Esotericism Part 2 Sec 06

 

 

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Celtic ''Trinity'' knot. Coincidence or a ...? Try ''three''.

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

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

'The Spiritist Fallacy' by Rene Guenon.

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

'Intelligence of the heart' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

A working example {the 'pagan' one?}: "And this brings us to the THREE Rites of Assumption themselves. True to Druidic pattern, the nine rites given in the Pheryllt are grouped into three groups of three, each set denoting a past-present-future 'relationship'. The second of these sets, has been chosen as most appropriate to this chapter: 1 = Song of Taliesin {I have been...}, the past. 2 = Song of Amergin { I am... }, the present. 3 = Song of Bluestar {I will be...}, the 'future'.''

Which represents the feminine aspect?

All in relation to: ''The nine so-called Rites of Assumption which are druidic visualization exercises aimed at 'tapping' into raw, natural archetype 'realms' . And since A Boy {child?} to Magic Born {Heka?} deals specifically with colourful, spring-tide beginnings...'' [Page 50, 'The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid 'Magic' and Lore].

Amergin in relation to 'spring'. Taliesin in relation to 'summer'. Bluestar? Try ''lily''.

Ebb and flow as a means...?

Side note: "It seems also to be known as the Double Ship. Jensen says that ''the amphibious Oannes of the Persian Gulf was also associated with Capricorn...A cuneiform inscription designates it as the Father of Light - a title which, astronomically considered, cannot be right except about 15000 years ago, when the sun was here at the summer solstice; that ''the goat was sacred and exalted into this sign'' and that a robe of goatskin was sacred dress of Babylonian priests...indicting that it was probably millenniums ago, perhaps in prehistoric days when Capricorn first came into the zodiac...Its symbol is the twisted tail {knotted} of a sea goat..." ['Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Question. ''Double ship'' = 'boat of glass'? Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued: "In early days Polaris was known as the He Goat''. Try ''goat'' and/or ''B. Cox''. To see something other than the obvious.

Question. What 'planet' is exalted in Capricorn? What does it mean? Try ''knot'' Part 3.

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Refresher: "The light of the body is the EYE: if therefore thine eye be 'single', thy whole body shall be filled with light". As a means...?

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

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

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

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

REFRESHER: "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].

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

A working example: "Could we say that Peter, James and John represented the projection, in 'sleeping' humanity, of the luminous triplicity which IN the symbol of Moses-Elijah-Jesus makes of Jesus - the 'Lord'?...Once this difference is established, you can situate Jesus as illumined by his 'Spiritual Witness'. Likewise, John symbolizes the spiritual witness. Elijah and James symbolize the soul, that is, the Permanent Witness. Likewise, Moses, {who does not enter into the 'promise land'} and Peter {with his 'faults'} are the images of human consciousness...Regarding Elijah, note that Jesus insisted that John the Baptist was the Elijah who had come before the 'revelation'...However, here he affirms that Elijah is come already...['Journey into the Light'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''king''.

Question. All aspects of one individual? i.e.,''Lord'' {king} in relation to 'lower'. ''Permanent witness'' = 'higher'. All as a means...?

Something extra: "When I began working with the unconscious, I found myself much involved with the figures Salome and Elijah. Then they receded, but after about two years they reappeared...They were completely unchanged....'spoke' and acted as if nothing had happened in the meanwhile....when in fact incredible things had happened in my life. I had to 'explain' all that had happened from the beginning.....Only later did I understand what had happened: in the interval the two had sunk back into the unconscious and into 'themselves' - I might equally say - into timelessness. They remained out of contact with ego's changing circumstances....[Page 337 'Memories, Dreams and Reflections' / C. G. Jung].

Another aspect of ''Duality''? i.e.,time/timelessness....as a means...?

And/or: ''I had another experience of the evolution of the soul after death when - about a year after my wife's death - I suddenly awoke one night and knew that I had been with her in the south of France, in Provence....She was engaged in studies of the Grail there...." [Page 341 same book].

