Esotericism Part 2 Sec 02

 

 

 

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

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

Remember - metaphorically speaking.

Example: 'To spit {snake?} in the face of ignorance'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The worker is hidden in the workshop."

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

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Funnel shape?

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

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

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

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

And/or: " Its more of an ideology project...." {Quote by Hebrew archaeologist Israel Finkelstein. 'Jerusalem' / Sat. TV}.

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

As does: "Yes, you did see it. And yes, she does feel it. And no, they will not remain separate. They will unite at the end of the age.

''That will be a catastrophe! And to my world I think. Not to Pans. What of the animals?"

"Yes, a catastrophe, and yes, to your world and not to Pan's. And the Animals? They will all die''

"Then what?"

"They will then forever be alive, and you shall know them as they truly are, for you too shall be alive." [Page 122/3 'Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan].

Something to ponder on: "These types of men, the one hairless and the other shaggy, recall the old Hindu tradition that speaks of the former as a people originally from Lemuria {a continent submerged, with the exception of certain islands - Madagascar, Indonesia, Ceylon, etc.,}, who were reputed to have been beardless, that is, 'sexually' still in a phase of determination {the 'third' race}, while the Atlanteans {the 'fourth' race} were sexually determined and the men bearded. According to this view, traces of Lemures would remain on the eastern coast of Africa, while populations of the western region would hark back to Atlanteans." ['Sacred Science'].

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

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

Analogy: BETH {2nd letter of Hebrew Alphabet} = ''House''.

And/or: ''Pharoah'' = 'Great House'.

A {practical?} example...

Dear You,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Side note: ''A painter that only uses red''. {Jaime Lannister}.

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

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

Was the Mona Lisa created under a psychosis?

''Tent of blue'' and ''colours'' in relation to: "It is essential to understand thoroughly what the word 'Neter' {key} means. We have seen that in every month of each seasonal period of the year, every hour of the day has its Neter, because each one of these hours has its own character. It is known that the blue morning-glory blooms at sunrise and closes at midday like the lotus flower. This is observed but not understood. More easily understood is the fact that certain fruits require afternoon sun in order to ripen and to colour..." ['Sacred Science'].

''Blue'' {morning}, ''fruit'' {afternoon} - ALL in relation to the 'fruit of ones labours' - as a means...? REPRESENTED {beginnings of} - with the 'lotus' flower. Try ''blue'' for other examples.

Aquarius?

"Noon indicates the beginning of the battle against the powers of Seth. Noon, the sun's culminating moment of the day, marks the transition between rising and decline; it is the critical hour during which all of nature becomes silent. In Chinese acupuncture, noon is the passing from solar {Yang} to lunar {Yin}. ['Sacred Science'].

Try ''noon'' and/or ''silence'' all as a means...? Since the dawn of human thought?

'The Quest of Seth' / E. C. Quinn.

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'Son of' = 'leader' ?

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

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

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

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

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

And/or: {synchronistic?} ''The papyrus of Ani was found by W. Budge in 1888.'' [Wiki].

''It is I who have entered into the house of Asar and I have clothed myself with garments of the one who is within. It is I who has entered into Rostau and I have seen the secrets which are within. Hidden was I, but I found a way. " Chapter 33. [Page 123 'Egyptian Book of the Dead' / M. Ashby].

Understanding subject material gives clues to the grave site of Asar {Osiris}.

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

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

Analogy? The 16 word mantra - Hare Krishna.

Or the 16 steps that lead down to the tomb of king Tut.

From a different perspective: "The four Hayyot are then described as one Hayyah on account of their interjoining {i.e., each had four 'faces': Lion/Ox/Eagle and 'man': i.e.,all aspects of one individual - higher/lower}….Also the Ofannim, though being four in number, as has been mentioned are called ''one ofann upon the earth,'' because they to interjoin, and ''they four have one likeness {4x4}…." [Page 256 'Guide for the Perplexed'. Parenthesis, this readers].

