Esotericism Part 3 Sec 06

 

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A Buddha - carved on a cliff face - recently found in a 'lake' . South-East China.

Analogy of same...'Who Is in My Temple' AND 'In The Temple of Silence' ['Cosmic Chants' by Paramahansa Yogananda].

UNDERSTANDING THAT ONE WORD DEFINES SO MUCH WITHIN THIS {FIRST?} YET FINAL SUBJECT.

Side note: "China is home to a number of striking Buddhist cliff and cave carvings. The most famous is Leshan Giant Buddha, the world's tallest Buddha statue.

Guan Zhiyong, a local official, told Xinhua that the Buddha statue was built by ancient people as a spiritual protector to calm the rapid-flowing current where two rivers converge.

The statue was submerged in 1960 when the Hongmen reservoir was built. At that time, local authorities weren't aware of heritage protection, said Xu.

The re-emergence of the Buddha has brought back memories for some village elders. Huang Keping, a 82-year-old local blacksmith, said he saw the Buddha first time in 1952.

"I remember the statue was gilded at that time," Huang told Xinhua.

Based on the style of the statue’s head, archaeologists believe it dates back to the Ming Dynasty, which ruled from the 14th to 17th century. The receding water also revealed an imperial decree and rectangular holes in the reservoir wall, which indicate that a building, likely a temple, had once been constructed here.

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

Side note 2. Those ''ancient people'' that these United islands {'king'dom} defines as Picts/Gauls/Celts.

"What are these symbols'', asks Melvyn Bragg : "There seems to be about 30-40 of them - among others bulls, wolves and eagles together with geometrical symbols...Most seem to come in pairs, on most sculptures....Most likely some sort of label, possibly a personal name...Its not writing in the normal sense, but is written to a standard format...A system for connecting ideas..." ['In Our Time: The Picts' / BBC Radio 4 / 9/11/17]. Enlarged throughout.

Understand this subject to define those ''ideas''. Those INNER ones. Try ''hieroglyph'' or ''arcane'' or ''symbol'' etc., etc. All as a means...?

The 'real' questions, however, remain the same.

Continued: A {working?} example: "In this connection certain teachings compare man to a house of four rooms . Man lives in one room, the smallest and poorest of all, and until he is told of it, he does not suspect the existence of the other 'rooms' which are full of 'treasures'. When he does learns this he begins to seek, the keys of these rooms and especially of the fourth, the most important room. And when a man has found his way into this room, he really becomes the master of his house, for only then does the 'house' belong to him. The fourth room gives man {''immortality''} and all religious teachings strive to show the way to it. There are a great many ways, some shorter, some longer, some harder, some easier..." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''four''.

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader {''horizon''?} context. WHILE still remaining OBJECTIVE.

Different culture. Same principle...."The human body may look like a lump of flesh, but that's not really what it is. In fact it is a wonderful creation, composed of 72 million 'nadis', or channels. These nadis, together with the six chakras and the nine openings, form a sort of house [or temple]. It is also sometimes called a town, composed of seven 'elements'. Of the 72 million nadis, a hundred are important; of these hundred, ten are more important; of these ten; three are most important; and of these three, the 'central channel' called the sushumna, is supreme." [i.e.,''Sushumna = The most important of all the nadis, the central channel, which extends from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. It is the pathway of the awakened Kundalini]. Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Use the search box to understand those 'numbers' in order to define the 'whole'.

And/or ''Town'' {city?} in relation to 'rural' as a means...? Enlarged elsewhere. Try ''city''.

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Serapeum at Saqqara. N/W in relation to S/E. Found within a Labyrinth. A 'centering' within. Before the commencement of a 'journey'. 24 or 25?

Analogy of same; but from a different 'angle'..."Through my years of involvement with this ancient institution, i knew that everything in Freemasonry was there for a purpose, be it a movement in a ceremony or a symbol. This reinforced in my mind that there had to be a specific purpose in the design. As i have previously stated, the number of 'tiles' in the checkered pavement counted 22 along the length and 10 across the width. Neither number seemed to correlate to anything i knew. The total of 22x10=220 made even less sense. Still, i could not help feeling that there was something about the 'pavement' that my instincts were trying to draw my attention to. As i had noticed that the pavement seemed to fit so well with the proportions of the Sussex temple, with the overall length closely matching the diameter of the zodiac above it, i asked the curator whether there were any surviving architecture plans of the complex... Some of the components of the temple are referred to with measurements in cubits. This same unit of measure can be found in the Old Testament books of Kings and Chronicles. It was also a unit of measure used by the ancient Egyptians...A cubit was measured as the length from the point of the elbow to the tip of the middle finger of an outstretched hand, approximately eighteen inches in length in imperial measure or just under half a meter in metric measurement. Thus it was i took a tape to measure the pavement. To save time, i had decided to measure one tile and then multiply this by the number of tiles in the length and breadth. The tessellated border {'pavement' - that surrounded the 'tiles'} appeared to be of an even width all around so i had to measure only one border and apply the dimension to the total perimeter. I realized that the temple complex had been built in an era when the standard unit of measure in Britain would have been in imperial feet and inches, not metric. Nevertheless, i made certain that my measuring tape had both units of measure marked on it. The tiles measured exactly 18 inches square, and the border was of the same dimension, 18 inches wide. Eighteen inches - the representative length of a cubit. As i stood looking at the pavement, it was immediately obvious that 22 tiles long could be interpreted as 22 cubits. But the border meant i could add one cubit around the tiles. So, instead of being 22 x 10, it now measured 24 cubits by 12 cubits. The perimeter was not 1,296 inches, 108 feet, or 33 meters; it was 72 cubits. This was to be my first breakthrough. It was much later that i discovered possible relationships that dictated this dimension. Later still i was even more excited to discover that there was indeed an exact proportional relationship between the pavement and the dome above. The more i probed and the more questions were raised, the more answers were needed..." [From the book 'The Secrets of Solomon's Temple' by K. Gest. Emphasis, this readers]. Amongst others, try ''eighteen''.

