Esotericism Part 3 Sec 02



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Atalanta, the virgin huntress. A favorite of Apollos twin sister. An 'Arcadian' princess. Use the search box to define a subject. Question. ''younger'' link?

Hence the link to the Kabbalistic saying..."The Breath becomes a 'stone'; the stone a 'plant' {lily?}; the plant, an animal; the 'animal', a man; the man, a spirit; and the spirit a 'god". [Stanza 5. 'The Secret Doctrine'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it, relative to 'stone' symbolism. Together with..."Hence the statement that during the prologue, so to say, of the drama of 'creation', or the beginning of cosmic evolution, the universe or the "son" lies still concealed "in the Divine thought", which had not yet penetrated...'into the divine bosom' {grace link?}. This idea, note well, is at the root, and forms the origin of all the allegories about the 'Sons of god' born of 'immaculate virgins". [page 61, same book]. Think about it, in relation to Zeus/Apollo. 'Immaculate' in relation to an 'understanding' relative to a ''eureka'' moment.[i.e.,in relation to the 'Divine bit']. With A-C in mind. The 'micro' within the 'macro'. Or Alpha - Omega, explained within.

'Intelligence of the heart'? Enlarged elsewhere.


Mirror image?

Side note: {something hinted at with something extra}:"Then outlined in shifting blue, there appeared a series of images - it was difficult to say if they were real or a part of the imagination, but whichever, they were definitely there. First, there was a transparent Image of a man - nothing but an unmoving outline - and then behind him a series of pictures; UN-hewn Stones, crystals, then 'changing' to plants, and to animals, then finally to human form. Again and again this repeated, until it was clear that a life cycle was being shown. Then finally the 'glassy' outline took form - became solid, and assumed the likeness of myself..." [Page 287 . Douglas Monroe book].

Put all those keys together to understand something in relation to S/W.

A {working?} example: "Towards the south of Tuscany, enthroned on her 'three' hills, her quaint old 'towers' soaring into the 'blue' Italian sky - stands Siena....The very name of Siena seems to bring with it a fragrance of lilies." [First page, first paragraph: 'Saint Catherine of Siena' / F. Forbes]. Try ''Catherine''.

And/or: "My beloved is mine and I am his; he pastures his flocks among the lilies." [Song of Songs 2:16].

Try ''Sheep'' and/or ''manger'' As a means....?


Semi-circle = 'Bowl' =Cup?

Continued: "When visiting ancient temples that lined the river Nile in Egypt, i noted that tops were shaped depending on their function and location. It was an eye-opener to see so many that one could interpret as being bowl-shaped. I was struck by those that were clearly meant to imply the underside of a plant, while the top edge was fashioned to represent the leaves of a plant. At the temple of Edfu, upstream from Luxor on the banks of the river Nile, there are some wonderful examples that illustrate the bowl shape and leaf patterned tops, and a variety of numbers of petals...We are told that the representation was of a lily. There are several types, not to mention the hybrids that have been commercially derived in the past century or so. I had not realized it until i started my research on this subject, but the standard lily, which may well have grown in the Middle East in the Solomonic era, has a petal configuration very close to the interlocking triangles of Solomon's seal...This would accord with the idea of harmony. But more importantly, the number six has a direct relationship to the lily {i.e.,number of its petals}...Recalling that the wisdom of Solomon extended to an encyclopedic knowledge about plants and trees, it is understandable that he should choose such a flower as an emblem of his national identity, in much the same way that the lotus became a symbol of Egypt..." [From the book by K. Gest]. Try ''vegetable'' / ''vegetative'' etc.

A 'stone' that can also be represented with a 'pearl'.

'The New Pearl of Great Price' by ?

A heart of stone.

"...To meditate [and/or study] is to deepen; it is to go to the heart of things." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 21'. Parenthesis; this readers ].

'The legend of the Rose and the Lily'. ['The Flaming Door'].

Question. 'Rose' = ''bosom'' link? Enlarged elsewhere.

"Ken, crystals are little more than rocks. I began to explain how crystals are actually alive and conscious something that i realize is outside of normal consciousness but not outside of science. I showed him the periodic table of the carbon, the 6th element, is associated with all organic chemistry and everything that is normally considered to be alive. But directly below it, one octave below, is the element of silicon, the primary element of quartz crystal and 80% of the crust of the earth." ['Serpent of Light' - mentioned elsewhere].

A working example?..."Quartz stones placed {only} on a child's tomb." ['Digging for Britain' /Series 1]. The narrator Alice Roberts speculates as to why. King 'Arthur' also speculated on within that same 'frame of reference' {i.e.,further down YET same 'position' - relative to an 'understanding'} OF WHICH - the most important aspect - within that same reference point, i.e., S/W - is not even considered. Enlarged elsewhere. Hence the link to such quotes as...

"We don't know the purpose of the white quartz pebbles. There found in mortuary context from pre-historic periods onward and also medieval cemeteries. There's a passage in the Bible - Revelations- about a person who has found Christ is given a white stone - and in that - a new name." [Same program]. Try ''nickname''.

'White oriental porphyry stone...'' ? As a means....? Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 2.

And/or: "And there was under his feet, like the action of the whiteness of a sapphire stone"....The expression - 'the whiteness of the sapphire' - refers to the transparency, NOT to the white colour, for the whiteness of the sapphire is not a white colour - but the property of being transparent. Things, however, that are transparent have no colour of their own as is proved in Physics, for if they had a colour they would not permit all the colours to pass through them nor would they receive colours; it is only when the 'transparent' object is totally colourless, that it is able to receive successfully all the colours. In THIS respect it {the whiteness of the sapphire} is LIKE the 'materia prima' whose relation to 'God' is mentioned..." ['Guide for the Perplexed'].