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

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

Hermetic equivalent..."Fusion, inner unity, is obtained by means of 'friction', by the struggle between 'yes' and 'no' in man. If a man lives without inner struggle; if everything happens to him without opposition; if he goes wherever he is drawn or wherever the wind blows, he will remain such as he is. But if a struggle begins in him, and particularly if there is a definite line in this struggle, then, gradually, permanent traits begin to form themselves, he begins to 'crystallise'. Crystallisation is possible on any foundations." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter Xiii' ]. Link to ''Temple'' symbolism. For a deeper 'read' try ''wrestle'' in the usual box.

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


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

Something hinted at: "Your code for yes and no, or positive and negative, is a way in which the inner you can make a simple communication with the outer self. The inner you has a great many more senses {'six'?} than the outer five..." [Page 79 'Magic for the Aquarian Age' / M. Green].

And/or {i.e.,from a different perspective}: "In my work Sakti and Sakta I outlined for the first time the principles of Kundalini Yoga so much discussed in some quarters, but of which so little was known. This work is a description and explanation of the Serpent Power, and the Yoga effected through it...It consists of a translation of two Sanskrit works...The first entitled ''Satcakra-nirupana'' {i.e.,Description of and Investigation Into the Six Bodily Centers}….The second text, called ''Paduka-Pancaka'' {Five-Fold Footstool of the Guru} deals with one of the 'Lotuses' described...." [Page ix/x 'The Serpent Power' / J. Woodroffe].

'Eleven'?

"It is therefore impossible for a scholar to possess knowledge of these problems, whether it be through his own researches or through his 'masters' teaching - without communicating part of that knowledge to others. This cannot be done in clear words; it must be done sparingly by way of hints. We find in the words of some of our Sages numerous hints and notes of this kind, but mixed up with words of others and with other subjects. In treating of these mysteries, as a rule, I quote as much as contains the principle idea, and leave the rest for those who are worthy of it." [Page 211 'Guide for the Perplexed' / Moses Maimonides].

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

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

Analogy? ''According to the verses in Ezekiel and its attendant commentaries, the Merkaba consists of a chariot made of many angels being driven by the "Likeness of a Man." Four angels form the basic structure of the chariot. These angels are called the "Chayot" (lit. "living creatures"). Their bodies are like that of a human being, but each of them has four faces, corresponding to the four directions the chariot can go (north, east, south, and west). The faces are of a man, a lion, an ox (later changed to a child or cherub) and an eagle. Since there are four angels and each has four faces, there are a total of sixteen faces."

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

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

Question 2. Why represent anything at all?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Side note: "...among the blind it is the one eyed who is the King." [Quote from within the book by Douglas Monroe].

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

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

Question. Nothing more than an aid to meditation?

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

ahura mazdaAnd/or: "However, it's thanks to this duality that a being can recognise himself...This consciousness becomes the mirror through which he can recognise himself...Man is the only one who possess the power to mentally project this innate consciousness outside of himself...This observation, because it is reflected, is 'dual', and makes one aware of one's consciousness: self consciousness is the first step on the way toward the return of Unity." ['Journey into the Light'].

Objective view?

Exercise: Use that 'process' to define those ''dualities'' i.e., dark/light and/or death/rebirth and/or crystalize/UNcrystalize and/or embossed/debossed and/or sea's/river's and especially Square/round REPRESENTED as 'cross'/'circle' - ALL AS A MEANS....?

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

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It was the 'wall' that made him. Will it be the wall that breaks him?