Try the words in italics to take {'see'} something further.

''Synchronistic example: "I first encountered the zodiac of San Miniato al Monte some sixteen years ago. With one of those perspicacious insights, all to rare in ordinary life, i sensed from the first view of the zodiac that much of my future life would somehow be involved with solving the problems of symbolism set by its iconography and orientation." ['The Secret Zodiac' / Fred Gettings].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from a broader viewpoint.

Alchemy equivalent, i.e.,something hinted at - from a different perspective {that inner one?}:"Calcium acetate likes to absorb water to it, such as the loosely held waters that caused the white-to-blue transition of copper{II} sulphate observed by Zieglerin in demonstration 9. When the dry calcium acetate is misted with water, it gains a shiny, pearl-like-appearance. Croll believed that these ''pearls'' were cures for 16 different types of 'diseases'. Actually, as a source of calcium, they could be helpful in treating osteoporosis, but it is doubtful that this long range effect would have been recognised by the alchemists. Lovely pearls, nonetheless" ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

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

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

'Strong' or 'Weak' legs?

'Stone' in relation to a {pearl}. 'Pearl' in relation to {West}. Nova Scotia in relation to {scallops}. All as a means...?

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

'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge.

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

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

N.B. Understanding ''west'' in relation to ''lord'' {and/or 'king'} explains the chose of location for those 'blue stones' at Stonehenge. Question. 'IN' or 'Of' the Horizon?

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

N.B. Dome of the Rock = 16 windows / 4 doors {4x4?}. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or: "This eleventh volume of the 'Notebooks of Paul Brunton' contains para's drawn only from category sixteen of the original twenty-eight topics arranged in the ''ideas'' notebooks reserved for posthumous publication." Synchronistic or something else?

hytgrf-300x224"...but if you are armed with the 'wand' of intuition, the 'cup' of sympathy, the 'sword' of reason and the 'pentacle' of valor, you will find there {the legends say} the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosophers Stone, True Wisdom and perfect happiness." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' by R. Wilson. Emphasis, this readers - with the exception of parenthesis].

'Mettle of the Mind' ?

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

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

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

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

Side note {analogy?}: "An ancient prayer reads: 'Hail, ye net inverters, fishers and catchers of the spirit which alone nourishes. By refining your higher selves, ye have produced that which produced you'. Again that familiar theme: discover yourselves and you discover god. It is not strange that the imagery here echo's that of Christ's 'I will make you fishers of men' {Mark, Chap. 1, 17}. Which can be read as meaning - those that follow the way will find themselves, and in themselves find god." [Page 32 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

Tau cross in relation to those 'T' shaped pillars at Gobekli-tepe? {i.e.,''Quarried from the very hard crystalline limestone - and polished to a flawlessly smooth finish...}.

Hewn / UNhewn?

And/or: "The most important Neolithic sites are Merimde-Beni-Salame, the Fayum in the north and Tasa in the south {polished stone and NO copper objects...}" ['Magicians of the Gods' / G. Hancock].

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

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

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

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

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

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

Side note: Amun = such quotes {keys} as: ''Associated with the Hermopolitan myths associated with the dynamic force of life'' and/or ''Greatest of Heaven and Eldest of Earth {Thebes related and/or 'Abraham'?} '' and/or ''Young man with curled horns'' and/or "Included within the Ogdoad at Hermopolis, THEN at the Primeval Mound of Memphis, at which time he was supposed to have 'created' all the other gods. He then left the earth to abide as Re in the heavens {Amun-Re}, taking the form of a 'divine child' revealed in the Lotus . At Siwa Oasis called Jupiter Amon...At Thebes with female aspect {Mut} and Son {Khonsu}....Linked to 'Beautiful Feast of the Valley'...'' ['Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt' /M. Bunson].

