Esotericism Part 3 Sec 01

 

 

shell2The Mexican Indians symbolized the same; in part; with two other key words ‘Conch’ shell and ‘Thread / Knot’ symbolism. A pink conch shell became symbolic of that ‘origin’. While the sound it can make is a link to the potential of becoming aware of something, as well as its origins, i.e., 'water' link. Especially salt water. Recall what 'it' represents. 'Pearls' also associated with same. One a 'beginning' the other an end. An 'end' result. Alpha and Omega, represented in a different 'form'. [Introduction, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. Persevere with it - regardless of how basic? or simple? or 'child' - ish? it first appears.

{Working?} example..."As we slowly made the long drive to Coba, we had - after so many surprises - given up our expectations. Childlike, we brought with us now only open hearts and open eyes. We were simply waiting for 'god' {synchronistic link} to show us our next 'responsibility'." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Emphasis, this readers]. 'Story' {method?} enlarged elsewhere. Follow the book title to see if you agree or not.

''In the beginning was the word; and the 'word' was..."

"...Too meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ]. One could apply same principle - to the study of something / anything.

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knotted?

"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.

'Mighty conch's' blown on ''the holy plain, on the field of Kuru'', who were ''gathered together eager for battle''. [ 'First Discourse' of the book 'The Bhagavad Gita' {The Lord's Song, i.e.,higher over lower or at least; with that potential 'in sight'}.

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'Shadow' in relation to S/W?

"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'. [Emphasis this readers. Chapter 1, from the book by F. Hartman]. Link to the word ''teacher'', of 'Dead Sea Scroll' fame. Enlarged elsewhere.

'Pearl of Great Price'?

Find it to understand it - rather than leave to those first impressions.

"The word 'spiritual' should be associated with the word 'eyes'. This is a reference to the eyes of the mind or heart. To see is to understand." [From the book by T. Nottingham].

'Waters of the Gap' ?

We are not given an ego because we are supposed to starve it to death. We are given an ego to learn to bring it into balance, to master it. In many cases, ego represents identity: It gives it a separateness, a form that is essential to function in this plane. We have difficulty understanding the concept that we are all one. If we were the true embodiment of that concept, there wouldn't be any lessons to be experienced. The ego gives us the identity to experience the lesson in terms of a very specific viewpoint - ours. Its as if we look at the situation through a very specific window. The frame of the window is our ego. It gives us the form to look through {from a very acute perspective} that aspect of that problem. It's very much like there is a horizon, and then there is the vista of the entire universe. The ego becomes a periscope from which we see very specific aspects of that universe. Take, for instance, a high jumper. The high jumper needs to go over the top bar. The bar is there so the high jumper can jump over it. It becomes the obstacle, and jumping over it { 'void'? } becomes the reward. We are given an ego. The reward comes when we are able to let it go and see the bigger picture..." [From the book by E. Pearl. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. Horus in/of the horizon?

'Breaking the Mother Goose Code' by J. Studebaker.

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Recall the animals at the base of those 'T' shaped pillars at Gobekli-tepe.

Pagan equivalent [in part i.e.,of different 'stages' along the way, i.e.,along ones 'journey'. Indicative of. And/or representational of; = ‘The great Cackler’, of which the 'Swan' or 'Goose' is associated. [ 'Cygnus Mysteries'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Sumerian equivalent = the goddess Bau,['a dogs bark']. Greek / Roman / Nordic, equivalent...the ‘gods’ that represent thunder / lightening. The 'buzzing' of bees indicative of same if only in 'its' early phases. Its 'curiosity' one. Commonly known as..."a kick start", or of the same but up the proverbial 'backside’. A link to the base of the spine. [Djed column]. That link to...

"...but Plutarch mentions that in the driving off of Typhon use was made of the sistrum of Isis. The sistrum was a musical instrument made rather like a rattle. There was a hollow ball which contained four ''things,'' which rattled when it was shaken. These ''things'' are said to represent the four elements ...Plutarch writes: ''The sistrum also shows that existent things must be 'shaken up' and never have cessation from impulse, but as it were be wakened up and agitated when they fall asleep and die away. For they say they turn aside and beat off Typhon with sisra..." [Chapter 13, 'Woman's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Put ''Typhon'' in the box. Then try ''sleep.'' [Part one].

Question. ''Four faces'' ? Enlarged elsewhere.

A {working?} example..."After the ceremony Vina - who had loaned her rattle to Davlin for the peyote songs and knew nothing of what had happened in my meditation shortly before the ceremony - said that Devlin had appeared to her after the ceremony and asked her to give her rattle to me." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012']. The 'whole' story has to be understood to define the importance of the ''rattle''. Enlarged elsewhere.

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Try 'flint'.

"And my eyes saw the secrets of lightening and thunder, the secrets of clouds and of the dew...I saw the chambers out of which come the 'Sun' and the 'Moon' and where they go." ['Third Book of Enoch]. Recall what the 'sun / moon' are symbolic of. What they represent.

"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.

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

"It is he who doth show you The Lightening, by way, of both fear and hope. It is he who doth raise up the clouds, heavy with fertilizing rain." [Quran 13:12].

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

What does 'water' represent?

"They ask thee concerning The Spirit of inspiration. Say: 'The spirit cometh by command of my 'Lord': Of knowledge it is only a little communicated to you." [Quran 17:85].

Link to ''two bows length". Question. What does the bow [therefore; that which it comes with; that which it is associated with] - represent?

Think about in relation to 'higher/lower'. Finally put ''teacher'' in the usual box. Islams equivalent [if only for this reader]. Question. Once again - Coincidence or a meaningful one?

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Flat top ?

As seen from a different perspective: "But aspiration is not enough on its own. Aspiration alone can be but wish fulfillment fantasy unless we have the will and ability to bring it to realization and fulfillment. This is implied by the transverse path across our way; its symbol - the Lightening - struck Tower. Aspiration alone might be regarded as our being enclosed in an ivory tower, and many are there {within this subject} who remain in this condition. High on great thoughts but low on practical achievement. If we are to progress to be responsible servers of the 'higher' powers in the Temple of Tiphareth - 'the sphere of the god made Manifest, in the sphere of the mind' - then we have to be prepared for the lightening flash of illumination, or the lightening flash of destruction of false values. This may come to us as a shock, but it also a form of enlightenment..." Enlarged elsewhere.

''Thinking/feeling/willing'' - Anything? All a means...?

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Natures 'tower' ?

And/or: {something hinted at}: " After the stress and shock of the sudden awakening to the fundamental error of separateness - after the lightening flash of true knowledge has toppled the crown off the Tower of Common Sense - as shown in the 16th Major Trump, there comes a period of calm and gradual growth. In the second stage which we considered in the previous lesson, there is a sudden and painful overthrow of the 'false' wisdom of the world, a momentary, but never-to-be-forgotten glimpse of reality, of the absolute unity of life. In the 'third' stage this new conception of the Oneness of all, begins gradually to unfold. What happens to this unfoldment, and the specific activities involved therein, we may discover from the study of the 17th key of the Tarot....This picture develops the esoteric meaning of the Hebrew letter Tzaddi, named the ''fish hook''....That which pulls the 'fish' {Nun, i.e.,14th letter} OUT of Water {Mem, i.e., 13th letter}….''To hook'' is to draw, to entice, to procure....Has a particular application to the Christian aspects to the Ageless Wisdom, i.e., Jesus chose fishermen for disciples, and promised them that they should become 'fishers of men'...." [Pages 96/159 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1]. Try ''153''.

Blasted Tower?

trumpet

Something asleep - being awakened. Representational of.

