Esotericism Part 2 Sec 07

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mjiuhgA {working?} example: "The active, the passive, and the neutralizing forces {thinking/feeling/willing?} are designated by the figures 1,2,3, and the substances by the letters C, O, N, and H. These designations must be understood. 'Do these four elements correspond to the old four alchemical elements, fire, air, water, earth?' asked one of us. 'Yes they do correspond', said G., 'but we will use these. You will understand why afterwards'. What i heard interested me very much for it connected G.'s system with the system of the Tarot, which had seemed to me at one time to be a possible KEY to a hidden knowledge. Moreover it showed me a relation of 'three' to 'four' which was new to me and which i had not been able to understand from the tarot. The Tarot is definitely constructed upon the law of four principles. Until now G. has spoken only upon the law of three principles. But now i saw how three passed into four and understood the necessity for this division so long as the division of force and matter exists for our immediate observation. 'Three' referred to force and 'four' referred to matter. Of course, the further meaning of this was still obscure for me, but even the little that G. said, promised a great deal for the future." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Question. Conspiracy theorists?

Side note: ''Tarot'' in relation to: ''...there are not four arcana but only one Arcanum; however it has four aspects, just as a tower as four sides, according to the four winds. And just as a tower cannot be lacking in one side, so a physician must not lack any of these aspects. For one aspect does not yet make a whole physician, nor two, nor three; all four are needed. Just as the arcana consist of four parts, so the whole physician must comprise of the four aspects." [Extracts taken from the book 'The Magister']. Try 'side'' and/or ''tower''.

wife

The 'Westray Wife'. Made of sandstone. Found in Orkney{N/E?} in ''decommissioned'' buildings. ['Digging for Britain' / Series 1. Episode 2].

And/or: "The last of the children of Nut and Geb - Auset {Isis} and her consort the longest and most revered treatment in Egyptian religion. As the 4th born, the number four is especially associated with her...a fortunate day and number...It represents physical manifestation...representing bringing things 'to fruition and gives birth'..." [Page 97 from the book by R. Clark].

REFRESHER: "The circle is an image of pure 'spirit'...The crescent {semi-circle} that for the 'soul'...The vertical line that for the 'mind' and the horizontal line that for the 'body'. When the mind and body are combined, they form the 'cross of matter'. [Page 6 'Mapping the Psyche']. Try ''semi-circle'' for a connection. And/or ''three and four''.

From a different perspective {top/down?}: "This planisphere is a comparatively late sculpturing to be about 34 BC...others say 700 BC...still others later...It was discovered by the French...ITS appearance is that of a very large antique sandstone medallion {i.e.,circular} of 4 feet 9 inches and contained within a square of 7 feet and 9 inches...It was found in the temple at Denderah, dedicated to Isis...the name derived from Tan-ta-rer of ancient Egypt - signifying the Land of the Hippo...The site was sacred long before Denderah was erected. ['Star Names and Their Meanings' / under 'Cancer'].

cowSide note: "Located in the higher parts of the Nubian sandstone scarp bordering the Nile floodplain, the petroglyphs are hammered and incised naturalistic-style images of wild animals {i.e.,not domesticated; as would be if a 'collar' was shown}. So far, 185 individual figures have been identified, more than three quarters of which are aurochs (Bos primigenius), followed by birds, hippopotamuses, gazelle, fish, and hartebeest {deer?} with some indeterminate creatures (‘monsters’ or hybrids), and several highly stylised representations of human figures {and boats/ships}. The subject matter, technique and style, their archaeological and geomorphological context, and their patination and degree of weathering all suggest the Qurta rock art dates to the Late Palaeolithic period (c.23,000-11,000 years ago). While this interpretation has met with little criticism from the archaeological community, direct science-based dating evidence was lacking. Until now." [Internet under 'Qurta rock art'. Includes the ''monster/hybrid'' quote. All others - this readers].

''Three quarters'' in relation to transcendent third? Try ''oxen''.

And/or: Joann Fletcher {'Immortal Egypt' } quotes a date of 17000BC. Wonders why they all seem to be in movement ''charging down at us'' {'line of sight'?}. At least one Hippo drawn. The village of Qurta Near Kom Ombo. Recall its sacred animal.

Try Static/Dynamic.

And/or: Sandstone in relation to 'Silica' relative to the ''crystallization'' of something. All as a means...?

Other engravings found at Wadi Abu Subeira {Near Aswan}. The question is asked. "Were the people in Western Europe and those in Southern Egypt producing almost identical artwork?

Understanding this first yet final subject gets us closer to an answer.

A Mind set?

i.e.,' Sandstone' in relation to 'granite' {Aswan}. An 'evolution' of something {in the spiritual sense of the word}?

N.B. The sandstone mountain at Gebel Barkal according to J. Fletcher is known as ''the mystical mound of creation - where Amun was born.''

Refresher: "...the spiritual three and the material four, were used time and again..." ['Mystery of Numbers'. Mentioned elsewhere].

A side step: "Thus the 'sons of' woman set up 'altars' to the 'Father', this side of the world of the 'serpent' {i.e.,shadow and/or anima?}. And Enosh, son of Seth, not only worshiped the Father, but even came to know his Name. He began to invoke the Name of the Father. But Enoch, a descendant of Seth, went still further: he "walked with god". [Genesis v,22. Extract taken from the book by Tomberg].

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

Question. What material can represent it?

Egyptian equivalent: Khufu in relation to Ra; but only Djedefre was represented as 'a stage further'. 'Elder' relative to 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere.

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''The Key of Dreams''.

"What exactly is alchemy?...Alchemy is very old. Ancient Egyptian texts talk of techniques of 'distillation' and 'metallurgy' as 'mystical' processes. Greek myths such as the quest for the golden fleece can be seen to have an alchemical layer of meaning, and Fludd, Boehme, and others have interpreted Genesis in the same alchemical terms. A quick survey of alchemical texts ancient and modern shows that alchemy, like the Cabala, is a very broad church. If there is one great mysteries ''work'', it is approached by way of a remarkable variety of codes and symbols. In some cases the work involves Sulpher, Mercury and Salt, in others roses, stars, the philosophers stone, salamanders, toads [or frogs], crows, nets, the marriage bed, and astrological symbols such as the fish and the lion, [all explained within]. Chapter 23, 'The Secret History of the World' by J. Black.

'Your Inner Fish' by N. Shubin.

The Horseman's Word ?

"...Over the dinner table at Braintree when asked how she liked the town, she came out with the priceless remark, quite naturally, that she found it quite pleasant but as it was on the site of an old Roman crossroads her sleep was sometimes disturbed by the sound of marching legions. Unfortunately she had to move on, her relatives not being in the best of health, and she was taken in by another old 'Inner Light' member, Margaret Westwater. But before she left, she called round at the house and put into my keeping the figurine of an ancient goddess, a brass thurible decorated with roses and swans, some newspaper cuttings, and a copy of her book, and a book of her poems, 'The Litany of the Sun'..." [Introduction to the book 'Both Sides of the Door' by Margaret Lumley Brown]. Geocentric?

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

''....he who was born under the sign of Draconis: the sign of 'fire' - take forth this horn of Brass, and sound a mighty blast for peace and justice in the land." [Page 193, Douglas Monroe].