'Little Finger' ? [Game of Thrones].

The author attempting to understand his own relationship to his own 'fraternity' {as each candidate - depending on the individual - is expected to} - as ONE method of an understanding within the subject AS A WHOLE.

72 in relation to the Precession of the Equinox - explains why the Hebrew religion uses it.

Question. Ritual only?

"While the number 72 is linked with the solar periodicity, the number 18 is linked with a lunar periodicity." ['The Zelator'].

REFRESHER: "...Of the 72 million nadis, a hundred are important; of these hundred, ten are more important; of these ten; three are most important; and of these three, the 'central channel' called the sushumna, is supreme." [i.e.,''Sushumna = The most important of all the nadis, the central channel, which extends from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. It is the pathway of the awakened Kundalini]. Chapter 5, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

images[3]Exercise - by way of an analogy: "The later alchemists, schooled in hidden meanings, recognized the true identity of Ladon. He was the snake within - the guardian of the inner riches. The 'tree' guarded by this snake was inside man. In so far as this 'mystic' tree, which bore mystic apples, {i.e.,''a symbol of secret wisdom, which some men/women seek''} - had a physical form, it was the serpentine spine, with its vertebrate trunk, and ramifications of nervous branches reaching into the cranium. The 'fruit' of this tree was the human brain, and its flower was called the Crown chakra..." ['The Zelator'].

Refresher: "...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]. Anything?

Try some other keys before deciding one way or the other, i.e., ''spine'' and/or ''fruit'' {of ones labours } and/or ''apples''.

"The Emperor asked a sage to be brought to court. 'What is the highest truth?' he wanted to know. 'Total emptiness...with no trace of holiness', said the sage. 'If there is no holiness, then who, where, or what are you?' 'I don't know,' the sage replied."

Question everything. Test it with reason. Look at the assumptions behind it, take those assumptions apart and question your questions too. Awareness of ignorance is the beginning of wisdom. ['The Secret History'].

Analogy of same..."These promises are vowed upon the Kings sceptre and dedicated in a chapel, where C. R. [Christian Rosencreutz] leaves his hat with the golden tokens, and his golden fleece,[metaphorically speaking of course. This readers input]... and records his name in a book. Above his name he also writes a curious motto; Summa Scientia Nihil Scire: 'The highest wisdom is to know nothing'. This is not merely an injunction to humility. It is an affirmation that intellectual learning is not enough. The 'nothingness' is the spiritual condition above all intuition and intellection. It is beyond what Kabalists call Kether the Crown, the first emanation of God. It is at the heart of the Unmanifest light known ultimately as Ain - nothingness. [Ain sof link]. A similar conception is found at the heights of oriental mysticism as the void, which is beyond the bliss of Nirvana. It is also found in the classic western treatise on the 'via negativa'...The Cloud of Unknowing."

Try ''negation'' as one method to {determine?} something.

In other words that ''spiritual condition'' is all about 'getting ones head around' something, in order to define it. It order to make the most of it. Put ''eureka'' in the box for a deeper read. An indirect link to such words as 'Nirvana', i.e.,in relation to a 'mental' state. This subjects main 'teaching' aid.

"...No more is it true that the mystical impulse from the end of the 13th and into the 17th century was purely and simply a reaction against the 'dry intellectualism' of scholasticism. No the flowering of mysticism during this epoch was the fruit and result of scholasticism, prefigured in the spiritual biography of St. Thomas Aquinas himself...The believing thinker thus became a 'seeing mystic'. And this transformation did not take place in spite of his work of scholastic thought, but rather thanks to it - as its fruit and crowning glory." [Extract from the book by Tomberg 'Letter 19' ].

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

Check it out - before those first impressions decide an outcome.

AS SEEN FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: The valley was used during Romano-British period when it was the site of salt extraction. At the time of King Arthur the River Brue formed a lake just south of the hilly ground on which Glastonbury stands. According to legend this lake is one of the locations suggested by Arthurian legend as the home of the Lady of the Lake. Pomparles Bridge stood at the western end of this lake, guarding Glastonbury from the south, and it is suggested that it was here that Sir Bedivere threw Excalibur into the waters after King Arthur fell at the Battle of Camlann. John Leland noted in the 16th century that the bridge had four arches, while W. Phelps in an 1839 illustration as having only two arches, one pointed, probably from the 14th or 15th century, and the other round. Excavations in 1912 found the remains of a second round arch regarded as 12th century work. The current concrete arch bridge was built in 1911 and extended in 1972. It carries the A39 road over the Brue." [Wiki / River Brue]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Paintings; especially the renaissance period; has Da-Vinci. The Mona Lisa being one of his most popular. Full of the same esoteric ‘keys’. The ‘background’ of which, [ BBC2 program of the same ]...is one of its important aspects. ‘Split’ purposely to "Attract the attention of the observer". She at the forefront. 'Mountains' behind. A bridge to her left, [ ‘observers’ right ] a lake to her right, [ ‘observers’ left ]...from which a winding path; meanders up to those same 'icy topped' snow peaks. [ 'Highest' level. In 'lowest division'. Representational of ].