"that is the likeness of the 'glory' of the Lord." Same book. Page 260. Anything?

REFRESHER: "Its a story at the end of the day - an archetypal story - and that's whats really important - and not the in's and out's of it." ['Forbidden History: In Search of the Real King Arthur' / Narrated by J. Theakston]. Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 1.

And/or: Alice Roberts within the program 'King Arthurs Britain: the Truth Unearthed' asks such questions as ''Any truth in the tale?'' and/or "The stories of King Arthurs Britain have filled the gap in our Dark Age History. No physical evidence ever been found. New discoveries now being made that will separate fact from fiction." Her conclusion ''He doesn't exist. He embodies the idea of kingship but is not a real historical figure."

As with:

"For archeologists burial sites can offer precious clues about how our ancestors lived and died. But sometimes they can surprise us with insights into what seem strange beliefs and rituals long since forgotten." [Alice Roberts quote, 'Digging for Britain'].

Understand those universal {concepts?} to define those ''strange beliefs and rituals long since forgotten." Question. A mind set?

Crystallize / UNcrystallize? Among others try ''child'' and ''stone'' and especially ''Alfred''.

And/or {i.e.,from the 'Alchemical' perspective}: The idea of making artificial gems has been around since before Zosimos, but the original process required melting glass, which involves a much hotter fire...However Della Porta, one of our previous personalities, was kind enough to share a recipe that Zieglerin may have been aware of. She touted her 'philosophers stone' as able to make ''diamonds, rubies, and sapphires''...In this procedure, we will use what the alchemists called ''oil of flints'' but which we call sodium silicate solution, or water glass. This material was and still is, made by dissolving silica - the fundamental material of sand, rocks, and flint, in a caustic solution and is a favorite with crystal-garden growers. Fashion a mold for your gem that has a volume of about a tablespoon {i.e.,15 milliliters} from...['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

Question. What do 'gems' / 'flint' / and especially ''water glass'' in relation to 'Isle of glass' represent? ALL as a means to define something other than the obvious. Inner rather than outer.

'Natural' elements used to define that inner process {i.e.,as ONE example, what are porphyry stones composed of} ?

Side note: ''Tablespoon'' in relation to ''15''. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

male femaleAnd/or: "Interestingly the translator explains, in a footnote drawn from various ancient learned commentaries on the text, that the human inhabitants of the Vara {'Zoroastrian religion'}: 'live there for 150 years; some say they never die'. Moreover, and particular intriguing, the births of offspring to every couple do not result from sexual union but 'from the seeds deposited in the Vara'..." ['Magicians of the Gods'].

Try ''seed'' and/or ''pearl'' in relation to ''fifteen'' to 'see' what the author cannot. Although his synchronistic remarks throughout the book - inform, if only this reader - that he is very close to his own 'awakening'. Try ''Tutankhamun'' for something further.

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."

"A monk who had meditated long in search of Illumination finally received a great flash of insight. Rushing to his 'roshi' {Zen master}, the monk cried out, 'I have it! I have it! That rock there is inside my head.' "You must have a big head," the master replied, ''to hold a rock that size." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Refresher...'You cant have one without the other - but one has to come before the other'.

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

Oyster in relation to the 'legend' of Oak Island. Anything?

Randell Sullivan defines Oak Island as ''A search for meaning''. Rick Lagina - ''An island of possibilities.'' ['Curse of Oak Island'/ Series 4. Ep.5].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"The Bibliotheca is the only one who gives an account of Atalanta's birth and upbringing. The Bibliotheca is a compendium of myths and heroic legends arranged in three books. It has been called ''the most valuable mythological work that has come down from ancient times." An epigram recorded by Photius expressed its purpose: 'Draw your knowledge of the past from me, and read the ancient tales of learned lore. Look neither at the page of Homer, nor of elegy, nor tragic muse, nor epic strain. Seek not the vaunted verse of the cycle; but look in me, and you will find in me, all that the world contains." [Wikipedia].


The ship that brought them all = Atalanta. Coincidence?

"...Or to the source of the golden apples of the Hesperides that were the key to the possession of the pure maiden 'huntress' Atalanta. It is therefore not unfitting that at this point the author of the 'Divine Comedy' pauses to invoke the virgin Muses, on their heights on Mount Helicon, and in particular the Muse Urania. It is she who inspires knowledge of astronomy and heavenly things. The most 'divine' secrets of Love are, in short, held within 'the starry wisdom' ''. [From the book by G. Knight. All emphasis, this readers].

'Apple of the eye' in relation to the beginning {'virgin'?} - of something?

REFRESHER: "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 {'bosom' link?}. 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'].


"All the legendary accretions of later years and centuries about his early life and his pre-baptismal days should be taken with a grain of salt. It is no part of my purpose either to affirm or to deny the doctrine of the Virgin Birth: only to state that in those first days there was no question of belief in either his or his mother's immaculate conception: no reason to think that his followers or his family ever believed that his birth was in any way supernatural." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W. T. P].

"For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one at any time has seen God. The only begotten son, who is in the ''bosom of the father,'' he has revealed him." [John 1:18-19]. That word 'bosom' again.

Moses in Egyptian = ''Son of.'' Question. Why did he not 'crossover' into the promised land? What does it represent? Answer found in Surah eighteen. Enlarged elsewhere.

Try 'Great Turning at hand'?

Nothing more than a story? A figment for the imagination? Something equivalent to the Forsyte Saga?


The very first depiction of 'father and son' - dedicated by the son to his father - in South American iconography. Found at the base of the tallest hieroglyph stairway - 2200 stones in total.