AND/OR: "Through the centuries of boiling, bubbling, and brewing, alchemists have been widely regarded as charlatans and thieves rather than as scientists. Even the practical chemists of their times,i.e.,miners, assayers, pharmacists, and potters - judged them as reckless and their ideas, impossible. Why waste more words on this weird deviation in the evolution of chemistry? As authors Cobb, Fetterolf, and Goldwhite show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and western - European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle..." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy: How Chemistry was Forged' / C. Cobb, M. Fetterolf and H. Goldwhite. Emphasis, this readers].

alchemy

Symbols that REPRESENT something, relative to the ''self,'' hence the word 'alchemy.' Its true meaning. The ''dragon'' [or Typhon] aspect of the self, ''tugging at ones heels.'' [Think on it, relative to Jacob and Esau. ''Elder'' relative to ''younger'']. The ''tail end'' of which look like ''feathers''. That ''upward'' potential that lies dormant within. The beginning of which, has to be represented [''awakened''] by something of the ''lower realms'' that has the natural ability to ''leap''. From ''unknown '' to known. From ''unaware'' to aware. From ''wet'' to ''dry''. Hence the link to the word , amphibian, that represents that ''process''. That inner one. That final link to the importance of equilibrium. What this subject defines as the ''middle way'', [or navel i.e.,midriff of the human form = micro]. Represented as a 'river' [macro] - its framework - the 'process' by which that journey takes place.

Question. Why Anima?

Notice the 'collar' with seven 'nodules' . All that symbolism ''under'' something that resembles a ''flash of lightening'' OR ''' a flash of inspiration''. [''Higher/Lower'' link. 'See' it? XRPz5cy0mq5al18sabbwKZf5o1_400[1]All found within]. Question. What do the two 'individuals' on the 'base' [or ' foundation' ] represent?

Try ''heel'' to make a further connection.

"And god has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies: some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four...We have indeed sent down signs that make things manifest." [Quran 24:45/46]. Think about it relative to ''UNmanifest.'' And/or black/white - positive/negative - male/female - as a representation of something - within a learning curve. Before those bigger question are asked. Fact or Fiction - a possibility or not?

The word ’Pagan’ is related in some form to the word ‘peg’. That word that became related in some form or other to the further development of the same to...Pole / Pillar / Staff / Caduceus / Hooked staff. All that development; through the course of generations; within that one symbol.

Like any other subject it is not wise to attempt to read / learn at a 'higher' level when those basics have yet to be understood. Like attempting to understanding ‘A level’ in any subject when 'G.C.E.' level. has not yet been acquired, [ Or whatever the equivalent is these days ]...at the very least it can turn that curiosity of a new interest...off rather than on. Therefore leaving ‘curiosity’ to the whims of those first impressions.

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

'The Lady in the Van' A. Bennett.

'Anatomy of the Psyche' by Edinger.

That ‘general idea’ however is universal. Its a ‘general idea’ that one only needs in any subject if only to ascertain whether a continued interest is wanted. But the best thing of all is that ‘general idea’ can be got in ones own "private sanctuary or club", i.e., home.

What some refer to as the 'Hearth fire' way. The slow but sure way, i.e.,step by step increments.

"As steps in man's awakening..."

Hestia?

".......it is our only means of seeing the truth; and that when its light is dimmed or extinguished by other interests, these studies will purify the 'hearth' and rekindle the sacred 'fire'." [Plato's Republic 521c-531c]. Question. What symbol can represent that ''fire''?

yyyy"He must, however, not decide any question by the first idea {''first impression''?} - that suggests itself to his mind - but he must wait modestly and patiently, and advance step by step." [Guide for the Perplexed' / M. Maimonides'].

Question. 12 or 15 steps?

"Be thou therefore prompt and active as the Sylphs, but avoid frivolity and caprice. Be energetic and strong like the Salamanders, but avoid irritability and ferocity. Be flexible and attentive to images like the Undines, but avoid idleness and changeability. Be laborious and patient like the Gnomes, but avoid grossness and avarice." All as a representation of something other than the obvious, i.e.,...

Refresher: "The notion of our embodiment of the four elements is perhaps here taken from Paracelsus, ''...there are not four arcana but only one Arcanum; however it has four aspects, just as a tower as four sides, according to the four winds. And just as a tower cannot be lacking in one side, so a physician must not lack any of these aspects. For one aspect does not yet make a whole physician, nor two, nor three; all four are needed. Just as the arcana consist of four parts, so the whole physician must comprise of the four aspects." [Extracts taken from the book 'The Magister'].

EXERCISE: Something to ponder on. Something to {'connect'?}: " A few years later he {Wolfgang Pauli} was to come across the same numbers again in Carl Jung's psychology, based as it was in alchemy. He was adamant that ''in neither case was it by any means Mr. C. Jung who suggested it to me, nor was there an advance conscious intention for me to grapple with figuring out the problem of three and four. Consequently i am rather certain that objectively there is an important psychological and, perhaps, natural philosophical problem connected with these numbers." [Chapter 5, '137: Jung, Pauli and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession].

"...The lower three 'spheres' are related to worldly consciousness and the upper four are related to spiritual consciousness and 'enlightenment'. Therefore, the lower must be sublimated into the higher ones." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

Incarnation/reincarnation? And/or redeemed/unredeemed?

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Question. What does the frog represent? [in both pictures]. Question 2. Why should 'it' represent anything at all. Fairy story? For adults only? Or infantiles?

Analogy of same, i.e., with the same intent..."Alchemy's 'sol-lente,' is the 'slow sun', [or fuoco lente] , 'slow fire.' The alchemists often draw parallels between the heat they apply to their various receptacles, and the heat of the sun i.e.,''like the sun but not the sun''....... In fact 'sol lente' is Green Language, [explained elsewhere], for its sound incorporates the word sollennis, pertaining to a religious feast or sacrifice. Our own phrase 'solemn festival' originally denoted a sacrificial festival...." [Bibliographic notes to chapter 7, 'The Zelator'].

"...the symbol of the lower will is the Altar." [Quote from within the book by I. Regardie].

Put ''feast of fools'' in the usual box - before those first impressions - 'decide' something else.

N.B. Notice the position {relative to adjacent picture} of that 'flash of {inspiration?}' - at the 'lower' end - as opposed to the similar picture {above it} - in the 'higher' part. Top-down in relation to bottom-up? Head and feet? OR would that be feet and head? i.e.,Egyptian equivalent = birds head on human torso {which would therefore include the 'feet'}. Understanding that gives clues as to the 'Eastern tradition' of 'feet' and 'lotus flower'. In other words it can be worked out - as to why.

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

Josephin Peladan defined 'magic' as the "art of sublimation of man"; no other formula is superior to his. This is exactly the emblem - or aim - of magic, if one understands by 'sublimation of man' - that of human nature. Peladan had a very profound understanding of the emblem of 'magic': the shield with the eagle in flight. All his works bear witness to this. Together they represent a magnificent flight; they aim; as a whole, and each taken individually, at the ideal of sublimation of the human nature. Isn't it to have the emblem of magic before ones eyes that one is invited ''to throw the eagles of ones desires to the wind'', because happiness ''raised to the level of an ideal, freed from the negative aspects of oneself and of things - is the sole triumph of this world"? It is this same emblem - the shield with the eagle - that Papus had in mind, when he defined magic as - The application of the strengthened human will to accelerate the evolution of the living forces of nature." [Quote taken from 'Letter Three' from within the book by Tomberg].

'How to Connect With Nature' / Tristan Gooley.

"The 'eye of the eagle' is NO mere figurative expression. It is a technical term for spiritual insight. The eagle traditionally is the only creature that can look directly at the sun. In this instance, the spiritual sun is signified, or the 'Sun at midnight' of the ancient mystery tradition." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Understanding the above defines {or at least allows that possibility} such statements as: "And yet no mention is made of the center of the galaxy, apart from the occasional reference to the ''spiritual sun''. The sacred ogdoad of the early Christian Gnostics might be the same as this occult spiritual sun, and it is said to be ''the Sun behind the sun'' - possibly meaning the sun is alignment with the Galactic Center. Even more bizarre is a secondary reference in 'The Celestial Ship of the North' - who associates the ''north gate'' with the pineal gland..." [From the book by J. Jenkins. Enlarged elsewhere].

Try ''Mercury''.