Side note: "Glorious Hector of the 'flashing helmet' is also the warrior who glitters 'like a snowy mountain'." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Jon Snow? ['Game of Thrones'].

Think about it, i.e., 'Cold' in relation to 'Warm' i.e.,as one example - The Pillars of Hercules {and/or Heracles} in relation to the Nile Delta... 'In relation to'....Higher/Lower 'divisions'. Or more to the point...Salt water in relation to fresh water. Indicative of South to North. From East to West. A beginning and an end. Anything?

Two ‘columns’ enclose all that symbolism, [Italian equivalent]. As do ‘Pillars’ with the Hebrews. Or ’ Obelisks’ with the Egyptians. Or ‘Minarets’ [in part] as with Islam. Most important of all, the ‘Woman’...is unveiled. Unveiled to the ‘observer’. The observer therefore isbeing observed’. Indicative of the ‘start’ of something. A reflection. Nothing more. REPRESENTATION OF. The beginning of an awareness. Of a possible 'understanding', within a 'journey', [indicative of]. The Micro within the Macro. [ Chapter two. ’Inner Christianity’. Mentioned elsewhere].

Analogy?..."There was an occasion when i was allowed to accompany him on one of those dawn excursions. It took us along the upper reaches of the Jordan, N/E of the lake of Galilee, and in the direction of snow-capped Hermon." ['A Man Seen Afar' / W. T. P].

Egyptian equivalent... for a 'divine being' or 'god' was NTR, [Neter] which meant "one who watches", think about it, in relation to an understanding. [Page 84, 'The 12th Planet].

Or.... "The hieroglyph for Neter has been identified as either a 'bolt' or a 'bone', wound with a lengthy strip of cloth. In some examples, it appears to be a pennant, as the cloth 'unfolds' when it stands upright. Here the hieroglyph conveys a very important aspect of the Neter as the Egyptians understood it...the purpose of 'divine' life, is to reveal itself, or ''unfold'' in the natural world in time and space. [Chapter one, page 16, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt']. Anything? If not, try [attempt] again. As you do in ANY subject.

Analogy?..."Epigrapher David Stuart first proposed that the Maya regarded their stela as 'te tun', ''stone trees'', although he later revised his reading to 'lakamtun' meaning ''banner stone'' - from 'lakam' meaning ''banner'' in several Mayan languages and 'tun' meaning ''stone''. According to Stuart this may refer to the stela as stone versions of vertical standards that once stood in prominent places in Maya city centers, as depicted in ancient Maya graffiti...Maya stela were often arranged to impress the viewer, forming lines or other arrangements within the ceremonial center of the city. Maya cities with a history of stone carving that extended back to the Early Classic preferred to pair their stela with a circular altar, which may have represented a cut tree trunk..." [Wiki / 'Maya stela's].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

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A connection {merging?} represented with 'tongue and groove' ? That end result represented as something internal = blue stones? 'Horse shoe' shape in the middle = u-turn? {in the micro sense of the 'word'}.

Question. Square altar = S/W. Circular S/E ? Merging of the two = ''petrified'' ? {Hewn / UNhewn?}. Recall 'Seahenge' - as well as Stonehenge {i.e.,upright 'Sarcens' with circular 'lintels'}.

Head scratch: Petrified = Ossify: ''to turn into bone'', a back - formation from 'ossification'. '' A link therefore to the 'spine' of Osiris?

Question. Which came first?

Awareness adds 'flesh' to those dry bone/s. Link to the meaning of ''garment'' symbolism. And the same keeps the door open. Knowledge keeps all things open; never shut.

"...nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known." [Matthew X, 26].

Practical example..."- what can i do with dried up bones? My inability to recreate that fluid mercurial train of thought has left me defeated..." [Extract from the author Q. S. Lam]. Define the parts to understand the whole.

In the 'ritual' sense of the word: "...the Goddess Ceridwen, the great Demeter of the Celts, who weaves the garment of the Sun- spirit {Hu} out of the elements of nature."['The Flaming Door: The Mission of the Celtic Folk Soul / C. Merry].

Try 'spirit/soul' ALL as means...?

SIDE NOTE: A {working?} example {i.e., if only in the Old Testament sense of the 'word'}: "I will deliver thee into the hand of them that thou hatest, into the hand of them from whom thy mind is alienated. And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour - and shall leave thee naked and bare...." [Ezekiel 23:29].

Try Gog/Magog.

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'Meanders' in a different form. Anything?

Continued: Pennant in relation to Chakras in relation to the Djed column in relation to ''serpent''....all explaining a similar aspect of the same thing, in a different form, but all with the same principle in mind. Represented in the form of a ''journey.''

A working example i.e.,knowledge {'wisdom'?} expected to be found within it: "An eclipse is a great wonder; it is a great cosmic wonder, as the shadow of the earth slowly intrudes an arc of darkness on the mountainous surface of its satellite {i.e.,in this case, a Moon eclipse}. The darkness nibbles away at the skull face of the Western tradition, just as inexorably as it devours the hare of the Oriental tradition. 'Why', i asked, 'is the eclipse such a deep experience...as though someone walking over ones grave'...The appearance of the moon goes through 28-30 transformations, from new, through the full, back to new. Now in man and woman, this number 28 or 30 is represented in the structure of the backbone...It is as though the 'leaping' of the moon through the skies has somehow been ossified in the embryo, imprinting a human impulse on the human spine..." ['The Zelator']. Try ''ossify''

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in all its 'transformations' - not just the {ecliptic?} one.