Side note 2: Welsh equivalent?: ''These bear a family likeness to each other since they represent a venerable tradition which I have identified as the Mysteries of Mabon and Madron. These characters make their appearances within the Culhwch and Olwen and are no more spoken of within the Mabinogion, except as a glancing reference, yet they are mysteriously present throughout the other stories as identifiable archetypes of the - Wonderous Youth and the Great Mother." [' Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain' / C. Matthews].

Continued: {in relation to side note1}: "Passing inside Karnak, I found myself in the open court of the temple of the hawk headed Khonsu; that god who in popular uninitiated parlance, was the son of Amon..." [Page 248 'In Search of Secret Egypt' / P. Brunton].

And/or: "Many words in contemporary usage link the zodiac when translated: one is the Hebrew word tzaddiq that translates as a just or righteous man...He is a religious leader viewed as a mediator between man and god. From this word {tzaddiq} others are closely associated; the eighth god and/or Jupiter and/or James the Just, brother of Jesus, teacher of righteousness. James wore a bishops mitre copied from a crown of Amon-Ra the creator god of Thebes, the city that provided ancient Judaism with the central tenets of its theology. Ra was the Holy One, the Falcon of the Horizon." [Page 14 'Pathways to the Zodiac' / E. Winstanley].

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

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

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

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

"Equinoxes were equally significant, being recognised by the equality of day and night as well as their occurrences midway between the two solstices. In ancient Egypt, the vernal equinox coincided with the return of Orion's rising before dawn, an event which heralded the symbolic return of Osiris, as he was associated with the constellation {'horizontal'?}. The autumn equinox was also a sacred time in stellar {'vertical'?} terms; it coincided with the rising of the star Spica {enlarged elsewhere} before dawn. This star was associated with Isis, and thus the two equinoxes were identified with the 'divine' pair..." ['From the book by R. Clark].All as a means...?

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

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

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Static or dynamic?

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

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

Side note: "You are always my compass John''. ['Shanghai Knights'].

Compass of the Heart?

''The inner guardian is our true North, the keeper of the charts.'' Try 'map' / 'whale'.

And/or: ''Compass'' in relation to 'encompass' / 'compassion'?

Working example: "Thus, Set was regarded as a metaphor of cosmic permanence as well as the channel {'canal'?} through which celestial matter became fixed {'static'?} into the domain of physical existence." ['Page 172 from the book by R. Clark].

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

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

Question. Why the analogy to Mr Lovecraft?

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

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

'The highs don't last forever, but then neither do the lows'.

 

 

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

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

Side note: Why should the zodiac have 12 signs?...All we can say is that the twelve fold division is the product of a division that going back to Pythagoras and Plato, {Homer?} and beyond them to a still more ancient type of thinking. The universe was considered as a dodecahedron {a 12 surface solid} inscribed in a sphere. The number 12 is most significant in ancient and modern numerology, as being the product of four and three ...deals essentially with Form; and Form is the product of number." [Page 11, 'The Zodiac and the Universal Matrix'].

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

Question. {4x4x4}?

The 64 million dollar question...

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

Side note {i.e., something to ponder on}: "Who but I can unfold the secrets of the unhewn Dolmen?

Who but I can make known the ages of the 'moon'?

Who but I can show the secret resting place of the 'sun' {Aten?}.''

From the Song of Amergin. Try ''Altar of witness'' / ''Altar of sacrifice''.

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

Left or right eye?

A working example: ''When Horus lost his 'eye' to Set, the god Djehuti {'wisdom'} - found it and turned it into the 'Moon'. When the parts of the eye are added up it gives the answer 63/64 which approximate the whole number 1. One is the number which symbolises oneness, wholeness, all sight, all knowing, the Absolute...." [Page 95. Same book].

''Initiation into spiritual life is the process of learning an art of living {by way of that universal ''bit''?} - which leads to freedom even while involved in the world. Your goal is to become as the lotus which rises up from the muddy waters, able to exist in the world without being soiled by it....Spiritual realization requires sustained effort over a period of time....directed towards overturning the mountainous creations {'Giants'?}  which the mind has produced in the past due to ignorance. The mind is like a river; Ignorant ideas are like logs, rocks, branches and dams - which block , divert or distort the {natural?} flow of water {river cataracts?]. With the correct understanding and disciplines - the obstacles can be removed allowing the river of the mind to flow freely toward the ocean of self discovery." [Page 30 'Egyptian Book of the Dead' / M. Ashby].