''Symbols are a means for humans to transmit abstract ideas and to trigger emotional responses." ['Pathways to the Zodiac'].

Mind set?

Working example: "In Egypt, the experience of death was described by the word mena 'to moor', or 'to arrive in port', as if the return to an origin was implied...The mastaba was astronomically orientated in some respect to the northern polestar, to ''moor' the tomb to the imperishable forces in the sky...The dead were regarded as the ''Justified'', after having 'passed' the judgement of the neter{u} for living an exemplary life {'grace' link}; they were also called ''the True of Speech''..." ['The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt'].

James the 'Just'?

Try ''habour'' in relation to ''ship' and ''river'' and ''lost speech/word'' to 'see' something by way of the {'pineal gland'} ?

'Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World' / M. Scott.

Understand the parts within the 'whole' {and not just solstices in relation to equinoxes; relative to 'centers' - as the above author attempts} - in order to define that first yet final subject. Try ''Sirius'' to 'see' something else.

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something that was once lost...

As proven by this reader and others who have learned the subject from ‘scratch’. [Key word. Link to 'groove' symbolism. Think about it, i.e, in its early stages. [ i.e. "to scratch the surface of something"].

cat2

is now found...

That same link to the Egyptian obsession with cats and their cat 'god', Pakhet, ['she who scratches']. Question. Why do cats have nine lives? Clue...similar to the symbolism of the 'nine muses' - but in 'reverse' order,i.e.,opposite ends of the same pole - as the 'start point' of something. Bottom up relative to top down - cats in relation to the 'animal' {shadow?} form - muses {anima?} in relation to the 'human' one. As a means to make something understood. All enlarged elsewhere.

Rahu and Ketu? Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,the tail end of something begins...?

"Homer's work is a musical event - it is Beethoven's ninth." Enlarged elsewhere.

"Apollo was the 'god' of reason [logos], yet he was also god of prophesy [Orpheus link].......he was leader of the nine Muses, the goddesses of inspiration and the arts, who delight in their bright dancing places, spinning about the 'peak' of the cosmic 'mountain' [who themselves were known as the daughters of 'memory' ]......Apollos most famous seat of worship was at the Greek town of Delphi, located on the flank of Mount Parnassus, itself a favorite haunt of the Muses. Poised beneath the craggy peaks above, known as the Shinning Ones, and the olive lined valley below, Apollos temple at Delphi was the national sanctuary of the Greeks, situated at the very 'center' of the world, marked by the omphalos stone, the navel of the earth......Delphi was also known as Pytho, because, before the 'coming' of Apollo, the site was haunted by a monstrous serpent or dragon, the Python. In the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, the story is told how Apollo came to Delphi, like a medieval dragon slayer, and vanquished the serpent from the land." [Chapter 4, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''memory''.

'Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World' / M. Scott.

That final statement, could be represented by a tomb or sarcophagus; a link to the transcendent third. Understanding all the above gives a deeper meaning to the artwork known as the Shepherds of Arcadia. As it does with the three sarcophagus found on the side of Herodium {Herodeion} i.e.,two white, one red. Explained within.

"The tomb from which the saviour will arise is the heart of men and women; if the good in them awakens to self consciousness, then will it appear to them as a sun, shedding its light upon a better and happier generation." [Quote from the book by F. Hartman].

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

"IN this context the word 'spirit' means the mind that blows through many places like the wind. The friend of Job also calls mind spirit when he says: 'I am filled with reasoning and the spirit of my BELLY binds me' {Job 32:18}. In Proverbs memory is called the belly; hence Solomon says: 'Bring your heart close to my teaching, which will be beautiful for you if you keep it in your belly and will overflow on your lips so that you will trust in god' {Prov. 22:17-18}. The first authority says, then, that the spirit of his belly compelled him to speak because the thoughts and reflections and reasonings held in his memory were great and efficacious, and thus spirit signifies mind, which like the spirit comes and goes where it pleases. The meaning of our letter is that wherever you go carry your mind along, for no one should go divided unto himself. Do not let the body go one path while the heart another." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna]. Try ''law'' in relation to ''grace'' {i.e.,'heart' link}. Benefit of. If only in defining subject material. Try ''lips'' to see it from a different {landscape?} perspective? Part 5.

''...In the belly of ones experience''. Enlarged elsewhere.

Understanding the above - because of those universal constants - gets us closer to the 'mind set' of such statements as : "For example, the larger anthropomorphic pillars at Gobekli-tepe feature thick sculptured belts very similar to those on the Tiahuanaco and Easter Island figures. Also noteworthy are the hand positions seen at both the same sites...long fingers placed forward and almost meeting across the belly. Last but not least, just as Easter Island, Tiahuanaco and Cuzco share the odd concept of being 'navels of the earth' - so too does Gobekli-tepe...If all these are coincidences then their profusion is rather extraordinary..." ['The Magicians of the Gods'].

Try Gobekli tepe for that similar viewpoint. And/or ''belt''.

Side note. ''Viewpoint'' in relation to 'angle' symbolism - therefore 90 degrees link? {conjunction?}. 'H' link?

Analogy of same {principles?} - "The mural inside, like the one in the Lower Temple of the Jaguars, is arranged in five levels with significant action in the middle of each tier. The most interesting image is seen on the lowest level, where a huge deity lies prostrate with vines growing from its belly. Directly above the navel manifestation, on the second level, we see an unoccupied throne. It is difficult not to think of the Hindu deity Vishnu, who manifested the universe from his navel." ['Galactic Alignment'].

Something to pondor on: 'Vine' in relation to Dionysus? Of which Alexander was well versed. Understanding that gives clues as to his final resting place. And/or {synchronistic link?}: What did Alexander finally 'die' of?

As is: "But who are these four relations of Gwenddoleu's {i.e.,Druid culture/system} : Pabo, Nudd, Eleuver, and Cov? Their names tell us that they represent four links in the great seven fold chain of the stages of planetary evolution {i.e.,''cosmic and terrestrial evolution'' / H/V ?}." The fourth one {i.e.,Cov } is listed as : "The next is Cov, ''Memory''. And this is not quite so easy to grasp. It refers to the primeval state of 'fire', or heat without light, and the ancient wisdom called it ''Saturn''. What was engendered then, among other things, was that which has now become - for us - the power of memory and the sense of time...Hence, in the very ancient times, and most especially in those parts of the world that long ago gave a first refuge to the wanderers from the 'submerged' Atlantis, we find to begin with records of the existence of the so-called Mysteries of Saturn, whom the Greeks called Cronos, the Father of Time. Through this wisdom there could flow a perpetuation of the memory of the golden age of 'clairvoyance' relating to the 'evolution' of the Earth through rhythmic sequences of Time..." ['The Flaming Door']. Recall Part 1.

A working example: "Now, reviewing in your mind all of this material on Saturn that we have discussed today...where you are in your life in relation to this principle...insights you may have had about your own chart...recognizing 'Saturn' in your imagination and your life experience. And gradually begin to release the whole lot...hidden away down in the belly of one's experience..." ['Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'].

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Shadow or anima? or both?

"But where can man [or woman] find truth? If he seeks deep enough in himself he will find it revealed, each man may know his own heart. He may send a ray of his intelligence into the depths of his soul and search its bottom, he may find it to be as infinitely deep as the sky above his head. He may find corals and pearls, or watch the monsters of the deep {'shadow'?}. If his thought is steady and unwavering, he may enter the innermost sanctuary of his own temple and see the goddess {'anima'?} unveiled. Not every one can penetrate the depths, because the thought is easily led astray; but the strong and persistent searcher will penetrate veil after veil, until at the inner most center it discovers the germ of truth, which, awakened to consciousness, will grow into a 'sun' that illuminates the whole of the interior world, wherein everything is contained." [quote from within the book by F. Hartman]. Link to the word ''middle way''; its use of and/or benefit of - relative to an understanding - any process of understanding. This readers input.

