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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].

"He could speak clearly and convincingly without mention of god or the soul. He could explain the purpose of life and its fulfillment in terms of Truth, and the search for understanding, with no reference to religious worship or beliefs of any kind. He said: 'If you believe in God, then your search must be for god; but even if you believe in nothing, you must still have some conviction that there is a meaning behind this visible world. You must be determined to seek out that meaning and understand it." [Quote from the book by J. Bennett].

Question. Is this subject therefore [possibility of] - nothing more than self hypnosis?

A {working?} example: "Nonetheless the effect of a well conducted initiation ceremony is quite impressive. To stand at the door of the lodge upon which three knocks are given on one's behalf, to meet with the challenge as the door swings slightly ajar, bringing with it a waft of incense - ''Stranger from the outer world, why seek ye to enter our secret places and hidden mysteries?" and being prompted to answer {as from your own Higher Self}, ''I desire to know in order to serve''. To be admitted blindfolded { to represent your own stumbling forward in spiritual darkness}, to where the hooded brethren are assembled. Then, in due course, the hoodwink removed, to observe the symbolic furniture of the temple as you are ceremoniously processed around for instruction, admonishment and contact by the various officers of the lodge." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight - including parenthesis].

Define those keys {highlighted} to educate {initiate?} those - first impressions?

Same intent - but now 'seen' from a different perspective {that first one?}: "Hera, queen of Heaven and the sister and consort of Zeus, is also the goddess of 'marriage' and the protector of women in childbirth. This latter role fits well her association with the moon, the celestial object that is reborn each lunar month. Hera is as important in astronomical allegory as she is in the narrative of the Iliad. A poor loser in the Judgement of Paris, she displays her anger and hatred of the Trojans from the opening pages of the epic. Her title of queen indicates an ancient perception of the Moon as queen of the night skies, and references to her as 'strange queen' suggests the distorted or unbalanced face of the moon in its gibbous phase between half and full moon." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''marriage'' and ''child'' - to see it from that inner {spectrum?}.

Refresher: "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].

Side note: Man in the moon or 'Hare' in the moon? {anagram of Hera?}.

"Analogy is the final word of science and the first word of faith. Harmony consists in equilibrium, and equilibrium subsists by the analogy of contraries. Absolute unity is the supreme and final reason of things." Quote from within the book 'Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual' by E. Levi. Question. Before those first impressions take hold - what does "transcendental'' imply. Think about it in relation to the ''divine bit'' relative to ''primary'' and ''secondary''. Enlarged elsewhere. Possibilities of - ONLY.

"There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of thy standing forth therein." [i.e., in relation to ''The original mosque of piety built by the Muhammed himself]..."Which then is best? - he that layeth his foundation on piety to God and his good pleasure? - or he that layeth his foundation on an undermined sand cliff ready to crumble to pieces?" [Quran 9:108/109].

"...that geared me towards more profound shores." Quote from M. Katz.

"Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil, and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine and dates, grain mixed with milk, food untouched by 'fire', for the gods." [ Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee']. Recall what 'food' represents, [e.g.,put ''butter'' or ''honey'' or ''milk'' in the 'search box'].

S/E?

Side note: Many questions raised concerning an ancient 'henge' {at least 2400BC} discovered at Woodbridge in Suffolk S/E England. All within a once large hill - but since - flattened {decommissioned?}. Large circular ditch with walkway inside made of birch and oak. Animal parts found inside ONLY of jaw and pelvic area {ie., ''head and tail'' ends}. Spring water prevalent throughout ''running down throughout the structure to the creek below''. Large platform on top of hill. {'Horizon' link? i.e., ''line of sight'' - in the spiritual sense of the word}. Parts {skull} of large female cow found {auroch} found also on top. ''Milk'' and ''butter'' mentioned in relation to the 'tool' found alongside - ''its a wooden spatula used for butter and milk churning''. ['Digging for Britain'. Series 7. Episode 3].

Define a mind set to get beyond ''ritual ceremony''. i.e., what could be seen on top of that ''platform'' - another 'henge' within that locality or some constellation and planets. The 'foundation' of something? Try ''cattle'' and/or ''butter'' to take something further.

Something extra: ''White pebbles'' found and the area has in the past been known as ''seven springs''. [www.the guardian.com/science/2018/jun/28/archaeologists]. Try ''pebble''.

venus (2) "At first sight art promises to be a better source than burials for the study of beliefs; after all, it was presumably designed to deliver a message to the observer...To a student of prehistoric religion, the earliest significant works are a group of about 35 female figurines found on twelve sites scattered from Pyrenees to Siberia. In view of this vast geographical range, their similarity is striking. All are relatively small, about the length of a hand, and all are footless and faceless {symbolic intent only?}- with swollen breasts, buttocks and/or abdomens. Within this style there are variations. They are fashioned in clay, ivory and stone. Some are fat, some apparently pregnant, and some have the breasts and buttocks alone emphasized. Those from western and central Europe tend to be found singly {'rural'?} and without any context, while the Russian examples are found more often in groups and on settlement sites {town /'city'?}...At Yeliseevici, on the river Desna, one was found among three mammoths' skulls arranged in a circle. At Laussel in the Dordogne, France, three reliefs of women holding objects {an upward curving bison horn - marked with thirteen lines} - were found carved upon boulders in a rock shelter. The woman';s left hand rests on her abdomen, and she had been painted red, which seems to be the colour most often connected with sacred or arcane matters in the Palaeolithic. NO collection of male images is associated with ALL THESE FEMALES. [Therefore symbolic intent of 'anima'?}... So what did they mean? ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy' / R. Hutton].

Besides the obvious {highlighted} try ''milk'' or ''churning'' or ''horn'' or ''rock'' or ''belly'' or ''elephant'' and especially 'arc' in relation to ''upward'' etc...

''Pregnant'' {with something} - in the spiritual sense of the word...?

Question. Are all found near rivers rather than seas?

The main point, however is, understanding this subject gets us closer to those final answers. In the words of Mr N. Oliver {mentioned elsewhere} ''it gets us into the heads of neolithic man..." BUT because those keys are universal it also gets us into all 'other heads' - of those - who for whatever reason - what to understand {explore?} it - from the dawn of human kind - FROM the oral tradition up to and including the present. REGARDLESS of what we {the reader and/or observer} think about it. Therefore does that not define an aspect of our history - the human one?

N.B. ''Footless'' in relation to:

move7"For thought alone can see that which is hidden, inasmuch as thought itself is hidden from sight - and if even the thought which is within you is hidden from your sight - how can He [''god''], being in himself, be manifested to you through your bodily eyes? But if you have power to see with the eyes of the mind, He will manifest himself to you." Libellus v:2 [Extract taken from chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt'].