"Therefore we appeal to many a learned man in our writings, with letters and by our own hands; although our names are not known. That is known to to many a philosopher; many a chemist; many a doctor; many a reverend; many a worthy man - knows the sound of our trumpet." Taken from the chapter headed: 'The Sound of the Trumpet: The Original Intention of the So-Called Rosicrucian Manifestos'. [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher {a working example?}:"...Because a modern man lives in 'sleep' {unknown/unaware link}, what knowledge therefore can a sleeping man have? And if you think about it and at the same time remember that sleep is the chief feature of our being, it will at once become clear to you that if a man really wants knowledge, he must first of all think about how to wake, that is, about how to change his being..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Parenthesis, emphasis, this readers].

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

"We will now examine a number of perspectives on the 'Rosicrucian manifestos' - regarding the original intention behind their writings and publication...the manifestos represent a test - in its truest forms of both challenge and measurement - of the time in which they were composed. This 'test' - a word whose etymology means a vessel in which metals were assayed, similar to Latin root, 'testa': ''pot'' or ''shell'' - is indeed such a shell in which a critical examination was carried out on the consciousness of the age. Not only are the manifestos loaded with metaphors - of light and dark, of loins and eagles, of night and dawn, of chalices, fountains, vipers and asses - they are in themselves a meta-metaphor in which there is 'the right, simple, easy and ingenious exposition, understanding, declaration, and knowledge of all secrets'. " [Same book].

'Mettle of the mind'

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

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

Analogy: "Moreover, the work towards an inner rebirth through the 'circulation of the light', and the creation of the divine seed kernel, is described only in its first stages, although the later stages are named as the goal." ['The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life' / R. Wilhelm. Chapter entitled 'Origins of the Book'].

Coincidence?

From a different perspective [i.e.,''angle'']..."It is also fascinating to note that in Egyptian mythology, the Bennu birds cry is believed to have started the great cycles of time. These cycles were said to be appointed by a 'Divine' intelligence....and Horus the 'Bennu bird', became the Egyptian deity associated with the division of time. There is a strong possibility that the main unit of time represented by the Bennu's cry is the Precession of the Eqinoxes...." [Chapter three. 'The Source Field Investigations'. Mentioned elsewhere]. One of the paragraphs relate more so to ''bottom/up'' the other to ''top/down'' as a means to a 'method' of understanding.

That ''divine'' word again.

A 'working' example: "I will add only one more thing: Time is breath, try to understand this."...Later on one of G.'s Moscow pupils added to this that, speaking with them once of cosmoses and of different time in different cosmoses, G. had said that the sleep and waking of living beings and plants, that is, twenty four hours or a day and night, constitute the 'breath of organic life'." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''breath'' and ''cosmos/es''.

''Breath'' in relation to that universal 'bit'. ''Cosmoses'' in relation to 'framework'. - ongoing; day by day. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

north america

Monk's Mound. North America. Its largest. Very similar to others found on the surface {Key,i.e.,''horizontal'' link} - of the planet. Built by hands. A representation of something other than the obvious,i.e.,boredom and/or anything to do with the EX0-teric.

Together with..."This religion [Minoan] was dominated by a great 'goddess', who, despite her many names, can be identified as essentially one deity, being a 'complex' of all that is feminine, or the feminine principle itself. She was seen as the 'mother' of all creation, and hence her nature is all embracing, even to the point of containing all opposites. Since in mythopoeic thinking, the 'part may stand for the whole', she is the omphalos, the navel of the universe, whose mound like shape is the worlds womb, and whose spiral umbilical means not only the turn towards death, but the counter turn towards rebirth. She represents the constant principle in the flux of being, which is ever changing, yet ever the same, of the circle of eternal return." [Chapter two. 'The Riddle of the Sphinx'. C. Herberger]. Try ''Great turning at hand''.

From a different perspective: {the 'ritual' one. As a means...?} ''I will be as a Bluestar upon a field of green, circling upward towards a golden sun."

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''Why lies the mighty dragon here, let him who knoweth tell. With its head to the land, and its huge tail near the shore of the fair loch Nell?" [page 259. Douglas Monroe].

The symbol given above, as well as usage of the word 'circling' within the passage itself, gives weight to the idea that perhaps the 'Bluestar' also symbolized the spiral path of life {birth-rebirth}, due to the natural tendency of the vine to spiral and climb around anything in its path. It is therefore suggested that the recitation be coupled with a spiral movement of the head and upper body {from a seated position}, which begins slowly in a small clockwise motion, builds to a large swaying circle, then recedes back on itself counter clockwise." [Page 55 '21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore'].

Morning Glory {Bluestar and/or lily} in relation to the rotation of the Earth in relation to the movement of Precession {H/V} relative to incarnation/reincarnation. ALL as a means...?

Try 'croc/hippo' to seek a further connection.

Now from a different perspective: "In Dante's vision the masculine intellect, even at its highest and most poetic or 'magical' levels, can only go so far in the comprehension of reality, and that is to the external limits of the Earthly paradise. Therefore when Dante having traversed the deepest pits of Hell, and climbed the spiral path of Mount Purgatory, comes to the brook that circumscribes the Garden of Eden, he is able to go no further under 'Virgils' guidance. Virgil can only return to limbo, the noble but love-less state of the intellect, that can only see the world on its own terms and within its own limitations. To go further the force of 'love' is necessary. This force is embodied by Beatrice, who expresses...[From the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''grace''. Its intent and 'purpose'. In relation {say} to a ''blasted tower''.

'The Rose and the Goddess' by G. Knight.

"...that is to the external limits of the earthly paradise." Analogy with same intention: "...that active intellect, which is merely conceived by abstract theorizing, is actually encountered in the 'Event' - at the limit of the cosmos - as personified and individualised..." Enlarged elsewhere. And/or...

"Gnosis, is a feminine Greek noun, which means ''knowledge.'' It is often used for 'personal' knowledge compared with 'intellectual' knowledge {eidein}, as with the French 'connaitre' compared with 'savoir', or the German 'kennen' rather than 'wissen'...In Latin they simply drop the Greek 'G' and ''Gno'' becomes ''No'' as in 'Nosco' meaning to ''know'' and ''Noscentia'' meaning ''knowledge'' and 'Notus' meaning ''known..." [Wiki/'Gnosis'].

Moses who was also - ''unable to go no further''...Anything?

Understanding the above also explains why streams {brooks?} had to be redirected around the tomb of the 1st Dynasty Emperor of China Prior to it being built. Representation of. Proving that regardless of character, all attempted to be associated with it. All {if only in those ancient days} attempted to be identified with it. The real questions however - REMAIN THE SAME. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

A [practical?] example..."This evening Bhaduri expounded various philosophical points connected with the life of Mirabai, a medieval Rajputani princess who had abandoned her court life to seek the company of saints. One great sannyasi, Sanatana Goswami, refused to receive her because she was a woman; her reply brought him humbly to her feet. 'Tell the master,' She had said, 'that i did not know there was any Male in the universe save God; are we not all females before him?' Enlarged elsewhere.

A {working} example: "Of course, this has to do with how one views the creation; what is exactly meant with ''creator'' and/or ''creation''. The way I see it today, the ONE mirrors itself in millions of forms, in an un believable variety. Every form and image, each facet and sound lives this uniqueness, with the knowledge within that it is only a reflection of the ONE. Because of this, I think it is wonderful to discover and live one's own being, without being identified with it. There is nothing else but THAT, the ONE. And each human being has the right to live his being, to allow HER particular fragrance to unfold as part of the whole." [Page 37 ' The Path has No Name' / Annette Kaiser].