REFRESHER: Amon = ''the hidden sun''. Aten = ?

"Knowledge" they say is power. "Power" in the sense that it broadens ones horizon. As all subjects prove; in one form or another.

"In Latin a pearl was 'unio', because, as Pliny writes, it is 'the unique gem', or because pearls are only found singly...Oysters open and shut, like doors [folding doors in English were once called 'bivalves'], and the open shell of an oyster looks like the number 8." [Quote from the Lexicon chapter to the book ' The Book of Babel: Words and the Way We See Things' by N. Lewis].

"The voice of truth in a person that has not yet awakened to spiritual life, is the still ''small voice'' that may be felt in the heart, listened to by the 'imperfect', as a half conscious dreamer may listen to the ringing of bells in the distance; but in those that have become conscious of life, that have passed through the first 'resurrection' of the spirit in their own heart, and received the baptism of the first initiation, administered by themselves, the voice of the new born ego, has no uncertain sound, but becomes the powerful Word of the 'master'. "

"In this dream the anima appears in 'her' proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self." Enlarged elsewhere.

Small in relation to large. Inner in relation to outer. Coarse in relation to 'smooth'. Hewn in relation to UNhewn. Lower in relation to higher. Ishon in relation to 'teacher' [or 'master']. Dionysus in relation to Apollo. Anything yet? i.e.,

Orpheus = equilibrium - representation of. Question. Equilibrium of what? With what aim in mind? Try ''soul'' and ''spirit'' and/or ''bow''.

The author of 'Galactic Alignment' researching throughout numerous cultures on those common factors that relate {as one example} to Sagittarius {3 degrees?} - in relation to the 'centers' of Polar/Galactic/Zenith. All as a means...? i.e.,recall what ''three'' represents. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

A closer analogy to what Sagittarius 3 degrees may represent {if only to this reader} could be: "Sagittarius is the symbol of the civilizing and abstract mind. The spiritual {archetypes?} and structural energies which stream through this section of the universal matrix arouses in people who have become, to some extent at least, 'individuals' the power to construct with ideas as there raw material...Seen as a vision, an ideal, an archetype...And the source of such a creative act is the 'vision' which has come upon him, the vision that was born in his union with the star shining at the zenith of his being... " ['The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix' and 'The 12 Astrological Houses'].

Remember - before those first impressions dictate something else {shadow/nadir link?} - we are attempting to define a mindset in order to understand subject material.

''Vision'' in relation to 'eureka moment'. Apply it to understand {'see'?} 'Star of Light' {zenith} in both the Micro and Macro sense of the word. Try Part 3.

"The word Microcosm is an esoteric word for humanity. It is derived from the Greek word micros or ''small'' and kosmos or ''world''. Humanity is considered a ''mirror'' of the greater universe and is the body, soul, and spirit, a miniature version of the cosmos in every detail." [Chapter 5, 'The Tree of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere]. The Micro within the Macro.

Understand the above [amongst others; found elsewhere] defines the word ''teacher'' in the Dead sea scrolls. Therefore proving - if only - the viability of the subject.

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The {'Tara'} Brooch. Has nothing to do with the name Tara other than for commercial reasons. To understand ''Tara'' and the brooch's symbolism ATTEMPT to define a mind set. ['Digging for Britain'. Series 4. Episode 4]. Embossed/ Debossed. Inner/outer. Which and why?

"The omphalos was not only the sacred seat of Apollo at Delphi but also the tomb of the slain and resurrected Dionysus. .....The omphalos was also held to be the tomb of the Python, the 'dragon' that Apollo slew at Delphi. Thus a serpent often coiled about the stone, is a frequent component of omphalos iconography. [Recall also, the external serpents on those South American structures]. Every sacred culture possesses an omphalos in one form or another. The oldest known....was the ben-ben at Heliopolis...the prototype for both the pyramid and obelisk. ......There was also an omphalos in Ireland at Tara [explained elsewhere], For the Pythagoreans, the omphalos at Delphi was an emblem of the Monad, the 'seed' or first cause of the universe."

''The brooch has a diameter of 8.7 cm and the pin has a length of 32 cm. It is made of cast and gilt silver, decorated on both front and rear. On the front are fine gold filigree panels depicting animal and abstract motifs, separated by studs of glass, enamel and amber. The back is flatter than the front, and the decoration is cast. The motifs consist of scrolls and triple spirals. Attached to the brooch by a swivel attachment is a silver chain made from plaited wire. The swivel consists of animal heads framing two small cast glass human heads.'' [Wiki].

"Nature is a net of correspondence to be deciphered and integrated into a holistic {whole?} worldview." [extract from the book 'The Magister'. Parenthesis, this readers].

N.B. The root of the word ''holy'' = whole: i.e.,a reunion of the ''whole?'' By way of ''correspondences?''

The author of 'Letter To A Disciple' defines the same principle as the ''primordial disposition.'' [Introduction]. Benefit of. Link to ''Primordial Mound'' - in the 'spiritual' sense of the word.

"Dionysus and Osiris are both ''dismembered'' and ''resurrected'' gods. Gods associated with the mystery of the seed and the vegetation cycle. A plant starts from the seed of unity, comes forth into manifestation, and dies through ''dismemberment'' in the course of the seasons. But the inner spark of life remains hidden in the transcendental, resurrecting power of the seed. The gnostics taught that at the center of every human being there exists a divine spark or spiritual seed, our immortal essence. By properly cultivating this inner 'seed' it is possible to realize our true identity. That is why the Greek word ''initiation'' [teleo] means, among other things, completion, realization, bearing fruit in due season, and 'ripening' to perfection. As we realize our inner spiritual spark, we cannot avoid becoming who we truly are." [Both paragraphs taken from chapter 10, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God........'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher: "If the spark becomes conscious in your humanity it grows into a vital germ and through this, if you let it govern the animal-human in you, you will be master of your fate. The soul is not subject to the stars..." Continued elsewhere. Try Part 3.

And/or..."The sun god of the spring was pictured as a youthful warrior triumphing over the storms of winter. The goddess of vegetation - Ishtar, under various names - unites herself to this god, and the two in unison - 'sun' and 'earth' - bring forth new life in the fields and meadows...The change of seasons was depicted as due to the death of this youthful god; according to one tradition, he was deserted by this goddess who had won his 'love'; according to another, he was slain by a wild boar. An old Sumerian designation of this god was Dumu-Zi-Abzu, and interpreted as ''the legitimate child of the deep''...eventually {evolving?} in the form of Tammuz...Ishtar/Tammuz are closely related figures; both symbolise vegetation {personification of sun/earth}...An attempt to combine two figures that represent the same idea...male and female principles." [Religious Belief in Babylonian and Assyria' by M. Jastrow].

'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi. Question. Where would Apollo fit in?

 

 

Make a connection with: "In Rosicrucian and other esoteric thought, the Golden Fleece is a symbol of the vegetative or 'etheric' part of human nature once it has been transformed by spiritual practice. Once we have 'tamed' the animal side of ourselves {lower?}, we start to work on the vegetable side of ourselves, charging it with the 'golden' spirit {divine 'bit' link} of the sun god..." ['The Sacred History' / J. Black].

Try ''vegetative'' etc. Before those first impressions sprout {create?} something else.

"Initiation is not a ceremony, it is the beginning of a new way of using the mind...

...Now this study of moon symbols [or any other symbol. This readers input. What some call the ''Green Language''], is intended to show the reader a way of initiation. If studied in the right way, [i.e., objectively], it will enable a self initiation into symbolism......."[ Chapter entitled The Old Religion- A study in the Symbolism of Moon Mysteries, from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'].

