Esotericism Part 2 Sec 08

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lyddaThe ancient Egyptians expressed the same principle within the form and meaning of the word 'hieroglyph.' As does the author of 'The Meditations on the Tarot' within the word 'Arcana.' Especially the use of two of his most favorite ones: 'Horizontal / vertical' - both of which he uses constantly throughout. All explained within. Use the search box ['find tool'] to obtain that 'general' overview. The difference between the three books being an example of two authors being aware of this subject. The other not. Yet all possess an ample selection of those common keys...and therefore their possible interpretation to the subject as a whole.

'Dear Liza' by Sydney Banks.

"When is an idol an icon? When is a icon an idol? The icon is transparent as a representation of the spiritual reality it depicts; an idol replaces and obscures that reality - something understood by the Jewish religious vision which so rigorously condemned 'idolatry.' But the difference between icon and idol is purely subjective. All is idolatry that takes the outer form to be itself an object of veneration. But again , the most tawdry of idols of holy pictures can become transparent vehicles for spiritual meaning when they reflect and transmit a living 'vision.'............."The West, which has its own idolatries, has lost, under the influence of the materialism of recent centuries, access to that inner order of which idols may be icons, and in whose absence the most beautiful icons are but idols." [Page 30,31 'Alexandria' vol one, by D. Fideler].

"Is there danger of forgetting the one Neter in the many?"

'That is the chief danger, but men need images. Lacking them they invent idols. Better then to found {'foundation'?} the images on realities that lead the true seeker to the source." ['Her-Bak'].

"...For all concepts and abstract ideas can become icons or ''sacred images'' when one considers them not as the end, but rather as the beginning -of the way- of knowledge of spiritual reality. In the domain of the intellectual life, hypotheses do not play the role of idols, but rather that of sacred images. Because no one accepts a hypothesis as absolute truth, just as no one worships a sacred image as absolute reality. Yet hypotheses are fruitful in that they lead us to the truth, in guiding us to it within the totality of our experience - just as icons or sacred images are also fruitful in leading us to experience the spiritual reality that they represent. An icon is the beginning to the way to spiritual reality; it does not replace it - as in idolatry - but gives an impulse and direction towards it. Similarly, a concept or abstract idea does not replace spiritual reality, but rather gives an impulse and direction towards it." [Quote from 'Letter 8' from the book by Tomberg].

Put all the above together to define the following: "You must know that in examining the Law and the books of the prophets, you will not find the expressions ''burning anger,'' ''provocation,'' or ''jealousy'' applied to god except in reference to idolatry and that none but the idolater called ''enemy'' ''adversary'' or ''hater of the Lord.'' [Chapter 36 'Guide for the Perplexed'].

''I am a jealous God..."

Think about it in relation to that ''bit''. Purpose of. Benefit of. As a means...?

Another publication, of the same ilk..."Speaking of the keys to the Zoodiacal mysteries as being almost 'lost' to the world, it was remarked in "Isis Unveiled" ten years ago that...'The said 'key' must be turned seven times before the whole system is divulged. We will give it but one turn, and thereby allow the profane one glimpse into the mystery. Happy he, who understands the whole. The same be said of the whole Esoteric system. One turn of the key, and no more was given in 'Isis'. Much more is explained in these volumes" ..........."the source of all the religions and philosophies of the world that were 'lost' to men, is at last found". Heard that one before? ....[introduction....to the book 'The Secret Doctrine' by M. Blavatsky].

Lots of 'keys', but you have to find them through a quagmire of 'facts'. You do however begin to 'see' those keys from the Buddhist, Hindu perspective.

''Seven must 'die' before the 'treasure' is found''. Quote at the beginning of each episode of the 'Oak Island' program. [History channel]. ''Seven'' in relation to the above; ''die'' in relation to death/rebirth symbolism. Once understood - that which was 'lost' is now found, i.e.,''treasure''. Anything? Enlarged throughout. Try ''seven'' i.e.,''seven beings'' etc.

"Its not just a search for treasure - its a search for meaning. And nothing engages people like the search for meaning." In answer to the question by R. Laginna: ''What gets people into this mystery." ['Curse of Oak Island' / History channel. Dec./2016].

"................we are very likely to discover new meaning in the old forms through the process of turning religion inside out. Only when we have discovered for ourselves these regions will we be able to read and use the old maps, to make use of the vast cultural heritage of all religious traditions, the spiritual knowledge embodied in the teachings, literature, and the symbolic forms of all traditions and all ages. When we find the root within our selves, these will reveal to us their meanings."............."Once we have the key we will find those meanings and images and traces everywhere." [Page 31,32 'Alexandria'. Mentioned above].

xxxxxxGnosticism. Especially ’The Gnostic Gospels’ and ’Beyond Belief:The Secret Gospel of Thomas’. Both by E. Pagels...and the parables in the new testament and the North American ‘Trickster’ character [ explained elsewhere ] another form....with the same intention, [key]. As are most of the Sufi texts, i.e., ’’The Mathnawi’. By Rumi. And especially that most enematic of all sufi texts...’The Elephant in the Dark’. Why is that development important? It helps; implied by the same authors; with ones own personal journey from A to C.

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

"Thus doth God; by parables; show forth truth and vanity." [Quran 13:17]..."And we put forth many parables in your behalf."[Quran 14:45]. Both translations from Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

2...This world and ’That’ world, they imply co-exist. [ Physical world together with the other ‘world/domain’. Commonly known as the ’afterlife’.] This reader prefers the word ‘Domain/s’. Its a neutral word. It helps with the objective clause. Try it.

The Egyptians symbolised it with upper and lower Egypt.[‘Mirror’ image of north/south. Symbolic only. Not exact. ] With their headgear-The Pschent or ‘double’ crown; as the symbolism for the co-exisitance. [ Two halves coming together. ] Or the single uraeus. Biblical equivalent..."The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be filled with light", [Matthew 6:22].

Egyptian equivalent..."Thus the Eye evokes the means of the perception of light in all its forms, from the physical light of the sun and moon to the light of knowledge, and to the inner illumination of the awakened spirit. And the uraeus is the magnificent symbol of all the powers related to this triple conception." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

 

"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].

profile2Exercise: "Why do you ask questions about husks, about words, when you have so many living questions in your mind? Your task now is to consider the profile, and determine what connection this bears to love. Consider, for example, why the Egyptians would paint the eyes in frontal appearance, even when they showed the face in profile. Why? Consider also the uraeus snake, which reveals its pent up energies of striking only when viewed from the side. There is a profound mystery here. Think upon these things. The true man is seen from many places, and none is ever the same. Why is this so? ...Meanwhile remember, that the profile will speak more easily about the past than will the face turned towards you." ['The Zelator'].

And/or: "Why his profile? we wondered again...as we began to search through Woodroffe book for our half-remembered references to the anahata chakra, or the flaming flower which burned at the region of the heart {'Bosom'?}..."The profile'' he began. The word echoed through our soul, for this had been the true question we had carried in our heart when we contemplated the picture of Sir John Woodroffe. Why, we had asked ourselves, had he elected to be photographed in profile? ''....the profile of a human being is a special thing for those with eyes to see..." ['The Zelator'. Emphasis, this readers].