Hermetic equivalent..."Men will seek out the inner nature of the holy 'spaces' [chambers/niche link]...where no foot may tread". See it?

feetSide note: "The key essential element for growth has always been change {via motion}, and so we must, if we wish to grow, constantly strive to escape from the comfortable congestion of our daily lives - we must attempt to climb into a ''larger box'' {chamber?} whenever we can, like a snake shedding its skin through successive cycles of growth....We must actively think our way out, and the best way to do that is to constantly question - to test and probe the 'concreteness' of our world....We are engulfed in a sea of mystery which is normally never thought about or considered due to the well constructed walls of our defences." [Page 18 of the book by D. Monroe].

Walls of Jericho?

Try static/dynamic all as a means....?

Continued: REFRESHER: "Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil, and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine and dates, grain mixed with milk, food untouched by 'fire', for the gods." [ Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee']. Recall what 'food' represents, [e.g.,put ''butter'' or ''honey'' or ''milk'' in the 'search box'].

Working example: Odysseus required to 'mix' certain foods in order to 'move on'. Requirements given to him by an aspect of himself {'Circe'}. The narrator Simon Armitage wonders about White Barley Meal in relation to the other 'foods' i.e., Water, Milk, Sweet wine, and Honey - all placed into a 'pit' {cubit square hole}.

To get us close to an answer {mind set?} attempt to narrow down those keys/concepts/signs/correspondences etc. Try ''Sweet'' {as opposed to 'bitter'} / ''Barley'' {in relation to 'wheat'} while recalling that a statue of Khafre was found ''upside down'' in a pit in the Sphinx temple. And/or: any 'Squared' Cubit in the night sky? ALL in relation to a ''foundation''?

Question. A foundation of what?

Question 2. What would ''BLACK Ram's blood'' represent. Aries? All in relation to a ''broken heart'' {i.e., another aspect of his nature represented as his ''mother''}.

''Odysseus travels onwards, but he does so as a changed man. Everything he had achieved at Troy, now seems like a huge waste {death/rebirth?}. 'Boundaries' between both. Hence the link with such concepts as 'Circe' and others represent {i.e.,twilight zone?}. Priorities changing {'changeling'?}.

Indian {counter culture? i.e.,from a different perspective} - analogy..."When the Bose institute was opened, i attended the dedicatory services. Enthusiastic hundreds strolled over the premises. I was charmed with the artistry and spiritual symbolism of the new home of science. Its front gate is a centuried relic from a distant shrine. Behind a lotus pool, a sculptured female figure with a torch conveys the Indian respect for women as the immortal light bearer. A small temple in a garden is consecrated to the Noumenon beyond phenomena. Thought of the divine incorporiety is suggested by the absence of any altar image {i.e.,'fire'?}." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Chapter Eight].

'Shadow' in relation to light [anima?]. As a MEANS to begin an understanding. S/W in relation to S/E?

And/or: Eastern Way = more ''subjective'' as opposed to the Western one?

Side step..."Etymology of the name 'Helen' could derive from the noun meaning ''torch'' and/or the root of the name Venus." [Wikipedia/Helen].

Homer's equivalent of the Hebrew 'Shulamite' or the Egyptian 'Nefertiti' {enlarged elsewhere} - as a means to...?

Question. Conspiracy obsessives?

Understanding the above. defines; or at least gives the reader an idea at what this author is hinting at...

feet4"Feet on the ground is an important part of Western posture. The destiny of the soul incarnate in the West is control of the physical environment. Mark the word control {'panther' link?} - and not abuse. That of the Eastern soul is more subjective. There the feet are best raised above the base of the spine, or closely conjoined to it, so forming a closed circuit of the aura not open to objective Earth currents." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. As a means...?

"The Eastern schools recommend a posture seated, cross - legged in the lotus position." Anything?

With/without 'altar'? As a means...?

"Sing to me of Oakenhill Wood. The trees were not oaks; they were conifers, but no matter...'It is i think, the sudden stillness, the stillness of a tall, a slender tree, the narrow, arrow straightness of the path, the unexpected consciousness of ''now'' - that grips, evokes and beckons; lifts high the latch of mystery. You cannot tread that way. Your feet will kick the door shut as they run. This path is not for treading; it does not lead, like that; to anywhere, like that. Rather, it is its destination; full known and fully trod when first began." ['The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan]. Try ''latch'' and/or ''conifer''.

Side note: ''slender tree'' in relation to Homer's Iliad, i.e.,the Dog Star {Achilles}. And/or ''latch'' in relation to those copper ones in the ascending passageway of the that well known monument.

A {'western'?} example: "In comparison to mediaeval man we are really lopsided shadows, for we are governed by our thinking brain which grips feet and fingers around our head and shoulders like Sinbad's Old Man of the Sea. Because of this demonic grip of intellect {'Tower of Babel'?} - it is difficult for us to 'see' the mediaeval symbols and art forms in the right way; that is, as they were meant to be seen..." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

"Ancient symbols have great value - if only because they compel one to avoid the pitfall of ''taking things for granted''. By making things difficult, they force the mind to dig down into the roots of reality and to fathom deeply unconscious vital processes." ['The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix' / Dane Rudhyar].

Example: A different perspective {'angle'?}..."Democritus had always been fond of honey; and once he answered a man who asked how he could live in the enjoyment of the best health..... that he might do so if he constantly moistened his inward parts with honey and his outward man with oil." [Chapter 7, 'The Sacred Bee'].

"The child of the Honey Lord, Aristaeus, whose wisdom discerned the toil of the bees, and the wealth of the labour of Olives learned." [Chapter 9, same book]. Link to Oak Island. Purpose of. Found within.

"Aristaeus, the son of Apollo and the nymph Cyrene, was worshiped as the giver of good gifts to men, and the protector of flocks and bees." That ''development'' - one stage further - a continuation of. Put ''gift'' in the usual box.

As is the intent of..."In late antiquity a strange, mythical formula or recipe was associated with this formerly very significant date on the first day of the Sirius year. It would seem to have been another way of lending a mythical significance to mead. The equation of honey with 'divine blood' was an accommodation to the Greek god of heaven, the myth of the ''lighting up'' expressed in the name of Zeus. In this case, however, it was not by accommodation but also directly that a natural phenomenon inspired a myth of 'zoe', a statement concerning life which shows its indestructibility in 'fermentation', that is, even in 'decay'. A link seems to have been perceived between fermentation and decay. This myths claim to truth was so great that it provided the basis for a practical formula. This formula was said to have first been devised by Aristaeus, who has been characterized as a ''figure in Greek religious history, concerning whom we have only a fragmentary and dispersed tradition." From this tradition however, the former importance of this god, who belonged to a very old and original stage of development, can be gathered. His place in the history of culture is determined by his relation to honey. He was said to have imparted the use of the beehive to man and was looked upon as the inventor of the mixture of wine and honey. Thus, he belongs to a period of Mediterranean culture which was marked by the domestication of bees, rather than the exploitation of wild bees..." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. Single inverted emphasis, this readers].