Proving the viability of the subject, regardless of ones first impressions of it. [That same link to the book, 'The Eighth Reveals the Ninth: A New Hermetic Initiation Discourse' by Keizer].

"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.

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". Question. What picture {symbol?} represents it?

Its 'opposite', representation or twin side or flip side [i.e.,in the sense of a different meaning, if only in a subtle sense, i.e.,"opposite ends on the same pole" ], could be The nine 'angelic hierarchies' that include in 'balanced' proportions the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. Or even the symbolic intent of Satyrs and Nymphs, i.e.,''mercurial'' qualities, both positive / negative at ''boundary lines.'' Explained within.

Both those 'opposite' ends that relate to the 'wet way' and 'dry way', i.e.,bottom up or top down, relative to an understanding. Can you tell the difference?

That link to Dionysus in relation to Apollo by way of Orpheus. Put Satyrs in the usual box.

Side note: "The formation of this constellation on the Euphrates undoubtedly preceded that of the larger figure, the Centaur Chiron; but the first recorded classic figuring was in Eratoshenes description of it as a Satyr, probably derived from the characteristics of the original Centaur...But Manilius mentioned it, as in our modern style, and with threatening look, very different from the mild aspect of the educated Chiron, the Centaur of the South; while it is sometimes given in later manuscripts and maps with the flowing Robes; but his crown always appears near his fore feet, and his arrow is always aimed at the Scorpions Heart. Dupuis that that it was shown in Egypt as an Ibis or Swan; but the Denderah zodiac has the customary Archer with the face of a lion added, as making it bifaced..." [Page 353 {Sagittarius} from the book 'Star Names and Their Meaning']. Try ''lion''.

Put all those COMMON FACTORS {keys} together to take something forward.

akerAnd/or: "In meditation it is possible to discover for ourselves that we have an 'etheric' body when we feel a certain intimation of ecstasy - of expansion - of feeling as though we could embrace, with invisible :arms, the distant and more distant things around us; we feel the world like liquid 'glass' in which we are not separated from anything outside of us, but melting into it all. This is a fairly common experience. But it is quite another thing to keep hold of oneself, to keep a spiritual 'presence of mind' until this first and nearest region of higher consciousness begins to know its surroundings....The gateway to constructive imagination....In olden times this experience was called the ''meeting with the lion'' for the 'visions' may take possession of us as dreams or nightmares may do; the lion rushes forth to devour us, but he must be tamed and ridden. This is the courage we need for the quest of the Spirit and for the 'conquest' for ourselves." [Page 39-41 'Spiritual Knowledge: The Reality and its Shadow' / C. Merry].

Remember - we are attempting to understand a mind set.

As is: "Nergal, the Winged Lion or Sun of Death, is the ruler of Leo. Twin lions represent Leo; one for the sun and the other symbolizes Nergal, the Lofty Dragon, beloved of Ekur." [Page 22 'Pathways to the Zodiac'].

Continued: "From his Assyrian researches Cheyne translates the 36th verse from the 38th chapter of the Book of Job: 'Who hath put wisdom into the Lance Star? Or given understanding to the Bow star?' Jenson referring this Lance Star to Antares. Hommel, however, identifies it with Canis Minor. In Egyptian astronomy it represented the goddess Selket, heralding the sunrise at the autumn equinox {3700-3500BC} and was the symbol of Isis. Renouf included it with Arcturus in the immense figure of Menat...The Hindu's as a pendent Ear Jewel...'' [Page 366 {'Scorpio'} 'Star Names and Their Meanings']. Try ''Pierced'' / ''pierce''

Understanding the above gives further clues to defining what the author of 'Galactic Alignment' is attempting.

Continued: All of which that relate to the word 'nine' in such words as feminine, or feminine principle etc. Recall what the 'female' aspect, within this subject always relates to, in one form or another. A representation of an 'unknown' quantity. [in this case the number nine], that through a learning process becomes a 'known'. A known value. That 'value' that also has a 'quantity' to it. In this case that value that represents something on the verge of being known would be 'ten'. In number 'symbolism', ten equates to a 'completeness' of something.

"Then like the lightening flash cleaving the night, comes at the dark midnight hour the Great Mystery, the birth of the Birthless, the action of the Actionless, and once again the light of the world is revealed to them that walk in darkness. Therefore does those in the know say...that they who know the essential nature of his divine birth and actions, wander no more in the cycles of suffering, but attain to his exalted being." What this subject calls, ''The dark night of the soul,'' i.e.,something that at one time was 'unknown', is now becoming a 'known'. From 'dark' to 'light'. [Chapter 4, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

Question. How would that be represented in the ''natural'' cycle of things? Try ''Douglas Monroe'' for a direction.

aaaHermetic equivalent..."Hermes meditating in the 'desert', freed his higher consciousness from his bodily senses. [Figuratively speaking, 'buddha' implies the same 'process']... and in so doing released his 'divine' nature, whereupon he beheld the great 'dragon', ''of the mysteries of life''[ an altogether different dragon from Typhon]. The dragon asked Hermes why he meditated on the world mystery,[also a link to the 'Hebrew way'] and in response Hermes asked the dragon to reveal itself. 'I am Poimandres, the 'mind' of the universe, the creative intelligence, and the absolute emperor ['King' / 'Lord' link] of all.' When Hermes asked the dragon to explain the mysteries, the dragon changed into a pulsating light. This, the spiritual nature of the 'dragon' itself, [link to the word 'lucifer' i.e.,bringer of light ], subsumed Hermes, who was raised away from the material world. [Light over dark, i.e, represented in this case as the unconscious relative to being conscious of something. Potential of ]......

rrr.....Soon the light was consumed by darkness, [ i.e., that ''potential'' not yet realized ].... and a watery substance swirled around him. [i.e.,from 'upper' to 'lower'. From 'dry' to 'wet', relative to a learning process]. The fading light turned to groans and sighs, and it was swallowed by the darkness. [Link to Tiamet and the 'Epic of Creation']. Hermes was told that the 'light' was the nature of the spiritual universe, and from this light the world was created [Link to Plato's 'Demiurge'] . Then a dialogue ensued through which Hermes attained enlightenment. [Remember Marduk did not,or at least not in the complete form]. 'He who through the error of attachment loves his body [or related 'things' only], abides wandering in darkness, aware of his physical senses, suffers the things of death, but he who realizes that the body is but the tomb of his soul rises to immortality."[''Transcendent third'' link, as well as 'Lord' Pacals tomb]. The above also a link to the 'empty' Sargophagus in the TOP [i.e.,higher] chamber [Not 'Kings' chamber. There is a difference]. And the Palenque Lid of 'Lord' Pacals Tomb. Clue. One relates to top down, i.e.,'dry' way. The other bottom up, i.e.,'wet' way. One contained a lid, the other did not. One a representative of the 'effort' taken, by way of, thought, emotion and will. The other represents a 'start' point, from an 'unknown' point of view, i.e., a 'potential' yet to be realized. Just as the 'shafts' in that 'top' chamber have to represent the same. Top down as well as bottom up. 'In to' as well as 'back to'. A beginning and end. Horus 'in' / 'of' the horizon. Cygnus in relation to Orion, [Alpha / Omega]. Can you 'tell' the difference? If only to understand a subject.

As seen from a different perspective: "These two words alah ''he went up'' and yarad ''he went down,'' are Hebrew terms used in the sense of ascending and descending. When a 'body' moves from a higher to a lower place, the verb yarad is used. From lower to higher alah is applied. Both verbs used in relation to 'greatness' and 'power'. When a man falls from a high position we say ''he has come down''. When he rises in station we say ''he has gone up''. Thus the almighty says: "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high, and thou shalt come down very low...The two words are also applied to intellectual processes, namely, when we reflect on something beneath ourselves we are said to go down, and when our attention is raised to a subject above us we are said to rise..." ['Guide for the Perplexed'].

