Mystery clubs''.

And/or..."People understand what 'knowledge' means. And they understand the possibility of different levels of knowledge. They understand that knowledge may be lessor or greater, that is to say, of one quality or of another quality. But they do not understand this in relation to ''being''. 'Being', for them, simply means existence to which is opposed non-existence. They do not understand that being or existence may be of very different levels and categories. Take for instance the being of a mineral and of a plant. It is a different being. The being of an animal and a man is again a different 'being'. But the being of two people can differ from one another more than the being of a mineral and of an animal. This is exactly what people do not understand. And they do not understand that knowledge depends on being. Not only do they not understand this latter but they definitely do not wish to understand it. And especially in the western culture it is considered that a man may possess great knowledge, for example he may be an able scientist, make discoveries, advance science, AND at the same time {''simultaneous'' link?} he may be, and has the right to be, a petty, egoistic, caviling, mean, envious, vain, naive, and absent-minded man. It seems to be considered here that a professor must always forget his umbrella everywhere. AND yet it is his being. And people think that his knowledge does not depend on his being. People of western culture put great emphasis on the level of a mans knowledge, but they do not value the level of a mans being and are not ashamed of the level of their own being. They do not even understand what it means. And they do not understand that a mans knowledge { ''true'' knowledge?} depends on the level of his being."  ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Parenthesis/emphasis this readers].

Side note: That final sentence in relation to the solution {answer} to Samson's riddle? Enlarged elsewhere.

Analogy {i.e.,a work - or solution - in progress}: "The Bull Child, 'son of' the Moon Mother, is the 'hero' who comes to earth and shows men the way to salvation. He stands between heaven and earth, for he is a man, subject to death as man is, but he is also Son of the 'virgin' moon mother, the 'eternal' and 'unborn' {see it?}. He partakes of the nature of both men and the gods. The initiate of Osiris was taught a 'word' of power to use as introduction to the world of the gods when he sought entrance there after 'death'. He was to proclaim himself Child of Earth and Starry Heaven. Christ himself, in his mythological aspect, was such a divine son, the holy unicorn 'tamed' by the virgin and so, perhaps, transformed into Aries, the goat or, as he is more commonly known by - the lamb. In this aspect his non war like qualities are the ones that are emphasized. He he is entirely docile and accepting. For the 'son of' the moon mother always accepted his fate and never resisted it even though he 'died' annually. This mildness is frequently the chief characteristic of the moon hero, as, for instance, where the hare carries this role. Because of his docility and lack of belligerence the hare is often able to find a way..." [M. Harding book. Emphasis, this readers].

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

Question. Should therefore the EXOteric equivalent of this subject {if indeed that is the case, i.e.,giving Mr Cox the benefit of the doubt} - have thrown 'eyeballs' over the rooftops?

King Unas of the fifth dynasty. On whose tomb walls were found the very first 'religious' texts...anywhere. The acclaimed Pyramid texts. That information once 'learned' is now given back to anyone who can understand it. Anyone who can 'read' it. Anyone who can 'see' it. One of the main [royal] symbols within his own cartouche was the long eared hare.

A good book with a possible explanation of why, could be 'The Leaping Hare' by G. Evans and D. Thompson i.e.,"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].

Question. Why on the fifth tomb walls, and not the fourth. Considering the importance and 'magnitude' of the 'great pyramid'. Why king Unas and not Mr Khufu, or Mr Khafre or Mr Mykerinos?

Jubelo,Jubeba,Jubelum Freemasons equivalent of those once negative aspects. Jubel, Arabic for 'mountain', ['mountains' and 'valleys',[or 'quarries' and 'plateaus']... symbolic of higher/lower in its most basic physical 'representation' form, i.e.,Landscape symbolism, [explained elsewhere].

But what has not been taken into account, by two of Freemasons candidates, of which the originators of 'Freemasonry' most surely do know...and which each candidate has to 'work out'...is this subjects 'oral' tradition. That same subject that was passed down 'orally' before the written word came into common use. Different words make different sounds that depending on intention can begin at the back of the mouth [Greek equivalent, 'cave' [key]], and move forward to the 'opening' of same. Representing from darkness to light. Or from something 'unknown' to something now 'known', [Greek equivalent Hades in relation to Zeus. Explained elsewhere].

That link to the word 'Gnosis' [or what that word - through the course of multiple generations - came to imply ], and/or Plato's 'shadows,' [intention of].

Or as in this case from a negative into a positive in order to make the candidate aware, [known] of something. Those three negative aspects of thought/emotion/will, represented in Freemasons case by the above 'names'...that when spoken in their correct order form, [link to Plato's forms]...begin at the back of the mouth and end at its front. Hence the reason why the same 'three'..."lament in a cavern", [link to darkness, while 'repentance' is a movement 'in the right direction', i.e.,towards the light,['opening of mouth'. Link to the Egyptian equivalent of same]].

Finally that link to 'mountain' and 'cavern.' From bottom to top. From 'lower' to 'higher'. From negative into a positive. From shadow, [unknown] into light, [known]. All for the sake of the 'candidate', in relation to his 'understanding' by way of a 'story' of Freemasonys true purpose, with the individual/candidate in mind.

"Another passage in the ceremony of 'opening of the mouth' is : ''The Bees, giving him protection, they make him exist.'' In the hieroglyph text there are three bees in a row....."................"When Ra weeps again, the water that flows from his eyes upon the ground, turns into working bees. They work in flowers and trees of every kind, and wax and honey come into being." Recall what three; or in this case ''triple''; in the main; is a representation of. Together with the words [keys] highlighted. All found within. [Chapter 11, 'The Sacred Bee'. Mentioned elsewhere].