Gilly? {flower}. Game of Thrones.

egyptian-relief-vector-drawing-fragment-ancient-picture-stonAs seen from a different perspective{?}: "The constellation is 28 degrees in length - one of the most extended in the heavens - stretching from the upraised hand of Cassiopeia nearly to the Pleiades, and well justifying the epithet ''very tall'', applied to it by Aratos. It offers a field of special interest to possessors of small telescopes, while even an opera glass reveals much that is worthy of observation. Argelander and Heis give a list of 81 and 136 naked eye stars respectively. The former has suggested that within its boundaries may lie the possible center point of the universe, which Madler located in the Pleiades - all probably unwarranted conclusions {hint. hint?}.. The stars that figure on the constellations right side, form a slight curve {'arc'?} open towards the N/E - that has been called the Segment of Perseus." [Page 331 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

Question. Is Mr Allen aware of subject material?

Something extra:{and/or refresher}: "What is remarkable about all this is the way that the 'mill' {which continues to serve as an allegory for cosmic processes} stubbornly keeps on resurfacing, all over the world, even where the context has been jumbled or lost....Among the Cherokees, whose name for the Milky Way {our own galaxy} is 'Where the Dog Ran'. In ancient times, according to Cherokee tradition, 'the people in the South had a corn mill', from which meal was stolen {trickster type} again and again. In due course the owners discovered the thief, a dog, who 'ran off howling to his home in the North' with the meal dropping from his mouth as he ran, and leaving behind a white trail where now we see the Milky Way, which the Cherokee call to this day - ''Where the Dog Ran''...." [Page 253 'Fingerprints of the Gods' / G. Hancock].

A {working?} example: "It has been asserted that Ovid and Vergil referred to Sirius...as representing a Jackal or dog headed Egyptian divinity - guardian of the visible horizon {'line of sight'?} and of the solstices...Ideler thought, Sirius may have had a common origin from some ancient source: possibly the Sanskrit Surya, the Shining One - the Sun...In the myth of Canopus flight to the South represented with Yemen and the Greater Dog - as opposed to the Lesser Dog and Syria in the North...these geographical names originated the Arabic adjectives Yamaniyyah and Shamaliyyah - Southern and Northern - although the former literally signifies On the Right-Hand Side, i.e.,to an observer facing eastward towards Mecca." [Page 121 'Star Names and Their Meaning']. In profile? and/or ''the shining one'' in relation to ''he who illumines''. An aspect of {anima?}. Top/down/bottom/up?

Something extra: "The education of the philosopher may be illustrated by the story of Athena and the 'ship' Argo....Athena, patroness of philosophy and the practical arts, gave just measures for building Jason's ship and the sacred beam for its keel....made of wood from the Oak of Dodona, the most ancient oracle site in Greece that allowed it to 'speak' {Gnosis?}….Eventually placed in the sky....became the enormous south circumpolar constellation of Argo Navis, now divided into four: the Keel, the Sail, the Stern, and the Compass. In the first of these is Canopus, the second brightest star in the sky....This same star guided the pilgrims of the Middle Ages from Jerusalem to the monastery of Mount Sinai, for it indicated the south. They knew it as the star of Saint Catherine...." [Page 237/8 'Alexandria' Vol 3. / D. fideler].

Question. Solstices in relation to E/W . Equinoxes = N/S?

And/or: "The sage intervenes and gives him the choice of two paths: the training for a career as an active leader in the goverment of the kingdom, or else the acquisition of the mastery which will lead him toward sacred knowledge...Chickpea chooses the path of wisdom and surrenders to the guidance of the Master who gives him the name of Her - Bak {Horus-face}, and conducts him toward the temple...He learns, among others, how to study the human being and on the night of his final testing - the revelation of his ''own Neter'' - at long last opens the door to the inner temple." ['Her-Bak: Egyptian Initiate' / Isha Schwaller De Lubicz].

Side note: "Cygnus lies between Draco and Pegasus...Mainly intended to be a Bird of some kind - more particularly a Hen; although Aratos indicated that he had in view the ''quickly flying Swan''; but this Greek adjective also signifies ''varied''....When the Romans adopted the title that we now have, our constellation became the mythical swan, identified with the son of Mars...it was known for its ''hostility'' to others birds and beasts...In Arabia it was known as the Eagle, or Bird, but it was usually the Hen, and appears as such even with the Egyptian priest Manetho, about 300 BC. ..Cygnus is usually shown in full flight down the Milky Way - the 'Streams of Heaven' - but old drawings have it springing from the ground..." ['Star Names and Their Meaning' under Cygnus].

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A portion of the golden shrine. Question. Middle of the forehead - minds eye? As a representation of something. Understand ''snake poison'' {enlarged elsewhere} before those first impressions '' lift one off '' into the cosmos.

The 'king' Cobra [uraeus] identified as the 'eye' of Ra, and therefore by the same implication with the 'eye' of Horus,[ green, one of its main colors]. That same 'uraeus' described as 'the great enchantress' ['The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt'], that through an 'understanding' becomes represented with a 'human head',[explained within]... "as seen on the golden shrine of Tutankhamun". [The 'golden child'].

Compare to 'its' opposite, its 'start' point, [i.e.,unconscious / 'shadow' aspect of]..."the cleansing was said to be carried out by a goddess of whom we know little, Kebehut, who is specifically described as being the daughter of Anubis, and who was a "celestial serpent" with the face of a jackal." [Chapter six. 'The Sphinx mystery'].

 

 

 

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Cobra and Vulture. North and South. The union of something. [ Represented as upper / lower ] . A golden one. A representation of the 'pinnacle' of something. The only mummy ever to represent both the vulture and cobra together. Symbolic of something. [The Tutankhamun Prophecies].

"The type of snake that served as the sacred image of Wadjyt, 'patron' diety of the town of Buto",['Pharaohs mound'] in the Nile Delta. Close to Sais. West in relation to East. The 'eye' in relation to the 'ear'. Horus in relation to Apollo. Think about it, in relation to a further 'development' by way of an understanding.

 

 

 

Picture…King Tut’s wet nurse Maia, whose title was, educator of the gods body [Wikipedia]. Analogy of same. Different time, different place…..I know nothing, and all preconceived opinions have been taken from me, which is the beginning of learning, i.e.,that one must first become a child, and then be wet nursed into knowledge, as is now taking place within me. [ Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on an inner understanding. Chapter three, The Presence of Other Worlds].

Picture...'King' Tut's wet nurse Maia, whose title was, ''educator of the 'gods' body'' [Wikipedia].
Analogy of same. Different time, different place....."I know nothing, and all preconceived opinions have been taken from me, which is the beginning of learning, i.e.,that one must first become a child, and then be wet nursed into knowledge, as is now taking place within me." [ Quote by Emanuel Swedenborg on an ''inner'' understanding. Chapter three,'The Presence of Other Worlds'].

"Truly, i say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of god like a child shall not enter it." [Mark X:15].

The 'nurse' of Bran Stark? {Game of Thrones}. She can tell a 'bloody' good story can't she? [Series 1. Episode 3].

Analogy of same; i.e.,with same intent; but from a different angle [key] or perspective..."So given to Chokmah we find given the title of the Father, and to Binah the Mother. All the Sephiroth, as these emanations are called, below that named the Crown are given masculine and feminine attributions, and the activity between male and female Sephiroth in reconciliations is a ''child,'' so to speak; a neutral Sephirah acting in equilibrium." [Chapter 3, 'The Tree of Life' by I. Regardie]. Link to the ''middle way.'' Representational of; in relation to the benefit of.

A {working} example: "...The Sun is its father the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse..." Continued elsewhere. ['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book.