And/or..."In this last title, Queen of Peace, she shows an aspect of the feminine principle that is akin to a great figure who wanders like a shadow through the early pages of biblical history, the great high priest Melchizedek. His name means 'priest-king' and his title, King of Salem, means King of Peace." [From the book by G. Knight]. Question. Anima or animus?

Side note: "The meaning of Amun's name is unknown, except that it is the same word used to express ''to hide'' {shadow?}, and ''hidden''. However, the word in Egyptian is also used in the action ''to make firm, establish, fortify''...Amun was the exclusive patron of the Royal House in the Middle Kingdom. He was the 'Lord of Kings'', being the prototype of the mature, fully realized human being...Amun embodies both past and future of human experience - the principle of completion." [Page 104/5 of the book by R. Clark].

Analogy of same?..."All the old sea powers of the Titanic mythology relate to this power of the feminine, for in the ancient times it was predominant in the development of infant man. It is still as much a power today although during the epoch of mankind's adolescence - which covers the historical period - there has been a reversion from the feminine. This may have been a necessary phase but the feminine principle is not something that will simply go away. It pertains as much to 'god' as does the Masculine principle. Only in the balanced union of the two can progress to maturity be made..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers]. Try re-ligion - its true meaning in relation to anima/shadow as a MEANS to express something.

"I owe a debt of gratitude to my friend J. Michell whose book 'City of Revelation' led me to the study of Greek gematria and its pre-Christian origins. It was the musicologist Joscelyn Godwin who introduced me to the monochord - and hence the ancient science of harmonics - which also marked an important turning point in my research. This experience led me to notice the fundamental relationship between Greek gematria and Pythagorean theory of Means. Siemen Terpstra, another servant of the Muses, also came along at the right time; his monograph on 'Means and Music' helped lead me to recognize that ratios of the Means themselves, define the central values of Greek gematria..." [Preface, 'Jesus Christ sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and early Christian Symbolism'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"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 whole gamut of human experience {and/or emotions}''. Question. What animal represents that final word? ...Why?

'The Festival of the Re-union'. Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,'re-ligion' and/or 'Re' and/or ro-setau link? Don't forget those 1st impressions.

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Question. Shadow self? Therefore - 'lower'? S/W? And/or ''the reward comes when we are able to let it go and see the bigger picture.'' {S/E?}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Think about it, not just in relation to a 'direction' but the significance of what 'navel' represents, within same, relative to 'positive/negative.' Final link to Artemis. Explained within. This subject clarifies and verifies that 'possibility'. Think about it, in relation to Horizontal / Vertical symbolism, together with what; as in the Egyptian case; Horus represents, within those 'units of time', [explained within]. That link to the 'development' of same over those 'units of time' [i.e., as an example; as in the Egyptian case; between the first and third uraeus, in relation to the rest of the acclaimed 'framework'] that allows the possibility of an understanding in explaining those 'synchronistic' moments that take place in relation to the individual effort, and... those simultaneous discoveries of human innovations ["that appear in different peoples minds simultaneously"], in relation to the collective one, as speculated in chapter four of 'The Source Field Investigations'. Sometimes we all need one in order to have that flash, [ lightening ]...of inspiration. In order to begin that understanding of something new. A kick up the proverbial spinal column, regardless of whether it be a synchronistic 'event' or otherwise.

SIDE NOTE: {a working example?}: "Through Christ, there can enter into the winter cold {S/W?} of knowledge a warmth which in no way obscures or corrupts it, but gives it life; and into the stormy creative chaos of the instinctive life {Cernunnos?} - he brings a light {S/E?} which does not lame it, but purifies and redeems it." ['The Flaming Door']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note: ''...does not lame it.'' Hephaestus link? If so, what does that imply within the whole?

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S/E as a 'start' point?

Egyptian equivalent?..."A third characteristic of the Pharaonic mentality is an appreciation of simultaneity. This is expressed in various ritual representations - encountered chiefly in the temples - by the superimposition in a single image of several points of view and moments of time. The Falcon hovering over the king is a typical example: its head is in profile; one of its wings is represented as seen from above; the other wing and the tail are seen from below. What at first seems to be a frozen moment of flight thus actually represents several moments of flight seen together." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy. Emphasis - this readers].

Question. An objective view?

REFRESHER: "The science of the I Ching, indeed, is not based on the causality principle, but on a principle {hitherto unnamed because not yet met with among us}, which I have tentatively called the 'synchronistic' principle. My occupation with the psychology of the unconscious processes long ago necessitated my casting around for another explanatory principle, because the causality principle seemed to me inadequate for the explanation of certain remarkable phenomena of the unconscious {Wolfgang Pauli?}. Thus I found, that there are psychic parallelisms which cannot be related to each other causally, but which must stand in another sort of CONNECTEDNESS. This connection seemed to me to lie mainly in the relative simultaneity of the events, therefore the expression 'synchronistic'..." [Page 141, The Secret of the Golden Flower / R. Wilhelm WITH a commentary by G. Jung].

Try ''simultaneous'' to see subject material in the universal sense of the 'word' - since the oral tradition BEFORE ''the written word came into common use''. Then try ''event''.

"To become conscious of itself it makes itself simultaneously a subject and object." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Apply the above to define the following..."Adrian Gilbert, who was previously mentioned, has written several books on the subject of ancient knowledge and esoteric wisdom. In his book 'Signs in the Sky' he noted that the term 'serpent' was frequently used in ancient times to define a shadow cast by the sun. I couldn't help remembering that the Celtic cross in Northamptonshire shows an image of intertwined serpents on the circular head. This would make sense if the cross were used for measurements using the shadow of the sun, and a shadow was regarded in ancient times as a serpent." [From the book by K. Gest].

'Shadow' in relation to 'light' as a means...?

''The lengthened shadow of man is history''.

The author of 'Where is Saint George: Pagan Imagery in English Folklore' attempting to define this subjects material by way of those repetitive universal keys [throughout]- in folk-songs...

"The 'Dilly Song' is surely the best known and most popular of all true folk-songs. It is still widely sung throughout Britain... in its variation called 'Green grow the Rushes oh...

"The 'Dilly' bird which perches upon the tree of life may be seen as cult bird, such as the woodpecker or cuckoo, which are both seldom seen but heard..."

"To put the Dilly song into a true context within the folk-song and folk-lore, a new method of interpretation is needed. The archetypal of the song is an exposition of the Divine Universe through various stages {simultaneous?} of manifestation. Once this simple fact has been realized, it is easy to understand why varying faiths all have versions of their own, each apparently deriving from early forms which have in common a 'mystical' concept." Try ''simultaneity'' - a few paragraphs back.

Question. Gullible; illusional?

The word 'serendipitous' explored throughout, in relation to the discoveries made in all sciences. Synchronicity also explains that same process. Explained within. ['Infinite Monkey Cage' / BBC 4 / B. Cox and R. Ince. 23.2.15]. Try ''simultaneously''

nile delta‘Thread / Weaving’ terms became symbolic of the overall framework. 'Arachne Rising'. By J. Vogh, is a good start on the ‘Weaving’ theme to the overall subject, i.e., all Anrthropods = ‘unconscious’ aspects of inspirations/aspirations. Both positive/negative. Explained elsewhere. Mainly because of size and especially color, i.e., most are ‘dark’ colored [ unaware link ]. Egyptian equivalent with same intent, but now after a further 'understanding' has taken place...the 'goddess' Neith. One of Egypts 'oldest'. Whose main fame was established at Sais, in the Nile Delta. The 'goddess' of 'Weaving' and 'Hunting'. Question. 'Hunting' for what? Possible answers found in 'The Thread Of Ariadne' by C. Herberger.