That ''development'' marked {noted?} by a comparison between ''domesticated'' and ''wild''. Zeus in relation to ''wild'' - Dionysos in relation to the other {i.e.,''it was said he was the inventor of honey''. Same book}. Recall its symbol.

Question. A 'development' of what. Just mead? Regardless whether wine and/or honey?

gtrfSide note: Grave goods found near Sittingbourne in a place called the Meads. Cut glass cone shaped beakers found in the shape of a horn. Narrator speculates as to why they are not free standing 'vessels' {i.e., symbolic intent only}. Try ''glass'' / ''horn'' / S/E / 'beaker'' / ''Watling Street'' etc., to get into a mind set beyond: ''love of feasting, love of mead''. ['Digging for Britain'. Series 1. Episode 3].

And/or: Eleven cauldrons found in Leicester ''shows the importance of ''feasting''. Remnants of meat and honey found within. Alice Roberts asks: ''Why so many?''. Main answer given: ''to feed the work force''. Elsewhere the only full chariot and rider {with 'horses'} found {buried} within these 'Islands' {N/E Yorkshire}. Found near Crannog's {'Islands' in one form or another - but most important on LAKES/Loch's}. ['Digging for Britain' 4/4].

To get us closer to a truer mindset beyond: ''It proves they were not just barbarians'' -TRY ''cauldron'' ''honey'' ''chariot'' etc.

''Feast of the Valley''?

Side note: "Poets learned the complex metres, rhythms and stanza forms and thus formalised some facets of the mystery teachings, as we can still perceive in Taliesin's poetry - himself the arch-poet, initiate and Son of the Cauldron....The old Welsh word for 'story' {cyfarwyddyd} means 'guidance', 'direction', 'instruction', 'knowledge', 'skill', 'prescription'. Its stem {arwydd} means 'sign', 'symbol', 'manifestation' - and drives from a root meaning ''to see''...." [Page 15 of the book by C. Mathews. See below].

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

And/or: Poet = Harp = Lyre constellation. Gives the reader clues as to the 'Star' that the Magi 'followed' that defined 'a' 'beginning' of something.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star....?

Something hinted at: "The mystical way of tradition has had to work to survive the battle which has been joined between faith and 'knowledge' since the time of Gnosticism....Two sets of visitants come to the manger in Bethlehem: the shepherds and the kings. The shepherds, impelled by angelic messengers, accept the proclamation of the 'new-born' messiah with uncritical enthusiasm - with faith. The kings, by means of their gnosis, 'follow' a star which is the certainty of their faith until they, too, reach their destination. It is perhaps of note that the shepherds go straight to the manger, while the kings waste time calling upon Herod to suffer unwanted congratulations." [Page 83 'The Western Way'. VOL 2].

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Try ''butter'' to {enlighten?} those first impressions, i.e., many pots {cauldrons?} found in bogs containing same.

Continued: "The richness of the themes within Branwen makes it difficult for the commentator to survey it fully. The reader will have been struck perhaps by the universal elements common to many European folkstories and mythologies, especially in relation to the Greek legends about Achilles family, and to both Norse and Germanic cycles. Although Branwen is the eponymous heroine, the story really turns on the possession of the Cauldron of Rebirth....The cauldron is the prototype of the Grail itself: an 'Otherworldly' vessel whose gifts include variously: rebirth, knowledge, spiritual fulfilment....as well as providing 'physical nourishment'....Death both physical and spiritual, is written between the lines of the quest: those who fail are 'slain'; those who win 'die' to the world and are reborn OR initiated into a different and Otherworldly condition." [Page 48/49 'Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain: An Exploration of the Mabinogion' / C. Mathews].

N.B. A group of Pine Martens = 'A Richness'.

Horn of Plenty in relation to the 'Fruit of ones Labours'? Try ''Homer'' / ''feast'' / ''nectar '' {of the 'gods'} i.e., as one example ''Ambrosia'' - to take something further.

And/or: ''The cauldron of rebirth, into which 'dead' men {women?} could be put, and would revive though they were forever 'speechless' {'Gnosis' link - in the negation sense of the word}.

Hence: The Cauldrons original owners came from a 'lake' {silence?} in Ireland {i.e.,furtherst West}. The woman gave 'birth' every six weeks { six lobed?} to a fully armed 'warrior' {man or woman? recall Athene}, and was a Titan {'giant'} like her Husband." [Page 39, same book].

''Upon the shoulders of Giants''?

Side step: "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']. Or...

samson2...."See how god sets forth a parable...'A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed, and whose branches reach up into the sky'. [14:24].

Question. A vine? Recall Samson's riddle.

Sweet or Bitter?

"The blood of the vine is the Grail," answered the sculptor, ''but what do men know of it." ['Journey into the Light']. Try ''vegetative''.

And/or {i.e.,something extra}: "Are the owners of estates whose sole care is their personal advantage to be put on the same footing as those who have traditional knowledge such as can make the vines of Khonsu flourish extra-ordinarily as well as the magnificent cattle of Amon {Amun}. Among all sages you will find men who claim to possess these gifts and at the same time to have created such a chef d'oeuvre as a colossal statue or the 'building' of a temple." ['Her-Bak'].

''Khonsu'' - or more importantly - what it implies {represents} - in relation to the words in italics. Anything?

That link to the Hebrew equivalent, ''to establish''. One of the two 'Pillars'. Its representation - with the individual in mind. Its main principle. "God will establish in strength those who believe , with the Word. That stands firm, in this world and in the hereafter......." [Quran 14:27].

"God effaces what he pleases and establishes what he pleases, and his is the essence of the book." [Quran 13:39]. Put ''essence'' in the search box.

"These observations lead naturally to a consideration of the subject of man in Ibn al-Arabi's thought, since, within the context of the divine-cosmic polarity, man, and especially 'Perfect Man,' [i.e.,authors definition; in relation to understanding a potential. The full ['whole'] one, relative to each individual. This readers input], constitutes the all important link or medium between the two poles of Reality; the isthmus [barzakh] as al-Arabi calls him. Having called man the link, however, it is necessary to point out that any link is important only so long as it serves to effect 'communications' and relationships between things that are real in themselves. The link itself having no meaning per se, except by reference to the things it links." [Introduction, 'The Bezels of Wisdom'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Think on it relative to such works as 'A Test of Time'.