"The force of conviction and inner certainty of 'metaphysical' knowledge lies in the fact that something already known, but fallen into 'forgetfulness', is 'remembered' again. And all arguments, drawing of comparisons, logical consequences, and other methods of cognition that are made use of in the here and now, are only ways and means of calling back memories out of the depths of the human soul - spiritual being, into earthly day consciousness. Altogether they represent, as it were, the ''work of a midwife'' at the birth of 'memory'. Knowledge is not made, it comes to 'birth'. '' [Chapter two, 'Lazarus Come Forth' by V. Tomberg]. Remember - as a representation of something. Try ''memory'' and/or ''child'' in the usual box for a further head scratch. Then try ''metaphysics''. Understand what it eventually became known as- and its relevance in understanding anything. Before those first impressions dictate something else.

And/or: "Now, forgetting, sleep and death are opposed to remembering, wakefulness and birth in the earthly life of man. Forgetting, sleep and death are members of the same family. It is said that sleep is the younger brother of death....It is noteworthy that the account of Lazarus resurrection that we quoted above also brings the chain forgetting-sleep-death into consideration....There is therefore a continual 'coming' and 'going' between ordinary consciousness of the waking state and the domain of memory. Each 'going' corresponds to the action of falling asleep or dying. Each 'coming' corresponds to an awakening or resurrection...." [Page 560/1 'Meditation on the Tarot'].

'Guide for the Perplexed' / Moses Maimonides. [Chapter 31 'On the Study of Metaphysics'].

Synchronistic link? "Then came his advice: 'Remain childlike'. "Two words that meant so much. I'll never forget it." Quote by Dr. Chopra to the author of 'The Reconnection'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Landscape equivalent: "A rugged island, but a good nurse of young men..." In reference to the island of Ithica S/W Greece. The end AND beginning of Homers 'Odyssey'. Troy N/W {Turkey}. 'Father' {N/W} and 'son' {S/W} eventually coming together. Homer using Troy as 'top/down' and Ithica as 'bottom up' as a means {or method} to instruct {give insight?} on certain principles {keys} to define a 'journey'. That universal personal one. Link to ''bosom'' and therefore ''grace''. Homers equivalent. Try ''method''. Other examples elsewhere.

'Intelligence of the heart' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

As is the same intention: "There are for instance, two centers of influence, the castle of Camelot and the castle of Carbonek, which are representative of the interests of the outer life and of the inner one - the former that of the Court of Arthur and the company of the Round Table, the 'flower' of chivalry - and the latter, the Grail Castle, where deep and holy mysteries are 'contained'." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'. Emphasis, this readers].

Agree or disagree?

"...It is already obvious that metanoia ['repentance'] signifies a 'turning around': ''Except ye turn and become as little children" is the phrase used in Matthew 18:3. ...Literally, it means something definite - namely, a 'turning around' of the mind, a true mental transformation....A definite inner act is meant...as shown in the parable of the younger son who 'comes to himself' and returns to his 'father'. ...''For this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost and is found." It is clear that being dead and alive 'again' cannot have a physical meaning, but can only refer to the inner state of a man. That is, the state of a man in whom this one is lost represents a man in whom metanoia has not taken place and is therefore compared to death. It must be noticed that, when this 'change' has taken place the subject is referred to not only as being alive but alive again. Why again? And why is the younger son the subject of the parable? And why, as we have seen from a previous quotation, is it necessary for a man to become ''as a little child." And to what must something in a man turn round to - something that has got 'lost in him'; and what is it that gets lost...? There is something in us eternally 'young'...utterly different from this 'dark' world of sense and temporal logic into which 'it' passes and in which it becomes lost." [Extracts taken from part 3 of the book 'The Mark' by M. Nicoll]. Anything? i.e., understanding those key words defines those questions. Those key words that have been used for countless generations. Regardless of culture.

'Virgin' in relation to child. A concept of something.

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. Enlarged elsewhere.

maze4As seen from a different perspective: "Deep within our buried conscious is some awareness of what is right in the presence of 'god' and as part of our true destiny. We cannot do this extraordinary Work - which is the heart of all esoteric and spiritual teachings given to humanity - without a sense that there is something higher than oneself. This is where our magnetic center, the small {''child'' and/or ''youngest'' link?} of us that has led us on some kind of spiritual search for meaning and purpose, is especially valuable. There are 'I's within us that know there is more to life than self gratification, self love, self interest. These 'I's yearn for a mysterious inner liberation where a new quality of consciousness and of daily living can take place. This is no fantasy. It is the very reason why we were created as self evolving beings. We have a job to do and it is called ''metanoia'' or transformation of mind." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way'].

Book of Job?

"The perception of truth rests in the equilibrium of the intellect and emotions [thought, emotion, will link]. As long as the mind has not awakened to a state of spiritual consciousness and direct recognition of the truth, it will only see the shadow [lower link] of its presence and hear the indistinct whispering voice. The sound of that voice [higher link] may be drowned in the turmoil of the intellectual workshop, its light ['lamp' link] may be obscured by the storms of the emotions. To understand that 'voice' and to behold that 'light' heart and head should act harmoniously together. To perceive the truth, purity of heart and strength of mind should go hand in hand, and it is therefore taught that men must become like children before they can enter the sphere of truth..." [Extract take from the book by F. Hartman]. All a link to what all define in one way or another as the ''middle way''. Benefit of; if only in understanding a subject. But purpose of - when all is considered. That final link to the 'philosophers stone'...

Question. Nothing more than a fairy story. A convoluted one?

"You begin with a delightful feeling as of a child with a new toy; you get bored, and you attempt to smash it. But if you are a wise child, and you have had a scientific attitude towards it, you do not smash it. You pass through the stage of boredom, and arise from the inferno of torture towards the stage of resurrection, when the toy has become a god, declared to you its inmost secrets, and become a living part of your life. There are no longer these crude, savage reactions of pleasure and pain. The new knowledge is assimilated." [Fourth lecture out of Eight on Yoga by A. Crowley].

"The Eight are called the 'fathers and mothers of Re'., for the child that comes forth from this primordial lotus is Re, or Ra, the principle of light itself." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

And/or {i.e.,as a working example}: "'Her', known in his latinized form of Horus, specifically signifies ''face''; Horus is the face, the sensorially perceptible appearance of the invisible Ra. The 'appearance' of this face is a realization through the Oeuvre, the Work of cosmic genesis {i.e.,by the 'Word' and/or Logos link?}. Manifested/UNmanifested?

Try ''face on'' as opposed to ''in profile'' - As a means...?

'Silence is golden'. Anything?

Analogy of same? "He who begets something which is alive must dive down into the primeval depths in which the forces of 'life' dwell. And when he rises to the surface, there is a gleam of madness in his eyes because in those depths death lives cheek by jowl with life." - "It is obvious that Otto was concerned not with a medical definition of what the Greeks called mania and he and Schelling called ''madness,'' but with a kind of visionary attempt to explain a state in which man's vital powers are enhanced to the utmost, in which consciousness and the unconscious merge as in a breakthrough." [From the book by C. Kerenyi]. Recall the Gilgamesh analogy in Part 1.

Try ''eureka'' . Representation of {i.e.,but now in the 'spiritual' / subject sense of the 'Word'}.

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Royal Crescent; Bath, [Aquae Sulis]. Thirty houses 'connected' together. S/W in relation to S/E. Waxing relative to Waning. Shadow in relation 'light'. Something unknown - becoming 'known'. Hot springs in relation to rivers. Stonehenge in the middle. Architecture equivalent of 180 'turn'. The same that be seen in the river between the above and wood-henge. John Wood the younger; being the designer. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Define the parts to understand the whole. Try ''gap''.