'River' and 'Seas' as a means...?

Continued: ''Horus and Set join forces to tie up the symbol of union {Sema}. This symbol refers to the union of Upper {Lotus} and Lower {Papyrus} Egypt - under one ruler - but at a more subtle level it refers to the union of lower/higher self - both an integral part of the Book of the Dead. [Page 43. Same book].

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A 'square' or 'round' center {eye?} as compared to {say} the Aten disc? Any 'helping' hands? And/or: Why eleven? Pure chance?

"The Shabaka stone measures 92x137 centimeters and has 64 lines of hieroglyphic text carved on it....Text been worn away - apparently it was used as a millstone....Possibly copied from a much earlier source....The actual stone itself from the reign of King Shabaka from within ''the house of his father Ptah-south-of-his-wall {Memphis}. Original ''Worm-eaten'' and copied ''so that it could be understood from beginning to end. His majesty copied it anew so that it became better than it had been before''. ['Page 69 'Imhotep the African']. Try ''worm''.

Grey Worm? {Game of Thrones}.

Question. S/W OR S/E? Memphis on the West side of the river. Amarna the East. While recalling those walls made of 'mud' not stone. As a means...?

And/or: "The base of the Step Pyramid is not quite square and, oddly, not at the exact center of the enclosure. Rather, it is offset a few dozen meters toward the East." AND ''Deviates from true north'' {by almost 5 degrees}. Same book.

Question. Are the other pyramids not ''true'' to North? Especially the ''Red'' one? From ''S-N'' as a means...? If only in the Micro {'individual'?} sense of the word. Giza = Macro.

Valley/Plateau as a means...?

And/or: What was found under that same structure.

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Offset?

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

''Bosom'' link?

And/or: "Sirius is sometimes called the 'Sun behind the sun', indicating that while the star we call the Sun is related to our physical center of Self in our Solar Plexus and the expression of our Selves within the physical earth, Sirius represents a more hidden center." ['Red Tree, White Tree'].

Geocentric?

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

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

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

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

''It is because there was once darkness at noon {'zenith'?} that we can now speak of the sun at midnight." {Back cover to the book 'The Sun At Midnight' / Bernardo Olivera, Ocso}.

And/or: "The planet 'Jupiter' called the ''greater fortune'' is complementary to Venus the ''lessor fortune'', just as the direction West is complementary to East. West is the place of the sunset, and it consequently represents the completion of enterprises, just as East symbolises their beginnings. A man is said to be 'successful' when he has all the details of his enterprise in his ''grasp'' {Kaph}….The old astrologers held that Jupiter's influence in the horoscope does not become strong until after middle life, when the sun of personal existence has passed noon zenith and is moving towards 'Wealth' and 'Poverty'; these are the extremes of worldly fortune, the outward and visible signs of a means 'grasp' of circumstances. When Jupiter is well-aspected in a horoscope that grasp is strong. When it is ill-aspected that grasp is weak." [Page 92 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

Try ''lucky/unlucky''.

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

Apply it to: "But none of these comparatively northern streams suit the stellar position of our Eridanus, for it is a southern constellation, and it would seem that its earthly counterpart ought to be found in a corresponding quarter = the Nile, the only noteworthy river that flows from south - north, as this is said to do when rising above the horizon...Caesius thought our Eridanus was the sky representation of the Jordan, or the Red Sea, which the Israelites passed over - as on dry land." ['Star Names and Their Meaning'].