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Pict symbols. 'Mirror' bottom right {S/E?}. 'Flowers' for eyes? within the well known Pict ''Z'' inscription: A flash of lightening? {and/or ''inspiration''?}. Others enlarged elsewhere.

"That which sees through the 'eye', but whom the eye sees not...." [Hindu equivalent]. Find it, compare it, understand it. As with.................

"The eye with which i see 'god', and the eye with which 'god' sees me is the same eye." [Meister Eckhart]. Put ''bridge'' in the usual box.

Refresher: Apply the above to define {in the broader base} - sense of the 'word' {foundation?} - the following: "A special case of the geometric reconciliation of opposites involves the Golden Ratio, or ''the section'' as the Greeks referred to it, which grows from the diagonal of the half-square. Quite a number of vases display its proportions because it offers artisans a particular powerful tool for guiding the viewers attention around a spiral of squares towards its ''eye'' - the compositions ''center of gravity'' where all diagonals cross. The architect, teacher, and writer Jay Hambidge rediscovered this geometry and called it 'dynamic symmetry'...." [Page 20 'Alexandria: The Journal of the Western Cosmological Tradition' / D. Fideler].

Try ''vase'' and/or ''static/dynamic''.

"It is precisely the 'Perfect Man' who combines within himself, in harmony, 'Heaven' and 'Earth' within the context of the realization of the Oneness of Being, who is at once the eye by which the divine subject sees Himself and the perfectly polished mirror that reflects the divine light." [Same chapter, same book].

Finally the symbolism and its intent relative in such stories that include 'maidens' in relation to 'knights' and 'swans', as speculated in such books as 'The Cygnus Mystery', [chapter eleven and eighteen].

"According to further information given in the 'Confessio' it can be computed that as he was born in 1378, and lived for 106 years, that is until 1484; his 'tomb' was discovered in 1604, the year when two new stars appeared in the sky in the constellations of Cygnus - the Swan - and Serpentario - the Serpent." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

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''Our constellation is supposed to be represented by the bird figured on an Euphratean uranographic stone of about 1200BC and known on the tablet as the Eagle, The 'Living Eye'...." [Page 56 under 'Aquila' from the book 'Star Names and their Lore'].

"Understandably, the 'Divine' does not appear in man in all the infinity of being; and we speak of only an aspect of god, or of a Divine spark, as constituting the essence of the inner life of man. However veiled and masked, in its broader context the human race may also be considered the manifestation of 'god' in the world. And each and every person is an intrinsic part of this divine source of life, the point of essence. Which essential point and source is known at a certain level as the Shekhinah, and at another level as 'Knesset Israel', the divine vitalizing power, giving life to the world. 'Knesset Israel' is the pool in which all the souls in the world are contained as a single essence, although it does not reveal itself as such, for in the world only a glimmer of the 'sparks' of 'holiness' in certain people is revealed. Every soul is thus a fragment of the 'divine' light. As a spark, a part containing something of the whole, the souls essential wholeness cannot be achieved except through effort, through work with the greater whole." [Chapter three [The soul of man] from the book 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose' by A. Steinsaltz. [Emphasis this readers].

Remember the above is only a 'Hebrew' perspective on a 'word' that all cultures in one way or another use directly or otherwise. Indicative of something. That 'something' that according to this subject is relevant to all individuals, regardless of place, time or culture. But only... once made aware of. Can you by now, 'see' what that word is, and what ''it'' relates to?

As briefly touched on all professions have their ’esoteric’ side. Literature has amongst others-Shakespear. As indicated in such books as ‘The secret of Shakespeare'...and ‘The sacred art of Shakespeare’. Both by M.Lings. ‘Midsummer nights dream'...'Twelfth night’...and especially ‘Hamlet’. That eternal story of the ‘nephew’ revenging his ‘fathers death’. The origins of which as explained in such books as ‘Hamlets mill’ by G.Santillana = Horus/Seth/Osiris. Hamlet using the audience as the ‘third person’ to understand his ‘higher self’, [ ‘I / We’. Of Old testament fame ]...in relation to what his ‘lower self’ is attempting to justify. [Chapter 5, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Side note: The author M. Hedsel uses 'we' and 'us' throughout in his book 'The Zelator'. Coincidence or...?

"Shakespeare's great philosophical thrust and the great impulse behind the Rosicrucians were to show that the invisible and spiritual is greater than the visible. [Hint, hint, see anything?]. To put it in Rosicrucian terms, Shakespeare gave shape, form and color to 'gods' great world-weaving 'thoughts', so that the human imagination could grasp them." [Chapter 37, 'The Sacred History']. Can you see any keys yet? Try ''Nephew''.

"Water takes on the color of the cup." [Quote by Junayd].

''Vase'' ??

"Let no man think lightly of good., saying in his heart, 'It will not come neigh me'. By the falling of waterdrops a pot is filled; the wise man becomes full of good, even if gathered little by little." Lord Buddha.

Something extra: ''The important point to remember is that 'Saturn/s' colour is a mixture of the three primary colours." {Page 65 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

While recalling that the symbol for 'Mercury' contains all 'three' aspects of the ''Self'' {i.e., subconscious = 'crescent'. Self consciousness = 'circle'. Cross = four elements and/or physical world etc }. Enlarged elsewhere.

Refresher: "Do not understand that the placing of the crescent symbol at the top {i.e., 'cup' shaped} means that the subconsciousness has been made the superior term. What is meant is that the subconscious has been purified and RAISED so that it becomes the grail to receive the wine of life - the inspiration of spiritual wisdom....Rightly understood, the Mercury sign is one of the most enlightening symbols...." [Pages 21/41 of the book by P. F. Case].

REMEMBER all as a means...?

Try ''Saturn'' and/or ''Imhotep'' as a working example.

 

 

Apply all the above to {define?} the following: "The cup markings, which appear to be universal in these Scandinavian sites and which are found occasionally on the walls and even roofs of stone built graves have long been a problem. The idea that they were libation cups, for offering food to the gods, cannot always be accepted on account of their position. Many, of course, in Scotland were used for the offering of milk to the 'Little People', until quite recent times and may be still. However the view is now held widely that many more were intended to represent symbols of a 'goddess' and are to be compared with the 'yoni' and 'lingam' of India...." [Page 87 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].