As are the "three brothers" of Christian Rosenkreutz fame "who binds unto himself"...to be faithful, diligent and secret. [Chapter thirteen, same book], i.e.,Brother G.V...Brother J.A...Brother J.O....but now in reverse to the above example, i.e.,the names when pronounced start/form at the front and finish at the back. Top down as opposed to bottom up. Something  learned that is to be imparted below, [Hangman symbolism, or 'sky' re-ligion. 'Elder' relative to 'younger'. Explained elsewhere ]... in 'profile' as opposed to 'face on'. Explained elsewhere. Dry way as opposed to wet. 'Oral' representation of.

Hence the link to the 'omission' of vowels within the spoken word ,i.e., 'silent'. Something that has to be thought about...for it then 'to be' spoken. For it then to be part of the spoken word. From something 'unknown' to now 'known'. Something that was once lost, is now found?

Those names and more importantly the sounds and forms they make in such examples [in relation to 'hard c'], as the letter 'H' in both the Sumerian and Hebrew language [Page 15 'The 12th Planet'. Z. Sitchin]. Think about it relative to YHVH.

Or Khufu/Khan/Christ and even such words as Loch or its equivalent Lake, of the same ilk. The difference being one group begins at the back and moves towards the front. The others in reverse. Think about it. Or in this case...'say' it. Try it in 'silence,' i.e.,"still waters run deep." Hear anything? If you do then attempt to understand the implications of the spelling of the word 'Afrokhans', in the book, 'The Legacy of the Black Gods' by P. Simons.

Sumerian equivalent? = ''Duku'' which means holy mound. Enlarged elsewhere. Du {front of mouth?. Ku {back}. Try it.

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

Question. When all the available information is assessed what do you think? i.e.,within a stylized 'belt' {or 'girdle'?} - right 'side'? The buckle {'open/close'?} of which - in the form of a U-shape. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Any 'glyph' on the left side?

"A clue to this mystery lies in the fact that at least half of the standing pillars ...{same book].

A change of pace...In number symbolism, fifteen,[12+3] represents the start of a possible journey i.e.,unconscious/unknown 'start' point. Think about it...in relation... to the symbolism of 'twelve' and its possible outcome. Together with 'three' symbolism taken together...with the result of that same possibility...which could be either a positive or a negative. Lower -higher. Or higher-lower. Seventeen its 'conscious' start point. Hence the link to the origins/birth/start point of; amongst other things; the Freemasons Grand Lodge order in 1717.

'A Treatise on White Magic' or 'The Way of the Disciple' by A. Bailey...i.e.,fifteen 'stages' from beginning to end. Or the fifteen steps that lead down to the tomb of the 'Golden Child' and therefore those same steps that can lead upwards - towards the 'light'.

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

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

"The 15 also has an important mathematical and religious meaning as the sum of the first 5 integers as well as the product of two sacred numbers, that is 3x5." [Same book].

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

The author of 'The Experience of Eternity' defines the same as the 'Great Experience'.

The legend of Beowulf another good example. The ‘Dragon’ slayer, i.e., ’Higher’ overcoming ‘Lower’, [ Dragon / serpent. One of the same thing...in the sense that is, of both being opposing ends, on the same 'pole'. The tail end of something and the beginning of something else.

That final destination; as mentioned; represented in [A] In the form of a pilgrimage. Or implied symbolically in those most famous and frequently used three words...The holy grail. Which has a certain logic to it when thought about. After all the available information is assessed. An intuitive one,i.e.,as an example...

"The holy grail was presented in oral form on mount Sinai and in written form by Rabbi Shimon. No one has ever made an attempt to alter the Zohar itself."[Introduction by Rav Berg to the Zohar. Volume one,unabridged edition, English translation]. All as a representation of something.

Also represented by the ‘Apprentice’ column in Rosslyns Chapel or Horus of Egyptian lore to name but a few. All esoteric lore have the Apprentice / Adept relationship. Gnosticism no different,as explained throughout in such well researched books as ' The Master Game'. Mentioned elsewhere. Normally represented within the lesser / higher divisions in the so called ‘Mystery clubs'.

The Great pyramid strangely has both ‘divisions’ within it. Up to the ‘Great Step’ equates to the ‘Lesser’, [ A-B / or single –double uraeus ]. Beyond the Great Step relates to the ‘Greater’, [ B-C ]. Hence the reason that the "shaft" in the 'lower' half = "incomplete". As opposed to the one in the 'higher' half. [i.e.,partial knowledge in relation to a 'completion'. Something 'unknown' in relation to something now 'known' ].

Or as mentioned/speculated in chapter fifteen of .'The Master Game' in relation to chapter one of the Sepher Yetzirah [Hebrew tree of life]..."it is stated that 'ten' are the numbers of the ineffable Sephiroth, ten not nine, ten not eleven. Learn this wisdom and be wise in the understanding of it; investigate these numbers and draw knowledge from them; fix the design in its purity, and pass from it to its creator seated on the throne".

If ten or multiples of [see below] equates to the 'Great Step', think about it in relation to 'nine' and 'eleven'. From something unknown to something now known, before 'moving on'., in relation to an 'individual effort', represented by that effort to 'climb' progress onto [by way of] that 'great step' in order to look back and evaluate [in hindsight], before deciding/understanding how to progress further...in order to be 'seated on ones own throne'...represented in the Egyptian example as... the 'Kings' chamber. Think about it, in relation to higher/lower, together with the Egyptian 'goddess' Seshat, and 'her' relationship with the number ten, [www.recoveredscience.com].

"Abu Hurayrah related that the messenger of god is reported to have said, "In the times of which you are living, anyone who abandons a tenth of what he is commanded will perish; but a time is coming when anyone who does a tenth of what he is commanded will be saved." [Tirmidhi]. Taken from 'The Book of Hadith'. Mentioned elsewhere.

"The number ten in ancient Egypt was concerned with the process of delimiting and was a basis of common measurement...our own mathematical system is derived from this scheme. Hieroglyphic notation of numbers was decimal, rendered in multiples of ten, followed by single units to denote parts of a tenth. And multiples of ten...30, 60, 110...stood for the essential cycles in nature and human life. Ten units of measures represented the manifestations or existence of a temporal principle." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt'].

zodiac man

The Zodiac man. Lower in relation to higher. Representation of. [ in that inner sense ]. All cultures apply the same principles, to the same ends. Alpha / Omega. Question. Myth or fairy story or something else? Why go to all this effort?