Analogy with the same principle and intent..."The study of mythology is complex and subtle, and involves constant reference to a group of basic patterns, structures, symbols and demonstrative stories." [First paragraph, first page of the book 'The Waters of the Gap: The Mythology of Aquae Sulis' by R. Stewart].

''The 'eyes of the soul' of which St. Teresa speaks are what we call in modern Hermeticism the 'lotus flowers' or simply 'lotuses', and what Hindu yoga names 'chakra centers' or 'chakras'." Enlarged elsewhere.

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

"I am all that has been and is, and shall be, and my veil [key] no mortal has hitherto raised." The Graeco-Roman historian historian saw this inscription on a shrine in Sais Egypt. It was dedicated to Athena, but Plutarch believed that it had originally been dedicated to Isis. A creator goddess known by many different names, in different parts of the globe." [Chapter four, 'The Sacred History' / J. Black].

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

"There is an interesting connection between the word 'riddle' and the mediaeval Latin 'ridellus', which {like the modern French 'rideau'} means curtain or veil..." ['The Secret Zodiac']. Try ''Feast of Fools''. And/or apply that 'understanding' to define....

"It is by the power of Isis, through her 'love', that the man- sunk ['in this world'. This readers input]- is raised to a 'spiritual' life. But as we saw above, Isis is destroyer as well as life giver. Her statues frequently represent her as black. The typical form is that of 'Virgin and Child'. Often she is seen as suckling the infant Horus, for she is Nurse as well as Mother of all, she 'nurtures' and fosters to that which she has given birth. Ancient statues of Isis with the Child have, in not a few instances, been taken over by Catholic communities who mistook them for representations of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus. It is even possible that some of the shrines of the Black Virgin in Europe have really grown up around such statues of the Black Isis. This mistake is not as obvious as it might seem, for Isis also, was believed to be Mother of God and was worshiped as virgin, just as were all the other moon goddesses whom we have considered, even though she was, at the same time,[aspects of. This readers input]- said to be the wife of the moon god. This aspect of her relation to the god is more emphasized in Egypt than in any other country." [Chapter 13, of the book by M. Esther Harding]. Female principle equivalent of something unknown becoming known. Representational of - as a means to an understanding i.e.,the 'difference' between shadow / light - relative to making something understood.

As seen from a different perspective: "To ancient and primitive man, the moon was the visible representative of womanhood. The ancients naturally did not understand the nature of the power which they revered in the moon, but we realize that to them it stood as a symbol of the very essence of woman in its contrast to the essence of man. In the myths and customs outlined in the following chapters, are set forth in shadowy form the feeling, the reaction, which men and women had, not towards a particular woman, not even towards women in general, but to feminineness itself, to the feminine principle which was and is...the mainspring of woman, controlling both her physical life and her inner psychological being. The same feminine principle, or Eros, functions in man as well as women..." ['Women's Mysteries, Ancient and Modern: A Psychological Interpretation of the Feminine Principle as Portrayed in Myth, Story and Dreams'].

Question. How and why did the Egyptians {to name but one} want to define something {i.e.,psychology} - that ONLY truly became defined in the 19th century?

"That's why physical virginity is only the evocative symbol of the Virginity of Primordial Cosmic Femininity." ['Journey into the Light'].

"For in later Egyptian thought Osiris, who in his passion on earth was the Moonman, became after his 'resurrection' one with the sun. And so also the human being who was Osirified through initiation became 'Son of' the sun." [Same book]. Similar principle i.e.,to reflect on something and its possible outcome. Hopefully - a positive one. 'See' it. Link to ''transcendent third''. Find it to understand it - before asking that bigger question- Why. Why go to all this effort? To verify a subject - generation after generation? Nothing more?

Male/female - sun/moon - shadow/anima - All as a means to something.

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

"In beginning a meditation practice, [or study. This readers input]- there is always a quite pleasure, a gentle natural growth,; one takes a lively interest in the work; it seems easy; one is quite pleased to have started. This stage represents Isis. Sooner or later it is succeeded by depression {and or lethargy} - ''the dark night of the soul''- an infinite tiredness and detestation of the work {as every other subject proves if only in its early stages }. The simplest acts seem impossible to perform. Such impotence fills the mind with apprehension. The intensity of this feeling can hardly be understood by anyone who has not experienced it {dramatic effect ONLY, i.e.,most people have experienced the 'mental' effort of understanding something/anything - its pro's and cons }. This is the period of 'Apophis'. It is followed by the arising not of 'Isis' but 'Osiris' {i.e.,'second wind' - but with more 'substance' to it - hence in a different 'form' - relabeled}. This ancient condition is not restored, but a new and superior condition is 'created', a condition only rendered possible by the process of 'death' {and therefore a 'rebirth' of something }. The Alchemists themselves taught this same truth {i.e.,,in their own words}. The first matter of this work was base and primitive though 'natural'. After passing through various stages the 'black dragon' appeared; but from it arose the perfect and pure gold." [Extract from www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/IAO. All emphasis, this readers]. Try ''reincarnation/incarnation'' to understand something further. Before those two bigger questions are asked. It also defines what the [red lion?] represents. What its 'start' point is.

Black flint in relation to black dragon?

Refresher: "It ascends from the earth to the heaven and again it descends to the earth and receives the force of things 'superior' and 'inferior'. By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world and thereby all obscurity shall 'fly' from you..."['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book.

clock"Another symbol of considerable importance that is here mentioned is a terrestrial globe, thirty feet in diameter, which serves a dual function. One is of indicating the position in the world of all initiates by the presence of gold rings set thereon{?}. More importantly the globe, also opens up so that one can enter 'inside' the earth. There, on the inside, is a planetarium, with all the stars of the 'universe' inside the earth. THIS is a very ancient world view, that may seem ludicrous to modern habits of thought, yet which has a profound validity of its own. It is interesting to see this represented, almost in passing, in a seventeenth century document that ostensibly seems to be merely revelling in mechanical contrivances. In fact the whole Rosicrucian castle is represented as a model driven by clockwork. It is indeed a moveable representation of the 'machinery of the universe', the inner world of the astro-etheric that keeps the outer world in order and motion." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

'Antikythera mechanism'. Try Part 5.

 

 

"The destiny of man, as we have said, is to make or create himself. He is, and he will be the son of his works, both for time and eternity." Quote by E. Levi. And or woman, i.e,..

'Devil in the detail'?

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William Blake's -'Newton'. Question. Scroll from the 'head'? All from a 'rock' ? South East corner? Right angle - therefore equinox link?

Analogy of same? - in reference to the creation by Q. S. Lam - what she defines as 'A Soul on a Scroll' - a thirty foot one...."Started the work in 2007, i completed a little every day or when i could. I recall writing the first line of the scroll and groaning at the prospect of beginning the journey, knowing it was going to be a feat of endurance. By the end [2012], my hand was aching and swollen. There was an addictive quality to working on the scroll plunging you into a meditative state and being transported to other 'worlds'."

The author; who has no knowledge of this subject; identifies herself; or more importantly; those 'warring' [''wrestling'' link] - aspects of her ''internal self'' with Fred, Mia, and Sophia. Fred whom she feels to be a negative aspect of herself - could be identified with the Egyptian Set. Mia - more of a deva; with negative traits, could be identified with Nephthys. Sophia - 'the cloud catcher' - with Isis. And Horus; with the individual herself. Further information to evaluate correctly, [i.e.,to add or detract from]- found elsewhere.

''...to dog ones footsteps''.

"The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator {the ''edge'' between night and day} - is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemisphere's are equally illuminated." [Wiki/'equinox'].