"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 very FIRST example {Micro?}: "And you', he asked. 'Who do you think i am?' Simon Peter answered: 'You are the son of the living god.' Then Jesus asked: Simon son of Jonah, you are favoured indeed! You did not learn that from mortal man; it was 'revealed' to you by my heavenly 'father'. And i say this to you: You are Peter, The Rock; and on this rock i will build my church, and the powers of 'death' shall never conquer it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven'...What is being said here, and in the context of a joke {i.e.,Peter = petros = rock} - and the pun still holds in the original Aramaic, is simply that Peter is the first of many to realize the implications of the 'incarnation'. The keys of the 'kingdom' are given to whoever recognizes and believes in Jesus {and/or what he represents}. This process is virtually automatic, because it results in an alteration of emphasis of will. That which was twisted and misdirected is now brought into right direction {intention?}." ['Extract from the book 'Experience of the Inner Worlds' / G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

This reader would simply add - ''living'' in relation to 'Gnosis'. Gnosis in relation to the 'cognitive' faculty - represented as a 'rock'. Recall Part 1 {i.e.,''Peter''}. How simple - yet profound. Try ''autopilot'' for a {deeper?} read.

Side note: ''Right direction'' in relation to ''line of sight''. And/or ''twisted and misdirected'' in relation to Increase/Decrease - gives clues as to the {origins?} working mind set of Homers {'constellation'?} method. Enlarged elsewhere.

Egyptian equivalent: Static/dynamic.

Refresher: "A monk who had meditated long in search of Illumination finally received a great flash of insight. Rushing to his 'roshi' {Zen master}, the monk cried out, 'I have it! I have it! That rock there is inside my head.' "You must have a big head," the master replied, ''to hold a rock that size."

Understand the above to define the following: "The other principle Grail writer, Wolfram von Eschenbach, wrote his Parzival {upon which the Wagner opera cycle is based} between 1200 and 1207. His version is similar to that of Chretien though he claims Chretien has got the story wrong and gives his own slant to it. His version more clearly shows oriental influences, and by calling the Grail a 'stone' rather than a cup, and by other parallels, he connects the Grail with alchemy." ['Experience of the Inner Worlds'].

And/or: " Certainly the most ancient four key symbols of Celtic mythology - the spear, the cauldron, the sword and the stone - have their parallels in the Grail and Arthurian stories wherein important 'messages' seem to come to Camelot via floating 'stones', and the true kingship of Arthur is revealed by a 'test' of pulling a sword from a stone." [Same book]. Try ''sword'' and/or ''floating stones'' in relation to ''glass''. Before those first impressions {tell one - therefore 'lower'?} something else.

A side step: A work in progress {the very FIRST one - in the Macro sense of the word?}: Hector or Paris assumes the mantle of the constellation of Orion to enact a role in Homers exposition of the precession of the equinoxes and the nature of the universe...The other 'sons' of Priam who play a role in the Iliad are placed in Orion according to their 'wounds'. Not all Priam son's take an active role in the Iliad, but three stars placed in the constellation according to the Rule of Wounding are Helenus - who is wounded in the 'hand'. Polydorus - killed by a spear through his belt. And Lycaon - who is killed by a blow to the collarbone. The constellation of Ursa Major, the citadel of Troy in Homer's explanation of the changing of the pole stars, was a natural home for those wounded warriors described as the 'SONS OF' citizens of Troy {'city'?}. Using a similar logic, the sons of Antenor were allocated to his constellation of Virgo, and the sons of Panthous given to Libra."

'Cusp' in relation to spear point?

Question. Any ''SONS OF'' in the Greek {'rural'} sense of the 'word'? As a means...?

REFRESHER: 'City' in relation to: "What has been said of Oannes could also apply to Quelzalcoatl who travelled with his own brotherhood of sages: 'from across the sea in a boat that moved without paddles'...He was regarded as the founder of cities, the framer of laws and the teacher of the calendar...and brought about a type of religion that fostered peace." Try ''glass''. Then Part 2.

Understanding 'city' in relation to 'rural' / 'Spirit' {B} relative to 'soul' {A} - gives clues as to a {meaning} within the methodology of the story of Troy. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "It was wise when you framed your question, to associate the idea of various regions with that of 'states of being' in the Dwat: you can't separate them. Just as 'nwt' or city is an assemblage of ''atmospheres'' emanating from 'heaven' and from men, which give the 'city' its character, so also a man's nwt is a complex of influences and impressions that sum up the states of his successive personalities. In the same way a region of the Dwat {'domain'?} is an environment, clearly distinct from another, to which those whose disposition and state are in affinity with it are drawn." ['Her-Bak']. Enlarged elsewhere. All as a means...?

Continued...To explain how the Rule of Wounding works in greater detail, we will explain how an unusual group of 'warriors' is placed in Ursa Major. Many of the Trojan allies fit easily into their regimental constellations, because Homer tells us specifically that they are Lycians, Mysians, Paeonians, Paphlagonians, Thracians, and so on. The Dardanians and 'sons of' other Trojan Elders, as well as those of King Priam, also have clearly defined places in the heavens. Eventually one group of men stood out as apparently without a celestial home, and they all shared a common epithet. Each named by Homer as the 'son of'...they included Echepolus, son of Thalysias, Simoeisius, son of Anthemium, and Hypsenor, son of Dolopion, but unlike other 'SONS OF' - none of them were associated with a particular regiment. Following the logic that all 'warriors' must have a place in a constellation, an examination was made to see whether they would fit in the only remaining constellation not to have warriors assigned to it. This was Ursa Major, the constellation that represented the citadel of Troy - that dominates the narrative of the Iliad...It was soon discovered that there were stars in the correct places of the body of the Bear to match the wounds 'suffered' by these 'sons of'...that would put them on an unobstructed line of sight to their 'killers'...with the exception of the 'tail' of the Bear, which is also the 'handle' of the Big Dipper. None of the Iliad's warriors receives 'fatal' wounds in the tail and so none could be placed in the tail of Ursa Major..."