Try ''stranger'' and ''station'' to 'see' something else OTHER than the obvious - by way of the ''cognitive faculty''. That final link to the word ''Gnosis''. Its meaning and purpose. 'See' it?

And/or: ''Let us go down and there confound their language" [Genesis 11:7]. ''And the Lord came 'down' to SEE..." [Genesis 11:5]. All as a means...?

"The two words are also applied to 'intellectual' processes, namely, when we reflect on something 'beneath' ourselves we are said to go down, and when our attention is raised to a subject above us we are said to rise....The ascent is mentioned before the descent, inasmuch as the ''ascending'' and the arriving {'station'?} at a certain height of the 'ladder' precedes the ''descending,'' i.e., the application of the knowledge acquired in the ascent for the training and instruction of mankind. This application is termed ''descent,'' in accordance with our explanation of the term ''yarad''. [Same book].

Recall those 'passageways' within the Great Pyramid. ''Ladder'' in relation to Grand Gallery. 'Notches' along its base = step by step increments?

"Hermes questioned why the ignorant should be deprived of everlasting life - ''to the ignorant the body [or physical world] is supreme and they are incapable of realizing the immortality that is within them.[Link to 'Divine bit']. Knowing only the body, which is subject to death, they believe in death, because they worship that substance, which is the cause and reality of death.'' Then Hermes asked how the righteous [link to 'teacher' of Dead Sea Scroll fame. Explained elsewhere] and wise pass to god. "Because the 'father' of all things consists of 'life' and 'light', whereof man is made, if therefore a man shall learn and understand the nature of life and light, then he shall pass into eternity of life and light.'' But how could a man attain eternal life?....let the man imbued with a mind, consider and learn of himself, and with the power of his mind divide himself from the not self, and become a servant of reality." [Objective and 'collective' effort link]. Both paragraphs taken from pages 198/9 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'].

Come back to it later - has one has to do - in ANY SUBJECT.

The author of amongst others 'The Secret History of the World', another example of same, i.e.,"I have been looking for a concise, reliable and completely clear guide to the secret teachings for more than twenty years. I have decided to write one myself, because i am convinced that no such book exists"........"i did not want this knowledge given to me, all of a piece. I wanted to continue enjoying to work it out for myself". [Introduction to the same book, by Jonathan Black].

The same could be said of Mr Colin Wilson. [In relation to learning something from ''scratch'']. An ex homeless [?] person who while sleeping on park benches at night sought shelter in the local ‘reading room’ during the day. Fortunately for Mr Wilson...or synchronistic? He always... from an early age had a liking for pen and paper. So prolific was he with his chosen tools one does wonder if he began his writing interest as soon as he decided to ’ discontinue’ breast feeding. More than likely he began to write before walking hence the need...if only later in life...for fresh air and a park bench. Eventually however because of that interest he decided to write a book ...in that same reading room [in part]...for it later to become a best seller. The rest as they say is history. Once established he was asked to give his opinion by way of his own written word on different subjects. One of those was the ‘Occult’ subject. Later he wrote ‘The Mysteries’. Both are related to this same overall subject...and both when you think/analyze it...have at its core that familiar one. That word 'occult' one of those words that can hinder the reader, in understanding a subject, especially in its infancy.

Mr Wilsons use of it, for this reader, refers more to the subject of the paranormal than it does to what most perceive that word to mean. This subject, sometimes thought of under the same label, mainly because of its link to the word 'Esoteric', [explained elsewhere]. Some authors use it, some don't, i.e., 'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky. A book that some say began the public interest to the subject ;as a whole; uses it throughout, [...and, at the end of which; according to legend; [or mythology], she was still wearing ....dry ones]. Think about it.

'The Fourth Dimension: A Christian Approach to the Occult' by A. Duncan.

But another quote by someone of the same ilk....in the present day..."This book explores some of the possibilities of regeneration through 'power within the land', for both ourselves and the planet. It uses the language of the perennial wisdom traditions, but in a simple and direct way. This is not a book on 'occultism', which is a nineteenth century invention, now, like most Victorian engines, virtually derelict and obsolete. It is instead an exploration of reality apprehended through meditation, visualization, and our individual and collective energies". [introduction to the book 'Power within the Land'. Mentioned elsewhere]. What is generally termed as the ''Western Way.'' One of those specialist subjects - but one could just as easily have used the word 'study' instead of ''visualization''. The end result is the same. Knowledge is attained - simply because regardless of what 'method' one uses; ALL subscribe to those same universal 'keys'. Those universal ''archetypes''. That ''individual'' effort; by way of the ''collective'' one [i.e.,the study of the material written by other multiple authors] - gives that end result. AS it does in ANY subject. Hence...

"These three essays {i.e.,'Gnosis and Gnosicism' - 'The Kabbala and Jewish Mysicism' - Concerning Magic' } provide a general background without which the study of occultism is carried on as it were in a vacuum. This, all to often is the case even in the writings of serious 'occultists' serves only to obscure that which is of real value and highlight the less substantial, often tendentious, and frequently bizarre speculation which so easily disfigures the whole field of STUDY." [ From the book by A. Duncan].

And/or: {as one example}: "Other rooms in the mastaba served as ceremonial chambers supported by walls carefully inscribed with the formulae meant to ensure continuity of the spirit in the inner life. The spells and rituals were most often rendered in illustrated form, a convention of the Old Kingdom which has been misunderstood in modern times. Literal translation of the figures may show the deceased leading an army, hunting in a marsh, practicing veterinary medicine, and collecting taxes in his region - all diverse and unrelated professions for one apparently remarkable person. The illustrations are metaphorical, and are similarly found in all tombs of the period and in every class of persons. Each scene represents a spiritual reality, rendered in earthly terms much as the corporeal world was understood to mirror the cosmic world. Leading an army was symbolic for 'overcoming the adversary' - hunting in a marsh was 'returning to the primeval marsh of time', and collecting taxes was 'balancing accounts', in the sense of paying one's moral debts." ['The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt' / R. Clark].

For this reader the word 'voodoo' sums up its true meaning, [or in a lesser form; such words as Grimoires and Goetias; of which the higher keys of Solomon are incorrectly associated with]. Basically, [some may say crudely]... those who practice it, believe they can influence 'something' in [B] in order to get something from [A]. That 'framework', if / when understood correctly gives; again; a certain credible logic; and therefore a possible understanding; to that 'process', [especially, and if only, in relation to 'Primary' and 'Secondary'. Explained within].

Non of these authors however recommend in any way or form, participating in such an activity, mainly because of what they call 'Karma'. What goes around, comes around. Like attracts like. [Very well explained in such works as the two most recent publications by Mr D. Wilcock]. Or more importantly, especially in relation to 'real time', i.e., on a day to day basis... 'to be careful of what we wish for'...to be careful of our own individual 'choice of words'. Those same words that we chose to 'live' [and/or 'die' by]. Hence that link to one of those universally known biblical quotes, that seem on first impressions nothing more than a quaint pun, yet after a certain reflection, become very profound..."IN [i.e.,note; not 'of'] the beginning was the word, and the word was with 'god', and the word was god."

"...it often takes me many weeks of silence to recover from the futility of words." [C. Jung].

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

Together with..."One fundamental principle of esoteric science, taught in every form of schooling, must never be violated if we wish to achieve our goal. Every insight that you seek only to enrich your own store of learning and to accumulate 'treasure' for yourself alone leads you from your path, but every insight that you seek in order to become more mature on the path of the ennoblement of humanity and world evolution brings you one step forward. This fundamental law must always be observed. Only if we make it the guiding principle of our lives can we call our selves, genuine seekers after 'higher' knowledge".[Chapter one. 'How to Know 'Higher' Worlds' by Rudolf Steiner].

Question. ''Higher'' = Deeper?