''The Foundation Stone is the name of the rock at the center of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. It is also known as the Pierced Stone because it has a small hole in the S/E corner that enters a cavern beneath the rock...Some say it is the most holy spot in Jerusalem." ['Wiki'].

Hole in the heart?

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Aliens? or mother and son in bug nets?

N. B. Bobby Restall of Oak Island fame writes in his diaries of many Stones found with ''hand drilled'' hole in the middle. Coincidence?

And/or: {refresher}: ''Dome of stones'' discovered over what became known as the ''vertical shaft'' {a 30' one} - as reported by Bobby Restall in his daily diary while on Oak Island.

"Thirty is a number connected with order and justice. In ancient Rome, a man had to reach the age of thirty to become a Tribune; and according to Biblical traditions, both Moses and Jesus began their public preaching [teaching?] at that age. The Old Testament book of Judges..." [Both 'pieces' of information from 'Mystery of Numbers'. Parenthesis, this readers. Mentioned elsewhere].

SIDE NOTE: "Along with this came the significance of towers and bells, and the esoteric powers of sound - which can be of considerable practical interest in the technicalities of bell manufacture...This is a phenomenon unique to Britain...All this seemed to have some connection with the mathematical researches and angelic tablets of Dr John Dee... In pursuit of this, i found myself much concerned with St Mary Le Bow, and other churches constructed by Wren after the great fire of London. As part of the conference i was able to lay on a guided tour to a selection of his churches around St Paul's cathedral...Another positive indication that came from this source was to attend the inaugural meeting of Kathleen Raine's Temenos Academy...She astounded me with the depth of her scholarship - having not only read all the works of William Blake but all the books that he himself had read, in their original editions...I considered her Temenos Academy to be somewhat above my head, albeit an important flag waver for the esoteric tradition in high academic circles {i.e.,'angel' link}. " ['I Called it Magic' by G. Knight].

Understanding the above gives clues {keys} - to the understanding of W. Blakes works - and therefore subject material. Parts within the whole. Try ''bells'' and ''Morris dancers''.

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Found within the tomb of tut. [Notice the collar]. Recall its link with the word Ba. And that link to the word Ka . Question. Fairy story?

Continued..."When one has passed through these stages of 'remembrance' [i.e.,in relation to this acclaimed 'framework', by way of objectivity], a different state of 'spirit' as if a different soul, is born in one. That soul is purer and finer than all other souls. It is the 'child' of the heart, the child of truth. While in the form of ''seed'' , this child 'invites' and 'attracts' man to seek and find the truth; and after it is born [link to 'son of'] this child will urge man to seek the Essence of ''God most high.'' Neither this new soul, called the child of the heart, nor its seed and potential, is in every man. It is found in only the pure 'believer.'' [Chapter 7, 'The Secret of Secrets'], i.e.,"Verily, he knows what is secret, and what is yet more hidden" [Quran. 20:7].

"Do you know why the grain of mustard seed was used by Jesus in relation to the Kingdom of God? Not, in fact, because of its small size - there are many other types of seed smaller still. This is what i have been told: The mustard seed is the only known seed which is pure, in that it cannot be hybridised or grafted on to any other seed or plant of any other species than its own. In fact it is as inviolable as true faith itself." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W.T.P].

'A grain of wisdom'.

A working example?..."To recover from ingrained habits and our subconscious imitations of parents and peers is truly a spiritual warfare. It is the narrow way that few want to travel as it requires going against the grain of our own behavior...

Question. Embossed/Debossed?

continued..."The first and most fundamental effort is the objective study of ourselves...This simple effort begins the the process of creating a space {seed?} within you that is not completely hypnotized by external events. Though you still react to external circumstances through ingrained habit, there is now this sliver of your Self that is not pulled out of you. A new space of inner freedom is being created along with a new sense of a deeper identity..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

Follow the title of the book to 'see it' within this subject materials broader {horizon?} base.

Hebrew equivalent of something?..."The pineal gland...in the center of the head, is the key to the third eye. And the third eye has far reaching possibilities beyond the norm. It is the link between the Mer-Ka-Ba field and the Sacred Space of the Heart, and when these are linked, a human being becomes more than human. He or she extends into divinity." ['Serpent of Light'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher...''Life takes refuse in a single space''. Recall Part 1. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Understanding the above; especially that one sentence; gives a chance of understanding the following - as well as to the subject {purpose of. Origins/beginnings of?} - of astrology...

"One must begin with causes that are in man himself. How can he be independent of external influences of great cosmic causes when he is the slave of everything that surrounds him? He is controlled by everything around him. If he becomes free from things, he may then become free from 'planetary' influences. Freedom, liberation, this must be the aim of man. To become free, to be liberated from 'slavery'; this is what a man ought to strive for when he becomes even a little conscious of his position. There is nothing else for him, and nothing else is possible so long as he remains a slave both inwardly and outwardly. But he cannot cease to be a slave outwardly while he remains a slave inwardly. Therefore to become free, man must gain inner freedom." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

N.B. Orion = ''The Far Strider''. Known as great 'hunter'. Therefore 'lord' of E-W? Question. Who would be 'lord' of S-N? OR would that be 'Queen'? How would that be represented in the night sky - if only in those ancient {Homer?} days.

"Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers].

"The myth of Sophia climaxes with the bride and bridegroom making love together, united as one in a mystical marriage. This image is an important mythological motif for the original Christians, because it represents the realization of Gnosis." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

"The destiny of man, as we have said, is to make or create himself. He is, and he will be the son of his works, both for time and eternity." Quote by E. Levi.

'God is in the detail'.

Understanding the above explains why all those 'golden' artefacts 'found' there way into the tomb of the ''Golden child.'' A representation of something - other than the obvious. 'See' it?

"So plant your field upon this earth with both the subjective seeds of a good life here and the objective seeds that will yield a good harvest in the hereafter." [Chapter 8,page 50, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"The union of Solar and Lunar consciousness produces a 'superior' third way of knowing called Stellar consciousness. Stellar consciousness is a state of incorruptible wisdom symbolized by the heroic Child of the Philosophers, the metal gold, a diamond or pearl, the Philosophers Stone, the astral body, and of course the stars. Remember, that in view of the alchemists, we are all embarked on a journey through the manifested planets - a journey home to the stars." [Chapter 15, 'Sorcerers Stone' by D. Hauck].

'Ladder of the Planets' ?

"The ''star'' which the Hermeticists follow leads them to the 'manger' - to the center of history, to the center of the psychic life, to the center of universal evolution or the ''supreme focus of each individual'', to the Alpha and Omega of revelations, to the Heart which is at the center of all hearts. For there is a center of gravitation of hearts, just as there is a center of same for the planets...[understanding what is implied by the ''divine bit'' in relation to A/B/C defines that last sentence; gives it a certain plausibility]...Like the latter, it causes the 'seasons' of the life of the soul. This is why it is not without reason that the manger is venerated by the church each year and that a unique light is lit in the world each Xmas...where Christ becomes Child anew and where the history of mankind becomes the manger." [Taken from the book 'Meditations on the Tarot' [Letter 19] by Tomberg].

'Dear Liza' by Sydney Banks.