Question. ''Regiment'' in relation to 'City' ? {i.e.,as opposed to 'rural'}. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question2. The tail end of something begins the process of? Among others try ''handle''.

Exercise: {as ONE example}: ''Searching for a handle on the moment'' {'Men in Black'} in relation to: " In an important sense, Saturn is the ruler of the 'birth' chart itself, for 'Saturn' is Time, Chronos, as well as that which fixes a moment in time, creates through birth, a separate embodiment of reality, and then sustains and works out through 'time' all the meaning and challenges of that archetypal moment." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundation of an Emerging Discipline']. All as a means...?

Understanding that {'Saturnian'} principle gives a possible start/end point to certain monuments together with an understanding of the mind set that 'designed' them.


''Axes'' in a different form. Enlarged elsewhere.

"In mediaeval astrology there are two 'doors' of the Moon and Saturn. The doors of the Moon are esoterically linked with birth, while the doors of Saturn are linked with 'death'. The fact that the Moon has rule over Cancer, while Saturn has rule over Capricorn, is linked with this notion of the doors. Since Cancer and Capricorn are opposite each other in the zodiac, the axes of the Moon and Saturn 'lie in a straight line', representing the direction of life and death. This has long been recognised as one of the symbolic devices in mediaeval buildings which are enhanced by zodiacal or planetary symbolism. An examination of the orientation of the zodiac in relation to the church nave will indicate that this Cancer-Capricorn axis lies exactly on the orientation down the center of the isle...the pilgrim moves away from the 'darkness' of Saturn to the creative realm of Cancer. It is no accident that many of the mediaeval horoscopes for the beginning of the world - the so called 'Thema Mundi' - give the important ascendant {S/E?} degree in Cancer , which is associated through its ruler with the life forces." [Page 129. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

Question. ''Doors'' or 'corners' ?

Something extra: "The Roman cult of Mithras has associated with it the figure of Aion: a lion headed god swathed by a serpent. He represented boundless time, which held sway over the ages and cyclic divisions of the year. In his hands he carried the keys of the solstices: a silver one which opened the Gate of Cancer, the Way of the Ancestors, and a golden one which opened the Gate of Capricorn, the Way of the Gods, which lead beyond the process of birth and dying and through which the 'gods' could descend to earth. These two ways represent eternal laws, as unchanging as the universe itself, and they can also be seen as akin to the two traditions which are the subject of the present work...." [First chapter of the book 'The Western Way'. Vol 2. Entitled 'The Outward Spiral'].

Which represents the 'Outer'? AND THEREFORE and/or ''inner''? Both as a means....?

"If the reader refers to the first study of this series he will find an analysis of the significance to be attributed to the two axes - horizontal {i.e.,E/W} - and meridian {i.e.,Nadir/Zenith, therefore S/N} - which serve as a 'frame of reference' in the type of astrology {i.e.,constellational as opposed to tropical}, which deals with the twelve houses." ['12 Astrological Houses' / D. Rudhyar].

REFRESHER: "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'' {corners} 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. This is the goal of human accomplishment and unless this goal is kept clear and strong throughout the phase of experience represented by the ninth house, then only the negative or illusive aspects of this house {temple?} are known...'' ['The 12 Astrological Houses'].

Question. If ''corners'' - what represents 'gates'?

Try ''Sagittarius'' to 'see' something that such authors as Mr Jenkins are still in the dark about. While remembering that objective clause {i.e.,grounded - 'Earth', therefore Capricorn?} i.e., ALL AS A MEANS...?

Side note: The 'WOW' signal - a 72 second window - ''appeared to come from the constellation Sagittarius'' {August 15th 1977}.

Continued: And/or: "From the 'Ascendant' to the 'Nadir' {fourth house cusp} human consciousness reaches down to a concrete foundation...The zodiacal sign Cancer is the fountainhead of that indispensable process of concentration and focalization of energies...Cancer is that section of the zodiac from which the specialised energies that build everything related to personal ego, feelings, home, and so on, are generated. It refers to the time of the summer solstice, when the sun is highest in the sky and its rays are most potent. These 'rays' strike deep into the earth..." ['The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix'].

Summer solstice in relation to Sirius/dog days/ new year - the beginning {fountainhead?} of something. ''Head of the corner'' ?

Question. Which corner?

"'Cups' in Homeric astronomy {''cusps''?} generally represent two stars close together, and Priam's cup was designated as the pair of stars Alcor and Mizar in the handle of the Big Dipper...Double cup is a phrase used elsewhere in the Iliad for visible pairs of stars, such as those in Canis Major, i.e.,'all night long did Achilles grasp his double cup'..." [Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Where, in the Egyptian sense of the word - would that ''double'' be represented?


Crescent = cup?

Something extra: {from a different perspective?}: ''Beth {meaning ''House''} is the FIRST of the ''Double'' Letters, so called because each has two sounds, hard and soft. The 'hard' pronunciation is indicated by a dot in the letter, called Dagesh {meaning ''emphasis''}. Its numeral value is 2 {Beth}. ABOVE is the symbolic direction attributed to Beth. It is that which ''is above'' in the Hermetic doctrine. In modern psychology this is Self Consciousness. The colour corresponding to Beth is that of Mercury, a yellow of the same tint as that given to Aleph {First letter}, but somewhat stronger....The musical note is 'E'....."