"And so to the songs themselves. Geographically the examples examined range from the far West of Cornwall through the whole peninsula of South-west England. One or two songs are drawn from counties bordering this region such as Gloucestershire, and from Wiltshire and the White Horse area where counties meet...To draw upon West Country songs is, in effect, to draw upon local variants of British songs, but their particular value lies in their link with ancient ritual practices, a link shown in the symbolism of the songs themselves and their music. A similar treatment of Eastern and North-eastern English songs would probably show a certain amount of Norse influence, but the level of symbolism found in these songs in general is deeper than that of specific religions and cults, and points to the overall pattern of images behind all 'magical' and religious thinking...Lore of this sort never opens broad and easy paths of thought, but after innumerable meanderings and branchings, leads to a simple pattern of ritual and 'mystical' concepts, where the various separate routes merge together." [Taken from within the book 'Where is Saint George'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Recall C. Jung's quote in the 'Help' section.

And/or Delta? OR...

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

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

''The whole of Britain is full of traces of white horses....Why do the Continental representations of Epona show her with a KEY in her hand?" [Pages 96/7 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].

''In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and the presence of foals in some sculptures. She and her horses might also have been leaders of the soul in the after-life ride, with parallels in Rhiannon of the Mabinogion. The worship of Epona, "the sole Celtic divinity ultimately worshipped in Rome itself", was widespread in the Roman Empire between the first and third centuries AD; this is unusual for a Celtic deity, most of whom were associated with specific localities.'' [Wiki].

Put those keys together to attempt a MIND SET. While recalling the {attributes?} and such {concepts?} to same - in relation - to ''sound''.

Side note: Somewhat surprisingly, the story of the Pilgrims Way commences neither at Winchester...nor from its final destination of Canterbury. Instead it begins a few miles south of Canterbury - at the channel coast near Dover. And it is a story, the heart of which is inextricably linked to chalk...It is chalk that serves to remind us that throughout much of human history, Kent's physical connection to the continental land mass was not by water but by chalk. A great swathe of chalk downland that had once linked Britain with the European continental land mass. The very same chalk from which is derived the earliest name given to Britain: Albion, meaning 'white'...The straits are but a narrow breach in the chalk...It is at this most easterly point, where the huge mass of the North Downs is exposed in cross section as the majestic White Cliffs that the escarpment begins its journey... 'A sweeping arc leading through from the channel coast to the heartland of southern Britain'... The great glory of the North Downs is its escarpment which faces south into the sun, UNLIKE the corresponding escarpment of the South Downs, and in consequence, a kind of ''inland Riviera'' prevails, where, it is sheltered by the undercliff....Margery was bold enough to assert that the trackway was one of the most important in Britain....possibly using it before the separation of the Island occurred. For this reason alone the Pilgrims Way rightly merits the opening lines that Belloc bestowed on it: 'Of all these primal things the least obvious but the most important is The Road'..." [Pages 19/21/24/134 'The Pilgrims Way / D. Bright].

The Road least travelled? Eye of the needle parlance?

Try the title of book or author to see its universal 'pathways'.

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

'Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs: To the Edge and Beyond' / M. Reinhart.

"The horse is secondary to the rider, the rider is not subservient to the horse; this is meant by 'Thou wilt ride upon thy horses' {Hab.iii.8}." [Page 106 'Guide for the Perplexed'].

Follow the title of the book to understand {'see'} a text that is described {on its back cover} as ''one of the greatest philosophic works of all time.''

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'Heralds the advent of the sun'. Any 'keys' ?

And/or: "You know that the word cabala comes from the word for horse, and that the banners of the knights were hermetic emblems. The heraldic colours and symbols were the expression of the degree of knowledge and of individual qualities specific to the particular nature of the knight. The horse was a part of the horseman, considered in his animal humanity, but the armour and the emblem represented the qualities of the noble being who was to mount and surmount the animal. That's why it is not humiliating for the horse to serve as a mount for man. The symbolism of the ancients places the horse in relationship to the vertebrae of man, which carry the 'fire' of the marrow - which terminates with a frayed end called the 'horses tail'...''Does that mean that the horse is a symbol of fire,'' asked Jean Jacques. ''It is also the animal of Poseidon,'' answered Dominique. ''Think of the horses of Neptune. Moreover, you know that the horse is born in water because the mother brings it into the world enveloped in a pocket filled with water...We can learn from the horse that which our mind has stifled in us: the instinct for danger. This instinct allows it to feel the mood of the horseman...They also have mental faculties, and a remarkable memory, too...These faculties are still part of the 'automaton' and our mortal brain...But tonight we are here to observe..." ['Journey Into The Light' / Isha Schwaller de Lubicz]. Try ''Cabala'' and/or ''fire'' and/or ''tail of a horse'' and/or ''twins'' and/or ''knights templar'' etc. All as a means...?