Put all the above {keys} together to understand the {below?} following..."The Djed column, with its four capitals, symbolises stability and duration in the Osirian world. Lying on the ground it expresses death, and its setting up, by the king in person, signifies the resurrection. This ceremony was a joyous one, in the Temple of Abydos the scene of the erection of the Djed columns is followed by that of the Offering of Cloths, in which the column is clothed in the manner of a statue. "[Extract from the book {in its 'middle' pages} by the author L. Lamy]. Horizontal/vertical link.

Recall the data / information on ''four''.

'The Four Quartets / T. S. Eliot'.

Question. Playtime addicts only?

As seen from a different perspective {a visual one? The very first one?}: "Rectangles of stars within constellations are commonly referred to by Homer as the 'corslet' or 'shirt' of a warrior. An example can be seen in the drawing of Cepheus, where four stars represent the linen breastplate of Little Aias, set against the background of the Milky Way. Another item of clothing found in the sky is Achilles helmet, a group of stars in Monoceros, the modern constellation above the 'head' of Canis Major..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'. Emphasis, this readers].

"The 'communicating' bridge between the Neter and the human condition is what de Lubicz called the ''innate intelligence,'' and which the Egyptians called the ''intelligence of the heart.'' [Same chapter, same book].

A working example: "San Miniato must be approached with an attitude of mind which in modern times might be called 'holistic', but which in mediaeval times was called 'contemplative'. The contemplative mind was the thinking mind made fecund and creative by insights afforded by spiritual disciplines, or by the 'grace' of god. It was widely recognised that a mind not so activated was barren {'wasteland'?} and moribund. The architecture of San Miniato was designed to speak to the whole man, rather than merely to his intellect." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

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Looking 'across the sea' {horizon?}. The foundation of something? 'Fifteen' in total. Made of 'volcanic' rock. Define those keys to attempt a ''mindset''.

Analogy: "Like the initiated composers and transmitters of the Greek myths, the Christian gnostics expressed the insights of esoteric cosmology - that ''hidden pattern of creation which underlies the foundation of the world'' - in the myths and legends of the new religion. One primary tool was the language of Greek gematria, discussed in chapter 2, itself based on the faculty of 'anologies' or ''hieroglyphic insight'' into nature of the universal order." [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism'].

"Only fables present the world as it should be, and as, if it had meaning." Quote by Kurt Godel. [ Chapter one, 'A World Without Time'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Sun, Moon and stars {as three examples} were, to the leaders and teachers of the ancient peoples, not merely physical, but 'pictures' of the hidden and the divine. Misunderstanding of the myths would cease once it were universally recognised that, outside the Mystery Temples {schools?}, only the language and imagery of ordinary life could be used to describe the realities of spiritual experience obtained in the 'holy of holies'." ['The Flaming Door' / C. Merry. Parenthesis, this readers].

As one example: "Gone is the sense of a separate finite self, with its individual gains and losses, its personal hopes and fears, and in its place comes the experience of the one Atman abiding in all beings.....This stage may be reckoned as the third great landmark on the path. The first was the entry on the path; the second, the consciousness of the Divine birth in the heart; [''Son of'' link], and now, with the overwhelming perception of the unity of all life in the One Self, the third, termed in some traditions as the Mystic Marriage, [Song of Song link] may be said to have been accomplished.....The bridge which separated self from Self has been crossed, and now no obstacle remains to prevent the Divine light from irradiating the personality with its wondrous rays." [Chapter 6, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita']. Put ''perception'' in the usual box. Then try ''bridge.''

''Rays'' a link to the Akhenaten picture. Find it to understand ''it'' in relation to the 'whole'.

Analogy..."Central to the esoteric understanding of man is the concept of what is known as the seven 'bodies'. The words are somewhat misleading; the word 'bodies' is helpful in some respects; 'levels of consciousness' is a better term in others and 'levels of being' is preferable at other times." [From the book by A. Duncan].

"One becomes conscious of a vast 'arc,' curving from the divine source to oneself, which corresponds to the question, Where do i come from? while at the same time a line curving from oneself to 'Him' corresponds to the question, Where am i going? And within this great circle, which includes all the 'levels' of man, each person can discover the special 'lines' of his own direction - which again are not simply random points in reality but are the expressions of his individual personality, the shape of his soul." [Chapter 9, 'The Thirteen Petalled Rose' by A. Steinsaltz].

''Arc'' in relation to the crescent of the moon. That first light after the 'dark' one. A representation of something. Anything dawned?

Sirius - A brighter light at the base of Orions foot. Left - right. {'Footstool' link?}.

That same link to the symbolic intention of the word ''grasp.'' [Use the 'search box']. "The 'divine' is inside each of us, like a face reflected in many mirrors." [Plotinus].

'Man in the moon' = Shadow or anima?

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''The shape of the case takes the form of the hieroglyph ankh which can mean not only "life," but also "mirror." Such a use illustrates the adaptability and versatility of the writing system of ancient Egypt.'' [Touregypt.com].

"The wisdom which one needs in order to 'know him' can only be attained by lifting the black curtain covering the mirror of ones heart, cleaning that mirror and shining it. Then the hidden treasures of divine beauty may begin reflecting in the secret of the hearts mirror." [Introduction, 'The Secret of Secrets']. Recall what ''him'' is a reference to. [i.e.,others refer to same; in part; as YHVH. Explained within]. Link to 'moon' symbolism. Followed by what the 'sun' represents. Something 'unknown' becoming 'known'.

The real question however is - and still is - Why? Why go to all this effort? To verify a subject?

"They; the Israelites; burned the city [ Jericho] and everything inside it, except the silver, the gold and the things of bronze and iron; these they put in the treasury of Yahweh's house." [Joshua 6:24]. Understanding this subjects symbolism explains that stories true symbolic intent as well as the symbolic intention of ''Antechambers'', i.e., a 'potential' now realized.