Question. What represents ''below'' ? And/or 'Subconsciousness' ?

And/or: {something hinted at}: "According to Egyptian tradition the sciences and arts which are utilised in house-building were 'revealed' to mankind by the god Thoth, who personifies the operations of 'intellect'. Mercury is the planetary equivalent. It has been used by other societies, and was once regarded as being a ''very occult'' secret.....i.e., 'The correct planetary attribution of the seven double letters' in the wisdom alphabet....This planet rules Gemini {Zain, i.e., seventh letter representing 'sound'} BY DAY {'hard'?}, and Virgo {Yod} BY NIGHT {'soft'?}...." [Pages 85/6 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

REMEMBER - ALL as a means …..? {in relation to that universal ''bit''}.

Hence: "Zain represented with a 'Sword', a cutting instrument, used in warfare; opposition, division, separation. ONE aspect of this division is the law of polarity, which finds physiological expression in sex. Another is the separation of human mental states into Self-consciousness and subconsciousness." Page 89.

Try ''polarity'' and/or its variations.



And/or: ''The Hebrew 'alphabet' usually called 'Square Hebrew' - are not really Hebrew characters at all. They are of Babylonian origin, and were adopted by Hebrew scribes about the 5th century B.C. By some it is called the 'Flame Alphabet' because each of its signs is developed from the character YOD, which resembles a flame. The square shape is a hint to the 'occult' purpose of the alphabet. The square is the geometrical figure corresponding to the number 4, which symbolizes order and measurement." Page 83.


From a different perspective: "The whole thing suggested civilization and education and was of a quite different order to that of the goddess. This was also true of the 'giant' with a sword. He was barbaric, but not so unconventional and primitive as the Lady. She was the very essence of Celtic Art; the two gods owed something to the Classical World. Yet they were not Roman in character. They had a force and originality entirely of their own....People had been persuaded to dig this picture into the hill. It was on a cathedral scale. Only very strong 'religious' convictions could have ordered its construction....There had to be someone {other than the 'artist'} who was completely trained in the mathematics necessary for such work. This surely gives us a very different picture of conditions of life in Britain, perhaps two thousand years ago, than that to which our early training has lead us to expect. It is improbable, for instance, that you would have found the necessary qualifications at the court of King Alfred nearly a thousand years later. He had the greatest difficulty in getting people trained to read and write." [Pages 57/66 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].

Try ''re-ligion''.

hapyAND..."We find that we are approaching a lake. We are walking on grass now and on a gentle slope downwards. The lake is before us in the very early morning light BEFORE the sun rises but a greenish tinge in the sky. We are aware of the dark indigo purple {'Saturn'?} of the lake before us, and approaching us over the lake, very silently, we see something moving in the darkness. It is a great barge. There is a figure in the back of it, an angelic figure holding two cups {Aquarius link?} and pouring water from one cup to the other. We are aware that this water is the water of life; and that this great figure is one who guards the boundary {'cusp'} between life and death. And that when a new soul is 'incarnated' the waters of life {'cedar'?} are poured into that soul as from one cup to another. We are invited into the barge, and when we are all safely in, it silently glides across the dark waters. We become aware of a bright morning star shinning in the sky to our right, and to our left the blazing tip of the dawn sun begins to rise over the horizon. We pass onward and see before us a green shoreline. The barge grates onto the shingle of the shore and the 'Angel' with the Two Cups stands protectively to one side to supervise our disembarkation. The sky is getting lighter now and our path is more easily seen. We find we are walking over green downland. We seem to be on ancient trackway {Hoar greenWay?}. We press on for what seems some time over the open land and then, ahead of us, we are aware, in the middle distance, of what seems to be a roadway crossing our path {A 'Gap'?}. Unlike the green trackway it seems to be made of stone, of cobbles, or even tarmac. And in our path we see there is a tall tower at the crossroads...There is a spiral stairway within. Indeed, the tower seems to be nothing but spiral stairway going up and up, with windows. If we look out of the windows, to one way, to our right as we have been proceeding, we can see in the far distance along the roadway, a tall conical hill. Looking the other way, to the left, there is a great city in the distance." ['Tarot Magic: The Treasure House of Images' / G. Knight]. Continued elsewhere. Try ''cup/s'' and/or ''Tor'' and/or ''city'' {if only in relation to 'rural'}.

Question. Heliacal rising? If so, what does it represent? {Regardless of where {or how} those 'images' are arrived at}.

And/or: Tower - Temple - Castle. Individually or collectively? What represents which and why?

Question 2. Egyptian equivalent = Hatshepsut's journey to the Land of Punt?

Continued..."When Homer introduces groups of men of lower rank, he commonly singles out one of them for special emphasis, and that man represents the brightest star in his group. By applying this rule to the band of Trojans from Hydra, killed by Patroclus, we can see that Perimus, son of Megas, is indicated as the brightest of a group of three stars and is almost half a magnitude brighter than his immediate 'comrades'. In a second flurry of nine 'killings' in Book 16, Patroclus 'laid low, one after the other, Erymas, Amphoterus, Epaltes; Tlpolemus, son of Damastor, Echius and Pyris; Ipheus, Euippus and Polymelus, son of Argeas'...SON OF, is not the only phrase attached to warriors to denote a brighter star. In Book 11, when Odysseus kills or wounds warriors representing stars in Serpens Caput, Homer describes Deiopites as ''noble'' and his star is the brightest, and in the correct place, in the sequence of the attack..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. ''16'' in relation to 'Son of' and ''11'' in relation to 'Noble' ? ALL in relation to ''warriors'' {i.e., 'to struggle with'}. Try ''noble'' {and/or 'lord'].