A more closer to the 'mark' {Key} attempt of gaining an insight into a mindset would be ''foods untouched by fire''. Enlarged elsewhere.

Soul {female} as opposed to Spirit {male}. All as a means....?

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Stone 'implement' - neolithic origin - its use speculated on within the program by N. Oliver {mentioned elsewhere}. Question. When impressed on a surface {rolled?} what impression would it make? Try 'rolled/UNrolled' for a further head-sratch. N.B. Similar round balls found especially N/E Scotland - as speculated upon in 'Secrets of Stonehenge' / PBS America. The understanding of which, determined more by ''the four corners'' i.e., N/E in relation to S/W? Embossed / Debossed?

Exercise..."Another peculiar mystery at Gobekli-tepe is the presence on the exposed bedrock to the S/W of the main enclosures of the large cup like holes {up to six inches in width and depth}. There are dozens of them everywhere. Similar cup marks are to be seen on top of the standing pillars, while clusters of them are found also at other Pre-Pottery Neolithic sites across the region. On asking Klaus Schmidt what he thought these cup marks represented in September 2012, he shrugged his shoulders and said they are found everywhere, often in the company of carved ring marks {'circle'?} like those in Britain. Yet clearly, they did once have a function, and the most obvious solution is that they were receptacles for something, either liquid - blood, beer, milk, or water perhaps - or, more likely, some type of food such as meat. Because they almost always seem to be carved in elevated positions, it appears possible that whatever they contained were offerings to carrion birds such as vultures, crows, or ravens, which might well have played some kind of symbolic function in the rituals taking place inside the sanctuaries {a large number of bones belonging to both the crow and raven have been found within the fill at Gobekli-tepe}. Scavenger birds such as vultures play an important role in the Neolithic cult of the dead, and so gaining their favor in a divinatory manner might well have been important to the success of a ritual...Interestingly enough, divination has been proposed as an explanation for the presence of similar cup marks found on exposed rock surfaces in the area of Mount Ararat in eastern Anatolia. Armenian prehistorians speculate that although the true purpose of the cup marks has now been lost, they were probably ''used by oracles during fortune telling,'' a very {credible?} explanation indeed, which sits well with their possible function at Gobekli-tepe." {From the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers}. Try ''cup'' and/or ''crow/raven'' to see if you agree or disagree.

'For he on honey-dew hath fed; and drunk the milk of paradise." ['Kubla Khan' / S. Coleridge].

Those similar ''cup marks'' speculated on in such programs as 'Ancient Aliens' found not far from the Nazca figures, in a S/N alignment - on top of a mountain ridge. '5200' in total.

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'Cup' for a hat?

"Only Peru and Tibet contain large sections of continuous high plateau. Travelers have often noted that the Andean and Tibetan cultures resemble each other in many ways. Geologically, they are the places on Earth that are the closest contact to the sky. The chain of the Andes, the Sierra Madres, and the Rockies run roughly N/W - S/E through the Americas. In fact, we can track the high points northward from the Peruvian Andes through central America, Mexico, the western United States, Alaska, along the North Pole, and down through central Asia, the Himalayas, western Australia, and underneath Antarctica to emerge at the Southern tip of Tierra del Fuego - the southern Andes. Without a topographical globe in hand its hard to picture this, but no one can deny that a circular chain of mountains runs crosswise around the globe, at roughly 60 degrees angle to the equator. If we imagine this mega chain to be the terrestrial counterpart to the Milky Way..." ['Galactic Alignment'].

All the above used in the past/present and will continue to be used in the future as a means...?

As is: "Its the first public sculpture in Britain - a large horse on an Oxfordshire hillside 3000 years ago. The hill - a border crossing - it was hotly contested {by at least three tribes}. Hill figures found no where else in Europe. This one marks a key moment ..." Enlarged elsewhere.

As well as: ''Only at the equator can the entire celestial sphere be observed..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

The above author {J. Jenkins} speculates only on a few of those universal keys in relation to the above - enlarged elsewhere - but because of his excellent research those that can indeed 'see' learn more.

Question. Higher of the lower {landscape equivalent?}...

magic sq"Before us lies the 25th Path of aspiration that leads to the goal of Tiphareth, whose virtue is Devotion to the great Work. If you first devotion is to anything else then you had better be content to remain where you are. There is honourable service to be given in the Lesser Mysteries but the Great work entails being commissioned to the responsibilities of adepthood . That is, to office in the Greater Mysteries, and the perceptions of evolutionary consciousness rather than those of the personality currently in incarnation. The road to this condition is the 25th path, sometimes called the Path of the Arrow, that is represented by a rainbow, the divine bow of promise, and a winged angel pouring an elixir from one vessel to another {'Altar of Witness'?}. It is another version , a transformation of the dancing figure in the emblem of the World, now lifted to a higher arc. Still holding a balance between two forces, but now mixing them in just proportion, as the name Temperance signifies...We now approach the upper reaches of the 25th path, which is where the Lesser mysteries begin to pass into the Greater. For whoever can enter the Temple of Tiphareth as of right as an adept {albeit a minor one} rather than being invited, or as a temporary guest, will of necessity pass into the consciousness of the 'higher self'. This is to enter into a wider air {'Mercury'?}, and also to experience a change in attitude..." ['Magical Images and the Magical Imagination' / G. Knight].

Eureka moments do the same.

Among others try ''arrow'' ''rainbow'' ''arc'' ''Tiphareth'' and ''cup/s'' and/or ''vase''...etc., etc -

aquariusSide note: In 'magical' lodges the technique of pathworking is often used to lead the whole brotherhood into a shared experience of another place, a sacred temple or center of the wisdom they seek. All will share the 'visions' each 'seeing' his or her own interpretation {'aura'?} of the images described, and it is in this 'Place of the Worlds' that a 'magic' happening can be translated into a real event." [Page 49 'Magic for the Aquarian Age' / M. Green].

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Polished 'stone' found within a labyrinth at Saqqara. 24 or 25? as a means...

Continued: "Twenty five is the square of the sacred number 5 and is therefore used in the center of magic squares. It is also the sum total of 1,3,5,7,and 9 and thus contains all the sacred numbers that can be used in 'magic'. For this reason, 25 candles would be lit so that every number was represented. Medieval Christian exegetes tended to regard 25, the square of 5, as the perfection of the five senses. Alternatively, they explained it as 6x{4+1}, which meant: 'good works on the basis of the 4 Gospels and the faith in one god.' When presented as {3x8}+1, it was interpreted as the sign of the hope for 'resurrection', which is realized through faith in the 1 god who manifests himself as the trinity. But there are also less {'lesser'?} mystical aspects of the 25. The quarter, 25 cents, is still a common coinage of the dollar. Twenty five is frequently used as a round number and serves, as a quarter of a full century, as a fitting number to celebrate silver jubilees." ['Mystery of Numbers'].