The 'Horseman's Word' ?

Question. ''Fire'' in relation to 'trident'? i.e.,metal of the mind? {'Mars' ?}.

'Fire of {in?} the heart'? = ?

As one example: "Equally, with the Sun in Libra, the individual is unlikely to have difficulty expressing the qualities of Venus or Saturn. The challenge for the 'Sun' in Libra, however, will be the conscious integration of the qualities of 'Mars' and the 'Sun'...If this can be achieved, the Libra Sun individual will have found their 'metal' {Mars} for the greater good {Libra} and to fight {Mars} for what they value {Venus}..." [Page 110, 'Mapping the Psyche' / vol. 1].

A side step: "Fourthly, the breath can be a sensitive monitor for your feeling. If you can sense more clearly when the breath is short or long, shallow or deep, rough or smooth, you can begin sensing your own internal weather patterns, and choose whether and how to take skillful action to look after yourself. Finally, the breath provides an anchor for your attention, so that you can see more clearly when your mind has wandered, when it is bored or restless or when you are fearful or sad..." [Same book].

Try ''breath'' in the usual box; then try ''anchor''. Question. Does the author of the same book have an awareness of this subject? If not - synchronistic link? OR vise versa? In other words - which came first and why.

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

As 'seen' from a different perspective: "Note also the saying of our Sages: 'When the universe was created, all things were created with size, intellect, and beauty fully developed, i.e.,everything was created perfect in magnitude and form, and endowed with the most suitable properties; the word zibyonam {their beauty} used here has the same meaning as zebi ''glory'' {Ezek.xx.6}. Note this likewise, for it includes a principle fully established." [Page 216 'Guide for the Perplexed']. Manifested?

Something to ponder on: Beauty/ Glory {grace} and 'lake'. Connect those three to ''establish'' a final resting place.

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

N.B. Janus = January.

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

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

SEA HENGE

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

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

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

Analogy {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective}: "You need five lights because traditionary you always have one in the center of the altar to represent the Light of the Universe, or the spark of god at the center of your working, and one candle at each point of the compass." [ 'Magic in the Aquarian Age' / Marian Green].

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'?

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medway Gap?

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

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

In relation to:

"The 'Sun' has risen in the west...." Enlarged throughout.

All as a means....?

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

'Prometheus Rising' by R. A. Wilson.

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

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

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

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

Question. Conspiracy theorists?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Shadow' of Stannis? {Game of Thrones}.

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

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

Melisandre of Asshai ? {Game of Thrones}.

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

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

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

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

Side note {something hinted at}: "A panchymagogon contains twelve ingredients. Mumia from the corpse of a red-headed man 24 years old who has suffered a violent 'death', cut into bits, sprinkled with myrrh and aloes, soaked in alcohol, dried, and extracted with alcohol ''secundum artem''. The 'dry' part is extracted with olive oil for a month, and the extract mixed with the tincture to form a theriac. The zenexton of Paracelsus is stamped into trosichs by a stamp engraved with characters, and a substance is made from dried toads {frogs?}, arsenic, pearls, gems, musk, etc..." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

Remember before those 1st impressions implore one to dial 999 - symbolic of something other than the obvious. Recall Osiris who was also 'cut into pieces' {fourteen} - Twelve related more to 'fire' {i.e.,zenith} rather than 'moon'. Mummification link to 'myrrh' and 'olive' . Both a link to '24'. The coming together of something. Understanding such connections {keys?} gives clues as to such 'landmarks'' as latitude 24. The rest = ''red herrings''? Try ''frog''.