"The zodiac is a 360 degree circular path [called the ''ecliptic'' in astronomy] over which the planets inscribe a continual path as they revolve around the sun. In our era it is distinguished by 12 divisions of stars [constellations] associated with the Greek and Roman mythology. The Egyptians divided their zodiac into 36 sectors, referred to by the Greeks as dekanoi [singular dekan, a ''tenth'' or ''unit of ten''].

"As seen from a different perspective: "The British Druids were connected, through the distribution of the Celtic peoples, with the Trotten mysteries of northern Europe. The northern mysteries shared with those of other parts of the world, especially Egypt, a certain characteristics, which was based on a universal principle. It is this: All the ancient wisdom regarding the twelve encircling constellations of the zodiac are as spiritual powers, groups of creator beings {aspects of?} - who worked formatively upon the whole structure of man's body, and upon the capacities {senses} to which this structure belongs. The ancients recognised twelve parts of the body, and - not all of them clearly - twelve senses {'seven' above; 'five' below. Enlarged elsewhere}...It is the principle of the archetypes of all things. And it is the principle upon which the foundations of the 'New Jerusalem' are built." ['The Flaming Door'].

''Great Step'' and all the above {as seen from a different perspective}: "The extract quoted a little way back about the music of the sphere's may be taken as an illustration of the mystical experience of an initiated Bard; but let us imagine further that the Bard felt that he himself - as a copy in miniature of the whole living starry system - was the one who, looking back from the heights upon the great 'cosmic instrument' in its 'twelve' and 'seven' fold order, played upon it and extracted its melodies and harmonies. It was not his own lower personality that could command this heavenly 'music', but his Higher Self; and the name for this higher self, identified with divinity, was IAU, called the ''Younger''. In oriental mysticism, presented in a certain poetical form in the stanzas of Dzyan, we read: 'Behold, O Lanoo, the Radiant Child of the Two, the unparalleled refulgent glory, Bright Space, son of Dark Space, who emerges from the depths of the Great Dark Waters! It is OEAOHOO the Younger. He shines forth as the Sun. He is the blazing divine Dragon of Wisdom'...The idea that this being IAU is the ''Younger'' will remind readers of the Dionysos myth. IAU is the re-born Dionysos..." ['The Flaming Door'].

''Younger'' in relation to Menkaure. Question. Could that ''Great'' pyramid have been built in stages? i.e.,Menkaure/Djedfre {'younger/elder'}.  Recall the ''attributes'' given to the ''name'' of Menkaure relative to the others. Enlarged elsewhere. Understanding subject material {parts within the whole} gives that hypothesis - credibility.

A {working?} example: "Wide ruler and 'King of Men', Agamemnon of golden Mycenae, the commander in chief of the Greeks, is Regulus {Leo}. Although only the 21st brightest star, Regulus gains its great status by being the brightest on the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun. The name ''Regulus'' is a diminutive of 'Rex' {King}, and in Babylonia, too, the star was named Sharru, the King. Homer exults in describing Agamemnon in the glittering terms which befit his standing, particularly when Agamemnon as Leo rises at one time of the year at the same moment as the Sun and travels across the daytime sky covered or occulted by the brightest object in the skies." [Homer's Secret Iliad' / F. and K. Wood].

Think about it - relative to ''King'' and ''Pharaoh'', i.e.,Regulus = E/W. Therefore what would something ''greater'' {'Great House'} be represented by.

"Twenty one is connected to perfection, since it is the product of the sacred numbers 7 and 3." ['Mystery of Numbers']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

A side step: Each was depicted as a 'divinity,' carefully annotated in both temple and tomb for a system of timekeeping that was 'religious' in nature, though still highly accurate and efficient. It is very significant that the 36 dekan 'gods' and the 42 neteru, together number the 78 sacred principles associated with the traditional Tarot card deck. Ascribed to a Hermetic origin, the Tarot images represent archetypal forces at work in human life. Intended through the ages to be used as a system of spiritual instruction, occult legend says that the images were fabricated into playing cards because mans proclivity for gambling would never cease...a guarantee for the systems survival." [Chapter two, same book]. Therefore that 'negative' aspect being used as a means to begin an understanding - and/or a focal point - for the 'start' of something? The beginnings of something.

Analogy of same, i.e.,with the same intent..."Tarot cards were merely pictorial representations of the same forces shown in the plays and songs, and told the same eternal story. Possibly the pictures were at one time related to the old oral tradition of worship, as were the Icons used in Eastern Christianity. The pagan worship-system was banned and suppressed, so the images passed into the folk tradition. Only in recent years have the Tarot emerged from anonymity into the clamour of 'occultism', where writers and practitioners  forget that no 'secret' body of knowledge is required to account for the images present in the mind of mankind, and that 'magical' orders were open for all in folk-song and ceremonies throughout the centuries."  [Taken from the book 'Where is Saint George'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Compare to Greek 'goddess' Hekate and 'her' relationship to 100, in relation to the 'great year'.[Chapter five.'The Sirius Mystery'].

Or "if a ' hundred' is actually a "ten of tens", what then does 'ten' itself mean? What sort of image or idea does this number concept embody"....."The writer Notker of St. Gall, once explained the name of the Greek goddess Hekate, who was amongst other things the goddess of growth or increase, by the number 100." Together with....

"An essential datum is that there are similarities between the mathematical structure of the Parthenon and that of the Great pyramid. In both constructions the corners deviate deliberately from a right angle. I have established that the elevation of the fronts of the Parthenon was calculated by the factor of the 'golden mean' and that the elevation of the flanks was calculated by the factor of 'Pi' [3.142]. According to the data available, i have interpreted the elevation of the Great pyramid to be such that the north side was calculated by the factor of the 'golden mean', and that the west side by the factor of Pi.