Analogy?...A true 'Son' possesses his 'fathers' essence and secret, both in his exterior appearance and in his inner being. The Prophet explains this secret as, ...' a special knowledge like a hidden treasure that only those who know the Essence of 'god' can find. Yet when the mystery is revealed, no one who is conscious and sincere can deny it." [Chapter 5, 'The Secret of Secrets' by Al - Jilani].

Old/New Testament equivalent. "...and in the parable of ''poor Lazarus'' recounted by Christ himself, ''poor Lazarus'' finds himself at a place, or in a state, which is described as ''Abrahams bosom.'' [Luke xvi 19-31].

"She carries a small crucifix of pearl, which is imbued with great significance, for it is said that it was 'this very day wrought between the young King and his Bride.' We say no more than to provide the hint that the crucifix is the paramount symbol of vicarious sacrifice and that pearl represents by its appearance a solidification of the life forces. This is sometimes referred to as 'gluten of the white eagle', more familiar to 19th century psychical research in the form of 'ectoplasm', or more subtle etheric forms of it." [Extract taken from the book 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere].

''Solidification'' in relation to 'crystallization' - anything?

"The mathematically precise arrangement of a crystal evokes in us the intuitive feeling that even so-called 'dead' matter, there is a spiritual ordering principle at work. Thus the crystal often symbolically stands for the union of extreme opposites - of matter and spirit." ['Man and his Symbols'].

Question. Crystal Skulls link?

And/or: Saturn, as you know, is the binding, crystallizing vibration. The pair of opposites assigned to it is Dominion and Slavery, because our expression of this 'vibration' {i.e., in the ''energy'' sense of the word, i.e., recall J. Campbell's quote}, either frees or limits us, according to the point of view that we take. " [Page 51 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

They saw in this image the meeting of Sun and Moon. In Alchemy, the union of Sun and Moon – – expressed in such diverse yet related symbols as the meeting in sexual congress of King and Queen [i.e., sacred marriage ], or in the androgyne male – female figure beloved of 16th century engravers – – is an important stage in the production of the Secret Stone, the discovery of which was the aim of the alchemists. [Prologue,. The Zelator' by M. Hedsel].

A representation of something...outside of the obvious....''They saw in this image the meeting of Sun and Moon. In Alchemy, the union of 'Sun' and 'Moon'; expressed in such diverse yet related symbols as the meeting in sexual congress of King and Queen [i.e., sacred marriage ], or in the androgyne male and female figure beloved of 16th century engravers, is an important stage in the 'production' of the Secret Stone, the discovery of which was the aim of the alchemists.'' [Prologue,. The Zelator by M. Hedsel].

Chinese / Hindu equivalent..."It is at this stage that the Chinese 'Secret of the Golden Flower' writes: "When one begins to apply this 'magic' [ explained within], it is as if, in the middle of ones being, there were a non-being. When in the course of time the work is finished, and beyond the body there is another body, it is as if , in the middle of the non-being, there were a being. Only after a complete work of '100' days {number symbolism} will the 'Light' be real, then only then will it become 'spirit-fire'. After '100' days there develops by itself, in the middle of the Light, a point of true light pole [yang]. Suddenly there develops the 'seed-pearl'.{other analogies found within}...

...It is as if man and woman embraced and a conception took place." ['Sacred marriage' link, and/or 'Song of Songs]...

...Having renounced all {desire-prompted} action with his mind, the Inner Ruler {''Teacher'' link, i.e.,relative to higher/lower. Explained within}, sits blissfully in the 'nine' gated city of the body, {number symbolism, indicative of that still in the unknown/dormant phase. Something yet 'to be' realized. On the verge {boundary} line of - a potential {by way of an understanding- that is on the brink of becoming a 'known' quantity} - neither acting nor causing to act...

...For the center within is only illusory when considered as an independent self, a monad separate from all the others. In reality the ''point'' within is a window, a point of view through which the 'Eternal One' as subject looks out upon itself , as object. {Link to objectivity, benefit of, in relation to 'higher' / 'lower'. By way of, the ''minds eye''. Explained within. Commonly known; in its universal context; as - the 'guardian of the gate'}. Just as a window, empty in itself, is yet a focus through which all the pervading sunlight can illuminate the world of objects, {i.e.,to reflect on something}, so is the self a focus through which can shine the Light of the One Consciousness, illuminating the objective world, which is the other aspect of the Great Atman or Universal 'Mind'{ Mahat Atman}." [Chapter 5, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'. Emphasis, this readers].

A {simpler?} attempt of the same..."Conscience thus offers intelligence as vast a world of inner experience as does the empirical world for outer experience. Intelligence can therefore develop itself and grow in two directions simultaneously - in the direction of the outer empirical world, thanks to the senses, and in that of the inner empirical world, thanks to conscience. Conscience is the door - that sole legitimate and healthy one - to a world at least as vast, and much more profound, than the world that we perceive with the senses. And it is the decision of intelligence to become the 'servant' of conscience [ancilla conscientiae] - just as in the middle ages philosophy considered itself the 'servant' of theology - [ancilla theologia] - which opens this door. The leading role of conscience in the passage from the ''surface world'' to the ''depth world'' has long been known of in the tradition. It was dramatised and concretised by speaking of the ''guardian of the threshold,'' and of the 'meeting' with him..."[Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Try ''sword''.

One could therefore say... the doorway... between that which is unknown [unconscious?] to something known [conscious?] OR becoming known?

Sumerian equivalent; Gilgamesh meeting the same in the forest of cedars. Question. Why cedar?