The ''quarter'' of something = S/W ? {landscape equivalent?}.

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Where have you seen it before.

As seen from a different perspective...''By means of the cup, we can put anything ''into'' our Magical Cosmos we want, just as by the Shield we can exclude anything. So far as the inner world is concerned, the Cup means IN and the Shield means OUT. The Inner Cosmos must have internalities and externalities like any other Cosmos. So with the Cup, we take into ourselves all that we truly love and hold dearest to us, which we want nearest to our essential being. All else we arrange as externalities around the demarcation circle of ''Me and We'' by means of the Shield. This makes the Cup the most ''sacred'' of the instruments, since we should only use it for taking in and pouring forth the very best and finest energies we are capable of containing." ['Magical Ritual Methods' / W. Gray. Including all emphasis - with the exception of the word in bold print]. Try ''vase/s''

''A symbol is an energy evoking agent {within a 'river' ?} - anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

Side note. ''Me and We'' in relation to same principle in such texts as the Bible and the Quran. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Horus IN/OF the 'Horizon'?

A connection?..."Why Queen Guenevere should have missed the going on the 'hunt' and have ridden out alone but for a lady in waiting is not revealed by Chretien, any more than he gives a reason for Arthur's decision to call the Hunt of the White Stag in the first place. Indeed perhaps no reason is required, and all is preordained insofar that Arthur's decision and Guenevere's behaviour are crucial to the action of the whole story, initiate it and provide a substratum for its meaning... It is crucial to our story, for not only does it provide initial impetus for the action, but it points up the theme of a challenge to the Queen. At any rate Guenevere is shortly joined by Erec, described as a leading knight of the Round Table, of great fame at the court, although not yet 25 years old. He is fair, brave and courteous and appears very much a courtly fellow, indeed almost a dandy, in ermine mantle, coat of Byzantine flowered silk, well fitting brocade hose and golden spurs, whilst he is unarmed but for a 'sword'. Erec's name is derived from the Breton Guerec, which at some point may have been substituted for the Welsh Gweir - Gweir being the son of Llwych, which means 'lake' in Welch, whilst Erec's father is called King Lac...The flow of these tales is made up from many tributaries." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon'/ G. Knight].

Question. Arthur {shadow?} - Queen {anima?}. Mediator {by way of 'lake' and 'sword'} between the two = {Erec}. All as a means... to exercise the cognitive faculty?

'Sandor - The Hound - Glegane'? {Game of Thrones}.

N.B. Answer found on Page 32 of the book 'Red Tree, White Tree by W. Berg {of which the above author recommends}. Link to the word 'silence' - its benefits {purpose?} in understanding ANYTHING. No matter how {or with 'what'} it is represented with.

Side note: Recall Richard Dawkins critique of something similar. Enlarged elsewhere.

"Indeed there is an unconscious equivalence between hunter and hunted. In the Christian legend, a stag enters a thick forest in order to draw the soldier hunting it away from his comrades so that the stag can 'hunt the hunter, while he hunts', finally confronting him with a crucifix miraculously sprouting between its antlers. Thus the hunter and the hunted are secretly identical - the seeker and the spiritual goal, as well as the pathway {'ridgeways'?} to it, are one and the same." ['The Book of Symbols' / Taschen. Under the subheading ''Deer'']. Hence...

"Behold King Arthur himself,' breathed Chretien to me. 'This is how Erec's adventure began. With the hunting of the White Stag.' As he spoke the king blew his horn again...As in a wild rout the great body of men and animals charged off into the forest, leaving us standing there in the clearing alone. 'Perhaps we should see what has happened to the Queen,' I said..." [Final paragraph to the above book by G. Knight].

That eternal combat between positive/negative. Within that overall personnel ‘journey’. Represented by the ‘Great year’. Or its present equivalent. The Precession of the equinox’. Its physical/individual representation within the same, [ ‘Macro’ equivalent ]...as the Greater / Lesser 'Bear' Constellation. Or as a ‘Millstone’ or ‘Quern stone’, [ ‘Micro’ equivalent ]. Time team links. Always discovered upside down. Symbolic of ‘back to’.

"The equinoxes are the only times when the solar terminator {the ''edge'' between night and day} - is perpendicular to the equator. As a result, the northern and southern hemisphere's are equally illuminated." [Wiki/'equinox']. Try ''boundary'' and/or ''angle'' and/or 90 degrees.

Side note: "Chapter 7 examines Homer's theory of the precession of the equinoxes and explains the astronomical significance of the shield made for Achilles by the crippled smith god, Hephaestus. The shield and armour are allegories for the reorganization that became necessary when Sirius reappeared in the skies of Greece." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued..."The discovery {at Hallan Cemi } of a substantial number of quern stones, used to grind seeds, has led some prehistorians to suggest that the inhabitants of Hallan Cemi were engaged in protoagriculture, or certainly the exploitation of wild cereals. However, very few cereal seeds have been found at the site, casting doubts on this theory. In fact, all the indications are that the main food here, in addition to game meat, consisted of wild lintels, bitter vetch, and nuts." [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe' ]. Try ''bitter/sweet'' / ''wheat'' i.e.,...

"According to the testimony of many myths, the Cosmic Man {enlarged elsewhere] is not only the beginning but also the final goal of all life - of the whole of creation. ''All cereal nature means wheat, all treasure nature means gold, all generation means man,'' says the medieval sage Meister Eckhart. And if one looks at this from a psychological standpoint, it is certainly so. The whole inner psychic reality of each individual is ultimately orientated toward this archetype symbol of the Self." ['Man and his Symbol'. Enlarged elsewhere]. Try ''quern''.

'A grain of wisdom.'

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Epona - flanked by two pairs of horses. Domesticity only? Two 'weak' . Four 'strong'? Try ''Homer''.