"Initiation means the journey inwards..." [From the book 'Little Essays Toward Truth'].

Short cuts are not advisable, or recommended... a 'self' interest, which within this subject is more of a negative than a positive. That 'process' mainly of African origin, in the past and still according to some in the present, mainly because of the conditions they find themselves in. But according to these authors, that condition will someday change, that remaining 'negative' will be changed into a positive, mainly because; according to the same; [by implication].... of the collective effort.

[Practical?] analogy of same..."When Frater Ash had first started his occult practice at the age of 16, he used a spell from a somewhat tawdry book called 'Winning with Witchcraft'. This was one of the first practical books he had purchased, and it contained a money spell in which the reader was asked to wave a silver coin at the moon and chant something like ''money, money, come to me..." or similar. Frater Ash duly took a 5p coin and shook it that night at the moon, chanting very earnestly. The following morning at breakfast, his father said to him, ''You know, last night when i was out, taking your Grandfather to his meeting, he gave me this five pound note for the travel. I said, i wouldn't take it, but he insisted. Here, you have it." And the thing that went through the young spell-casters head was not ''It worked!'' but rather, ''What would have happened if i had waved a 10p coin?"...The journey is the task of your lifetime and has no set periods of time, although some stages are more predictable than others as to there likely duration. Some stages are dependent upon your background, and others depend on grace..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' by M. Katz: alias Frater V ].

Priestess Melisandre? {Game of Thrones}.

b-275x300''Grimoire' has a familiar ring to many people, particularly following the popularity of such 'teen witch' dramas as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Charmed', but few people are sure what it means, and my computer spell checker certainly does not know what to make of it. Put simply then, grimoires are books of conjurations and charms, providing instructions on how to make 'magical' objects such as protective amulets and talismans''..."The derivation of 'grimoire' is not entirely certain. In the early 19th century it was suggested that it came from the Italian 'rimario', a book of rhymes or Bible verses. It more than likely derives from the French word 'grammaire', which originally referred to a work written in Latin. By the 18th Century it was being widely used in France to refer to magic books, perhaps because many of them continued to circulate in Latin manuscripts at a time when most other publications were in French. It was used as a figure of speech to denote something that was difficult to read or impossible to understand, such as, 'its like a grimoire to me'. It was only in the 19th century, with the educated resurgence of interest in the occult, that it began to enter general English usage." [Introduction to the book 'Grimoires: A History of Magic Books' by Owen Davies].

In other words [in the main] 'superstition' - FOR the uniformed, [i.e., ''irrational belief'' - 'Concise Oxford English Dictionary']. This subject explains what that ''superstition'' derives from. From what it originates from. More importantly it explains OR informs the UNinformed. As it does with the following...

"Grimoires exist because of the desire to create a physical record of 'magical' knowledge, reflecting concerns regarding the uncontrollable and corruptible nature of the oral transmission of - valuable secret or sacred information." [Same book]. The understanding of this subject - AS A WHOLE - explains what that ''information'' is - As it does with the following...

"Defining the meaning of 'magic' is a far trickier task. For all the time, paper, and intellectual energy spent on trying to do so, there is no overwhelming answer. Any useful understanding must be tied to the cultures of the people being studied in specific periods and places. The boundary between re-ligion and magic is certainly never clear cut and changes over time and in relation to different religious belief systems." [Same book and chapter. Emphasis; this readers]. Look up the word ''magic'' and ''re-ligion'' in the usual box; to understand something that this author is still attempting to understand. Before you ask yourself those bigger questions. Enlarged elsewhere.

''Books can be magical without actually containing 'magic'. [Same author].

As seen from ONE perspective: {and/or something hinted at}: "There is probably more rubbish believed and written about magical rituals than any other subject. From the wildest guesswork and the most fertile imaginations, magical rituals and their practitioners are invested with every conceivable impossibility or absurdity. Nonsense runs riot. As usual, the sensationalist writer catering for the willingly credulous reader is largely to blame. Most people want to believe in whatever stirs their sense beyond the average rate, thus providing them with lifts, kicks, thrills, or variations from their living-line. It is of course quite necessary to human progress and evolution that we should rise above our own levels all the time, but their are right and wrong ways of doing this. 'Magical' workings can provide both. We come from the eternal and return to this same source through an unimaginable cosmic creative evolution. In an attempt to relate ourselves consciously with our hidden origins and backgrounds...." [First page, first chapter, first paragraph 'Magical Ritual Methods' / W. Gray].

''UNimaginable'' = unknown. ''Consciously'' = Known. By way of the ''creative'' process. {Anima?}. As a means....? ENLARGED THROUGHOUT.

REFRESHER: ''Books can be magical without actually containing any magic.''

A practical? analogy - {conversation between Meg Rosoff and Susie Orbach for 'Artsnight' BBC2. Enlarged elsewhere}: Rosoff. " I talk about writers magic. People think writers are magic people, because we can do things with many characters doing this and that. I go to great lengths to explain to people that its not magic but what it actually is; is allowing something to come to the surface." {'Horizontal' link?}.

Orbach. "Well the thing about being creative whether its a writer, painter, composer or physicist - is that there is a massive amount of learning, discipline and skill - that gets developed {as it is in 'learning' any subject material?}. That then allows you to surrender to another part of yourself {'intuitive' link?}. So you have to be able to hear {Sais/Eypt?} as to whats emerging...Its the you of you. The 'you of you' comes out of your work. Then you have to catch up with the 'you of you' in your life - and putting these two things together is really quite interesting." {'higher/lower'?}.

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

Another: "Pauli could not fail to notice what a supreme example of synchronicity this was. A chinese woman had played an important part in his dreams, particularly those involving mirrors and their reflections: a chinese woman had carried out the critical experiments that brought about the downfall of 'parity' - that is of mirror symmetry - in physics. He wrote to Jung of his shock. Fierz had told him he had a ''mirror complex,'' "I admitted as much,'' Pauli wrote to Jung. ''But i was still left with the task of acknowledging the nature of my ''mirror complex." Pauli's curious dream of 1954 had occurred right after he had finished his work on mirror symmetry. He was convinced that ''the unconscious motives play a role'' in creative thinking, especially in the case of symmetry." Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued: Rosoff. "It is interesting. There are moments in ones writing work when you really don't know where the writing is coming from - its just there. And this is what feels like magic."

Orbach. "I'm not opposed to calling it magic."

Rosoff. "I don't think it is magic."

Orbach. "It is'nt - but what you are describing is harmony - again i would use the word surrender, because you are both {i.e., the 'you of you'} actively producing - but not knowing you are doing it. It is a deep engagement..." [All emphasis/parenthesis this readers]. ''Harmony'' in relation to the 'middle' way? Try 'mirror'' to see 'it' in its broader context.

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

N.B. 'Still waters run deep' = a waveless lake.

And/or: "Asana, therefore, has to do with the establishment of a correct posture which will allow interior silence to take place readily...The object of Asana is to enable the body to pray {and/or study}...There are a number of techniques which may be employed to attain this end, so that the body may be left in peace and the consciousness may concentrate {revision?} upon 'higher' things." [From the book by A. Duncan. Parenthesis, this readers].

Side note. ''You of You'' = "Everyone has an internal thought process: that silent other self who speaks to you; the one you debate with." [First sentence; first paragraph; first page of the book by Q. S. Lam]. Question. Higher/lower?

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

'Talking to Myself: Blues Lyrics 1921-1942' / M. Taft.

Back to the beginning... The stand out point however as to why Mr Wilson is used {several paragraphs back} -as an example - is the same as it is with any author on this subject. The synchronistic one. For some reason when you go looking for those answers that this subject ‘throws up’{boomerang?}...you become surprised at how quickly and in what manner those answers are found. Using Mr Wilson as an example again. He is so familiar with his own synchronistic moments that if he does not experience them on a daily basis he believes he must be "doing something wrong"!

