Esotericism Part 2 Sec 05




''Triptomelus standing between Demeter and Kore'' [Wiki}. Question. Where have you seen a similar representation before? Try Part 3.

Triptolemus /?tr?p't?l?m?s/ (Greek: ???pt??eµ??, lit. "threefold warrior"; also known as Buzyges), in Greek mythology always connected with Demeter of the Eleusinian Mysteries, might be accounted the son of King Celeus of Eleusis in Attica, or, according to the Pseudo-Apollodorus (Bibliotheca I.V.2), the son of Gaia and Oceanus—another way of saying he was "primordial man". ['Wiki'].

And/or: TRIPTOLEMUS (Triptolemos) - Greek Demi-God of Sowing, Milling & the Eleusinian Mysteries...Triptolemos' name is derived from the Greek words triptos and lemma meaning 'He who Pounds the Husks'...He presided over the sowing of grain-seed and the milling of wheat." Try ''quern''.



'Spirit' {M} in relation to 'Soul' {F} as a means...?



'A grain of wisdom'.


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


"The true voyage of discovery, lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust.

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

Question. Was Shakespeare aware of this subject?

A working example: "For though the Hermetic writings reflect the fundamental world view of ancient Egypt, they can convey an erroneous theme of spiritual teaching to the casual reader. To begin with, Hermetic revelation was not a process of the teacher consciously infusing knowledge into the candidate. Rather, it was a process by which the candidate arrived at wisdom through the order of the natural universe and contemplating it...."

And/or: " The esoteric function of these structures {i.e.,temples/pyramids etc.,} - could be understood - if the appropriate tools {keys} for understanding their purpose were made accessible." [Page 8/20 'Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt' / R. Clark].

"open thine eyes and 'see'...." {1 Kings xix.16}.

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

Link to objectivity. Purpose of. The symbol of which, is sometimes represented with a ''waveless body of water.'' Or put another way....''Still waters run deep.'' i.e., ... "Is not silence the very voice of 'Great Spirit' ? Black Elk [Emphasis, this readers].

'See' the word {logos} of the Lord." {Jer. ii. 31}. Get it?

"The primary object of every intelligent person must be to deny the corporeality of 'God', and to believe that all godly perceptions are of a spiritual not of a 'material' character. Note this and consider it well. ['Guide for the perplexed'].

Think about it in relation to those Signs/Keys/ Correspondences etc. All as a means...?

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

egyptian-relief-vector-drawing-fragment-ancient-picture-stonIn other words all the above could be described as the process and benefit of ''objectivity'' in understanding something. Its step by step guide. This 'subject' [in parts and whole] - being in this case - its aim. Represented in the above paragraph as horizontal / vertical, i.e.,contemplation of the vertical, i.e.,universal framework and/or especially what all infer by the ''divine bit'' [''mystical'' link] - from the 'horizontal' position,i.e.,from a horizontal perspective or viewpoint. That 'process' of learning that within this subject is represented [in the Egyptian case] with ''in profile'' as opposed; to ''face on''.

''The word 'mystery' comes from the Greek 'myein', to keep silent....The real secret about the mysteries is that they cannot be communicated by one being {'teacher'?} to another: the mystery guardian can only give guidelines and keys to knowledge, not actual knowledge itself, which is revealed to the initiate by personal experience and {or?} revelatory realisation." ['The Wester Way: A Practical Guide to the Western Mystery Tradition'. Chapter 1].

nhyOr New Testament equivalent; Matthew 5:37, i.e.,''let your communication be yes or no...'']. Both enlarged elsewhere. 'See' it? i.e.,the result of which = a eureka moment. Representational of. Hermetic equivalent..."Fusion, inner unity, is obtained by means of 'friction', by the struggle between 'yes' and 'no' in man. If a man lives without inner struggle; if everything happens to him without opposition; if he goes wherever he is drawn or wherever the wind blows, he will remain such as he is. But if a struggle begins in him {'fire'?}, and particularly if there is a definite line in this struggle, then, gradually, permanent traits begin to form themselves, he begins to 'crystallise'. Crystallisation is possible on any foundations." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter Xiii' ].

Link to ''Temple'' symbolism. For a deeper 'read' try ''wrestle'' or 'crystallize" and/or especially ''line of sight'' in the usual box - before those first impressions dictate {suggest?} something else.