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

''It will never take place while i'm alive''. Question. A political animal or a spiritual one?

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

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

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

Leo/Virgo?

"Hargreaves Rosicrucians has an illustration of an object showing an Egyptian cross and disk with our present symbols of Leo and Virgo, or Scorpio, purporting to be from the breast of a mummy in the museum of the London university." ['Star names and Their Meaning' under 'Aquarius'].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Refresher: 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?

A working example {i.e.,exercise}: Different bones of different animals used in making up a ''hybrid'' type creature - mainly cow {cattle} and horse parts - left in ''rubbish'' pits. UNMARKED {i.e.,uneaten}. Winterbourne Kingston in Dorset. South coast. {'Digging for Britain' / Series 4. Episode 1]. To understand why - get into that mind set. Something of that ''inner'' quality rather than - ''an offering to the gods to secure a good harvest or some good fortune for the community''. Among others try ''rubbish'' / ''Icknield Way'' etc.

Question. Altar of ''witness'' or Altar of ''sacrifice''. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''Winchester''. Part 3.

Try ''Ibex'' Part 3.

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].

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

And/or: "Many years ago the English psychologist, F. W. H. Meyes, suggested that - ''hidden in the depth of our being is a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house''.

"I will give you the treasures of darkness and the secret places." {Isaiah 45,7}.

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

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

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

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

House Lannister? {Game of Thrones}.

Something hinted at: "Leo's symbol has supposed to portray the animals mane, but seems more appropriate to the other extremity - twisting between the hind legs and over the back...Its drawing has generally been in a standing position, with the characteristic Sickle fairly represented...in the foreparts of the figure, the bright Regulus marking the Handle. It made up all the components of the sickle... These same Sickle stars were a lunar asterism...Regulus was believed to have ruled the affairs of the heavens - a belief current, until 300 years ago, from at least 3000 years before our era. Thus as Sharru, the King, it marked the 15th ecliptic constellation of Babylonia..." Among others try ''furrow'' / ''15'' / ''Virgo'' / to make a further connection.

And/or: "Deneb {'tail end'} was of unlucky influence in astrology, portending misfortune and disgrace, and thus opposed to Regulus in character as in position...The Egyptian king Necepsos, and his philosopher Petosiris taught that at Creation the sun rose here near Deneb, and hence Leo was Domicilium Solis, the emblem of fire and heat, and in astrology the House of the Sun, governing the human heart...It was a fortunate sign, with red and green as its colours...Was in charge of the wind...coming from the north by a third northwest..." [Page 252, 259 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].
Connect those keys, i.e.,Constellation Leo or Sun/Leo on the 'Ascendent' ? [cusp?}. As a means...?

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

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

"Distinct reference is made to Leo in an inscription on the walls of the Ramesseum at Thebes, which, like the Nile temples generally, was adorned with the animals bristles {touch/'taste'?}; while on the planisphere at Dendera its figure is shown standing on an outstretched serpent. The Egyptian stella Lion, however, comprised only a part of ours, and in the earliest records some of its stars were shown as a Knife, as they now are as a Sickle..." [Page 253 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].
Recall the position of Thebes. Among others try ''whiskers'' / ''sickle/knife''. What does it all represent?