"It is no accident that the worlds beyond this are reflected in our mind. That was the way the mind was made. We are made in the image. We are the microcosm that reflects the macrocosm." [Introduction to the book 'The presence of Other Worlds' / E. Swedenborg].

"We must remember that for the ancients, the history of the origins of the cosmos was as much about how human experience was put together, how experience gained its characteristic structure, as it was about how the physical universe was put together. In other words it was as much about the principles of human nature as about the laws of the natural world. Human nature is so formed that any power i may have to resist my animal desires - indeed what stops me from becoming a mere animal - derives from my capacity for thought and reflection. Venus was traditionally depicted holding a mirror, but not from vanity as is nowadays supposed., The mirror was a symbol of the power of reflection to modify desire. The god of reflection was the god of the great reflector in the sky - the moon. In all ancient cultures the moon regulated not only fertility but 'thought'." [Chapter 4, 'The History of the World'].

First impressions? Follow it through with a second one. Then try a third. ['The Triumph of the Moon' by R. Hutton].

 

 

"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].

A more up to date approach of the same. Still within the world of ’paintings’ is the in depth research done by such individuals as...’Sister Wendy’. [ ’Story of Painting’ + others by the same author ] Her interpretations contain many of those same esoteric keys/common factors. No doubt because of her ‘monastic’ background. One of those specialist subjects. Self hypnosis?

Analogy of same..."When i awoke the next morning i found myself saying, over and over again. 'Pray for all you are worth and all will be well'. This injunction remained with me for the next three months and i did my best to believe that nothing is impossible in answer to deep prayer and profound faith." [Taken from the book 'The Silent Road'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''repetition''. Purpose of. Benefits of - if only in defining a subject. That first yet final one.

Music has amongst others Mozart and especially Wagners operas. Good authors for those with a musical vent/interest ...'The Myth of Invariance’ and ’Meditations through the Quran’. Both by E. McClain...and ‘Music explained as science and art’. By F. D-Olivet. All explaining that same framework together with the ‘divine’ bit. Try and find ‘it’. But now in the ‘language of octaves’. Gullible? Incorrigible?

"The Infinite Harmony: Musical Structures in Science and Theology' by M. Hayes."

For a good book to attempt to understand the relationship between music, ['Deva' link].... and number symbolism try Chapter five 'New View over Atlantis'/ J.Michell. Or Chapter six,'The Sirius Mystery'. 'Oracle' centers, in relation to octaves. Other books to take that interest further, mentioned within. i.e...........

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Vesica Pisces = the 'bladder of the fish'. Question. Why the 'bladder'?

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

The ''means'' to an understanding. Enlarged throughout.

AS IS..."For our immediate purpose it is sufficient to say that the initial division of a string by whole numbers brings about particular fundamental soul experiences. And this forms the basic structure of a musical harmonic system. Dividing a string by 2, we get the so called octave, or the same note at a higher mode of manifestation. In tonic solfa this will be high 'doh'. Dividing the string by three, we get the dominant note of any scale that one may choose to construct within the diapason of low and high 'doh'. This is the so called 'fifth', or tonic solfa 'soh'. If we divide the string by four, we find a repetition of the tonic note at a yet higher arc; for a quarter is a half of a half, and we have introduced the principle of two again, in a different mode, or at a higher power {2x2}. This would give us the higher doh above high doh. If we divide the string into five we get another important note. This is generally called the 'third', or in the tonic solfa system, 'me'. An important quality of this note is that it can manifest in one or two ways, each of which gives a different quality of feeling. In conventional musical terms this is called the major or minor mode. And, in very simplified terms, a piece of music will sound bright or sad according to whether the third note of the conventional scale is in the major or minor mode. { In the minor mode the third is flattened}. In symbolic terms of Pythagorean mathematics and musicology this dual mode of expression introduces the principle of polarity at a new level of expression. It is analogous to sexual and other expressions of polarity in manifestation. Division by six need not detain us here. It is important philosophically in that it is a combination of the powers of the 2 and the 3. It will indeed produce a dominant note a whole scale higher. This is what might be expected from the principles of duality and triplicity combined. Harmonious expression on a higher arc. We bring our investigation to a close by dividing the string by 7. This introduces a new quality that produces a note that is not found on our conventional scale...The seven introduces a slightly jarring element into this infinite regular system and breaks it up into many possibilities of individual self expression." [Extract from 'The Rose Cross and Goddess'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Among others try ''polarity''.

An expression ''about fundamental soul experiences'' and ''principles in duality and triplicity.'' Hence the link to...

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'Triangle' or 'right angle'?

"According to ancient and Neoplatonic systems, 6 is the most perfect number as it is both the sum and the product of its parts: it is formed either by adding 1+2+3 or by multiplying 1x2x3. Furthermore it is the product of the first male {2} and first female {3} numbers. From the psychologists viewpoint, it represents a combination of analysis and synthesis in its simplest form: 2x3. It summarizes all the plane figures of geometry {point, line and triangle}, and since the cube is composed of 6 squares, it is the ideal form for any closed construction." Enlarged elsewhere.

''First male {shadow?} - first female {light/anima?} ALL as a means...?

N.B. "The crucifixion was a 'pause' {'watershed moment'?} in a great cycle, like the pause one gets in any cycle when the nadir or zenith of an 'arc' {key} - is rounded." Try ''dome''.

Question. ''Rounded'' in relation to ''Dome''? Try ''eight''.