Landscape equivalent {can you 'see' it?}: "It is also remarkable that the exact explanation of the 'light of the moon' was almost founded by the Egyptians. 'Khonsu-lo' - light of the night - image of the left eye of Amon {Amun}, rising in the Bahkt { East}. While Aton {the Sun} is in the Ankhet {West}. Thebes is flooded with their light, for the left eye receives the light of the right eye when they are re-united on the day when the two bulls meet. The only reservation to be made is that this short text appears to refer to the refection of the solar light by the moon - at the moment of opposition." [Quote by Philippe Derchain from the book 'Serpent in the Sky' by J.

Side note: "The manifestation of Atum-Ra between the twin peaks of the mountain of the horizon." [Picture of same, page 256 'Temple of the Cosmos'].

Continued: Question. ''At the moment of opposition'' relative to - ''if everything happens to him without opposition'' {two para's back} represented with New {dark} moon and its cycle to Full moon. All as a means...?

Therefore Libra {'scales'} and/or 180 degrees? And/or: Planets within a ''line of sight'' {conjunction?} together with ''full moon'' = ?

'Mysteries of the Dark Moon' / D. George.

A more practical example of same could be the book ' Play of Consciousness' by Swami Muktananda. Understanding what all cultures infer by the ''Divine bit''[within the same acclaimed 'framework'] gives a credible logic; a credible hypothesis; in understanding that internal 'story'. "What is understood intellectually through books and study can be experienced directly through Siddha Yoga." [Chapter 24, 'Play of Consciousness'].

And/or therefore - vice versa.

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

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

Try ''magic'' before those first impressions hint {'lie'?} at something else.

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

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

Latin...''in this sign you will conquer''. Question. Conquer what? Look up horizontal / vertical for clues. Also N/E - S/W : as a beginning of what? Question. Top/down or bottom/up?

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

Recall what ''correspondence'' implies.

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

'God is in the detail' ?

"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 {of?} life, unconsciousness is ignorance and death..." Quotes taken from the book by F. Hartman. [Parenthesis, this readers].

'Devil in the detail'.

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

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

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

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

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


'Green Men'?

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

Try ''line of sight'' to 'see' something since the dawn {'horizon'?} of human thought {oral tradition?}.

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

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



Tatenen. Question. Green?

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

All as a means...?

Something hinted at: "And he plucked a faceted crystal from his pocket...held it up to the sunlight....spread a rainbow pattern in all its splendour. 'There in the 'middle'. Do you see? Green the shade of balance {'Libra'?} - between the 'upper' active kingdoms of Fire and Air, and the 'lower' passive kingdoms of Earth and Water - three-one-three - a threshold colour...." [Page 255 'The Deeper Teachings of... by D. Monroe'].

'High on the Hog'?

isle of man

Hello, Hello - Anything? Try ''three and the one''.

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

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

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"The true voyage of discovery, lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust.

And/or: A mind set?

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

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

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

The Oak tree that a ''lightening strike'' hits most often. Anything?


''Trident'' in relation to ''metal of the mind''? All within a ''river''?

Something hinted at: "And what of the philosophers secret 'fire'? The aim of a secret is to evoke a sense of mystery, to mobilize all our faculties and to put us on our mettle {'metal of the mind'?}. It lures us on, even deceives us into embarking on a prospective quest whose ordeals would otherwise deter us. We set out in search of the hidden knowledge and power we believe the secret will confer - only to find on the way that these things are images of a wisdom and glory we did not dream of in the beginning. The secret i have tried to reveal on every other page of this book is in a sense no secret - it is an open secret passed along a Golden Chain of initiates, like the secrets of the Greek Mysteries. And as to 'its' philosophy, by whose assistance these mysteries are developed - it will make its appearance at different periods of time, as long as the sun himself shall continue to illuminate the world..." [Epilogue to the book: 'The Philosophers Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination' / P. Harpur].

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

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

"We have to admit that, more than once, we have encountered great difficulties in following some of the indications left by Fulcanelli as he skipped along the Way of the Fool, juggling with words {keys?}, occasionally allowing one to fall to the floor for the benefit of his followers." ['The Zelator'].