From a different perspective: "Astrology, being a system of symbolic interpretation of significant astrological facts, must obviously differentiate strongly between the Sun - a life - and light giving star which is the center of the astronomical system to which we belong - and planets which are merely reflectors or transmitters of light, and of which the Earth itself is one. If we refer to the Ego as ''a complex of representations which constitute the center of my field of consciousness and appears to possess a very high degree of continuity and identity'', it is clear that the astrological symbol thereof {geocentric?} is the Earth itself as seen from the birth place  of the native. The continuous field of consciousness of any man is what is contained within the boundaries of his horizon, and by implications what, though below the horizon, will emerge into the field of his consciousness. In other words , the quadrature of the astrological chart {horizon and meridian - and especially Ascendant and Mid-Heaven} represents the form of the field of consciousness. The ego may be considered as the birth point itself, the center of the chart - or, in an even more accurate symbolism - the apex of the pyramid built on four angles of the chart...." [Pages 219-20 'The Astrology of Personality' / Dane Rudhyar].

A mind set?

And/or: " The horizon is the line of awareness {manifest?}. It is so according to the most obvious logic of symbolical significance; for it differentiates the two most fundamental types of awareness. ABOVE THE HORIZON is everything that can be perceived by the senses. BELOW THE HORIZON is the realm of this interior awareness, which Jung rightly calls ''intuition''. INTUITION is the faculty of awareness through which we perceive INNER facts {Gnosis?}. Sensation is the awareness of the not-self - of others. As the 'Ascendant' is the seed - point of the lower hemispheres, it takes on necessary the meaning of pure self awareness. The Descendant being the seed - point of the upper hemisphere, is the symbol of awareness of others. This intuition and sensation are seen as two complementary factors, related respectively to East and West. One becomes aware of one's own existence as an ''I'' by an interior process which is intuition, whereas sensation is the result of an awareness of outer causes attributed to sense impressions." [Page 177. Same book].

''Running the Fields'' ? And/or: Recall the two types of 'soil'/'seed' found at Denderah /Egypt.

And/or: "The cusp of the 1st and 7th houses represent the position of the horizon, as it actually is at the time of the first breath. The line of the cusps of the 2nd and 8th houses represents the position of the horizon two hours afterwards....We will see the significance of this conception as we come to study the 28 year cycle of unfoldment of the individual self.

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

'Saturn' link?

Think about all the above in relation to that universal ''bit'. In the INNER sense of the word.

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

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

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

''Pure'' in relation to 'natural' - {as a means}. Try ''pure'' {throughout} to 'see' it in all its manifestations - if only in defining subject material.

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

"The beginning of wisdom is the most sincere desire for instruction, and concern for instruction is love of wisdom....for she is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of god, and an image of his goodness.'' [Wisdom of Solomon 6,17].

Anima or ?

S/W or S/E?

19

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

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

''Life'' in relation to that 'bit'.

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

{12 + 7}? Recall what both numbers represent. As a means...?

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

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

'Elephant in the Dark' ?

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

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

Forget/remember?

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

'Waters of the Gap'

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Spotted? And/or 'collar'?

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

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

Side note: An Egyptian 'mummy' brought into the Pawn shop {'Pawn Stars' / History Channel}. Among others, an image can be seen of 'Isis' laid out on the back of a lion/lioness Evaluated by Egyptian expert Phineas Kastle as: ''probably belonging to a priestess of Isis, possibly of Royal lineage."

Question. 'Kingship' related?

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

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

'Gates of perception'?

'On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious' / D. E. Harding.

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

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

Try ''five'' to 'see' it in all its manifestations.

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Refresher: " A soul that possessed a link of 'sympathy' with the mystery of the heavens - such was Hermes...

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

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

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

Cave / Mountain as a means...?

Together with...

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

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

'Intellectual' v 'Gnosis' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

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

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

Refresher: Gnosis in relation to the ''cognitive faculty'' {i.e.,root of}. Question What 'number' represents it AND why?

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

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

Side note: Families competing for the 'Iron' throne in the series Game of Thrones. Giants {north} and dwarfs {south} included . Is the original author using 'subject' material as a means {method}...?