'Cities of Dreams: When Women Ruled the Earth' by Stan Gooch.

 

 

"A few mornings later i made my way to Masters empty sitting room. I planned to meditate, but my laudable purpose was unshared by disobedient thoughts. They scattered like birds before the hunter." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

'The Heart of the Hunter' by Laurens Van der Post.

"The no-mans land between Physics and the psychology of the Unconscious [is] the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times." Carl Jung.

That familiar subject again. Question. Why?

"There may well be useful parallels to be drawn between analytical psychology and magic, one with its approach to the Unconscious, the other to the Anima Mundi or the 'astral light', but such terms are not necessarily completely interchangeable. We must be beware of substituting one set of ill-understood and inadequate terms for another set - thinking that we are gaining great wisdom thereby. [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

"At Sais is found the 'tomb' of Him whom i hesitate to name...About these Mysteries, all of which, without exception, are known to me, may my lips maintain a religious silence. [Quote by Herodotus ].

'Tomb' in relation to 'Womb' - as a representation of something - other than the obvious.

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Question. Stylized dolmen in 'mini-me' form i.e.,representing 'micro'? Other 'spiral' examples seen in the program by N. Oliver. Enlarged elsewhere.

"...To penetrate the mysteries of the forces that lie beyond physical life there are the two avenues that we discussed at the beginning of this book. One is the attempt to go on beyond death into the 'earth' or the tomb. The other is to attempt to get back to conditions before birth via woman or the womb. In terms of the symbolism of the circled cross {enlarged elsewhere} - this may be expressed by placing gateways at North and South. To be within physical incarnation is to be in the Western half of the circle. Then the two gateways form two alternative ways of penetrating the Eastern, inner half. The northern gateway leads through the 'tomb' {S/W?}. The southern gateway back through the 'womb' {S/E?}. As we have said, the primitive techniques for this were blood and sacrifice and orgiastic rites but neither of these methods are valid means of spiritual progress nowadays. The evolution of consciousness has moved on and such practices would be atavistic; degrading rather than enlightening. There is a third way, and that is the approach to the 'center' - the center of the spiral. That is, to the mid-point of the web {'net' link?} of creation. Here may be found a very ancient feminine symbol of the spider who spins and designs {''pattern" link} and builds the 'web' of MANIFESTATION. The symbol is also found in Rosicrucian literature." Continued / enlarged elsewhere. [Extract from the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

Try ''center'' and ''mandala'' - all as a means...?

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The gateway of Qena?

AND/OR: "The relationship of these two pairs of zodiacal constellations to the Milky Way is not affected by precession and never changes. Gemini and Taurus will always mark the northern 'gate' of the Milky Way and Sagittarius and Scorpio will always mark the southern 'gate' of the Milky Way. Of the two, however, it is the later pairing that is the most important, because it so happens that the part of the Milky Way seen through this gate as we look up at the night sky forms the very center and heart of our galaxy..." {+ black hole and dark rift links}.

Find more information on that ''southern gate'' to see what this author is still attempting.

Refresher: "To sacrifice a 'lower' value to a 'higher' value is to give substance and power to the desire which has been 'sacrificed'. If this higher value is of a 'spiritual' order, the spiritual power is attracted by this desire, and givers to the sacrificer a power of domination over his lower states." ['Journey into the Light'].

And/or: "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].

Try Part 1 to enlarge on the word ''sacrifice'' before that inner voice {first impressions?} suggest something else. Then try ''teacher''.

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Lake Van {S/E?}.

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

A {working?} example,i.e.,in the present moment - Finds discovered in the loch's of the Outer Hebrides {Isle of Lewis}. The islands {Crannogs} MAN MADE. 'Created' therefore a few thousand years earlier than originally thought -''right back into the Stone Age." Other artefact's very similar to the 'mini-me' ball also found,i.e.,local/Orkney/''other places in Scotland''. Alice Robert asks 'what are they?' Answer given: "Many hypothesis - could have been used as weapons...but more likely 'weapons of social exclusion', i.e.,members of the elite {who could afford a boat} making long journeys - showing off their power" The final analysis being ''a prop to their power''. ['Digging For Britain' / BBC4 / Episode 2 / 2016].

A closer analysis to that question - when ALL the available information is assessed would be FOUND WITHIN LANDSCAPE SYMBOLISM i.e., N/E {Orkney} in relation to S/W {Glastonbury Tor ,i.e.,''tower'' and ''Arthur'' link} together with S/E {Hunstanton and Sea-henge} and N/W {'islands',i.e.,as above and/or Iona, i.e.,something 'created' in relation to an 'end' result}. All enlarged throughout. Together with 'transcendent third' symbolism i.e.,what ever in neolithic times represented a ''whole'' - those stone balls would represent three quarters of that whole number. That final link to 'four''. All enlarged throughout.

Side note. The chalk balls that were found in pits opposite Woodhenge {Bulford} - does its weight {volume?} = one third of those stone balls. 'Chalk' in relation to 'Stone'. South in relation to north?

Side note. Etymology of Iona = 'Yew' and/or 'Bear' and 'fox' i.e.,Nordic = ''Den of brown bear'' and/or ''Den of fox'' And/or Gaelic ''Isle of beautiful woman'' [Wiki/Iona].

A change of pace...For a real head scratcher of the same try...’The Feminine in Fairy Tales’. Chapter seven. By M.Von.Franz . Don-t read it in the dark. Keep the light on. Remember this subject only uses that familiar one as a representation of something else...but those archetypes could be ‘real’ if there is any substance to this ‘acclaimed’ framework. Both positive/negative. Unconscious and/or otherwise. Depending on the individual.

'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight. And/or 'Red Tree, White Tree: Faeries and Human's in Partnership' / W. Berg.

The ancient Egyptians symbolized the conscience [ higher ] aspect of...spark/Origin by identifying it with a birth. Only women can give birth therefore only women can be chosen. Only mentioned because of its link to the word ’divine’.[ Explained below ].

The unconscious [ lower ] aspect = The scarab beetle.

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'Birds' in a southern constellation.

Side note: " The Egyptian Bennu is a bird. In the age of the pyramids it was represented as a yellow wagtail, but it later came very much like a heron with red legs, and two long feathers growing from its head {recall the kingfisher and its link to Motmot. Enlarged elsewhere}. Its name comes from the verb 'to shine' or to 'rise brilliantly'. A papyrus of the 21st dynasty says of the Bennu that it is 'the one who came into being by itself'. It symbolizes the anticipated rebirth of the soul in the Underworld and was carved onto the backs {embossed?} of scarab amulets buried with mummified bodies. This ensures that the heart does not fail the test of the deceased's past deeds in the Judgement hall of the Two Truths. It is also a symbol of the sun god Ra, celebrating the sun's rebirth each dawn. According to legend, the Bennu arises from a burning tree {bush?}, singing such a melodious song that the god's are transported by its sound. Its legend informs the legend of the Phoenix, as related by Herodotus who visited Egypt in the 5th century BC. He wrote of the sacred bird of Heliopolis {N/E?} which, every 500 years, carries its dead predecessor from Arabia to the sun god's temple..." ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews]. Question. Why Arabia?

"Frankincense trees are native only to Southern Arabia and Northern Somaliland and incense was imported to Israel...In addition to the holocaust and meal-offering, the Israelite regular sacrifice included the burning of incense on a special incense altar...The name of the shrine {YHW} was ''Altar house''...Contained stone pillars, five gateways of carved stone with their doors ''standing'' and attached by bronze hinges, a ''cedarwood'' roof and woodwork...With what justification, then, did the Jews at Elephantine erect their temple? " [Page 110-116. 'Archives from Elephantine'].