Side note: Parthenon..."Mostly curves, very few right angles; dedicated to Athene..." {PBS America}. Born from the 'forehead' of Zeus - 'fully armed'. Slow to anger.  Goddess of wisdom. Archaeoastronomically aligned to the Hyades constellation - the 'five' daughters of Atlas - who became known as the weeping sisters - associated with 'rain'. {Wiki}.

Question. 'Shadow' or 'anima' / 'spirit' or 'soul' {'S/W' or 'S/E'?} - ALL AS A MEANS...?

N.B. Hyades 153 ly {47pc} to the cluster center from earth. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

bully"From the perspective of observers on Earth, the Hyades Cluster appears in the constellation Taurus, where its brightest stars form a "V" shape along with the still brighter red giant Aldebaran. However, Aldebaran is unrelated to the Hyades, as it is located much closer to Earth (hence its apparent brightness) and merely happens to lie along the same line of sight.

"The Parthenon is called Heka-tompedon, "one hundred foot temple" in Greek texts, and these texts indicate also that its width was 100 feet." [Page 359, 'Secrets of the Great Pyramid']. Think about both the above, relative to 'fall' symbolism in relation to horizontal / vertical, i.e.,'right angle'. And 'North' relative to the golden ratio, while 'West' is relative to the Pi factor. i.e.,the tail end of something, being indicative of the beginning of something else. Represented now, in this example within 'number' symbolism. Question. Which came first? [And Why].

Together with the connection of 'hand' and 'hound' to those same numbers, i.e.,to touch, 'grasp' something, [representational or symbolic of], as explained on page 131 'Number Words and Number Symbols' [a cultural history of numbers] by K. Menninger.

That final link to the symbolism of 'raised arms/hands'. Benefit of. Explained elsewhere. Together with Egyptian equivalent of number symbolism represented within the royal cubit, [see Stecchini info]. Six hands relative to seven hands, in relation to the geodetic landscape of same. The Macro and the Micro. Can you 'tell' the difference?

"In any case the approximate findings of Petrie indicate that, if one proceeded to a new survey of the second pyramid and then surveyed the orientation of the sides of the other pyramids and possibly other major constructions of the Old Kingdom, one could recognize a pattern on the basis of which it could be established what was the purpose of making the angles of pyramids and possibly of other major constructions different from a right angle......I have come across the same difficulty in dealing with the dimensions of Greek temples. I have ascertained that the four angles of the Parthenon were intended to deviate slightly from a right angle. Further the north side is shorter than the south side [ Parthenon], as is the case of the two major pyramids of Giza. .....There is one further problem to be considered in relation to the orientation of the 'faces' of the Great pyramid. The west face, which in my opinion was drawn first, and is the basic face, is not orientated to the north, but is orientated west of true north. This deviation from orientation to the north is the result of the precession of the equinoxes." Analysis by Livio Catullo Stecchini. From within the book 'Secrets of the Great Pyramid.'

'Geodesic Measures' within the book 'Egyptian Mysteries' by L. Lamy.

That implication; if a correct one; together with others, [mentioned within], leads to further questions. How is it that such a monument that was supposedly built in early dynastic Egypt contains elements of ‘understanding’ that only came about; in the main; many decades later. In other words B-C identified in Egypt as the ‘triple’ uraeus was only finally understood in complete form in Cleopatra's time.

Those ‘possibilities of ’...in relation to the ‘third’, began around the time of ‘Nefertiti’, as indicated in such books by J.Tyledsley, ...and/or especially... ‘Current research in Egyptology ll ''. By A.Cooke and F.Simpson, [ 2005 ]. Or ‘Seti the first ‘...as indicated with the three serpents depicted on his tomb walls, [ ‘Chasing mummies’ program...but not on his head gear. Khufu and co. [ 4th dyn ]...only identified with the ‘Single’ Uraeus and the beginning's of the second represented by ‘Ra’, [chapter Eleven. 'The Mythical Origin of the Egyptian Temple'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Or 'The Cult of Ra' by S. Quirke.

Apprentice/Adept also represented by ‘Headgear’. The ‘cap/hat’ of Khufu, [ small figure of same. Found at Abydos ], in relation to the Pschent/Uraeus of the other pharaoh's. Khufu was still ‘learning’. Question. If Khufu was still 'learning' how could he build something that contains 'everything'?...as indicated in the Westcar Papyrus. A 3500-year-old-text. Pharaoh Khufu who wished to know "the secrets of the dwelling of the god Thoth." Others call it ' secret, or hidden chambers.' Information that was known from at the earliest, in the old kingdom, as informed to the reader of the 'Sphinx Mystery'. Chapter seven. Mentioned elsewhere. Common parlance...'inner recess of the mind' . A link to those aspirations and inspirations that lead to an 'understanding'.

Thoth a link to 'wisdom' as is the Hebrew word Solomon, or the female [anima] equivalent...Seshat.  Together with...

"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.

"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 17:85/86].

'Tower' in relation to 'tree' ?

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?

The word 'niche' another example. Explained elsewhere, [link to the holy of holies, in relation to the 'divine bit' ]. The word 'dwelling' [and/or 'chambers']... of the same ilk, by Mr Fulcanelli, as is the book and quote by the same. All mentioned within. 'See' anything? If you do...then Mr Khufu should most certainly have done. In other words the question should never have been asked, by someone who should know. Only asked by someone who does not. Indicative of.

'Knees' in relation to those right angles, or 90 degrees, relative to horizontal / vertical....indicative of. 'See' anything.

Knees in relation to those right angles, or 90 degrees, relative to horizontal / vertical. indicative of. See anything.

Another indication of ‘student’ as opposed to ‘adept’ = 'Knee' symbolism, [ key ]. Notice Khufu...one hand on knee as opposed to the other two, [ explained elsewhere ]. Or the Phrygian cap of Greek/Persian fame. Wherever you look you will see those differences. Freemasonry a good example. Different ‘degrees’ represent different ‘knowledge’ levels. Which in turn represent different insigna/clothing worn. Just a different deviation from the normal headgear symbolism.