220px-Paderborner_Dom_Dreihasenfenster[1]"Draco's stars were circumpolar about 5000BC and like all those similarly situated - of course few in number owing to the low latitude of the Nile country - were much observed in early Egypt, although differently figured than as with us. Some of them were a part of the Hippo or of its variant the Crocodile, and thus shown on the planisphere of Denderah and the walls of the Ramesseum at Thebes. As such Delizsch says that it was Hes-mut, perhaps meaning the Raging Mother {'Mad Mother'?}. An object resembling a ploughshare held in the creatures paws has fancifully been said to have given name to the adjacent Plough. The hieroglyph for the Hippo was used for the heavens in general; while the constellation is supposed to have been a symbol of Isis Hathor, or Athyr, the Egyptian Venus; and Lockyer asserts that the myth of Horus which deals with the Hor-she-shu, an almost prehistoric people even in Egyptian records, makes undoubted reference to stars here; although subsequently this myth was transferred to the Thigh, our Ursa Major. It is said that at one time the Egyptians called Draco Tanem not unlike the Hebrew Tannim or Aramic Tannin...Among Arabian astronomers Al Tannin equates to the Poisonous Dragon....There was a belief among early astronomers that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world." ['Star Names and their Meaning' under Draco].

''Poison'' in relation to untransmuted/ transmuted. And or incarnate/reincarnate ? Try ''Tenem'' Part 3.

And/or ''Ploughshare'' = a ''quarter'' of something? Fore quarter?

REFRESHER: ''In chasing the old religions of Europe, we seem to be able to watch the spread in every direction of one great belief. It came of top of vague and scattered beliefs in some form of totemism. It was so much higher in the scale of ideas, that people jumped at it, as later they did with Christianity. Although the thoughts of many men probably went to form it, one suspects that only one really great thinker hammered it into shape. In attempting to appreciate how this idea was thought out...." [Page 154/5 'GogMagog'].

Try 'Dead Sea Scrolls' as ONE example.

And/or: "Here I shall leave the quest for the moment. It has been most fascinating, and I think I have only reached a halting place on the road. Innumerable questions still keep tumbling into my mind. Was the Highland water - horse, for instance, only an idle tale of imagination formed from vague stories of the hippo in Egypt? Was it not rather a legend of former sacrifice to Isis, the moon goddess of the sea, coupled with Diana's horse, her totem horse? Similarly, what was the story behind the animal at Loch na Beiste, Skye? This, I have been told was traditionally a bull with one leg. Was this just a vagrant Walrus from Greenland? It is more likely to be some bull headed sea god....I do not know the answers to these and many more questions. I have, however, seen that folklore, which at one time did not seem to me to be a very promising line of investigation, can be linked in with archaeology and anthropology to give us a clearer understanding of much that we do not know...." Same book.

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Hippocampus in the thermae {'hot'} baths at Aquae Sulis. A water horse or a flying one? The ''Water Horse'' can be associated with both fresh and salt water.'' The ''fore'' part of something. Associated with Poseidon - recall 'its' link {forepart?} to 'Zeus' {i.e.,he who illumines}. Wet/Dry? All as a means...?

Side note: Hebrew equivalent of something: "One of the trickiest parts of this discussion involves a misunderstanding caused by a very similar looking and similar sounding word in Hebrew: (tannim), which is often translated as “jackals.” Many early English translations of the Bible equated these two terms and rendered tannim as “dragons” instead of “jackals.” Conflating these two separate words has led to a great deal of the difficulty in nailing down a definition for tannin. For example, earlier it was shown that Strong’s concordance listed “jackal” as a meaning of tannin. But this is a result of mixing tannin and tannim.
Tannim is the masculine plural form of the Hebrew word tan, which does not appear in singular form in the Bible. Tan is the Hebrew word for jackal, so tannim would mean “jackals,” and it appears in 15 verses in the Old Testament. On the other hand, tannin is the singular form of the word for dragon or serpent, while the plural is tanninim, and tannin is found in 14 verses in the Old Testament. Under its entry for jackals {tan), the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis states, “The form tannîm is not to be confused with tannîn, sea creatures.” Many of the most well-respected Hebrew lexicons and wordbooks draw a distinction between tannin and tannim. Perhaps the easiest way to see the significant difference between the two words is to examine a handful of verses in which the terms appear.
Psalm 74:13 states, “You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea serpents (tanninim) in the waters.” Notice the plural form of tannin is used to describe more than one sea serpent. Exodus 7 uses both the singular and plural form of this word." ['www.answersingenesis.com'].