Hebrew equivalent..."Tradition has it that the high priest entered the holy of holies on one day of the year only. I wondered what could have been happening that was of such significance for this solitary event. Could it be that the high priest was observing that sunlight had reappeared on the northern wing of the cherubim, signifying an end to winter; that all was well with the macro-cosmos? It would be a slightly different form of observation than watching the winter solstice at Stonehenge, but with the same connotations. As quoted earlier, the Venerable Bede described the 'cherubim' as being...filled with the light of heavenly wisdom...a great store of knowledge...If the reference to the oracle being 120 cubits high is actually a reference to a 'triangular' pattern' containing numbers that add up to 120, then we are again noting principles of ancient wisdom. As Bede noted the, the Latin translation of the word 'cherub' is ''a great store of knowledge''. " [From the book by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. ''Zenith'' link? Question 2. Zenith of what?

And/or: Triangular ''tripods'' in Homers Secret Iliad? and/or: Summer ''triangle''? and/or: {Pyr}amid? All as a means...?

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A political animal or a spiritual one?

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

Subjective/objective? Which and why?

A working example: "After this dream I gave up drawing mandalas. The dream depicted the climax of the whole process of development of consciousness. It satisfied me completely, for it gave a total picture of my situation. I had known, to be sure, that I was occupied with something important, but I still lacked understanding, and there had been no one among my associates who could have understood. The clarification brought about by the dream made it possible for me to take an objective view of the things that filled my being."  [Page 224 'Memories, Dreams and Reflections' / C. G. Jung].

N.B. A study program does the same.

"An arcanum {key/sign/archetype?} is that which is necessary to 'know' in order to be fruitful in a given domain of 'spiritual' life. It is that which must be actively present in our consciousness - or even our subconscious - in order to render us capable of making discoveries, engendering new ideas, conceiving of new artistic subjects. In a word, it makes us fertile in our creative pursuits, in whatever domain of spiritual life. An ''arcanum'' is a 'ferment' or an 'emzyme' whose presence stimulates the 'spiritual' and psychic life of man. And it is symbols which are the bearers of these ''ferments'' or ''emzymes'' which communicate them - if the mentality and morality of the recipient is ready, i.e.,if he is ''poor in spirit'' and does not, suffer from that most serious spiritual malady called self complacency." [Extract taken from Letter One from the book 'Meditations on The Tarot' by Tomberg]. Put ''fertilization'' and ''arcanum'' in the usual box to understand the benefit of both in understanding anything - but especially in relation to this subject. Benefit of. Purpose of; relative to the full journey; not just 'part' of it. The micro within the macro.

"An arcanum = a key that one has to know in order to be able to orientate oneself..." [Same book].

Orientation in relation to a 'direction' relative to 'vertical' from a horizontal perspective. Get it?

Question. How can a 'child' ['younger' link] be identified with that 'understanding / development', when his 'father' was not, [ i.e.,no depiction of same has been discovered in relation to 'father']. Think about it in relation to a concept? i.e.,golden child = 'the living image of Aten / Amum'. Benefit of, in relation to Ba/Ka. Possibility of. Nothing else, in order to understand a subject. An ongoing subject.

Akhenaten = ''Servant of Aten".

Tut = "Living image of Aten". Question. Why the difference. What does it represent? Question 2. Why should it matter at all?

Something extra: "The Greek mathematical philosophers further realized that when harmony occurs in nature around us, and in human nature within us, it does so through the reconciliation of opposites. They tell us so in myth, as the goddess Harmonia was born of parents Aphrodite and Ares, Venus and Mars, the opposites love and war. The very words ''mother'' and ''father'' have etymological roots akin to ''matter'' and ''pattern'', and so all the designs of nature , and all human creations, were considered the result of the reconciliation of these primal ''parents''. [Page 18 'Alexandria. Vol 3' / D. Fideler].

Try ''Duality'' / ''Nature'' and especially ''PATTERN'' - all as a means...?

'Ancient Aliens' program entitled 'Mysteries of the Sphinx' - 'deliberates' on the meaning of the solar disc of Akhenaten, i.e., a 'flying saucer'. Its real significance related more to 'embossed/debossed' as a representation of something 'external / internal'. See it? Think about it, in relation to ''lion'' picture. Enlarged elsewhere.

male female

All as a means...?

Analogy of same... "We now approach rebirth symbolism of a curious pictorial and eloquent character. That the union of male and female produces offspring in the biological world is a commonplace fact. But it has similar application in the psychological world. The union of an integrated psyche - the ''crowned King'' - with the principle of instinct and feeling - ''our red daughter,'' formerly latent and dormant within, must be a pleasurable and emotional experience........."So the union of these two psychic factors is likewise characterized by an intensity of feeling and by a release of 'energy' expressing itself in terms of light and fire {'black' flint?}. The psychic conceives a spiritual 'child' - a 'son,' conjoined with and yet 'superior' to both 'parents.' It is not, naturally, an objective product visible to the eyes of the world. But it inheres within the psychic domain as an integral part of the psyche,[representation of. This readers input] as a spontaneous effort to transcend itself, in a higher more inclusive synthesis. Just as the crowned king is the Ruach centered in Tiphareth - the sun is its 'Father' - so the red daughter is a symbolic glyph of the instinctive world in the guise of a female form - its 'Mother' the moon. So the 'child' is Daath [Hebrew equivalent], knowledge, the Ruach reborn as the supernal child of the Middle Pillar, the direct result of the overcoming of the red dragon, the child of wisdom and understanding." [Representational of]. [ Chapter 4, 'The Philosophers Stone' by Israel Regardie]. Try ''gap''. Then ''simultaneous''.

Try ''Emerald Tablet''.

Side note. ''Rebirth'' in relation to 'cave' symbolism. That relationship to 'tomb' and 'womb' symbolism. Enlarged elsewhere. A distinction made therefore between the two. Such authors as R. Bauval? and J. Black? believe tomb discoveries of some worth {i.e.,royal, i.e., 'Kingship' related} - will be discovered in same. No tombs of significance will be found in a 'cave' for reasons stated above. 'Caves' represent the ''beginnings'' of something - nothing else. Those locations {should there be any} have to represent both beginnings and its 'ends'. Alpha/Omega etc.

Continued...That same ''young'' aspect that is seen within the painting of 'The Shepherds of Arcadia.' Explained elsewhere.Clue. Who is the 'woman' seen 'to be' in close proximity to, or touching? [in both paintings]. 'Younger' in relation to 'elder' {bald chap?}.

"The Pagan godman was likewise born in a cave. The motif of the cave was popular in the ancient world. It represents the underworld, which, for the gnostics, is the material cosmos in which we presently live as the spiritually dead. Being 'born in a cave' represents incarnation as a body in the cosmos...The body is the psyches prison or tomb and the cosmos is its cave or cavern...To the gnostics, the two paths represented 'remembering' and 'forgetting'. The right hand path { S/E?} of remembering our true nature leads to heaven. The left hand path of forgetting { S/W?} our true nature leads back into the cave..." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Try Part 1.

Try ''womb and tomb'' ALL as a means...?

Side note: "Then I remembered some of the traits Merlyn had taught about the Beech: a symbol of ancient 'and forgotten' wisdom; a tree come down from the Sumerian Temples, sacred to them beyond all others; a species too rooted in the dark depths of the Annwn, to be afforded a place among the Ogam of the living.. And then in a sudden flash of insight, I understood why the Arch-Druid might have an interest in the discovery of Mistletoe growing in its branches. Might not this sacred plant - known to absorb the spiritual quintessence of its host tree - have captured the Otherworld energies of the Beech? And then I remembered about the Sumerian Waters: The Life Waters of Annwn…." [Page 262 from the book by Douglas Monroe].

Question. Sweet waters? {Enki?}. Therefore something else learned? {or would that be 'remembered'}. All as a means...?