Analogy {i.e.,wisdom expected to be found within it?}: "So, the images from the Old Stone Age still pose us a series of riddles. Certain aspects of animals were selected for portrayal, and placed in a variety of locations, including the walls of caves and overhanging rocks, boulders and pieces of bone and ivory. Some of the cave art was in large chambers where a crowd could admire it; some in tiny passages accessible only to one person at a time, after a painful crawl {initiation?}...At El Juyo on the north coast of Spain, excavated in 1979, the cave floor had been prepared as what can only have been a ceremonial center. Five layers of deer bones, burnt vegetation and red ochre were interspersed with cylinders of clay arranged in rosettes {i.e.,'flowers'; therefore 'chakra' link?}. Hence...''and capped with earth of different colours.'' "The whole pile was studded with bone spearpoints and covered with a huge stalagmite slab set on flat stones {horizontal link?}. A few feet away, a rock had been carved into a human face upon one side and that of a snarling feline {'anima' related?} on the other. In many caves, figures were superimposed upon each other in a way that seems deliberate, and were very often paired: horses with bison, ibex with oxen or oxen with mammoths. They were commonly portrayed with parts missing or distorted, and some of the beasts which appear are 'fantastic', such as bears with wolves heads and bison's tails {Sphinx/Griffin etc., link?}. No landscapes are represented, nor {despite its importance to hunter gatherers} any vegetation. On the other hand, animals are the subjects of only just over half of the total body of art. Virtually all the rest consist of geometric patterns..." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'].

A working example: {i.e., something hinted at}: "The tunnel was small but well made, with smooth slabs of perfectly fitting stone, lining the interior. {Years later, I was to learn that the tunnel had actually been the remnant of a prehistoric people {i.e., 'giants'} who once inhabited {Tin}tagel's slopes during the 'Time of Legends'}. Down I slid, what must have been {'ten'} yards or so, before emerging onto a shallow ledge {ridge?} about {twenty} feet below the cliff line. {Therefore one's 'horizon' limited?}. There a footpath wound indirectly to the shore {i.e., inverse of the symbolic intention of the 'spiral' i.e., as yet UNmanifested} - completely hidden from above by the overhang." [ '21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' something in its universal appeal. Not just its fictional one. As a means...?

Side note: "Cave art can speak to us like nothing else...Cave art in Britain looked for since cave art found in France, but believed it most unlikely because of conditions in Britain in the same epoch...Those ideas turned on their head when discoveries were made in the cave at Creswell Crags...Pre last ice age - 13000 years ago... the scratchings of the image of a deer...This is the oldest rock art to be found anywhere on these islands...Here we have art that is something a little bit different, and it does give a real connection back to the people that created it - but I rather like the mystery that we will never really know what it means." ['Digging For Britain' / Series 1 - Episode 2].

Question. What do you think?

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Stalactite that once removed could be used as a 'pillar'. The cut off point of which would become its base? A reversal of something? Indicative of? Recall what ''caves'' REPRESENT and who or what are associated with them {if only in their 'infancy' }. Also note the 'position' of the 'heads'. Also, once reversed - any OVERALL facial feature? i.e.,'mouth' in relation to 'womb'?

Continued: From a different perspective: Stalactite in relation to stalagmite? i.e.,"...It is a fact, however that, in the early Neolithic, Stalagmites and stalactites were removed from cave interiors and carried back to Catal Hoyuk, where they were placed in cult shrines alongside statuettes, bucrania, vulture beaks, and painted fresco's of extraordinary beauty and sophistication. So many fragments from caves were found there that British archaeologist James Mellaart, who excavated the site in the 1960's, proposed that the shrines at Catal Hoyuk {i.e., S/W Turkey} might have been the realm of chthonic deities; that is, gods of the underworld." {From the book 'Gobekli-tepe' by A. Collins}.

Recall the position of C. Hoyuk in relation to Gobekli-tepe and others. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Neolithic equivalent of 'Delphi', i.e.,oracle center?

Egyptian equivalent, the buried 'heads' at the base of certain pillars. Indicative of same. As is the Sphinx 'head' when viewed in perspective relative to the base [i.e.,start point] of the 'pyramid.' [Explained elsewhere ] ’Grinding’ out an understanding; a development; within ones overall ’ journey’. Hence the link to the title...’Hamlets Mill ’. Quran equivalent, Sura six..."Verily, god is the one who cleaves the grain and the wheat kernel asunder, bringing forth the living out of that which is dead". All the above speculated on within the book 'The Source Field Investigations'. D. Wilcock. [Especially chapters six and nineteen]. Understanding this subjects 'framework' gives a further insight into that books research.

N.B. The Mayans had a practice of purposely shaping a child's head in the form of 'an ear of corn'. Try ''ear''.

A grain of wisdom.

"Today I see Muhammad ascend. The friend is everywhere, in every action. Love, a lattice. Body, fire. I say, show me the way. You say, put your head under your feet. That way you rise through the stars and see a hundred other other ways to be with me. There are as many as there are flight paths of prayer at dawn." [Poem 17 'Flightpath', taken from the book, 'Rumi: Bridge to the Soul' by Coleman Barks].

''A man touches the earth with his physical feet, but he touches life with his psychological feet... Now a man who understands life only through the evidence of his senses is not a psychological man. He is a sensual man. His mind is based on sense. This is called elsewhere 'the mind of the flesh'. In such a case he thinks from his feet - and has no head."[Part one 'The Mark' by M. Nicoll].

'Feet on firm ground'. Benefit of?

"We are thinking at the edge, where the shoreline of sense meets the wild ocean of mystery." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. 'See' the picture; at the 'head' {header?} of each page. Anything?

The author uses those two mental concepts [i.e.,''psychological'' and ''sensual''] to define the differences between exoteric and this subject. And therefore its potential to each individual [i.e.,'higher'/'lower']. Understanding that paragraph [i.e., the part within the whole] explains why many statues were found beyond Abu Simbel...without the heads. Egyptian equivalent with the same principle in mind. North in relation to South. Or more importantly Northeast in relation to Southwest. The beginning of something. Representation of.

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Fountain of Neptune in Diafani on the island of Karpathos. 'Trident' and a 'dolphin' ? 'Mettle' of the mind? Question. What aspects would be 'used' to REPRESENT that 'metal' ?

'Teeth', symbolic of same. A link to the word 'grinding'. Especially 'serpent teeth', as indicated throughout in the book, ' The Sirius Mystery'...within the story of Jason and his Argonauts. 'Looking' for the 'golden fleece', just as Gilgamesh went looking for the plant of 'life'. Something 'eternal' being the common factor of both. That process ['development'] of which [ a grinding] can be represented with 'food'. [Food. Vol. 1. 'Gift of Osiris'. W.Darby]. In other words, as a representation of something, with an understanding in mind.... i.e.,as an example, taken from Gurdjieff's ...'fourth way' 'teachings', in relation to...'each moment is the best opportunity'...."Gurdjieff wanted his students to learn how to use the circumstances of each moment - both internal and external - as 'food' for the 'development' of a new state of consciousness".[Part one. 'Wisdom of the Fourth Way'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Think about it, relative to what that 'development'; is in the main; represented by... within a said framework. [Micro/Macro links].