The 'head gear', or more importantly, the lack of it, gives clues as to Nefertiti's true 'purpose'. The 'flat top', of which unlike all other 'kings or queens' has nothing on top. Purposely, left 'vacant', i.e.,"Our only positive sighting of Nefertiti dressed in a Kingly crown comes from etc etc....."we must assume that she did wear this crown on at least one occasion, although as he [the artist] does not accord her kingly titles, it is again tempting to speculate that the artist may well have confused his royal crowns". [Chapter six, 'Nefertiti' / J. Tyldesley].

Head gear...Indicative of their 'status'. Even Hatshepsut, the queen pharaoh was no different. Only the 'status' of Nefertiti is 'missing'. That 'status' that has to worked out by the observer or reader. Same purpose as with the intentional flat 'top' of the great pyramid or the same of Glastonbury Tor. Something purposely left 'unfinished'. Or the 'flat tops' mentioned throughout, in the book 'New View over Atlantis', in relation to landscape symbolism. Mentioned elsewhere.

The most obvious example of same, being the 'missing' capstone of the Great pyramid, as speculated upon in the book 'Pyramidology' by A. Rutherford. We all prefer to put our own individual ‘mark’ on things do we not. Especially things that are important. This subject is no different, [ implied by the same authors ]...and like any other aspect within any subject that can be both a positive and negative ‘attribute’ depending on the individual.

As proven by the example in Richard Dawkins book. ’The God Delusion’. In response to the book. Someone with an obvious esoteric ‘interest’ decided to give his ’expert’ opinion; in critique form; by way of... "Puffy pantaloons / ruffled flounces / and exotic leathers". All due to master ‘Courtiers’ esoteric overkill of his adept knowledge in the realms of "Imaginary fabrics"!  Mr Courtiers other quote..."The dangling genitalia" one that led to...’The Flying Dangling, [ no doubt due to excessive spaghetti intake ]...Genitalia Brigade’ {alias?}.

The Flying Spaghetti guy. Meat balls optional? Question. Is he bragging or complaining? Take into account gravity, relative to size. Neutron star....Sirius B?  Maybe Mr Temple really is on to something. Could 'aliens' be trying to tell us something....a revelation?

The Flying Spaghetti guy. Meat balls optional? Question. Bragging or complaining? Take into account gravity, relative to size. Neutron star. Sirius B? Maybe Mr Temple really is on to something. Could aliens be trying to tell us something. a revelation?

One can't help but wonder though if maybe synchronicity once again had a hand in the above. Sometimes we get what we ‘go looking for’. Although as indicated by the recent meetings of those ‘two alternative views’...maybe that circle is now almost complete.

Another example of same; if only for this reader; could be within Mr Wilcocks book 'The Synchronicity Key', especially chapter 21...speculation about cover ups within military and NASA organizations because of their possible connections to Freemasons. The word 'Cabal' he begins to use as a 'metaphor' for anything negative from as early as chapter five. Strangely that same word that figures predominately to his overall 'plan', cannot even be found in the index. Indicative of ones 'single line' of perception to it. Only in its negative light.

No attempt to give the same amount of time to understand 'its' positive. That source of 'negativity' therefore has to be from hearsay.....surprising considering the underlying research and message of the book. Proving the necessity to work through those first impressions. The 'esoteric' subjects listed are only understood in the exoteric sense. Their most basics. The want need to use a scapegoat in order to project the overall positive aspect of the books message is paramount. So paramount, that the author; if only for this reader; has not become aware of it himself.... but synchronicity has.

As already mentioned, in such cases, we always find what "we go looking for". That applies as in all things.....both ways. Consciously or otherwise. The books overall 'impressions'; for this reader; however are certainly positive. Considering the author has only 'touched' on this 'hidden' subject, it seems remarkable how his research into all things have arrived at the same answer, especially in the Macro sense, as explained elsewhere.

Hopefully that negative aspect to his research can be enlightened before it takes hold, before another 'level' is added. Hopefully it becomes nothing more than a 'wobble'....while 'stood upon the shoulders' of those that have gone before, the correction of which i am sure will not take 25920 years.

Of all the books this reader has read, two of the most interesting ones have been written by Mr Wilcock. So fingers crossed. [For additional information on the same subject, i.e.,Freemasonry, should the reader wish to investigate further, in order to seek clarification one way or the other, could be, amongst others {mentioned within}, chapter 41, 'The Sacred History].

Referring back to Mr Dawkins example. Most authors of this subject however would have replied very differently. In the positive sense. Not through any false modesty or humble sentiments; but simply because esotericms symbolism for anything that is 'pretentious', regardless of profession or position...as it is in any walk of life...whether two or four legged is...the Peacock. That self proclaimed strutting one. As indicated by any good ‘Symbolism book’. As well as ones obvious intuitive sense ’of same’.

Examples indicative of same...within that broad spectrum of which much can be learned just on the following books alone, [ especially the final one ]...about those ’general ideas’...concerning the understanding of an overall subject... ‘Dictionary of symbolism’, by H. Biedermann. Or ‘Secret signs and Symbols’, by A. Nozedar. Or 'The Symbolical Language of Ancient Art and Mythology' by R. Knight. Or 'The Book of Symbols' by Taschen. Or ‘The Lost Language of Symbolism’ by H. Bayler. Or 'Symbol and Archetype', by M. Lings. Or 'The Lotus Fire: A Study in Symbolic Yoga' by G. S. Arundale. Or 'Symbols of Sacred Science', by R. Guenon. Or 'Fundamental Symbols' by same. Or ‘Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols’, by  J. Cooper. Or ’The Tao of Symbols’, by J. Powell...and finally ‘Man and his Symbols’, by C. Jung.

"To Jung, the imagination was the key to the secret of nature in alchemy, and the secret of the self in analytical psychology..." [Extract from the book by M. Katz].