And/or: ''...the human race had to plunge even further into materialism and sensuality before the limit of the downward arc was reached, and the swing upward in the evolutionary cycle could begin. For this reason he could only teach in language simple in itself yet permeated with the leaven of the fundamental principles upon which all life processes and progressions are based. Man was- is - destined to drain to the dregs the cup that he himself has fashioned...The downward plunge into matter could not be halted by the incarnation of the 'Christ' - it still had over two thousand years to run before the upward swing could begin to be impelled..." ['A Man Seen Afar'].

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Asteria 'goddess' of ''Fallen stars''. How did the ancients understand that concept. Coincidence?

And/or..."In addition to these ancient Vedic beliefs, the galactic alignment we are currently experiencing heralds a shift from a millennia-long descent of deepening spiritual darkness to a new era of light and ascending consciousness.'' ['Galactic Alignment'].

Question. Pseudo obsessives?

Question 2. Comet or Supernova {nova?} to represent that ''new era of light'' ?

..."The 'Ladder of the Planets' is another example of the Law of Octaves. The overall pattern of harmony in the universe is a 'seven' stepped formula for transformation embedded in our solar system. Just as the first seven notes of the musical scale represent our progress through the planets, the eighth note is a return to the first note at a higher vibration. The eighth note is the beginning of a whole new octave of creation that represents our leaving behind the grosser materiality of the planets and experiencing the more subtle matter of the 'spiritual' universe." Extract from the book by D. Fideler.

Question. Music equivalent of incarnation/reincarnation?

"The number eight is the number of death for resurrection." ['Sacred Science'].

Hermopolis, located by a small village called El Ashmunein (derived from Shmun), was the capital of the Fifteenth (Hare) Nome of Upper Egypt, but in ancient times was it was one of the great Egyptian cities known as Khmunu (Shmun). The name Shmun, which is ancient Egyptian for the word 'eight', is interesting and reflects one of the creation myths of the ancient Egyptians. This refers to the eight ancestors of creation who created the first 'child' {Astraea link?} and thus it was believed that the first sun rise was over this city, which in turn created the world." [Wiki]. Anything? Try ''child''.

Side note {something to ponder on}: "Line 2 refers to the oracle at Cumae whose Sibyl was under the aegis of Apollo; she was the compiler of the Sibylline Books which were consulted by the augers - Roman priests - at times of national calamity. Line 5 refers to the return of the Goddess of Justice, called also Dicte or Astraea, to the earth: Astraea left the earth for the 'stars' at the end of the Golden Age, becoming associated with the constellation Virgo. Lucina, line 12, is one of Juno's titles, in her role as goddess of 'childbirth': her festival, the Matronalia, was celebrated in March, corresponding to our Lady Day, 25 March. {Matronalia was also one of the titles of Madron}. [Page 171 'Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain' UNDER the sub-heading 'The Return of Saturn' in relation to 'The Lyre of Mabon']. Try ''25''.

''Orpheus with his lyre was able to change the nature of beasts and men by the permutation of but seven strings." [Page 212 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

And/or: ''In the journey around the zodiac souls must pass through the House of Pisces, the House of Death and Resurrection to be ''washed as white as snow'' {north?} - before ''passing over the bridge'' to Aries for the journey to commence again. The rituals of the Passover of the Lord were very precise {Exodus 12}. Jesus was executed on the eve of Passover. The Age of Pisces begins....During the period before Passover, all normal activity was suspended. When the sun dawned on the horizon and Hades had risen from the underworld there was rejoicing called Hilaria by the Romans, possibly stemming from ares, this heralded the spring. Aries is the first house of the zodiac, marking an annual rebirth...." [Page 39 'Pathways to the Zodiac'].

Analogy {i.e.,as seen from a different perspective}: "It has been found and established that in this interval of vibrations, between the given number of vibrations and a number twice as large, there are two places where the retardation in the increase of vibrations takes place. One is near the beginning but not at the beginning itself. The other occurs almost at the end. The laws which govern the retardation or the deflection of vibrations from their primary direction were known to ancient science. These laws were duly incorporated into a particular formula or diagram...divided into eight unequal steps corresponding to the rate of increase in the vibrations...called an octave, that is to say composed of eight...This law shows why straight lines never occur in our activities, why, having begun to do one thing, we in fact constantly do something entirely different, often the opposite of the first, although we do not notice this...All this and many other things can only be explained with the help of the law of octaves together with an understanding of the role and significance of 'intervals' which cause the line of the development of force to constantly change, to go in a broken line, to turn round, to become its 'own opposite' and so on. Such a course of things, that is, a change of direction, we can observe in everything. After a certain period of energetic activity or strong emotion or a right understanding a reaction comes, work becomes tedious and tiring; moments of fatigue and indifference enter into feeling; instead of right thinking a search for compromises begins; suppression, evasion of difficult problems. But the line continues to develop though now not in the same direction as at the beginning..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context {i.e.,''right thinking'' in relation to 'crystallization' of something. Representation of}. Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: "An ancient adept has said: 'If the wrong man uses the right means, the right means work in the wrong way.' This Chinese saying, unfortunately all to true..." ['The Secret of the Golden Flower'].

Landscape equivalent {and/or 'a working example'?}..."The seventh note in the octave was complete. The eighth note is actually on another dimension, another octave, but on another cycle. In other words, the return of energy to the temples of Palenque was completing the first spiral. The next spiral was not in Mexico, but in Guatemala, and represented the beginning of a new cycle of consciousness." ['Serpent of Light'. Mentioned elsewhere].

N.B. Remember this authors 'method' of telling a 'story' - before those first impressions tell {one?} something else.