''Whose height is like that of cedar trees.'' {Amos ii.9}.

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my 'ways' higher than your ways." {Isa.Iv.8-9}.

Side note: "The victories of Horus through struggles, is signified by the unique triple crown he wears. A composite of the white / red crown of Upper/Lower Egypt...It also carries the golden twin plumes of the bennu bird which represents a balance {Maat}..." [Page 101 from the book by R. Clark]. Coincidence?

'A feather in the cap' {or crown?}.

Conservative Leader Makes Her Keynote Speech To Party Conference

A P45? The vicars daughter uses the word ''kingship'' when visiting the White House. Question. A 'member' of something? Question 2. How can one person ratify anything? Is it not supposed to be a collective {cabinet?} EFFORT? Does she listen to ANYONE? God {maybe?}.

''Five is a number peculiar to the pharaonic role. The royal person acquired a total of five names, and five crowns, each of which represented a vital function of kingship in maintaining order, unity, and continuity between physical/spiritual worlds. Pharaonic monuments consistently depict five niches or chambers ....that accommodated these five fold functions." [Page 70, from the book by R. Clark].

Continued: "The work begun here may take many 'lifetimes' to complete. The meaning of pain and suffering fundamentally shifts when seen as part of a larger unfolding story with no final end point, but endless transformations of consciousness...but ones innermost essence always reemerges {in the present moment}. The Phoenix always rises. Death becomes simply a measure of the degree of purification being enacted." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline'. Parenthesis/italics this readers].

REPRESENTATION OF.

Link to incarnation / reincarnation - BUT ONCE again - in the present moment. Question. Which of those two {concepts} are represented with ''Arabia''. Question 2. Any link to Mecca and/or Medina? {i.e.,S/W}.

Continued...Amongst others...the letters to the word that became ‘ISIS’ was the preferred chose. [ Notice the double usage of two letters. Symbolic of ’ this’ domain/ ’that’ one. Even though an anglicized version of the original name, [whose sacred bird was the Goose, the Great Cackler. 'The Cygnus Mystery'].

The Christians chose ‘Mary’. The letter ‘M’ is symbolic just on its own. For similar reasons as the word 'isis’. Perfect symmetry. Left and right. This time within one letter = Both domains co-existing within one frame of reference, i.e., ’M’. As mentioned, this reader prefers the word ‘Domain’. Its a neutral word...It helps with the objective clause. Try it. Related words are...afterlife / worlds / dimensions. All three have in some way or form specific meanings. Especially the ‘afterlife’ one. A direct link to that other word that it is most associated with. The religious one...and all the emotional baggage it comes with; If allowed to; which could lead to mental blocks or at least counter intuitiveness 'in relation to' other subjects including this one. [ ‘Higher/lower’ link/explained elsewhere ].

imagesWW711RB0That link to the walls of Jericho, [ old testament ]...where the "Walls came falling down". Those mental blocks once the individual was made ‘aware’ of... were no longer viable. Or by the words Verily,verily. [ new testament ] A possibility now ‘verified’ through awareness, if only to that individual.

Question. ''Emotional baggage'' because of its link to the 'psyche' must therefore have its own symbol. What is it?

"Why should a Fool carry a 'weight' on the end of a straight stick? And what is in that 'heavy' bag, tied to the stick?...What is in your heavy bag Mark? ['The Zelator'].

Follow the title of the book to understand {'see'?} it in its 'lighter' context.

Podrick Payne? {Game of Thrones}.

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Question. Why 'seven'? Why should the letter ''Z'' be represented? Question 2. What would 'A' {Alpha?} be represented by?

The letter chosen [M] simply because of its structure. Two vertical ‘pillars’ either side of what looks like a small ‘v’. [ the ‘Middle’ bit ] Later came to be used by the Kabbalists. [ ‘V’ sometimes used instead of ‘W’ within the Hebrew / Kabbala-Tetragrammaton. Explained elsewhere].

Chapters entitled the 'Three Ms' within the book 'Cities of Dreams: When 'Women' Ruled the World' by S. Gooch. Those three 'Ms' that the author relates to the mythology of Maidens, Mazes and the Moon. All relevant to the 'feminine' principle. Both however need to be taken into consideration for the whole picture to be seen. 'Masculine' as well as 'feminine'. 'Sun' as well as 'moon'. Anima/Animus as well as 'shadow'. Representation of. For a full understanding to take place. As does...

 

"{M}ary {M}agdalene: One of the female disciples of Jesus who 'discovered' his resurrection and declared it to the disciples hiding in the 'Upper' room. The loyalty and special place of Mary M. is of so an impressive a character that it has been passed into folklore - often to the extent of making her Christ's physical consort." [Page 178 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

"Is it a coincidence that the words Mary and moon, and also mother, all happen to begin with 'm', and that the sign for Virgo is the same letter? In many lands around the world the word for mother begins with 'm' because, it has been suggested, this is the first consonantal 'noise' which a baby makes." [Same book]. Think about it, relative to what 'virgin' and 'child' represent - all the way back to the oral tradition.

As a means....?

Question. What 'noise' would vowels make? {''silent'' ones?}. Recall those sacred 'days' at the 'end' of the year. 'Five' in total. ''Quintessence'' link?

What would it all REPRESENT?

Refresher: "In the Ageless Wisdom there has always been the knowledge that the Life-Breath presents itself to human consciousness in a five-fold manner."

Something extra: something that can be used to work something else out: "Aleph is the first of the three {M}other letters in the Hebrew Alphabet. It corresponds to the element 'Air'. In our opinion it corresponds also to the planet Hershel or Uranus, but we do not offer this correspondence upon any other authority than our own studies of the astrological influence of Uranus...." [Page 84 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

And/or: "The 13th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is 'Mem'. Numeric number is 40. Literally ''Sea's'', for MEM is a plural form. According to the alchemists, Water is the 'mother, seed, and root of all minerals'. It is the 'first mirror', thus it symbolizes reflected life, the reproduction of the Life-Power in the various forms and objects of self manifestation....MEM is translated 'M'. It is the second of the 'mother' letters in the alphabet." [Page 93. Same].

All as a means....?

Refresher: "The moon goddess played a great part in the superstitions of fishermen....She was believed to be able to bring back lost ships....'Ships' have always been associated with her....I have described a number of these sea superstitions in Boats and Boatmen, and there is no need to repeat them here. I shall, however, mention the 'oculus'. This is the eye, which is still found painted on the bows of ships all over Europe and Asia. In ancient Egypt it apparently ensured the presence and 'protection' of the sun; but this appears to have changed to the eye of Isis....With the coming of Christianity many of these 'eyes' were changed to the 'Stella Maris' of the Virgin Mary. Some, however, would maintain that the word Mary is really related to the Ma of the Great Mother and thus Magog....The Pictish crown also descended from the feminine line. Here the oculus survives strongly on the bows of boats." [Pages 123/126 'GogMagog'].

Superstition only?

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The ''beginning'' of something? As a means...?

As is: {working exercise?}: "In the early images of the constellation Virgo we find the predominant fixed star Spica, which is now known to be a binary. Spica was the 'Ear of Corn' in the hand of the celestial 'Virgin' {Stella Maris}. Historians link her with Isis, who also clasps to her body either wheat ears or the 'young' Horus child...Some mediaeval images of {M}aria show her with ears of corn scattered over her dress as symbolic motifs - reminiscent of Astraea, with whom the myth of the origin of the constellation of Virgo was linked...Associated with Easter, at which festival, the stars of the constellation shine brightly in the eastern evening sky - non more so than Spica...This same Spica was adopted as one of the 'fifteen fixed stars' to be given special status..." ['The Secret Zodiac']. Try ''wheat'' for a connection.