As an example {i.e.,something hinted at - something allowed to ''fall to the floor'' ...}: "Four 'gammas' arranged in a circle with a communal center make the swastika, the solar symbol. Numerologically, these four gammas total twelve, and echo the path of the sun against the zodiac belt...On a deeper level, the swastika is also a symbol of reincarnation, for the three and the one combine from lifetime to lifetime..." ['The Zelator'].

carExample of {i.e.,a work in progress}: "The potential literature for an intellectual study of this is vast. We hope we have provided a few simple pointers on the way. It is however, a 'centering' in, rather than a wandering in the labyrinthine fields {outer?} 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].

Question. Queen of Thorns? [Game of Thrones].

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

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

Question. Graffias? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 4.

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

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

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

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

Side note: "In China the seven stars in the Constellation Ursa Major were known as the Government....also called the Northern Measure, which Flammarion translates as Bushel, while the center of the Square was a object of worship and a favourite stellar title in that country as it occurs twice in their lists - named Spectra or Striding Legs {strong or weak ones?}. Reeves said that the four stars of the Square were named the Heavenly Reason, and others assign this spot to the female divinity Tow Moo....Others the Emperor's Chariot....or the Chariot that Pharaoh gave to Joseph." ['Star Names and Their Meaning'].

half-man-fish1And/or: "It shared with Antares the title Ta Who, and was the central one of the seven lunar asterism making up the Azure Dragon...But individually Graffias seems to have been known as the Four Horse Chariot of Heaven, and was worshipped by all horsemen. It probably was also Fu Kwang, the Basket with Handles, and highly regarded as presiding over the rearing of silkworms, and as indicating the commencement of the season of that great industry of China...Graffias is said to be of an unknown derivation...more than likely from the word ''crab'' it is well known that the ideas and words for crab and scorpion were almost interchangeable in early days...['Star Names and Their Meaning']. Continued elsewhere.

Question. Any planets within a constellation to determine a date?

Crab Nebula?

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

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

N.B. Many wooden coffins found within granite sarcophagi {i.e.,as one example Djoser}. Question. Cenotaph only?

'Wood-henge' ?

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

Top/down or bottom/up as a means to begin a story {method}?

N.B. Auriga = ''without a chariot''. Once 'he' has one = Strong legs?

Question. What does all that imply within the whole?

As is: "As the king of winter, the god at his lowest ebb rules with the dark queen, Lady of Night, and at midwinter he is born again, a weak child, the star child, the brightest of hope in a time of darkness. These legends form part...." [Page 67 'Magic for the Aquarian Age' / M. Green].

Question. Midsummer = 'strong'?

'Ben-Hur' ?

nnnSomething to ponder on {synchronistic?}: "A superior agreement is found in the metaphor for the human psyche in the Platonic dialogue Phaedrus. Socrates likens the human soul to a chariot drawn by two horses - one black, one white - puling in different directions and weakly controlled by the charioteer. The metaphor of the chariot itself is remarkably similar to MacLean's neural chassis: the two horses, to the R-complex and the limbic cortex; and the charioteer barely in control of the careening chariot and horses, to the neocortex. In yet another metaphor, Freud described the ego as the rider of an unruly horse. Both the Freudian and the Platonic metaphors emphasize the considerable independence of the tension among the constituent parts of the psyche, a point that characterizes the human condition and to which we will return. Because of the neuroanatomical connections between the three components, the triune brain must itself, like the Phaedrus chariot, be a metaphor; but it may prove to be a metaphor of great utility and depth....The triune-brain model derives from studies of comparative neuroanatomy and behaviour. But honest introspection is not unknown in the human species, and if the triune brain model is correct, we would expect some hint of it in the history of human SELF KNOWLEDGE. The most widely known hypothesis that is at least reminiscent of the triune brain is Sigmund Freud's division of the human psyche into id, ego and super-ego..." [Page 81/82 'The Dragons of Eden' / C. Sagan]. Try ''Jung''.

Even though that 'model' has been improved upon - its basics {'metaphors'?} still apply. Apply those universal constants - that define something of the 'inner' self - but only when you understand what is implied by that ''divine bit''. All the way back to the ''oral'' tradition BEFORE the written word came into common use. Hence....