Exercise. Any link to..."The twelve fold division of the enclosures at Gobekli-tepe suggests a basic knowledge of cosmic geography in the design and layout of its monumental architecture. If correct, then the apparent 5:4 size ratio of enclosures B, C, D, and E, which are all ovoid, suggests not only a basic understanding of cosmic harmony and proportion but also an interest in the interaction between different time cycles, most obviously those related to the earth's eccentricity, its axial tilt, and the precession of the earths orbit against the starry background. Although many of these cosmic notions were not fully recognised until fairly recent times, there is some hint that they were known at least in principle during the age of Pythagoras and Plato." [Extract from the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins].

The profession of Builders are connected to the Freemasonry ‘mystery club’...as well as to the construction of the Cathedrals,of which the symmetry and symbolism of what is known as the ‘Vesica Pisces is used throughout their construction and is a very good example of that same esoteric lore. Two circles,symbolic of ‘this’ world and ‘that’. Joined together from equal distances that form a shape when joined. Symbolic of that co-existence. That same shape {'middle' bit} that later on would be used by the Christians. The symbol of the Fish [ Key ].

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It became known as the 'Black Figure technique'. Shields engraved - one overlapping the other. Spears 'crossing' over - all within a 'struggle'. [Treasures of Ancient Greece'. Series 1. 'The Age of Hero's / Alastair Sooke]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or..."The vesica, or central area of the interlocking circles, was treated not only with reverence but as a sacred entity. It was an area from which so much else, geometrically could be created. It was not lost on our ancestors, with their knowledge of the macro-cosmos, that the shape was not dissimilar to the female vulva, the origins of intelligent form - the origins of all of us. It thus represents the geometry of life. As time has passed it has acquired other meanings. As an example - the central area is shaped like an eye and has thus come to mean shared vision or common ground." [From the book by K. Gest].

Apple of the 'eye'. Anything?

The ancients sometimes used the ‘Almond’. It meant the same thing. Same shape.

 

Conservative Leader Makes Her Keynote Speech To Party Conference

The word ''kingship'' used by T. M. when visiting the White House. Question. Does she feel duty bound? Is that the reason why she attempts to 'push' something through - almost to the point of ''flogging it to death''?

Perseverance, they say is a virtue, i.e.,"Very similar ideas are behind the anointing not just of church leaders worldwide but also of kings and queens. At a coronation, it is the anointing of the candidate that conveys kingship, not the crowning; the placement of the crown is merely a visible sign of the monarch's authority to rule in the eyes of god and of his or her newfound divinity. From this it might be assumed that the secrets of Adam, written down by Seth, contain the manner in which we, as mortal humans, are able to re-gain our spiritual bodies of light lost at the time of the Fall. To do this and become as 'angels' ourselves, we have to be anointed by the perfumed oil that bears the similitude of the Oil of Mercy from the Tree of Life. Within the influence of this divinely prescribed substitute for the Oil of Mercy, immortality is assured. Clearly, this is a religious concept, utilized today by Jewish and Christian nations around the world. It might seem also to have little, if anything, to do with the discovery of Gobekli-tepe. Yet empowerment and otherworldly transformation through the use of specific types of wood, and the oils and resins extracted from them, is something that might well have had its origins in the early Neolithic world of S/E Anatolia. The discovery at Gobekli-tepe of burnt almond wood and spent almond shells among the fill covering its sanctuaries indicates that that almond oil was most certainly known here. Its use could easily have been the origin behind much later anointing traditions that existed among the civilisations of ancient Mesopotania and the Semitic peoples of the Levant {hence its association with biblical tradition}. Interestingly, the rod of Aaron, Moses's brother, is said to have 'bloomed blossoms', which spreading like leaves, were formed into almonds' {Num 17:8}; while the seven branched candle of the Jews known as the menorah represents both an almond tree and the Tree of Life. The two are synonymous, even though elsewhere, the Tree of Life, as we have seen, is said to be an olive tree." [From the book 'Gobekli-tepe'. Italic emphasis, this readers].

Sentence in italics in relation to: ''Many years ago the English psychologist, F. W. H. Meyes, suggested that - ''hidden in the depth of our being is a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house''.

"I will give you the treasures of darkness and the secret places." {Isaiah 45,7}.

A working example: "The prophets, however, are also shown things which do not illustrate the object of the 'vision', but indicate it by their name through its etymology or homonymity. Thus the imaginative faculty forms the image of a thing, the name of which has two meanings, one of which denotes something different {from the image}. This is likewise a kind of allegory. Comp. Makkal shaked, ''almond staff'' of Jeremiah {i.11-12}. It was intended to indicate by the second meaning of 'shaked' the prophesy, ''for I will watch'' etc., which has no relation to the staff or almonds. The same could be said for kelub / kayiz, ''a basket of summer fruit''...." [Page 239 'Guide for the Perplexed' / Moses Maimonides].

Try ''The fruit of ones labours'' and/or ''horn of plenty''. All as a means...?

''Vision'' in relation to: "bazon {'vision'} is derived from baza ''to see''..." Same book.

"Another instance we find in Daniel. It is first stated there: ''Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed. The whole allegory is then given, and Daniel is described as sighing that he did not know its interpretation..." {Dan.vii.1}. Same book.

Put all the above together to find an answer within the para below:

"The origin of an idea is naturally hard to trace; it appears to spring full grown like Athena 'from the head of Zeus'. But when Athena was called on to create, she produced an olive tree out of the earth; and the study of human intuition shows that there is normally some soil in which the idea has grown." [From the book 'The Origin of the Zodiac' under the chapter entitled 'The Naming of the Constellations' by R. Gleadow].