Something to ponder on: "What scripture says about Og, ''Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead, nine cubits in length," {Deut.3-11}….The bedstead is never the same dimensions as the person sleeping in it...it is always greater by a third....'The cubit of a man' means the measure of an ordinary man and not by the measure of Og…" [Page 248 'Guide for the Perplexed'].

The 'third' of something in relation to 'sleep'. Try ''nine'' and/or ''iron'' and/or ''North''.

And/or: "In our investigation into the origins of Gog and Magog, it is necessary to pay particular attention to the remarks made about them by Ezekiel....He was a Hebrew priest, who was among those carried into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar about 600 B.C., and gave out his prophecy shortly after this....an invasion of Palestine led by the people of Gog....In point of fact, the invasion never took place....Ethiopia, and Libya are mentioned among the 'enemies' - it is clear that the 'expected' attack is from the North....Now in Syria, in the Jebel-el-Druz area, lived Og, the king of Bushan. He was a giant, and his 'city' or land was Ashtaroth. It may just be a coincidence that he was a giant and that his name was Og: but, when he is also associated with Ashtaroth, the Great Mother goddess who, in later times at any rate, was also a moon goddess, there are too many coincidences. Og must be the same as Gog, Ashtaroth the same as Magog...." [Page 10/108/109 'GogMagog'].

All as a means....? Try ''naked'' and or ''garment''.

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

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

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

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

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

A working example: "The 'smaller' pyramid of Mycerinus is dressed in rough granite but polished around the entrance. Choice of type of stone was generally dictated by symbolic consideration - i.e.,granite, a volcanic rock was a 'fire' stone. To date, the symbolic meaning of the Mycerinus pyramid is unknown." ['Serpent in the Sky'].

Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: Saturn, as you know, is the binding, crystallizing vibration. The pair of opposites assigned to it is Dominion and Slavery, because our expression of this 'vibration' {i.e., in the ''energy'' sense of the word, i.e., recall J. Campbell's quote}, either frees or limits us, according to the point of view that we take. " [Page 51 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

Side note: "It will be recalled that the famous discovery of the pithecanthropus of Trinil in Java consisted solely of a skullcap, two teeth, and a femur. During the course of a years excavations, these elements were found fifteen meters apart in a layer of ashes and tufa at the base of a volcano..." 'Sacred Science' / Schwaller De Lubicz]. Try ''charcoal/ashes'' and/or ''teeth'' and/or ''crystalliz{s}ation''.

Coincidence or a meaningful one?

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

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

gtrfLandscape equivalent?: " The 'oil of sand' we will be using is water glass, a commercially available aqueous solution of sodium or potassium silicate...This commercial 'water glass' is in fact the same material Glauber used, but he made his, by heating powdered sand with sodium carbonate and then dissolving the fused, glassy mass in water - a bit to arduous for us. The commercial material is just as good...It is used routinely in crystal-garden kits sold as educated toys." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy']. Try ''Isle of Glass'' for a 'connection'.

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

"Beneath the apple tree I awaken you." [Song of Songs 8:5].

A working example: "Cetus is sometimes represented swimming in the River Eridanus, although usually as resting on the bank with fore paws {N.B. Not the hind ones} - in the water. Its head, directly under Aries, marked by an irregular pentagon of stars, and its body stretching from the bend in Eridanus to that in the Stream from the Urn...Aquarius is not conspicuous, being, chiefly marked by the stars that represent the Urn, the familiar 'Y' - called Urna by the Latins...On the right arm of {the 'Waterman'. N.B. Not 'woman'} - at the inner edge of the Urn, and the westernmost star in the 'Y' , is Sadachbia - which has been interpreted the Lucky Star of Hidden Things or Hiding Places, because when it emerged from the sun's rays all hidden worms and reptiles, buried during the preceding cold {'flood'?} - creep out of their holes {'scarab' beetles?}...This idea of the Fish drinking the Stream is an ancient one, and may have given rise to the title Pisces aqueous, found with Ovid...Vergil mentioned it in his directions for the gathering the honey harvest...In Babylonia it was associated with the 11th month Shabatu, the Curse of Rain...and the Epic of Creation has an account of the Deluge in its eleventh Book, corresponding to this the 11th constellation; each of its other books numerically coinciding with the other zodiacal signs. In that country its Urn was known as the Seat of the Flowing Waters and the God of the Storm...Still earlier it was known as Lord of Canals, an Akkadian word for Aquarius some 15000 years ago when the sun entered it and the Nile flood was at its height... " [Notes within Cetus, Aquarius and Pisces 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