A distinction between wet/dry {i.e.,land/sea animals} while recalling that such animals as the whale and hippo were at one time land animals. All as a means...?

Question. How did those ancient ancestors know that?

And/or ''Jackal'' in relation to ''gestation'' {i.e.,a period of, i.e.,over time} - therefore ''Saturn'' link?

And/or ''29'' in relation to the 'eve' of something.

Exercise {intermediate level}: "Bochart said that the word Pegasus is a compound of the Phoenician Pag, or Pega, and Sus, the Bridled Horse, used for the figurehead on a ship, which would account for the constellation being shown with only the head and fore quarters; but others have considered it of Egyptian origin, from Pag, ''to cease'', and Sus, a ''vessel'', thus symbolizing the cessation of navigation at the change of the Nile flow. From this, Pegasus seems to have been regarded, in those countries at least, as the sky emblem of a ship. In the old work of the Destruction of Troy, we read of ''a ship built by Perseus, and named Pegasus, which was likened to a flying horse.'' Brugsch mentions as in its location an Egyptian constellation - the Servant - and some of its stars would seem to be shown on the Denderah planisphere as a Jackal." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' under Pegasus].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

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''The Dendera planisphere has in the Hare's place a serpent apparently attacked by some bird of prey." [Chapter 'Lepus the Hare' from the book 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

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

'The Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger.

''Hewitt says that in earliest Egyptian astronomy Lepus was the 'Boat of Osiris' who was identified with Orion."

Define those keys {highlighted} to understand something 'beyond' {horizon? i.e.,'in' or 'of'} - the obvious. Try ''belly'' i.e.,the memory of something that is then applied - in the positive sense of the word.

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

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

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

''God hath sent 'his angel', and has shut the lions mouth that they have not hurt me." [Dan. vi.22]. Taken from the book 'Guide for the Perplexed'.

''Angel means messenger..." Same book. Think about it in relation to ''archetypes''.

"The saying of our sages, the 'angel' is broad as the 'third' part of the universe, or, in the words of Bereshit Rabba {chap.x.}, that the angel is the third part of the world..." Same book. Page 166.

Transcendent third?

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'Photon' / M. L. Snowden.

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

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.

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

Side note: 'Giants' beyond the North wall as members of the wildlings. [Game of Thrones].

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

333REFRESHER..."Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the 'divine' life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Enlarged elsewhere]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

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

Side noted: Families competing {'Game of Thrones'} for an Iron Throne. Question. What elements are created beyond that explosion?

''The material of the Philosophers Stone is nothing else but Sun {gold} and Moon {silver}." Paracelsus.

And/or: "The 'Sun' and 'Moon' are the roots of this Art." Hermes Trismegistus. 'SEE' anything.

Continued: "The ceremony of the opening of the mouth of the deceased with an iron hook - was common in Egypt and the Yakouts of eastern Siberia - a people believed originally to have come from Turkey. The ceremony is already found in the earliest texts of the Book of the Dead; and the reference to an iron hook is specific - which is curious since iron, though known to ancient Egypt, was seldom used. Why, then, an iron hook?" ['Serpent in the Sky'].

IRON - the last element to be produced before something goes bang.

Side note: "This nova {i.e.,within Cassiopeia}, is said to have incited Tycho to the compilation of his star catalogue, as that of 17 centuries earlier may have been the occasion of the catalogue of Hipparchos. At all events, it created a great commotion in its time, and induced Beza's celebrated prediction of the second coming of Christ, as it was considered a reappearance of the Star of Bethlehem..." [Page 147, 'Star Names and Their Meanings']. Try Hipparchos''.