All taken together with both volumes of another profoundly seminal work...’Insights on the Scriptures’/Watch tower. Together with that most important aspect of all. The proverbial ’Pinch of Salt’. Can give the reader that necessary framework, [ ‘Web’ symbolism. Explained elsewhere ]. In order to understand that final subject.

Remember that final one is that familiar subject that all paths seem to lead to. Explained in as a plain a language as Mr Jung could muster. Still explained though in psychology terms. If you can see through that same subject and its terminology. Those symbols may have a deeper meaning. Think about it, i.e., in relation to the ‘divine’ bit, i.e., You cannot have one without the other...but one has to come before the other. Which implies a direction, [ in relation to a 'potential'...within a ‘river’,i.e.,medium of ]. Which may have relevance to ‘the arrow of time’? i.e., Space/time or Time-space?

"Time- Space" as speculated on within that magnum opus of research and practical imagination with...''Space - Time.'' Its constant being 'movement' = the ''Source field.'' That led to the authors very own ''eureka moment.'' Understanding this subject gives a greater depth to that hypothesis, and vice - versa. [Chapter 13, 'The Source Field Investigations']. i.e.,''top/down'' and/or ''bottom up''. Representational of?

Refresher: 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?

"All this creation that springs from above level 10 [Hebrew equivalent - Ain Sof -] is imperceptible to the physical consciousness of man. It is invisible except through inner experience that always belongs to other space-times." [Extract taken from 'The Experience of Eternity' by J. Dubuis]. Link to ''incarnation'' and ''reincarnation''. The word 'springs' also a link to 'fountain'.

Analogy {simplified?}: "Everything is connected. There is only one Reality and one God, but there are many, many ways that the one Reality can be interpreted. In fact, the number of ways to interpret the Reality are just about infinite. There are certain realities that many people have agreed on, and these realities are called levels of consciousness..." ['The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life' / D. Melchizedek. Vol 1].

''God'' in relation to that universal common 'bit' . ''Reality'' in relation to 'framework'. Therefore when put together = those different ''levels'' - which implies a direction? See it?

Same thing but from a different perspective - but take note from a perspective that has been 'around' since the dawn of human kind - "The UNmanifest [link to the word ''fall''] is pure existence. We cannot say of IT that it is not. Although it is not manifest - it is. It is the source from which all arises. It is the only 'reality'. It alone is substance. It alone is stable. All else is an appearance and a 'becoming'. Of this Unmanifest we can only say IT IS. It is the verb 'to be' turned back upon itself. IT is a state of pure 'being' without qualities and without history. All we can say of IT is that it is not anything that we know, for if we know anything it must be in manifestation for us to know it, and if it is in manifestation it is not unmanifest. Therefore the very fact that we can know it proves that it is not unmanifest. The UNmanifest is the Great Negation; at the same time it is the infinite potentiality which has not occurred. It is best conceived of under the image of inter-steller space...Therefore you may think of the UNmanifest as inter-steller space; and of the Logos [explained elsewhere] as a Sun surrounded by His solar system of planets and of the emanations of the Logos as Rays [explained elsewhere]. The UNmanifest is the only unity. Manifestation begins when duality [explained throughout] occurs. The prime duality is 'space' and 'movement'. [Chapter one, 'The Cosmic Doctrine' by D. Fortune]. Think about in relation to something 'unknown' becoming 'known'. Representation of.

''It is the verb 'to be' turned back upon itself''. What symbol represents BOTH those {principles?}.  Question. A reversal of the 'arrow of time' ?

Analogy?..."What science doesn't teach us - at least not yet - is that at one time we may have had 12 strands of DNA encoding that much more information. 'Reconnecting strands' implies that rather than continuing to evolve forward in a near -linear fashion, the human race will benefit by simultaneously reaching back in time and bringing forward certain aspects from when we were a more complete people. That's part of what's happening now with The Reconnection: We are reconnecting with who we once were..." [From the book by Dr E. Pearl. Enlarged elsewhere].

Think about it in relation to what this overall subject defines/represents as a U-turn and or...

"...simultaneously reaching back in time and bringing forward certain aspects..." Incarnation/reincarnation link? Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

Other examples elsewhere, i.e.,Zoroastrian equivalent. Try Part 3.

Those 'eureka' moments that within this subject must have their own symbols. To define that inner working. As a representation of it. A representation of that 'process'. Question. What is/are those symbol/s?

timeDalis. Melting clocks. ''A representation of a collapse of our notions of a FIXED cosmic order.'' [Wikipedia]. i.e.,the tail end of something, and the beginning of something else?

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.

Like all else, everything has its opposite. The peacock symbol, and what it represents, can be more of a negative than a positive, depending on the individual; which if continued along; ['path' symbolism] takes one further' from [C] rather than closer to it, i.e., Negative/dark over Positive/light.

In its physical form represented as a 'tunnel' as the one in Seti first tomb. The longest and 'deepest' in the valley of the 'kings'. Those three snakes pictured on his tomb walls. Indicative of the understanding of 'something'... A/B in relation to 'C', [ Descending/Ascending symbolism. Explained elsewhere ].

As seen from a different perspective?..."Non-identification pulls us out of our black hole of distorted self interest which gives us tunnel vision and keeps our psychology in the basement of its potential. It is a very difficult work as anyone will quickly discover...It demands moment by moment remembrance of Work idea's, of one's higher aims, and a constant return to inner separation from our automatic reactions and the tyranny of false personality and its infinite variety of self-gratifying desires." ['The Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Hebrew equivalent. The word Daath, i.e.,''Hebrew word for 'knowledge.' The so called 'Invisible Sephirah' on the Tree of Life. Daath is not really a Sephirah, but rather a conjunction of the energies of Chokmah and Binah. It can be likened to a passageway {bridge?} across the abyss." [Glossary to the book 'The Philosopher's Stone.' Mentioned elsewhere].

'The Waters of the Gap' by R. Stewart.

REFRESHER..."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].

"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].