Analogy of same..."What is decisive for me is that i dream about physics as Mr. Jung [and other non-physicists] think about physics. Every time i have talked to Mr. Jung [about the ''synchronistic'' phenomenon and such], a certain spiritual fertilization takes place." Wolfgang Pauli.

'Manifested'?

Refresher: "The ancient religions of the moon goddess represent the education of the emotional life as taking place, not through a course of study, not even as the result of a system of discipline, though both these things doubtless entered in, but through an initiation. The interpretation of the moon mysteries suggested in the following chapters links our modern life problems to those of the ancient peoples who recognized that in their day, as in ours, the world at times became sterile and was laid waste, not by war or pestilence, but because some essential fertilizing spirit had been withdrawn." [Preface to the book, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding].

'The Waste Land' by T. S. Elliot.

As one example: "I wanted to use water because the film is talking about faith, and it contains fish, life and every emotion for Pi. And air is God, heaven and something spiritual and death. That's how I see it. I believe the thing we call faith or God is our emotional attachment to the unknown. I'm Chinese; I believe in the Taoist Buddha. We don't talk about a deity, which is very much like this book; we're not talking about religion but God in the abstract sense, something to overpower you." [ Ang Lee, on the use of water and the spiritual element of 'Life of Pi' / film, November 17, 2012].

Side note: 'Tiger' = Pi. Try ''Herod'' for its {opposite?} point of view.

"The miraculous appurtenances of the Holy Grail are similar. When it appears and processes round the company each one finds before him the 'food' he most likes to eat. And it is of course intimately associated with the cure of the enchanted land and remedying the sin of the {Dolorous Stroke?}, in so far that the Grail Seeker, must ask three key questions about it. These are: What is the Grail? What is the purpose of the Grail? Who is served by the Grail? As has been discovered in many a modern context, it is not enough to be able to answer difficult questions that solve a problem, but the ability to discern the right questions that need to be answered. The Grail stories tell of what happens when a Grail seeker wins through to a revelation {eureka moment?} of the 'Grail' but fails in his wonder to ask the right questions. All disappears as a phantasm and he finds himself back in the enchanted Wasteland, with castigation heaped upon him for his lost opportunity." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds']. Try ''food'' and/or ''phantom'' - to see it from a different perspective.

That link to the meaning and understanding of 'incarnation' in relation to 'reincarnation'. Find it, to understand it - rather than leave to those first impressions - i.e., it has nothing to do with 'another' life; but more to do with this present one - a 'newer' you - from the old you {reinvention?}. Try ''habit/s''.

Involution/evolution? if only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word?

"The way of involution must be followed until the candidate stands at the initiatory gates of life and starts the way of 'return' on the evolutionary path." [Page 125 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

'Gardening with the Moon and Stars' by Elen Sentier.

A practical analogy..."Channeling the unconscious into story telling is what i do for a living. It took me a long time to get there - i was 47 before my first book was published. You might be watching this and thinking that connecting to the unconscious is what artists do and is near impossible for anyone else. But i passionately believe we can all do it. When i teach creative writing i tell all my students that anyone can do it. That really it is just a question of going into your psyche and paying attention to whats in there. To make it simpler i do a drawing - a big oval that represents the unconscious and a little one next to it that represents the conscious mind...a narrow bridge divides {connects} the two...the more you walk between the two,i.e.,the conscious mind where you think about the daily stuff like taxes and what to eat for dinner - and the unconscious stuff wherein lies the bigger thoughts - the more resonance you get in your everyday life..." [Quote from the novelist Meg Rosoff within an interview for 'Artsnight'. BBC2 - August 2016. Emphasis, this readers]. Continued elsewhere.

Analogy with same {principle?} in mind = 'Feast of Fools'. Purpose of. Enlarged elsewhere.

The real question that all the above throws up however is...Why does this subject seem to relate to that same word; the synchronistic one; more than any other. Why does this subject and ‘synchronicity’ seem to go 'hand in hand'? [Link to 'grasp' symbolism].

''Life is what happens to you - when you're busy doing other things''. [John Lennon].

The answer strangely enough can be assessed and a possible solution found; if only theoretically; only when you understand that full framework that is common throughout this subject regardless of place or culture. The one that can be understood objectively by way of a ‘general idea’ [i.e.,''overview'', link to 'eldest'?] by way of those ‘keys’. [ Keys of Solomon ].

A practical example {if only in the 'lower' sense of the 'word'?}: A scene from the movie 'The Imitation Game' - a film on the life of Alan Turing...

Alan. "Whats that you're reading?

Friend. "Its about cryptology."

Alan."Secret messages?"

Friend. "No - not secret. That's the brilliant part. Messages that anyone can see, but no one knows what they mean - unless you have a key.

Alan. "Hows that different from talking? When people are talking they never say what they mean, they say something else, and you are expected to know what they mean. But i never do..."

Friend. "Alan, i have a funny idea, you may be very good at this..."

ahura mazdaAnalogy with same principle in mind {but now in the overall ['higher'?] sense of the word}..."The Hawk, by reason of its ability to remain poised in the empyrean, was a perfect symbol of the divine self which, detached from all things of earth and form, looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity. The whole subject should be carefully studied, and if half as much care and attention is given by the reader to the study of the 'Gods' as the average man devotes to his daily newspaper, a great deal of useful knowledge of profound importance in 'magic' will be gained." [Enlarged elsewhere].

"...looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity" = 'an objective view'? - relative to an understanding? Regardless of subject.

"He regretted that the Helios course seemed to have fallen into very wrong hands. I hastened to reassure him on that score, but it was plain to me that the Helios course was not suitable for the kind of innovation that i had in mind. I would have to think again. Nonetheless positive forces were already at work. When one door shuts another opens. As the course broke up i fell into conversation with a young couple...I asked them if they would like to help me start a new study course...they agreed. Thus at tea time on Sunday 15th April 1973, what was to become the Gareth Knight Group was founded called Hawkwood." ['I Called it Magic']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Try ''15'' for a further connection before those two bigger questions are asked.

"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.

Refresher: {as one example}: "In ancient Roman religion, a flamen was a priest assigned to one of fifteen deities with official cults during the Roman Republic. The most important three were the flamines maiores (or "major priests"), who served the three chief Roman gods of the Archaic Triad. The remaining twelve {therefore 12+3} - were the flamines minores ("lesser priests"). Two of the minores cultivated deities whose names are now unknown; among the others are deities about whom little is known other than the name. During the Imperial era, the cult of a deified emperor (divus) also had a flamen."

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"Silence thy thoughts and fix thy whole attention..."

A {practical?} analogy..."Notice that the distinguishing criteria between this Way and the others certainly does not have to do with an opposition between ''scientific'' and ''mystical'', nor between ''monastic'' and ''ordinary life'', but that the important criteria which must guide us is ''understanding''. This understanding is neither scientific nor mystical. Neither reason alone, nor the heart alone can obtain it. It is the precious fruit of conscious work combining the intellectual and emotional centers. And it can be produced among monks as well as among lay people." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Try ''Simultaneous'' - THROUGHOUT.

Example of same...’The Huna code in religions’. By M. F. Long. Or ‘The Quest for the Celtic Keys’. By K. Macleod / I. Robertson. Or ’ Icons: And the Mystical Origins of Christianity’. By R. Temple. N.B... Jacob Boehme referred to the same, as 'signatures'. Emanuel Swedenborg as 'Correspondences'. Or Ibn al-Arabi as ''latent essences.''

Question. What is the difference between the words ''magic'' {and/or 'magical'} and ''mystical?'' and why are they applied? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 4 before those first impressions make one yawn; while 'creating' an inner 'vision' of the armchair and TV set.