And/or: "We suppose, however, that pharaohs who happened to be born when a Sothic Cycle began were regarded as special, perhaps even messianic. In our book The Egypt Code, we argue that the birth of the pharaoh Akhenaten coincided in his lifetime with the return of a Sothic Cycle and may have been the impetus for the dramatic religious reforms...It is also possible that the birth of the 3rd Dyn. pharaoh Djoser - also coincided with the return of a Sothic Cycle, which in turn brought about the Step Pyramid Complex." ['Imhotep the African'].

Question. Supernova or Sothic Cycle as a means...?

Continued: "The Philosophers Stone is a term used by Cabalist's to denote the 'supreme' wisdom, the union of the divine consciousness or omniscient Solar Principle in man with the 'lower' consciousness or personality - which union has been the goal of Initiates in ALL ages. Exoterically the Philo. Stone is the secret of transmutation of the 'baser' metals into gold." ['Comte De Gabalis' / Abbe de Villars. Emphasis, this readers].

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

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

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"The ground-plan {'Geb'/bottom up?}, accordant with cosmic reality {'Nut' top-down?}, was laid down in advance and no one may innovate." ['Her-Bak'. Parenthesis, this readers]. Shu {'air'/breath?} = mediator between the two? ALL as a means...?

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

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

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

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

Remember its a MINDSET we are attempting to understand.

As seen from a different 'point of view': "The zodiac is circular, so it cannot be properly said to have a beginning or an end. However, the circle is said to begin in Aries, and end in Pisces. This 'severed' zodiac explains why the top of man, the head, is ruled by Aries, while his lower extremity, the feet, is ruled by Pisces. Men and women are the lengthened zodiac." ['The Zelator'].

"Every part of the human being is linked with some part of the cosmos. We wished we had a mediaeval image of the zodiacal man to show the zodiacal rulerships...The head is ruled by Aries, the throat by Taurus, the feet by Pisces. You see then that the head and feet were linked with the two extremes of the zodiac. In the zodiac circle they touch..." ['The Zelator'].

Side note: "The figures are widely separated in the sky, the N/E one lying just south of Andromedae, headed towards it, and the S/W one; east from and headed towards Aquarius and Pegasus, the lucida marking the knot of the connecting bands." [' Star Names and Their Meaning' under Pisces].

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

Side note: "One Corner of the Great Square {of Pegasus}, constituted the double asterism 24th and 25th nakshatras - referred to as Beautiful, Auspicious, or Happy Feet, sometimes also called a Carp or Ox; but Prof. Whitney translated it: 'Footstool Feet'' - others a Couch or Bed..." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' ].

Tropic of Cancer? Try ''footstool''.

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

Side note: "Cursa, 3 degrees to the N/W of Rigel in Orion, is the principle star in this constellation, seen from the latitude of New York City. The word is from the Arabic....meaning the Chair, or Footstool, of the Central One, i.e.,Orion....regarded as the support of his left foot - but in the earlier astronomy of the nomads it was one of the Ostrich's Nest...The Chinese called it the Golden Well...." [Same book under 'Eridanus'].

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

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

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

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

Side note: High Sparrow {Game of Thrones} was a 'cobbler'. Coincidence? Or is the author/'creator' of same using 'story telling' as a means...?

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

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

From a different perspective, with something extra: "The number seven, or septenary, is the sacred number of all theogonies and all symbols, because it is composed of the triad and tetrad....Seven can be thought of as a combination of the 'triangle' and 'cross' - the alchemical symbol of Sulphur - which became the symbol of Self-Consciousness.....Each of the 'planets' has a dominant center of influence in the physical body. These centers are called ''wheels'' or chakras by the Hindus....They correspond to the seven centers in the body. Two in the 'brain', one in the 'throat'. These are the three which are 'above' and they correspond roughly to the triangle in the Sulphur symbol {'Summer triangle'?}. The other four are in the 'trunk', and they correspond roughly to the cross in the Sulphur symbol." [Pages 37/43 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

Strong and/or Weak 'legs' ??