Quran example of same [in part]..."This Book we have bestowed upon you, from on high in order that you might bring all mankind, by their sustainer's permission, out of the depths of darkness into the light: onto the way that leads to the almighty, the one to whom all praise is due ....And never have we sent forth any messenger otherwise than in his own peoples tongue, so that he might make the truth clear to them, but god lets go astray him that wills to go astray, and guides him that wills to be guided....for he alone is almighty, truly wise". [14:1,4-4].

Another example, the relationship between apprentice/adept equivalent... in the Cathar gnostic 're-ligion', i.e.,the perfecti / credente in relation to the "consolamentum", [Roman Catholic equivalent-'The Sacraments',]..."that it would at the very least, bring progress on the chain of being towards it."[Emphasis, this readers. Chapter two.'The Master Game'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Or the Hermetic equivalent in relation to higher/lower..."God saw that of all the living creatures, men alone had need of reason and knowledge"......"in the hope of immortality, and gave them power to strive toward it",[chapter nine. 'Master game.']. Or more importantly, in relation to the 'fall'....

"The imagery used to tell of the fall may differ from religion to religion, but the loss incurred is always the same, that is, loss of centrality and therefore of contact with the vertical axis, which connects this state with all the higher states. 'Original sin' is nothing other than the incapacity, by 'reason' of that loss, to be, what the Taoists call 'True Man', that is, to fulfill adequately, mans primordial function of 'bridge-maker' or mediator between this world,[horizontal] and all that lies above it. [i.e.,'vertical']. But the fall was not 'absolute', nor has man been replaced as mediator by any other creature. There is therefore still only one criterion for judging the worth of any individual...and that is his nearness...or far-ness...with regard to the center, and the intensity...or laxity...of his aspiration to transcend his 'fallen' state". [Emphasis, this readers. Chapter three. 'The Eleventh Hour'. M.Lings].

Together with..."Every human being must, through the love of 'god', strive [key] to 'be what he is', to disengage himself from those artificial superstructures, which 'disfigure' him and which are non other than the traces of the fall, in order to become once again a 'tree' whose root is liberating certitude and whose crown is beatific 'serenity'. Human nature is predisposed towards such 'knowledge', of its 'divine' model". [Emphasis, this readers. Back cover. 'To Have A Center'. Frithjof Schuon. Think about it, i.e.,the 'middle way' ...by way of horizontal/vertical...in relation to...the 'eternal apprentice', [aspects of, i.e.,those positive/negative ones].

OR....in relation to the 'fall' and the possibility of a 'return' journey..."Gerard Zerbolt, ....... describes the psychological consequences of this situation"....."By the law of descent, we are no longer what we were intended to be. We have lost our way, forsaken and forgotten "the mountain", [Jerusalem link] our home, and live in the valley, of another and distant land. Therefore a great labor is necessary in order to return. In truth, the distance between the valley of tears, and the place in which the 'lord' once placed you, namely the state of your uprightness [vertical link] ,is great and beyond measuring. And that is why a great ascending is necessary, or rather, in fact, many ascending's. There is a need for a great labor,[twelve labors of Hecules link], if you wish to return to that place....indeed as the holy Gospel says, you have gone away into a very distant region". [Chapter six. 'The Brotherhood of the Common Life'. Mentioned elsewhere].

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

"He guides to himself all who turn to him....those who have faith and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of god....for truly, in the remembrance of god, hearts find rest".[Quran, 13:28] ......

Together with.."Here we have one of the foremost principles of the Quran and of the most essential truths for a human being to realize. Nothing can satisfy the 'heart' as much as the 'remembrance' of god. When we turn in the direction of Allah, the ultimate reality, we will be guided to his presence and our hearts will be satisfied, tranquil, still. The human heart was created restless, always searching for some objects to devote itself to and love. In everyday life our hearts are likely to be distracted by various desires, attractions and concerns. With the remembrance of 'god', however we are re-connected to the divine center and all other desires and concerns fall into the proper perspective". [emphasis, this readers]. Think about it. i.e.,for this reader that framework gives a 'fully' meaning to the above quote's. [Page 150. 'The Book of Revelations',by Kabir Helminski' [ a source book of selections from the Quran with interpretations by Muhammad Asad, Yusuf Ali, and others].

Sufi quote. "The truth is also seeking the seeker." Understanding that 'connectedness' gives that quaint, clever 'pun' more depth. Therefore a possible 'interpretation' to it. A logical one, i.e.,Hermetic analogy..."The forces do not work upward from below, but downward from above. The things in 'heaven' receive no benefits from the things on earth; but the things on earth receive all benefits from the things in 'heaven'.['Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition', or Chapter nine. 'The Master game.'/Hancock+Bauval].

As it does to the following {i.e.,from a different perspective}: "If it is asked why the gods needed food if they were immortal, the reply is that they were not believed to be immortal unless they feasted on heavenly fare - the nectar and ambrosia of the Greeks, the mead of Teutonic mythology, the soma of India etc etc." ['The Sacred Bee' / H. Ransome].  See it?

Yet another..."The man most severely punished on the Day of Resurrection is a scholar whom god did not benefit by his knowledge.''  -  "This statement shows that in this section Ghazali is not just generally attacking the self-satisfaction of the learned, but a definite doctrine of the philosophers: evidently the Neoplatonic teaching that posthumous salvation is attained through the development of the individuals intellectual potentialities while on earth, ultimately producing 'contact' with the active intellect." ['Al-Ghazali - Letter to a Disciple' / T. Mayer. Includes emphasis].

Understanding the above {defines?} such quotes as..."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..." [From the book 'The Fourth Dimension: A Christian Approach to the Occult' by A. Duncan]. Try ''grace'' while thinking about its ''connectedness'' in relation to 'horizontal/vertical' symbolism. Purpose of - relative to a 'journey'. The full/whole one.

Question. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

"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].