Side note: Why 15 ? Enlarged elsewhere.

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The cosmic 'egg' ?

Analogy of same [principle?]..."The sound Am is used to harness the Life Force energy. Special attention is given to the ''m'' in Am, which is the universal sound of the original vibration enjoined by the 'spirit' to bring 'creation' into being. In this sense the ''m'' becomes an emphatic ''M'' that carries the grosser vibration at the beginning of the syllable to a greater level of subtlety...The letter ''m'' in ancient Egyptian grammar signifies ''transformation'' from one form to another...from ordinary consciousness to someone possessing enlightened consciousness {representational of}...''AM'' is a universal word of power...OM or AUM is related to the word Amun and Amen of Christianity..."[Extract from the book by S. Ashby. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''being'' and ''logos'' to connect it all - if only for this reader - before asking yourself those bigger questions - agree or disagree? Fact or fiction ?

Antares = 'Heart of the Scorpion' | Brightest Stars | EarthSky.

A working example: "Akasha is called the sonoriferous ether, or the subtle principle which takes form in our sense of hearing. SOUND is the basic mode of vibration, because sound is produced by a smaller number of vibrations per second than is light. Thus sound vibration is likened to the EGG from which light is born. 'Fundamentally, all forms of vibrations are generated by and are transmutable into ''sound'' says Edward {M}aryon in {M}arcotone - 'therefore sound is the origin, even as it is the architect and builder of form." [Page 28 / P. F. Case. Vol 1].

Hen ?

A working example {i.e.,something that can be worked out beyond 'superstition'}: "Hog-manay, the last night of the year, preserved in the Highlands of Scotland a ceremony which must have belonged once to Hallow-een, the Celtic New Year's Eve....A man dressed in a bull's hide, had to run 'sunways' around the house and then pronounce a blessing on the inmates and their 'cattle'. He then burnt some of the 'bulls' hairs on the 'fire' and all the people including the domesticated cattle had to smell it. The whole performance was accompanied by racing and chasing, SHOUTING and din. Till relatively recent times the cattle byre was a part of the house..." [Page 121 'GogMagog'].

Try ''manger'' to enlarge further.

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Question. Croc. Head? Higher or lower? And what within that picture could represent 'its' flip side?

Side note: "Both the Kabbalah and the Vedas teach that the very root-sound of the word 'OM' is a powerful vibration of openness and closure. For those knowledgeable in tongues, the word means 'many-occurring' and stands for the variety of possibilities in nature...As it regards 'reincarnation' - rebirth may occur with an evolving soul, or it may not {redeemed/unredeemed?} - and something else may occur. A variety of experience!'' [Douglas Monroe].

Continued: "Like all M-type giants and supergiants, Antares is close to the end of its lifetime. Someday soon (astronomically speaking), it will effectively run out of fuel and collapse. The resulting infall of its enormous mass – some 15-18 times the mass of our sun – will cause an immense supernova explosion, ultimately leaving a tiny neutron star or possibly a black hole. This explosion, which could be tomorrow or millions of years from now, will be spectacular as seen from Earth, but we are far enough away that there likely is no danger to our planet." [www.earthsky.org].
Side note: The 'Sky at Night' program { 'Xmas Special'} asks the question as to the possible interpretation of the 'Star of Bethlehem' that lead the three Magi to the 'manger'. Understand that universal ''mindset'' to get beyond the obvious i.e., supernova, or just nova, comet, meteorite etc. Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''manger''.
silenceContinued: As seen from a different perspective {'angle'}..."In Tantric Yoga there are a great deal of Sanscrit words, ending with the letter 'M' which are known as Bijas. A Bija has its own meaning as a word, but its meditational use is non-rational. It is the sound, the particular vibratory effect, which is important. In the chanting of Bijas, the terminal 'M' is, as it were, held back {rather in the manner of the English 'NG' ending} and made to resonate within. Its effects are psycho-physical and act upon the nervous system, certain resonated sounds being stimulating and others being pacifying. Some are regarded as positively dangerous, and a Bija is 'fitted' to a pupil by his guru. The pupil will try out the vibratory effect of a number of Bijas, choose the one most helpful to him, and after a little while he will chant it silently. This is an exercise of the imagination, when its power too induce interior silence is profound. The nervous system, once trained to respond to the resonance of a Bija, brings the body into a deep silence..." [From the book by A. Duncan].

"Philo describes Sophia as the 'mother of the Logos'. Anything? [Quote from the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

AUM - Resonates {begins} at the back of the mouth - closes at the {front} of the mouth. Something being 'digested' internally? Alchemy equivalent the 'lion' and 'sun' ? Picture found elsewhere. ALL as a means to understand something - relative to the self.

The real questions, however, remain the same.

Alchemy equivalent? {i.e.,indicative of.}: "Zosimos refers to Mary {i.e.,'Mary the Jew'} as the 'Transmitter of the Art'." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

"In the old Indian civilization the idea of Unity prevailed. Those magnificent scriptures of the primeval East which we now possess, were handed down for long ages only by word of mouth, the Veda - or Word; and from them we know how man felt himself entirely united with the spiritual origin of his existence. The three vowels of the sacred Word were experienced differently: as A, O, U, and they culminated in a fourth sound, M, which signifies silence - the closing of the mouth...In head, heart, and breath {thinking/feeling/willing?} - the ancient Indian, though aware that these held for him a 'triad' of experiences, felt himself completely identified with the Earth, the Sun, the sun impregnated atmosphere. He looked toward the Self with reverted insight, i.e.,outwards into the cosmic whole - seeking 'deathlessness'. " ['The Flaming Door'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Reverted" in relation to an 'about turn' of something?

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Little and large?

"The importance of OM {pronounced AUM} - the primal 'word', can be traced through the teachings of Plato, the Greek Stoic philosophers and Philo the Jew to St. John, the author of the 4th Gospel in the New Testament, who writes, 'In the beginning was the word. The word was with god etc..."Om implies no special divine attributes and refers to no particular picture of god. It is a universal and non-specific name for the ultimate 'power' of life, and is often used as a symbol to represent the Hindu faith. It is a natural and complete sound, a primal 'word' - a word beyond meaning, just as 'god' is truly an idea beyond intellectual understanding.." [From the book 'World Mysticism'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

''Intellectual'' = the 'Tower of Babel'. Representational of?

A side step..."The blue iris and, above all, the white Madonna Lily, were plants deeply associated with the virgin Mary. Precisely where we find plants accurately depicted, we encounter the paradox that they are only depicted with such care because they were seen as pointing beyond themselves to specific spiritual qualities. The environment in which 'they grow' is thus one frequented by 'angels' and saints." [From the book 'The Future of the Ancient World: Essays on the History of Consciousness' by J. Naydler. Emphasis, this readers]. Get it?

From 'Stone' to 'plant' as a means...

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'Head of the corner'? Eastern equivalent? Therefore - 'Fired' / UNfired? If so, what symbols represent each and why? Final link to E/W and S/N. Which and why?

Refresher : "...in its 'physical' form as a 'Lily', i.e.,"as bearer of symbolic meaning". Chapter two. Same book. All as a means...?

Analogy?: "Bluestar'' is actually a viney flower - identical to today's common variety of blue Morning Glory. It is a plant with a fascinating history of religious use, extending back as far as ancient Sumeria, Egypt and Greece, through the Aztec's, and more recently to the 1960's psychedelic ''hippy movement''. [Page 54 'The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A study in Druid Magic and lore'].

The real questions, however, remain the same.