''The concept of the triune brain is in remarkable accord with the conclusions, drawn independently from studies of brain to body mass ratio's - that the emergence of mammals and of primates {especially humans} was accompanied by major bursts in brain evolution. It is very difficult to evolve by altering the deep fabric of life; any change there, is likely to be lethal. But fundamental change can be accomplished by the addition of new systems on top of the old ones." [Page 59, same book].

Among others try ''giant'' / ''dwarf'' in relation to ''gathering'' and/or ''grasp''.

'The Evolution of the Dragon' / G. E. Smith.

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Ferrybridge Yorkshire. The oldest fully assembled 'chariot' found anywhere in the UK. Question. 'Four' horses or ONLY two? What does that imply in relation to the 'whole'. Strong or weak?

Side note: "You must know that the collective noun in Hebrew denoting animals used for riding is ''merkabah'' i.e.,''Joseph made ready his chariot''{Gen. xlvi.29}….The following passage especially proves that the Hebrew Merkabah denotes a collection of animals: ''And a Merkabah came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty.'' {1Kings x.21}. Hence we may learn that Merkabah denotes here four horses. Therefore I think that when it was stated, according to the literal sense of the words, that four Hayyot {beasts} carry the Throne of Glory, our sages called this ''Merkabah'' on account of its similarity of the Merkabah consisting of four single animals.'' So far has the theme of this chapter carried us, and we shall be compelled to make many further remarks on this subject. Here, however, it is our object, and the aim of all we have said, to show that ''who rideth upon heaven'' {Deut.xxxiii.26} means ''who sets the all surrounding 'sphere' in motion and 'turns' it by his power and will." [Page 107 'Guide for the Perplexed' / M. Maimonides].

''Handle'' of Dipper?

Continued: "Qualities of Will for instance, were often referred to as belonging to limbs: powerful legs and strong arms indicated strength of will and the capacity to carry out one's wishes. There is a chapter in the Book of the Dead for ''gaining power in the legs,'' an expression that must, given its context, refer to the strengthening of the qualities of soul normally associated with the lower limbs. In it the Underworld traveller says: 'My strides are made long, my thighs are lifted up; I have passed along the great path, and my limbs are strong'..." [Page 179 'Temple of the Cosmos'].

Question. "Great path'' = Upstream? {and/or ''underworld''?}

"With Capricorn it was the House of Saturn, governing the legs and ankles; and when on the horizon with the sun the 'weather' was always rainy..." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' under Aquarius].

And/or {flip side?}: "Some of the Arabic poets wrote that the Daughters of the Bier {i.e.,within Ursa Major} were good for nothing people whose rising and setting do not bring rain." [Page 441. Same book].

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

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

N.B. Tutankhamun did. His left foot.

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

Wolfgang Pauli?

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

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

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

333"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 strengthen and refine the 'faculty of intelligence'. They found 'magic' in thinking. The capacity for prolonged, abstract thought, for juggling with concepts, had existed once before, but only briefly in Athens of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, before being snuffed out again." [Chapter 18, 'The Secret History' by J. Black].

"Knowledge gives strength, doubt paralyzes the will."

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

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



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

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

Refresher: " I make no secret whatsoever of the fact that my rather revolutionary model of the atom came to me in a dream.'' Niels Bohr.

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

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


Any missing ingredients?

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

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

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

"The chain of life contains a great mystery. According to Biologists, the developmental sequence went something like this: atoms - minerals - crystals - large molecules - amino acids - ? - DNA. But the mystery lies with the question mark. Just how did the leap from amino acids to DNA occur?'' [Douglas Monroe].

A 'leap' of the imagination? Think about in relation to that ''bit''.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

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

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

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

Side note {something to ponder on}: "Saturn is also named the Lord of Decrease...his power manifests in the later stages of decay. He rules over the spoiled, the filth and the refuse of society..." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline']. Try ''Herod'' to 'see' it from {one} perspective.

Question. What would represent an ''increase'',i.e., Black/White? Dark/light? or M/F?

Question 2. What would represent the ''Lord'' of it.

Question 3. Where {how?} would both those concepts {principles?} be represented within {say} a landscape?


A 'child' at play?

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

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

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

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

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

'Gold' in relation to an ''illumination'' of something?