Hebrew equivalent..."Remoteness from 'god' is, of course, not a matter of physical distance, but a spiritual problem of relationship. The person who is not going along the right path is not further away from god but is, rather, a man whose soul is orientated toward and relating with other objects. The starting point of repentance is precisely this fulcrum point upon which a person turns himself about, away from the pursuit of what he graves, and confronts his desire to approach 'god'. This is the moment of conversion, the crucial moment of repentance." [Emphasis this readers. Chapter 8, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Recall what 'repentance' signifies, relative to a 'u-turn'.

Further information, of same, elsewhere. As for the word ''fulcrum''- it could be swapped for anchor point [key]. After all, we all need one in order to establish something. As an example, of the same, being described, its most basic form,..."Poimandres, the 'knowledge of Ra', a chapter in the Corpus Hermeticum, describes how the spirit of a man mounts upward through the heavens, 'casting off' different bad qualities in different spheres, for example discarding the machinations of cunning in the Mercury sphere, lust in the Venus sphere, rashness in Mars, greed for wealth in Jupiter, and falsehood in Saturn".[Taken from chapter 5, 'The Sacred History'].

"At this point we pause, having discovered the secret of human omnipotence and indefinite progress, the key of all symbolism's, the first and final doctrine: we have come to understand what was meant by that expression so often made use of in the Gospel - the Kingdom of God. To provide a fixed point as a fulcrum for human activity is to solve the problem of Archimedes, by realizing the use of his famous lever. This it is which was accomplished by the great initiators who have electrified the world, and they could not have done so except by means of the Great and Incommunicable Secret. However, as a guarantee of its renewed youth, the symbolical phoenix never reappeared before the eyes of the world without having consumed solemnly the remains and evidences of its previous life." [Introduction to the book 'Transcendental Magic' by E. Levi].

'Younger' in relation to 'elder' - purpose of, i.e.,"So also Moses saw to it that all those who had known Egypt and her mysteries should end their life in the desert." [Same paragraph].

"The reason is that each religion or philosophy that comes into the world is a Benjamin of humanity and insures its own life by 'destroying' its mother. It is because the symbolic serpent turns ever devouring its own tail; it is because, as essential condition of existence, a void is necessary to every plenitude, space for every dimension, an affirmation for each negation: herein is the eternal realization of the phoenix allegory."  [same].

Boundary lines that have to be crossed for a ''journey'' to continue. That inner one. Quran equivalent = ''two bows'' length. Egyptian = ''running the fields.'' Hebrew = ''daath'' or the void - that ''gap'' between 'higher' and 'lower'. That gap that can only be closed by the ''realization'' of something. That realization that is important - that is a prerequisite in understanding anything. In obtaining an ''end result''. Question. What symbol represents it and why?

A working example..."Gurdjieff broke through the dogma of institutional religion and revealed the dynamic truth within the teachings. He made clear the psychological insights beneath the rust of rote repetition and blasphemous misuse of the words of enlightened teachers. His insistence of verification forced the student to come upon the stunning fact that life is indeed more than that which the senses perceive and to re-interpret spiritual insights in the context of their lives. Belief was to give way to experience and experience to transformation so that the ''new man'' could emerge out of the ashes of rejected illusions." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

A work {still?} in progress: "The role of Phoenix has caused many problems for classicists, and in his commentary on the Iliad Malcolm M. Willcock devotes the best part of two pages to examining various possibilities. The difficulty appears to lie in translation, and whether or not two commanders {Odysseus, Great Aias and Phoenix} journey to the hut of Achilles. After Great Aias and Odysseus return to Agamemnon's camp, Phoenix stays 'behind' and is later named as a captain of Achilles troops. In astronomical terms there is a logical answer to the mystery of Phoenix, and it appears that he did not need to 'travel' to the hut - or constellation - of Achilles, because he was already there - or very close - as the star Cancri. Phoenix tells a rambling story of his ancestry which suggests an earlier astronomical order when he was included in a different grouping of stars. The wrangling of Phoenix's parents and his departure from home suggest a time when he had to leave his 'family' constellation for pastures new {Perceval link? - if so, therefore 'city/rural' link?}. Little is known about Phoenix except {a} he tells leaving his father's home {mother in Perceval's case}; {b} he went to live in the house of Achilles father, and was a mentor to the 'young' boy; {c} his 'form' is latter assumed by a god; {d} he is named as a captain in the regiment {'city'?} of Achilles. An astronomical interpretation of this information indicates that - {author gives his hypothesis allotted as {a} - {d} on Page 197} i.e.,{c} 'to have his form assumed by a god, Phoenix must be a star which is occulted by or seems to come very close to a planet, as is therefore in the zodiac; {d} as a captain of the Myrmidons, his star would be within the boundary of the new constellation created to accommodate Achilles. The only notable star that meets these criteria in that part of the sky is Cancri, which is only just within the modern constellation boundaries of Cancer and close to Canis Minor'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"God is a hypothesis which is very probably necessary." Quote by Eliphas Levi.

Bear with it. The end is almost in sight. The main point to all of the above however is this. It only proves what certain individuals opinions are. Nothing more. Those opinions at the end of the day are only that. Opinions. Until at such time as there is...what the physics boys/girls refer to as...’Observational evidence’. In whatever 'form' that may take... If at all. Hence the practical necessity of being objective. To understand only the subject. That same subject that such authors as Mircea Eliade define as ‘Wholly other’ and Walter Burkert defines as that ‘religiousness’ that preceeded all religions.

Those same keys however are mentioned and debated on. Words like ‘Cross / temples / house / cosmic pillar / altar / sacrifice / zeus/'...to name but a few. To numerous to mention. All explained only in the external, [ key ] sense. Only from the most obvious viewpoint. Only seen and explained from an external point of view. Never that internal one. Exo.teric as opposed to esoteric. Only when that inner understanding is taken into account...into the overall equation...will a balanced conclusion be the result. That balance that will lead to a final understanding of that final remaining subject. That final one that is no different to any other subject within that curriculum of total subjects. They all have one thing in common. Our history. The human one. Past present and future.

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