Western equivalent?..."The potential literature for an intellectual study of this is vast. We hope we have provided a few simple pointers on the way. It is however, a 'centering' in, rather than a wandering in the labyrinthine fields of intellectual speculation, that is the direct way of truth. The 'rose' blooms at the center of the cross {animate/inanimate?}. And those who are prepared to contemplate the imagery and take it unto their inmost hearts are the more likely to be met by Beatrice from the triumphal car {'chariot'?}, and 'led' to places where even the intellectual genius of a Virgil cannot go. To this end we can hardly do better than to survey the body of images that are presented in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Any of these images {Atalanta?} will infinitely repay meditation, contemplation and appropriate acts of symbolic or ritual intention. They may be grouped under the three heads of Mother, Maiden or Virgin, and Queen." [From the book by G. Knight].

'The Wise Old Woman: A Study of Active Imagination' by Rix Weaver.

As seen from a different perspective {that first one?}: "The truly creative accomplishment of the human individual is accomplishment in totality and in plenitude of humanhood; and the framework of such a creative accomplishment is provided by the four basic phases of experience represented by the four ''angles'' of the birth-chart - first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses. These constitute the cross of human living: the permanent self, the rooted and centred personality...At the center of this cross, when lived in balanced {Libra?} activity and in the conscious use of power {'meridian' and/or 'grace'?}, the 'Rose' of human plenitude blossoms forth...'' ['The 12 Astrological Houses'].

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'Triangle' or 'right angle'? of the 4th Galactic Quadrant. As a means...?

Analogy of same?..."The present Arabic name of Egypt is al-Misri, which is the equivalent of the biblical Misraim. This name is derived from the Semitic root which in Akkadian gives the verb asaru, "to cut, to delimit, to delineate", and hence, "to draw a picture, a plan, " and the noun esertu, "drawing plan, representation," applied in particular to the specifications for the construction of a building. In Semitic language an 'm' before the root of a verb forms what we would call a past participle: Egypt is the country built according to a geometric plan. The Egyptians expressed this idea by calling their land To- Mera, "the land of the mr." The word 'mr' is used to refer to the pyramids, but more specifically it refers to the meridian triangle of a pyramid, whose hypotenuse is the apothem. The 'mr', essentially is a right angle triangle....." [Page 291, from the book, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''hypotenuse'' in the usual box.

Landscape equivalent?..."Meretseger was generally shown as a coiled cobra, or as a cobra with a woman's head. Sometimes she was shown in cobra form with head and arm projecting from the hood of the cobra. At other times she was shown as a snake, with three heads - that of a woman, cobra and vulture. On occasion she was also shown as a cobra headed woman or as a full woman , though this is very infrequent. Her name ''She who loves silence'' comes from mr = ''love'' {with the feminine 't' ending} and sgr = ''quiet''. She was believed to live on a certain peak, shaped like a pyramid {which has the sound ''mr''}...At times she was known as her dwelling place as 'Peak of the West'..." ['www.touregypt.net].

''Peak'' in relation to the pinnacle of something i.e., 'lord' and/or therefore ''king''? {horn?}.

Additional information? : "The human headed vase was called Imset, {as part of the 'four sons of Horus'} - and contained the liver...The name Imset is related to the production by the liver of 'set', the separating fire of the god Set, the bile. The word for liver is 'miset' or 'merset' usually written with the sign 'Mr', which represents a canal or reservoir; and of course the liver is the reservoir of the ''water of Set'', the bile, which it canalizes into the gallbladder. Thence the bile runs into the small intestine, where it makes possible the separation of subtle and coarse, of pure and impure. The symbol of the human head shows the two aspects of the 'liver'; in its psychic role it is the seat of the Personality, whose innate and inherited characteristics are engraved in it. Second, this indicates the mutual reaction of the brain and liver whenever the Personality receives a 'shock'. The Egyptians also said that ''Imset leads his brethren'' and that he ''makes green'' {rwd, meaning to grow, to vegetate}. By its separative action the bile creates the chyle, which is the basic nourishment of vegetative life. Imset ''leads his brethren'' who are the other animal functions, because he is the seat of the personal impulses which can direct or thwart the animal instincts...The liver is the seat of the subconscious personality, the 'Automaton', but also of the Permanent Witness." ['The Opening of the Way' / Page 195].

''Human headed'' in relation to ''horn''. Anything?

mer-werSide note: "The immense waterworks undertaken by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs of the twelfth dynasty to transform the lake into a huge water reservoir gave the impression that the lake was an artificial excavation, as reported by classic geographers and travellers. The lake was eventually abandoned due to the nearest branch of the Nile shrinking from 230 BC.
The name Moeris is a Greek version (reformed as if from Greek - "the Fates") from Egyptian mer-wer ‘great canal’. Amenemhat III, who started this project was also known as Moeris. In ancient Egypt, the lake was also variously called ‘the lake’, ‘pure lake’, and ‘Osiris’ lake’. During the Middle Kingdom, the whole area around the lake was often referred to as mer-wer as well. Similarly, the Late Egyptian word Piom ‘sea’, originally restricted to Lake Moeris, came to be used to refer to the city of Crocodilopolis (mod. Faiyum), then to the entire region in later times." ['Wiki']. Try ''crocodile''.

Side note: "But sacred libations were also poured through ceremony as a 'magical' devise for effecting the rebirth of the spirit body into the inner life, thus serving as a spiritual birth canal..." [Page 103 of the book by R. Clark].

N.B. The founding of Alexander began in the south at the Moeris lake. Why?

Schedia {S/E} and Kibotos {N/W} canals associated with same.

All as a means...?

Understanding that gives clues as to the chose of a final resting {'rebirth'?} location.

The REAL QUESTIONS, however, remain the same.

And/or: "These organs were called the Sons of Horus because their functions, when man became aware of them, contribute to the realization of Horus in man, that is, of man's complete and immortal consciousness. They are therefore represented at the judgement of the deceased as elevated on a lotus, that is to say, sublimated, having lost all their perishable elements and become pure consciousness. Each belongs to one of the four regions of the body...The canopic vases did not contain either the 'polar' {N/E} organs {brain and 'sex'} or the kidneys {S/W} ..." [Same book]. Try ''lotus''.

N.B. Before those first impressions fizzle the innards of the mind - ''Sex'' in relation to the concept of 'fire'. Enlarged throughout.

A side step: The Step Pyramid - oldest {'elder'?} in Egypt. The very first one. The first stone one. The beginning of something. A vast labyrinth beneath.

''Labyrinth'' in relation to 'underworld' therefore represented as a ''river''?

Side note: "Alfred Watkins believed that the tradition of underground passages connects with leys. He explained that there is evidence to support the theory that where one finds underground passage legends, these hidden lines follow leys, the notion being that such subterranean passages are a folk memory of leys." ['Quicksilver Heritage: The Mystic Leys - Their Legacy of Ancient Wisdom' / P. Screeton].

Question. When was the first plant symbolism introduced? When was it first seen {represented?} within those stone monuments? Try ''bosom'' for a 'deeper' read {understanding?}.

virgoVernal Equinox.

"A few months later, Easter 1937, i conducted on the lawn of the new ashram the first of many Easter sunrise services. Like the Magi of old, several hundred students gazed in awe of the daily miracle: the awakening solar rite in the eastern sky. To the west lay the Pacific Ocean, booming its solemn praise; in the distance a tiny white sailing boat and the lonely flight of a seagull. 'Christ, thou art risen'. Not with the vernal sun alone, but in spirit's eternal dawn." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'].