N.B. The word ''foundation'' used for many of the stars in the same 'Y' grouping.

Define those keys to understand something further. Start off with ''paw'' / ''bend'' {U-turn}. Then ''Canal'' Part 3.

Y HWH?

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

Refresher with something added: "Aquarius is not conspicuous, being, chiefly marked by the stars that represent the Urn, the familiar 'Y' - called Urna by the Latins...On the right arm of {the 'Waterman'. N.B. Not 'woman'} - at the inner edge of the Urn, and the westernmost star in the 'Y' , is Sadachbia - which has been interpreted the Lucky Star of Hidden Things or Hiding Places...But as this word Ah biyah is merely the plural of H iba, a Tent, a more reasonable explanation is that the star was so called from its rising in the spring twilight, when, after the winters suffering, the nomads tents were raised on the freshening pastures. This idea renders Professor Whitneys ' Felicity of Tents' - the stars included under this designation - in the center - marking the top of the 'tent'...Although unnamed, the star at the center of the 'Y' of the Urn, is almost exactly on the celestial equator." [Same book].

''Tent'' in relation to Exodus and/or Wilderness years?

Tropic of Cancer/Capricorn?

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

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

Side note: ''Apple Island'' mentioned in relation to 'Oak Island'. Coincidence? {Series 6. Episode 7}.

horus-eye

'Apple of the eye'?

Same question too: "Another common local belief is that the large snails found along the Pilgrim's Way close to Charing were originally introduced to the area by Norman pilgrims who dropped them along the way....Cartwright makes reference to snails at both Albury in Surrey and at Charing in Kent. The particular variety in question is the helix pomatia, or Apple snail, and is usually known as the Roman snail in England, due to its likely introduction into southern England by the Romans. Today it can be found in chalk and lime habitats, which explains it occurrence on the edge of the chalk escarpment....H. S. Ward, in The Canterbury Pilgrimages, notes that stories of the existence of Roman snails abound throughout the southern counties." [Page 66 'The Pilgrims Way' / D. Bright].

Refresher: "Beneath the apple tree i awaken you." Song of Songs. Coincidence?

Side note: Words like ''Apple teeth'' / ''Giant'' used in relation to 'Hogmagog Hills' as referred to by T. Lethbridge as he attempts to unravel the mystery of Gogmagog - within the book of same title.

Connect those keys to attempt a mindset. Try ''hoar''.

Something extra {add it all together to 'see' something}: "As to our assertion that scriptures applies the notion of ''influence'' to 'God', compare: 'They have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters" {Jer.ii.13}, i.e.,the 'Divine' influence that gives life or 'existence'; for the two are identical. Further, ''For with thee is the fountain of life'' {Ps.xxxvi.10}, i.e.,the Divine influence that gives existence. The concluding words of this verse, ''In thy light we 'see' light,'' express exactly what we said, namely, that by the influence of the intellect which 'emanates' from god we become wise, by it we are guided and enabled to comprehend the Active intellect. Note this." [Page 171 'Guide for the Perplexed'. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Top/down or bottom/up or both?

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

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

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

In other words all aspects {higher/lower} within the whole {i.e.,''zeus'', i.e.,what it represents}. Recall Part 1.

Question. ''Higher/lower'' and/or 'shadow/anima' = Trojan/Greek. Which and why?

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

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

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