Side note: "Walking towards the front entrance to this cathedral, I remembered that the Inca temple that had once stood here had been covered with more than 700 sheets of pure gold and that its spacious courtyard had been planted with ''fields'' of replica corn also fashioned out of gold. I could not help but be reminded of Solomon's temple in far-off Jerusalem, also reputed to have been adorned with 'sheets' of gold and a marvellous orchard of golden 'trees'. [Page 44 'Fingerprints of the Gods' / G. Hancock]. What do ''trees'' represent?

A grain of wisdom?

And/or: "Gnosis illuminates the deepest substratum of self. Walk the road to the land of shadows. There dwells the secret knowledge of the soul. One cannot free oneself by bowing to the yoke - only by breaking it. Be a breaker of yokes, not a digger of furrows." [Page 11 'The Deeper Teachings of Merlyn' / D. Monroe].

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

Question. What does that imply?

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

''Analogy'' - as a means...?

"The possibility of making gold has always been used by sages to hoodwink fools, so that the 'children of wisdom' - who cannot be deceived by selfish satisfactions - may be led toward the true path, which is the search for the real vision of the universe. Without the promise of gold, would the texts of master Hermetists have been disseminated, safeguarded, and respected by the ignorant?"

Jon Snow? {Game of Thrones}.

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

Refresher: ''...that there is a 'divine' principle of spirit hidden or trapped in matter. It is the task of the 'alchemist' to liberate this imprisoned spirit: this alchemical process mirroring the adept's own inner transformation." [Chapter on Parzival, within the book, 'Alexandria.' Vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere, by D. Fideler].

'Silence': {''weigh and consider''} in relation to an 'understanding'. Benefit of. Understanding that {principle?} gives clues as to someones final resting place. More importantly it explains why it was chosen.

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

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

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

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

'Being and Time' / Martin Heidegger.

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

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

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

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

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

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


'Becoming' what?

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

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

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

'Horus OF / IN the Horizon' Egyptian equivalent?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remembering / forgetting?

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

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

That number 'three' again. Foundations? 3x4?

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

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

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

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

'Waste land' / T.S.Eliot.

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

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

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


Try ''eclipse'' to ponder on something.

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

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

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

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

Hence: "Magic then {i.e.,heka}, is a mysterious divine force through which the spiritual and physical universe {'co-existence' link? See ''Help'' section} - becomes manifest - and hence a force permeating and linking all levels of reality from the highest to the most material. But it is also - and this is an especially important aspect of the way the ancient Egyptians understood magic - the means by which the human being, and ultimately all creation, returns to the 'Supreme Godhead', the UNmanifest source of all that exists." [Page 127 'Temple of the Cosmos' ].

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Side note: 'Game of Thrones'?

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

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

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

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


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

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

Side note: Many questions raised concerning an ancient 'henge' {at least 2400BC} discovered at Woodbridge in Suffolk S/E England. All within a once large hill - but since - flattened {decommissioned?}. Large circular ditch with walkway inside made of birch and oak. Animal parts found inside mainly of jaw and pelvic area {ie., ''head and tail'' ends}. Spring water prevalent throughout ''running down throughout the structure to the creek below''. Large platform on top of hill. {'Horizon' link? i.e., ''line of sight'' - in the spiritual sense of the word}. Parts {skull} of large female cow found {auroch} found also on top. ''Milk'' and ''butter'' mentioned in relation to the 'tool' found alongside - ''its a wooden spatula used for butter and milk churning''. ['Digging for Britain'. Series 7. Episode 3].

Define a mind set to get beyond ''ritual ceremony''. i.e., what could be seen on top of that ''platform'' - another 'henge' within that locality or some constellation and planets. The 'foundation' of something? Try ''cattle'' to take something further.

And/or: "Ancient, however, are such terms as Ash and the Bier; Plaustrum, and Triones - this splendid constellation ran still further back - three or four or even more millenniums before even these titles were current - as the Bulls Thighs, or the Fore Shank, in Egypt. There it was presented at Denderah and in the temple of Edfu by a single thigh or hind quarter of the animal..." [Page 434 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

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

'Fire' in relation to something internal. 'Light' in relation to external {i.e.,illumination} . Tropic of Capricorn/Cancer?

Side note: As seen from a different perspective: ''Concentration without effort is burning without smoke or crackling fire...The Gnostic sense begins to operate when it is a matter of a new dimension in the act of knowledge - namely that of depth. '' within the book 'Meditations on the Tarot'.