"The Virgin - is the principle of springtime,i.e., that of creative spiritual elan and spiritual flourishing. The prodigious flourishing of philosophy and the arts in ancient Athens took place under the sign of the Virgin. Similarly, the flourishing of the Renaissance at Florence was under the vernal sign of the Virgin. Also, Weimar at the beginning of the 19th century was a place where the 'breath' of the Virgin perceptibly moved hearts and minds." [Extract taken from within the book by Tomberg].

Analogy {closer to the 'heart'?}: "A certain aspect of the Old Mystery wisdom which continued on into early Christian times was known as Gnosis. The Christian Gnostic scriptures which have come down to us in the 'Pistis Sophia' tell of the descent or fall of the original ''Virgin'' wisdom into darkness, and its salvation by 'Christ'. It is called Sophia, the virgin of light. There are passages which refer to the power of the 'virgin of light' to redeem mankind from ..."['The Flaming Door'. Includes ''double inverted'' emphasis].

'Daughters of Saturn' by Patricia Reis.

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

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All 'Daughters'? As a means...? Try the title of the book to 'see' {gnosis?} something from a {top/down?} point of view i.e.,astronomy/astrology.

Continued: As seen from a different perspective : ''Wisdom, through 'suffering and experience', incarnation through the messy and painful process of 'birth', and embodiment in matter {from the Latin 'mater' for mother}, are all feminine elements one can see in Saturn. Reis speaks to the principle of wisdom in her groundbreaking work Daughters of Saturn: 'The product of a feminine ''immersion in life'' is experiential knowledge. We call this feminine consciousness wisdom. It has been personified in Christian theology as Sophia and in Jewish mysticism as the Shekhina, God's feminine aspect. In Greek mythology, Athena as the goddess of wisdom. These feminine aspects of the Saturn archetype highlight how the Greek god Cronos..." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline']. Try ''line of sight'' and/or ''line of/in'' and/or ''afar'' and/or ''at a distance'' - ALL AS A MEANS...?

''Foundations'' in relation to Homer's Secret Illiad. Anything?

Continued: For a truer possible interpretation for 'its' original chose {i.e.,the structure of the letter 'M'} - try the chapter entitled 'The Science and Art of Animating Statues' within the book 'Alexandria' vol 2 by D. Fideler. [The pictures have to be seen to understand their true significance]. Until then...

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Question. Stylized 'm' - in the 'vertical' position? If so, what does the 'bird' represent and for whom?

"The bas relief we have examined, dating back some 3,300 years, is clearly structured on the accepted canon of 19 squares. However, the 19-square grid is not a true canon of proportion, but a canonical rule of thumb that was used in Egyptian art. True proportion involves the use of ratio, and one of the most dynamic ratios is the Golden Section, reflected in the process of unfolding life. Students of geometry draw a distinction between the principles of static and dynamic symmetry. The square grid is useful but static; the phi grid is dynamic and brings the piece to life." [Same chapter]. Put both ''ratio'' and especially ''bosom'' in the usual box. Then try ''19''.

"...To meditate is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21' ].

A study program does the same. Yes or no?

Analogy of same..."That duality is now expressed on a lower plane in the static and the dynamic elements of our construction. That is in a circle and a cross. The cross represents a 'static' matrix of energies, the circle a 'dynamic' expression of energies within that matrix. Both circle and cross are expressions of the initiating, creative spirit that is represented by the point at the common center of both cross and circle...That central point is also expressed as an 'altar'...In masonic symbolism this duality is expressed by the square and compass. The square marks out the cross; the compass, the circle. This finds another expression in the heavens and the earth. The heavens are associated with circular movement {12+5? and/or N/S? }, for that is what the stars describe to all who watch them from the earth. The earth is associated with the straight line {10+7? and/or E/W? } - the measuring out of land - and the straight line that is given by a plumb bob or pendulum, or a falling object, that by the force of gravity makes a direct path toward the center of the earth." [Extract from the book 'The Rose Cross and The Goddess: The Quest for the Eternal Feminine Principle'].

Compass of the Heart?

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

That ''duality'' that can be represented as {examples of}: King/Queen and/or Thorns/Roses, i.e.,'petals' {flowers?} and/or Dark/Light and/or Bitter/Sweet and/or Spotted/ Unspotted and/or Redeemed/Unredeemed and/or Lucky/Unlucky and/or Ebb/Flow and/or Waxing/Waning and/or Separate/Union and/or Shield/Cup and/or Circle/Square and/or Line/Arc and/or East/West and/or North/South and/or Womb/Tomb and/or Death/Rebirth etc.

ALL AS A MEANS....?

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Stags or Doe's? {'Winterwatch' / Feb. 2019}.

"The concept of the Pillars is of great importance. Everything that exists to objective perception is a manifestation of forces in 'duality.' These dual forces in complement or vortex ['spiral' link], are represented by two pillars." [Chapter one, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight]. Recall what ''objective'' implies. Recall 'its' importance in any subject. [Representational of]. Continued elsewhere.

The REAL question however is - as always - regardless of what one may or may not come to understand - is WHY. Why go to all this effort?

Why a Virgin birth? To distinguish it from the norm. A normal birth cannot be described as ‘virginal’ but a concept can... ....Life equals source; equals birth; equals woman; equals woman's name; equals ‘Virgin’. [ ‘Key’ word.] Folklore equivalent = Maiden...Equals that first experience; with the reader in mind only; of the understanding of a concept. In relation to a possible understanding of the source / origin of ‘something’. Symbolic of...the ‘source of life.’ [ in their opinion...by way of implication ] ’The breath of life’. [ Old testament ] Or ’ Kore Kosmou’.[ Hermetic equivalent ].

"The term 'virgin birth' does not appear anywhere in the biblical texts, but Isaiah 7:14 and Mathew 1:23 both make the same statement: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son'..." [From the book by K. Gest].

Put those three keys together, i.e.,virgin; 'child' and 'son' - to define something other than the obvious...

REFRESHER; "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." Anything?

Analogy {closer to the 'heart'?}: "A certain aspect of the Old Mystery wisdom which continued on into early Christian times was known as Gnosis. The Christian Gnostic scriptures which have come down to us in the 'Pistis Sophia' tell of the descent or fall of the original ''Virgin'' wisdom into darkness, and its salvation by Christ. It is called Sophia, the virgin of light. There are passages which refer to the power of the 'virgin of light' to redeem mankind...The 'Virgin' has always stood for the archetype of the soul, clothed in the light of wisdom..." ['The Flaming Door'].

Question. If ''Virgin'' = soul. What represents 'spirit'. And why?

"She is an archetype, unborn and deathless, a Virgin, bringing her Child - the human soul - from the Sun." Same book.

"In the Christian mythos the Blessed Virgin, Mary, becomes the vehicle for both these aspects [in relation to the principles that 'Binah' represents within the Hebrew tree of life]. In the bright vernal scene of the Annunciation, when the Archangel Gabriel comes to her, bearing lilies......she is the archetypal embodiment of the Bright 'Fertile Mother'. In a sense this is a transformation and fulfillment of the great pagan virgin goddess such as Diana or Atalanta." [Part 6, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Emphasis, this readers]. Recall what ''lilies'' represent.

A 'working' example {i.e.,something hinted at}: "He arrived at the Atelier. The sculpture received him cordially and asked him to come in...Jean Thomas looked around at the new decor. On the stiff curtains hanging from column to column were engravings of religious paintings - primitive paintings and those of the Renaissance, of Giotto, della Francesca, and Fra Angelico. There were Madonnas and angels. Before the Holy See, there was a beautifully illustrated Mass book on a pulpit. At the feet of the black Virgin was a spray of lilies, which contrasted with the ebony of the statue." ['Journey into the Light'].