"Tender-hearted stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains. Grasp it like a man of mettle, and it soft as silk remain." ['Paradoxes of the Infinite' / B. Bolzano].

A grain of wisdom.

A 'visual' example?..."Adjacent to Enclosure C's western central monolith is one of the most remarkable T - shaped stones discovered so far at the site. Running down the front narrow edge {in profile? if so, therefore a 'key'} - of pillar 27 is a 3-D predator, a famished quadruped, with a long bushy tail and emaciated body. Its snarling jaws, complete with carved lines signify whiskers, reveal a mouth with razor sharp teeth. That such a feat of artistic expression etc etc...As to the identity of this predator, Schmidt believes it is a feline, a lion most probably. Yet the shape of its body, the large incised teeth, and the long bushy tail, make a case for its being a canine of some description." [From the book by A. Collins].

'In profile' as opposed to 'face on'. The tail end of something begins the process of ?

"The profile of a human being is a special thing for those with eyes to see. The profile reveals the karma to those who know about such things. If you look carefully at any face, you will see in profile the story of past lifetimes...Meanwhile, remember that the profile will speak more easily about the past than will the face turned towards you." ['The Zelator'].

Side note: A {working} example: "...and for this reason this demand is especially important. In remembering about this and in carrying it out, man begins to see sides of himself which he never noticed before." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Italics, this readers].

Continued..."It is said that the Ennead which was the 'seed and hand of Atum', becomes the 'teeth and lips of Ptah' and gives a name to each thing, bringing it into existence. Divine principles and qualities {the Ennead} can now 'enter into the species of things' - mineral, plant, or animal - and become manifest through them. This is clearly an account of 'creation' by the ''word''. [Extract from the book by L. Lamy].

''Manifest'' in relation to ''logos''. Anything?

And/or: "The image also reminded us of another winged disc of Egypt, which offered a curious parallel with the Venus of the Mayans {enlarged elsewhere}. The interesting thing about this was that it was directly linked with the serpent, at which we have already glanced, called the uraeus serpent by later Greeks. Even in modern times, the uraeus is not hard to locate in Egypt...Preserved on the foreheads of statues - as one example - in ancient Thebes...its head poised forward as if ready to strike...

'Waters of the Gap'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued..."It is the transformed eye of the god Atum, in the form recounted in the ancient Creation myth...Usually explained by Egyptian archaeologists as being symbolic of the ''solar disc'' - what ever that might mean...The placing of this serpentine eye between the ordinary eyes explains why it is sometimes called the 'Third eye'...It is a representation of the eye of Atum...Or what the Oriental esotericists call the ajna chakra..." ['The Zelator'].

A working example, i.e.,apply the above to define something {inner?} i.e.,something that can be worked out by objective analysis {in profile?}: "...we find it remarkable that in ancient times the Western astronomers of Greece located the tail of their Taurus, the Bull, precisely on the Pleiades. The Mayan cult of the rattle snake, with its tail on the Pleiades, and the Persian Mythraic cult of the Bull, with its tail on the Pleiades, seemed to meet in a most extraordinary way. Just what was this connection between the Middle East and South America in ancient times? [same book]. Try ''Pleiades''.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from the authors 'point of view' i.e.,the Way of the Fool.

"Now, ''the magnificent gifts'' {10+7?} of which it is a matter here are not the magical phenomena but rather revelations in the inner life of intuition and inspiration." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 17' ]. Recall how those two 'aspects' [highlighted] can only be achieved - and their purpose - relevant to an understanding - if only in relation to a subject.

Egyptian equivalent...Heliopolis and Memphis in relation to Hermopolis and Thebes. Something unknown becoming known. Shadow in relation to light ,{and/or ''anima''}.

ALL AS A MEANS TO AN {AWAKENING?}. Question. A grain of wisdom?

'Anima Mundi' ?

"One can already sense from these considerations the role of numbers as generative powers, {''manifested'' link} and thus their relation to the names of the Theban sanctuaries. There exists, however, a still more striking demonstration of this relation: a hymn consecrated to Amun-Re, constructed on a series of 'plays on words' and on numbers. This hymn {Leyden Papyrus 1, 350} is composed of 27 stanzas, numbered with the first nine numbers, then with nine tens, then with nine hundreds. The particular character of each stanza is determined by the implications associated with its number. A stanza beginning with One contains an evocation of the 'First Time', the Creation, and associates Thebes with that event. The great temple of Amun itself is said to be 'the place of the origin and outlet of the Nun', clearly alluding once more to the primordial hill and therefore to the beginning of all generation or creative enumeration {'manifested'?}. Thebes is said to be, more exact, or more enumerated, than any other city." [Extract from the book by L. Lamy. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''27''. Then ''wheat''.

Hebrew equivalent = Ain-sof ? 'Gap' as a common factor to both? Therefore more UNmanifested {top/down} than manifested {bottom/up?}.

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Manna from heaven?

That final link to a representation of same, as the 'food' of the gods, i.e.,sometimes called Soma or ambrosia or the Hebrew equivalent, Manna. All as a representation of something, i.e.,relative to an understanding. Hence the link to, "a new state of consciousness". Breathing easier? It is a glimpse of the goal which a disciple [or student. This readers input] must aspire..." [Extract from the book by S. Ashby].

"The 'teacher' brings divine food in the form of wisdom teachings which uplift the mind by relieving the burden of pain and sorrow which weighs down the soul of a human being due to ignorance and negativity. The 'divine' food is the taste of divine glory."

Something to ponder on {i.e.,addition keys revealed}: "In order to approach an understanding of Ancient Egypt, it is necessary to eliminate the infantile notions which have been expressed with regard to Pharaonic thinking as a whole...We must examine the multitude of symbols which animate the entire Pharaonic Empire and form its treasure. The choice of these symbols is extremely strict. Pharaonic sages will depict a fly in order to speak of the volatile, a gold bee in order to speak of honey - that predigested product which Greek mythology seeks to find in Hymettus in order to make the hydromel of the gods. These are accurate symbols found in the title of nobles {the fly} or of kings {the bee}." ['Sacred Science']. To enlarge further try ''essenes''.

Side note: Great sage Hesy {third dyn.} = Grand Master of the Fly.

Analogy, with same principle in mind - but different time and space period: "We strolled later through the sacred precincts, halting in a tamarisk grove. The manna characteristically exuded by this tree was symbolic of the heavenly food Master Mahasaya was bestowing..." [Extract from the book 'Autobviography of a Yogi' ].

Question. Why a tamarisk tree?