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

"...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective; that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who and where we are in the present: 'past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

Understanding the above, gives clues as to the final resting place of those that represent the Giza 'complex'. Not just the obvious three. 'Horizontal' as well as 'vertical', i.e.,'valley' {quarry?} in relation to 'plateau'. Put [amongst other keys] ''subjective'' in the search box. Then try ''teacher.''

Analogy of same..." the depths [valleys] of human folly rather than the heights {'cedar'?} of divine light." [note 3237 of the Quran. Translater...Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Try ''Sneferu''.

Sufi equivalent..."The 'Divine Speech' guides through its ''signs'' [ayat] or verses, just as the cosmos - which is also the speech of god, articulated within the ''Breath of the all merciful'' - gives news of 'god' through its signs, which are the phenomena of nature. The revealed, written speech can be more readily understood than the revealed, Cosmic speech. It provides the key through which ''opening''[explained elsewhere], can take place. The opening of the door to comprehension of the signs within the macrocosm and the microcosm, the universe around us, and within us." [Introduction, 'The Sufi Path of Knowledge'].

The author of 'The Cosmic Doctrine' defines that 'guardian' as the 'Ring-Pass-Not'. Representational of. That mental faculty that we all use [without; in the main; being aware of it] to define objective from subjective when attempting to understanding something; anything. [Chapter two, same book].

'Sword' at the Garden of Eden?

''Every good sword is given a name'' {Needle?}. [Game of Thrones. Episode 2. Series 1].

REFRESHER: "...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective; that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who we are in the present: 'past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

"We shall show them our signs upon the horizons and in themselves, until it is clear to them that this is the truth." [Quran 41:53].

Represented [in part] in its 'physical' form as a 'Lily', i.e.,"as bearer of symbolic meaning". Chapter two. 'The Future of the Ancient World.'/ J. Naydler.

Hence the reason for 'The Lily' to be the first emblem spoken on, in the 'prologue', to non other than the Hebrew Zohar. [Unabridged edition by Rav Berg]. Think about it, in relation to 'plant' symbolism, in relation to 'herbal' remedies, in relation to 'lower half', [representational of], in relation to an individuals 'health'. Their ongoing positive 'health', relative to an 'understanding'.

Especially the 'Madonna' lily, an image of which was found near Knossos, in ancient Crete. Represented with three stalks, on a dark background, [same chapter / J. Naydler]. Knock, knock...see anything? Or should that be - ''knock three times'' - Hear anything?

thinkAnalogy of same..."Who is this ''First and Chief being'' referred to in the Shetaut Aset? It refers to the transcendental, absolute Supreme Being, God. But how is this supreme being 'to be' discovered? The 'divine' must be understood through philosophical training. This requires a process by which the aspirant first listens {or reads?} to the teaching and then reflects on the mystical meaning contained within it, i.e.,as a means by which the intellect can be gradually purified and made subtle {Stonehenge equivalent: Sarsen stones in relation to those 'blue' ones. Representational of. Enlarged elsewhere}... so that it might partake in the wondrous 'resurrection' which the goddess imparts {anima link?} to all those who 'ponders over sacred matters and seeks therein for hidden truth'. This process is accomplished by acquiring the 'knowledge which the goddess invites us to seek after, as being near and dwelling continually with her' {get it?}. This implies that spiritual studies must be continuous if they are to be effective, {as it is in ANY subject}...And when you succeed in maintaining a constant flow of thought towards the 'divine' you will achieve the third stem of the Yoga of wisdom..." [Extract from the book 'Mysteries of Isis' by Muata Ashby. All emphasis, this readers]. Recall what the ''three'' of anything represents - before those first impressions suggest something else.

''Third stem'' in relation to 'lily' and 'knock three times'. Anything? And/or the triple {leg/upright} of the Dolmen {i.e.,altar stone}.

''The symbol of the 'lower' will is the altar''. {East?}.

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

Compass of the Heart?

A working example: "From this are and do come admirable adaptions whereof the means is here in this. Hence i am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world..." ['Emerald Tablet'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' the parts {three?} within those universal ones {whole?}. 'Transcendent third' link? Therefore 'dimensions' {i.e., inner/outer} of the sarcophagus within the 'higher' chamber of the Gt. Pyramid. Think on it in relation to 'lower'. Getting it?

If so, what would 'lower' be represented by within that same structure?

Something to ponder:" being near and dwelling continually with her." But now seen from a different perspective {angle?}... "They should pray twice daily towards Jerusalem, and seek peace through submission to the divine - a state encapsulated by the Arabic word 'Islam'. Only then would they begin to appreciate Gods true nature: a spiritual presence ''nearer to man than his jugular vein." Enlarged elsewhere.

The author of the 'Secret History of the World' gives a good account of that plants [lily] 'history'. In the 'good old days' it was probably used as a 'quick fix' to understand something that these days can be be done by objective reasoning. Hence that authors 'history' of that same development throughout the ages in relation to this subject. But Mr 'Black' if only for this reader, has still not got to the 'crux' of the subject. He uses 'mythology' in the same vein as Plato and Gurdjieff do with their own 'specialist' tools, [explained elsewhere]. Taking the reader on a journey, as explained by himself..."But above all, and this is the point i want to emphasize, i am asking readers to approach this text in a new see it as an imaginative exercise." [introduction].

Side note. The author of 'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' uses his own 'specialist tools' of intent - constantly teasing the reader throughout to define the difference between 'vision' and 'epiphany'. The 'Lily' plant in the old days more relative to 'vision'. But in the modern day more relevant to the word 'epiphany'. The common factor, however, between the two - regardless of time-lapse = ''archetype''.