A {working?} example: "Once or twice he used the word ''esoteric,'' which i had not heard him use before. But when i tried to stop and ask him what he meant by the word ''esoteric'' he avoided an answer. 'This is not important', G. eventually said, 'call it what you like, that is not the point...You do not realize your own situation. You are in a prison. All you can wish for, if you are a sensible man, is to escape. But how escape?...Furthermore, no one can escape from 'prison' without the help of those who have escaped before'...G. often returned afterwards to the example of ''prison'' and ''escape from prison'' in his talks. Sometimes he began with it, and then his favourite statement was that, if a man in prison was to have a chance of escape, then he must first of all realize that he is in prison. So long as he fails to realize this, he has no chance of escape...No one can help or liberate him by force, against his will or in opposition to his wishes. If liberation is possible, it is possible only as a result of great labour and effort {''grasp?''} and, above all, of conscious efforts, towards a definite aim." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

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

"The Sufis refer to the spiritual states by the name 'tifl', meaning 'babe', because that baby is born in the heart and is reared and grows there. The heart like the mother, gives birth, suckles, feeds, rears the child of the heart. As worldly sciences are taught to children, the ''child of the heart'' is taught that inner wisdom." [Introduction, 'The Secret of secrets']. Try ''child''.

Side note. Recall the 'locations' {and therefore their significance} of such 'individuals' {i.e.,what 'they' represent} - as 'Zeus' and/or 'Apollo'.

"For it is the 'woman' that holds the keys of the inner {anima?} planes for a man. If you want to pass the Cumaean Gates you must become as a little child and a 'woman' must lead you..."[ Chapter entitled 'The Old Religion - A Study in the Symbolism of the Moon Mysteries' from the book 'The New Dimensions Red Book'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'Spirit' and/or 'soul' AS A MEANS...?

Exercise. "According to Minucius Felix, the Goddess Persephone was imprisoned by Hades in a cavern, representing the psyche imprisoned in the cosmos." Question. If Hades equates to 'shadow' aspect - what is being ''imprisoned?'' See it?

"This underworld 'cave' in which we are incarnated is both a 'hellish' prison in which we are temporary exiled from heaven and a womb in which we have the opportunity to 'spiritually' mature." [Both exerts from the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy. Emphasis, this readers]. 'Marriage' link?

i.e.,"a mental state, in which spiritual perceptions were achieved, distinguishing between the 'shadow mixed with light', when the power of the imagination was mixed with reason...."]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"The neophyte, in his first 'meeting' with Ceridwen, discovers her in the character of a hag or a fury, or as a wrathful giantess. This is an absolutely true image of the experience of anyone who first looks into his own soul, or discovers behind the beauty of Nature her 'destructive' powers. The beginning of initiation must always be a descent into the depths - into Annwn - the kingdom of Hades..." ['The Flaming Door'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''giant''.

A far better understanding of those same principles [if only for this reader] will be found - 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding.

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

Egyptian equivalent..."The Egyptians also had an explanation for the moon's light, 'the light of the night - the left eye...which rises in the East, while the globe of the sun is in the West' {implying that the moon reflects the sun's light}. It is also written that the moon is invisible when it is to close to the sun. In other words, at the time of its conjunction with the sun {new moon}, the moon is invisible, and at the moment of opposition {full moon} it is the mirror of the sun. Appropriately, the Egyptians often fashioned hand mirrors in the form of a slightly flattened disc with image of an eye in the center. The handle represents the 'ouadj' papyrus plant, symbol of the widening of the heart {i.e.,by way of the 'word', i.e.,that which those ''words'' are written on. This readers input}. Irrespective of all the quasi-scientific explanations based on the phases of the moon, that may be offered, the myth of the 'Eye of Horus', recovered after being torn out by Seth, remains elusive. This Eye symbolizes the ''divine'' light imprisoned in matter, which must be liberated. Thus it is said, that the Eye is the seat of the soul and is all powerful, for it possesses in itself the means for this deliverance." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy]. Recall ''Nefertiti''.

"The analogy of a mirror is the closest and most faithful one for a vision of a 'divine' self revelation." [ Chapter 2, 'The Bezels of Wisdom' by al-Arabi].

"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.

imagesU8QPNU2SThat final link to the 'Philosophers stone' i.e.,"The Philosophers stone is an ancient symbol of the perfected and regenerated man whose divine nature shines forth ... As a rough diamond is dull and lifeless when first removed from the black carbon, so the spiritual nature of man in its "fallen" state reveals little, if any, of its inherent luminosity . He who possesses the same 'stone' possesses truth, the greatest of all treasures, and is therefore rich beyond the calculation of man; he is immortal because reason takes no account of death and he is healed of Ignorance....the most loathsome of all diseases". ['The Secret Teachings of all Ages'. Manly Hall].

Side note: ''To spit {snake?} in the face of ignorance''. Question. What would the remedy {antidote} be?

".......and they knew the secret of the ' Philosophers Stone ' which conveyed immortality....A person who, by the process of spiritual awakening, has attained a practical knowledge of the secret significance of the 'Rose' and the 'Cross'. He maintained that the real Rosicrucian, OR Freemason, cannot be made, but must grow to become one by the expansion and unfolding of the 'divine' power within his own heart." ['Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians by Dr Franz Hartmann]. Try "fold'' / unfold'' THEN ''bosom'' / ''grace''. ALL as a means...?

And/or: "Or, speaking Cabbalistically, the Arcanum in question is that of the "unfolding" of the sacred name of god and its subsequent "refolding" - the two operations being analogous to the work of creation {top/down?} and that of salvation {bottom/up}." [Letter 22, 'The World' from the book 'Meditations on the Tarot'].

Practical example...

"The Royal secret is not one that can be told in words. Throughout the world runs a tradition of a wondrous secret sought under different names by men through all the ages. The Philosophers Stone, the Elixir of Immortality, The Holy Grail, the Hidden Name of god, all these have been objects of man's quest, and all are one and the same, if rightly understood.......No pen can ever write down this secret, nor can any lips reveal it, but it is written in the inmost heart of man and has lain there through countless ages, awaiting the day when the disciple, tearing aside the veils of ignorance, perceives its blazing letters in his heart. There is no man, however mean or sinful, in whose heart it is not written, but few they are, who read its life giving words." [Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

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

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Another interpretation [analogy] to the above could be ''the sacred marriage.'' Different symbols, but the same principle. That same end result. I.E.,Recall what the ''sun'' and ''moon'' represent. Together with the ''staff'' [ or ''spine'' or ''Kundalini''] of which the ''Chakras'' are connected, in some form. And that ''form'' being represented with the ''serpent. ''Sense or non-sense. Fact or Fiction. A possibility or not?

"The love of the life is the real love. It rules over and holds in subordination many other derived loves, affections, or feelings. This ruling love contains the persons real end, or purpose in living. The influence or 'ruling' of this essential love of the life is quite subtle and pervasive, reaching all aspects of mind.... A man has for an end what he loves above all things, and has respect to it in each and all things. It is in his will, like a hidden ''current of a stream'' which draws and bears him away even when busy with something else; for it is that which animates him. This is what one man seeks for, and also sees in another; and according to which, he either leads him or acts with him''....'' To underline the central role of the 'ruling' love, Swedenborg referred to it at various times as man's life itself, his own Self, his character, the essence of the life, the soul, and the very form of his spirit." [Chapter 5, 'The presence of Other Worlds'. Emphasis, this readers].

"There is an idea so central in Swedenborg's psychological spiritual findings that to grasp it is to grasp the real basis of mind, or human experience and the nature of the worlds we are destined to experience beyond this one. This idea 'revolves' around the concepts of love, affection and feeling."[Same chapter, same book].

Think on it, relative to primary/secondary, in relation to those universal [triple] 'aspects' . Found within. Put ''grasp'' in the box.

"To grasp an immortal ideal, man's mortal nature must 'die' before he can grasp it." [Quote by F. Hartman].

"The Emperor asked a sage to be brought to court. 'What is the highest truth?' he wanted to know. 'Total emptiness...with no trace of holiness', said the sage. 'If there is no holiness, then who, where, or what are you?' 'I don't know,' the sage replied. Question everything. Test it with reason. Look at the assumptions behind it, take those assumptions apart and question your questions too. Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom."

"In the West, this way of thinking started with 'Socrates". [Chapter 21, 'The Sacred History].

Refresher: 'To spit {snake?} in the face of ignorance'. Question. What would the remedy be?

..."I am amused, said i, at your apparent fear lest the multitudes may suppose you to be recommending useless studies. It is indeed no trifling task, but very difficult to realize that there is in every soul an organ or instrument of knowledge that is purified and kindled afresh by such studies when it has been destroyed and blinded by our ordinary pursuits, a faculty whose preservation outweighs ten thousand eyes, for by it only is reality beheld". [Plato's Republic VII,528].

"An idea is an event," according to Seth. It is therefore logical that any idea - in whatever sphere of activity, whether physically materialized or not - would have an impact upon our lives. The "idea as reality" is another ancient concept which was formalized early in Western civilization by Plato and which has been retained by many philosophers down through the ages. But rather than discuss this concept in abstract terms only, Seth develops it to its logical conclusion. All ideas, thoughts, and areas of concentration help create a dynamic and continually interrelating universe with the 'idea' playing as important and as tangible a role as any physical event." [Introduction to the book 'The Seth Material' by J. Roberts].

Understanding what all these authors infer by the ''divine'' bit relative to that same ''framework'' [ 1 - 6 ], gives a credible logic to all the above. ....

"On a final note, there has been much written about immortality and transmutation concerning the Great Work. Perhaps the greatest secret offered by Fulcanelli lies in the title of this work and the dedication of the first edition. The Alchemists say that the truth is hidden in plain sight. Therefore the great 'philosopher' may well be the soul, living within its abode, the physical body. It is for this reason that the dedication remains the same as it was in the first edition....dedicated to the Brothers of Heliopolis". [Foreward. 'The Dwellings of the Philosophers'. By Fulcanelli ].

N.B. Imhotep who was high priest of same.

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Asteria. Something to do with fallen stars. Try Part 3 - to make a connection.

Side note: "...But the similarity in their symbols may indicate that there has been some intimate connection, now forgotten, between Scorpio and the formerly adjacent Virgo. Ampelius assigned it the care of the S/W wind, a duty which, he said, Aries and Sagittarius shared - others that it was a malignant {'unlucky'?} influence, and was accompanied by storms - but the alchemists held it in high regard - for only when the sun was in this sign could the transmutation of iron into gold be performed...'' [Page 363 of the book 'Star Names and Their Meanings'].

Try Leo/Virgo in relation to Scorpio. All as a means...?

And/or: "Milton has a reference in Paradise Lost to Libra's origins: 'Th' Eternal, to prevent such horrid fray, hung forth in heaven his golden scales, yet seen betwixt Astraea and the Scorpion sign'...And Homer's quote: 'Th' Eternal Father hung, his golden scales aloft'...Others referred to it as a Weigh-beam..." [Page 371 {Libra} 'Star Names and Their Meanings'].

Continued: Compare to..'The Incoherence of the Philosophers'. Al-Ghazali, and 'The Philosophy of Illumination' by Suhrawardi, while recalling the difference between the ancient and 'modern' definition of same. Explained elsewhere. Finally try 'The Warrior Within',{The Philosophy of Bruce Lee} by J. Little. A possible bridge, between the old and new. A very interesting and profound read. Finally put ''warrior'' in the search box, i.e.,what does it imply?

''One should approach knowledge as one going to war'' {Quote from within one of the books by D. Monroe}.

Analogy: "Growing familiarity with Homer's techniques for preserving astronomical knowledge encourages more revelations to tumble from every page; the killings of warriors and the intrigues of the gods are revealed as allegories for vivid images in the sky. There is such a breadth and depth to the astronomical content of the Iliad that it is almost overwhelming. Conventional Homeric scholarship and our studies of the Iliad are not to different in technique: both interpret layers of narrative to reach conclusions which are not at first apparent." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

"Galileo, following in the footsteps of the ancients, wrote that ''Philosophy is written in the great book which is ever before our eyes - I mean the universe - but we cannot understand it if we do not learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written." [Chapter One, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere'.

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

N.B. Homer known as the very first of all the 'sages' - if only in the {European?} sense of the 'word'.

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Vesica Piscis = ''the bladder of the fish''.

A working example {still in progress?}: "If the commanders of regiments were the brightest stars, it followed that all the other warriors named in the Iliad also had a place in the skies. The remaining men far outnumber the commanders, and many of these warriors die terrible deaths which Homer describes...Florence Wood pondered this for months, and many avenues were explored in an attempt to discover the astronomical purpose of the warrior victims. Men were picked out at random, and every reference made to them was examined for clues which would place them in the heavens. Lists of victims and their killers, of the types of weapons used, and of family relationships were created and studied, but a solution remained elusive. Eventually, late one evening after a fruitless day cross checking more lists, Florence casually thumbed through an illustrated guide to astronomy and found the answer to the problem in a surprisingly simple drawing. The constellation of Piscis Austrinus {the Southern Fish}, shown in the guide, is not one of the more memorable groups of stars, but she had earlier speculated that the brightest star in the constellation, Fomalhaut {Piscis Austrini}, might be identified with the warrior Iphition, on the meagre grounds that Homer says his home: 'is on the Gygaean lake where your father's estate lies, by Hyllus, rich in fish, and the eddying waters of Hermus'...

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"...a small constellation that lies south of Aquarius...that drinks the waters poured by same. The brightest star = Fomalhaut = The mouth of the Fish''. {Wiki/Southern fish]. Question. 'Tail end' of something = S/E?

...But the tenuous link between fish and water had not been supported by other evidence...A second look changed everything. It showed the stars in the outline of a fish against the blue background of the heavens. Fomalhaut, with a magnitude of 1.2, was placed exactly on the forehead of the drawing. A few lines earlier in the Iliad Homer recounts that: 'Achilles struck {Iphition} full on the head as he was coming towards him, and split it clean in two'. At long last we came to realize that Homer's constellations had human attributes such as heads, foreheads, legs, arms, backs and chests. This was a breakthrough in understanding that led to the 'woundings' in the Iliad to mean, for instance, that the personal star of a man wounded in the back will be placed in the 'back' of his constellation, and the personal star of a warrior hit in the foot will be placed in the 'foot' of same constellation etc.," ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title to see it in its broader context i.e.,''split in two'' in relation to the Vesica Piscis and/or ''southern'' in relation to a 'start point' and/or ''lake'' in relation to either a dried or full one, as within the Square of Pegasus or the one at Nabta Playa OR fish in relation to rivers NOT sea's etc., etc. All enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: 'The head of the fish should face the eldest'. Chinese dining custom. [BBC / 'The Story of China' with M. Wood].

Southern Fish?

The main point, however, is which came first - the 'formation' of those '45' constellations or subject material? AND WHY?