Understanding that 'framework' that this subject is indicative of, regardless of author, by way of those essential keys [or signs]... gives the reader that broader view. That deeper view. Deeper in the sense of its purported relevance to each individual. Nothing more. In other words understand those 'keys' in relation to what else is being said, [imaginary {and/or ''visionary''} or otherwise].

triple hare

Three Hares. Many speculate on its symbolism. Ears attached - representing a 'connectedness' of something. Recall those ''ear'' tablets in the Nile Delta. Egyptian equivalent. Try ''Sais''. Then relate that answer to the ''hare,'' i.e.,what it represents.

As an example...think about what the word 'Lily' represents, regardless of its 'origins' [explained above], together with other key words like 'tree' , 'hare' and 'swan', relative to an understanding. From 'plant / tree' to 'animal' to man, as a representation of that 'development' . Of which the word 'Horus' could be a representation of that beginning and end result,[ if only in the Egyptian culture]. 'See' anything? If not learn more, by study, reason, and objective analysis. Find those keys to decipher the whole subject.

"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." New Testament.

In other words see it as an objective exercise; as one does in ANY subject; [especially at the outset], rather than an ''imaginative one.'' [This readers opinion only. Regardless even if Mr Black is using the word ''imaginative'' in the same vein as Mr H. Corbin does. [Explained elsewhere]. BE objective, more than 'imaginative'. Chose the right word. Then use it. Apply it. [i.e.,''In the beginning was the word, and the word was with 'god', and the word was 'god''. Its true meaning. Explained / enlarged elsewhere]. Relative to a ''foundation.'' That same foundation that can then, be 'built' on.

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

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

Understanding the above,i.e.,''objectivities'' purpose to anything and everything - gives clues - as to what is being implied below...{if only as an imaginative teaser}...

"The 'Lord' first formed the earth as an idea. He quickened it; atomic energy and then matter came into being. He coordinated earth atoms into a solid sphere. All its molecules are held together by the will of god. When he withdraws 'his' Will, all earth atoms will be transformed into energy. Atomic energy will return to its 'source': consciousness. The earth idea will disappear from objectivity." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis this readers].


Question. Copy cats?

Side note: {From a Hindu perspective}: ''The Great Breath {that universal ''bit''?} gives to Prakriti {the substance of Being} 'five' sorts of elementary extension. The first and most important of these is the Akasha Tattva, the remaining 'four' are the Prithivi, Vayu, Apas and Agni {or Tejas}. Every form and every motion is a manifestation of these Tatvas….The Akasha is the most important....It must as a matter of course, precede and follow every change of state on every plane of life. Without this there can be no manifestation or cessation of forms. It is OUT of Akasha that every 'form' comes and it is IN Akasha that every form lives....It itself cannot be perceived: it is so subtle that it is beyond all ordinary perception; it can only be seen when it has become GROSS and has taken form. At the beginning of creation there is only this Akasha; at the end of the cycle the solids the liquids, and the gases all melt into the Akasha again, and the next creation similarly proceeds out of this Akasha..." [Page 26/7 'Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment'].

Something unknown {unmanifested/'Gross'} becoming known {manifested}?

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

And/or: "From another regard, the lead of Saturn is the downward and inward pull of gravity into subjectivity." ['Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline'].

Try ''Saturn'' to see it from an astrology {archetypal} point of view. Before those 'first impressions' forecast something else - to the internal self. That point of view that's been around since the dawn of human kind - before the written word came into common use.

Something hinted at: "The end is coming, the time is growing short. There are many matters which have been unimportant until now, but which now become important, for a new age is in process of coming to birth and the way must be prepared in advance of it. Mortal man is fallible and possesses little objectivity...The opinions of man are more important than god's truth...We have work to do together. It will not be easy. We must converse in order that others may overhear us and we must speak of deep and weighty matters. But we must also take good care that those who hear have no decisions made for them. They must think for themselves." ['The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan].

''Truth'' in relation to that 'bit'. Think about it in that 'inner' sense of the word.


Coincidence or a...? Try Part 2.

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

Analogy of same..."At the beginning [of time] Meaning already was, and god had meaning with him, and god was meaning." Understanding that universal framework gives that alternative statement a certain logic. A credible one. As it does in the following statement...


An ''opening'' of something?

"When a man finds no Meaning in anything he has at the same time no feeling of god. Meaninglessness is a terrible illness. It has to be got over. It is the same as godlessness, because if you say there is no god, you are saying that there is no Meaning in things. But if you think there is Meaning, you believe in God. Meaning is god. You cannot say that you do not believe in god but believe that there is Meaning in things. The two are the same, in that one cannot be without the other. God is Meaning. If you dislike the word god, then say Meaning instead. The word God shuts some peoples minds. The word Meaning cannot. It opens the mind." [Both extracts taken from the book 'The Mark'].

Proving the viability of working through those first impressions. Before those bigger questions are asked.

Try ''cup''.

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"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].

And/or..."You may care to dwell upon the parable which indicates that 'God' is not to be found in the strong wind nor the earthquake, nor in the fire but only within the silence of the still small voice." [From the book 'The Silent Road'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''child''.

A {working} example: "Geoffrey says, that when the Trojans came to Britain the Island was then called Albion {'white' link}, and was inhabited by none but a few 'giants'....Until the present age, few tales of giants, fairies, trolls, demons, and the like, were without some foundation in fact. Some no doubt were due to purely natural phenomena, like the giants 'footprints', which I have mentioned on South Uist {'N/W'?}. The Gruagach, that grim giantess who appears on a misty hillside and 'lures' young men {'child' link} to their doom {death/rebirth, i.e.,in the 'spiritual' sense of the 'word'} - could be no more than the Brocken Spectra. However, she was also a goddess, with cup - marked stones named after her." [Page 20 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].