#Question. Shadow or Anima as a means...?

Something extra: "You are well aware how our sages blame those who reveal the mysteries, and praise the merits of those who keep them secret - although they are perfectly clear to the philosopher {i.e.,that objective one}. In this sense they explain the passage: 'HER merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the Lord, to 'eat' sufficiently." {Isa.xxiii.18}. Same book Page 251.

AS simple {'child'-ish?} as it sounds {if only to those first impressions {'lower'?} - Try ''soil''.

'A grain of wisdom'.

Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

REFRESHER: ''Otherworld'' {Part 2} - in relation to such quotes as ''collective ancestral wisdom'' and/or ''metaphysical planes'' relative too - ''Avalon, Hollow Hills, the Blessed Isles, Summerland {'Summer Triangle'?}…. in the place beyond the sunset, ever westward where the light is always that of twilight {i.e.,from a as yet 'unknown' aspect}. Hence: ''It is a waiting place, a place of learning and nourishment {'food' link}....The place of traditional learning and wisdom, where springs the well of inspiration....For the Jews it was to 'be gathered in Abraham's Bosom.'' And/or {analogy}: "The Celtic Otherworld retains its ambiance of 'Joy'. It is aptly described as the Fortunate Isle, the Honeyed Plain of Bliss, the Apple Isle and the Summer country: all set somewhere west..." [Pages 107-109 same book].

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Light and dark? A 'blending' of the two?

Those same 'proportions' that make the Vesica piscis, also within the Hebrew 'Tree of life'. Known throughout this subject as 'sacred geometry'. That same 'geometry' that is 'shown' within pyramids, cathedrals and paintings, as a representation of an 'understanding', [by way of the 'Golden mean' or ratio etc]. That 'understanding' that is represented in many cultures, by way of a 'development'.... from a 'seed' to a 'flower', as explained throughout in such publications as 'The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life'. Mentioned elsewhere. [Page 41, for information on the above, i.e.,Vesica piscis].

"What was new about Black Figure, was the use of a sharp point to 'scratch' in the detail.'' Alastair Sooke.

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Minds eye?

As one example: "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].

Apply that 'understanding' to define {as one example} ''vase'' within the broader spectrum {'137'?} of subject material.

Why the fish? Because water is also symbolic [ in part ] of the life force. [ Almond trees love water ]. The Egyptians called it the Duat [Tibetans = Bardo link], represented by the Nile, i.e., symbolic of ...the medium by which that journey takes place. For a possible ’technical’ term of the same...’A symbol is an energy-evoking and direct agent’. Think about it. In relation to those positives/ negatives within a ‘river’. [ J.Campbell. ’Flight of the Wild Gander’. Chapter five. Part seven]. That link to the word ''archetype.''

A working example: especially the word ''archetype'' in relation to the sentence {above} highlighted: " It is a common law that when two forces, male/female, positive/negative, unite, a third force is created. This could be where the concept of the religious 'Trinity' originates; the Father-Mother-Son or, in the Western religions where the feminine has been discarded, the Father-Son-Holy Spirit. It is the interplay between the positive and negative poles of each entity that keeps energy vibrating at a particular rhythm and sets one vibration apart from another. The closer the two poles are to harmony the quicker the vibration, and this is how we progress up the ladder of frequencies to the 'godhead'..." ['Truth Vibrations'].

"A river of thoughts''. Purpose of. Benefit of.

"Once the resolve is made and kept to act in future for the higher not the lower self, progress is speedy, and the path is entered on which leads at last to the Eternal Peace. Though they will many times be fallings off and failures, yet once the link with the Divine Self has been established the disciple cannot fall again into utter darkness. Something has awakened within him which will never let him rest again in matter, and, though at times he may even fight against it, the inner pull will ever and again be felt, and like a big fish held on a slender line he will eventually be brought out of the 'stream' to land." [Link to ''C''. This readers input. Chapter 9, 'The Yoga of the Bhagavat Gita'].

That final link to the 'fish tail' symbolism. [i.e.,Poseidon or Oannes]. Representing...from an unconscious [and/or 'shadow'] start point. Link to wet/dry. Relative to an understanding. Indicative of. Nothing more. 'Seeing' it?

"The lengthened shadow of a man Is history, said Emerson." [Extract from 'Selected Poems' by T. S. Eliot]. Hindsight?

"Hast thou not turned thy vision to thy 'Lord?' How he doth prolong the shadow! If he willed he could make it stationary. Then do we make the sun its guide; then we draw it in towards ourselves - a contraction by easy stages. And he it is who makes the night as a Robe for you, and sleep as repose, and makes the day [as it were] a resurrection." [Quran 25:45-47 - including parenthesis].

'Without the shadow of a doubt'.

"As the sun rises higher and higher, the shadows contract. In regions were the sun actually gets to the zenith at noon, there is no shadow left at that time. Where does it go? It was but a shadow cast by a substance and it gets absorbed by the substance that produced it." [Note 3101 relating to 25:45-47].

Understanding that one sentence - within the whole - defines a possible resting place. More importantly it EXPLAINS why it may have been chosen.

N.B. "The crucifixion was a 'pause' {'watershed moment'?} in a great cycle, like the pause one gets in any cycle when the nadir or zenith of an 'arc' {key} - is rounded." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

10329571-beautiful-church-interior-picture-taken-in-poland-eMost Churches / Cathedrals use the Nave in relation to the Transept as symbolism; in part; of the same. The word 'nave' a link to the word ‘ship’. [ Root of ] That link to the ‘boats’ found on the south side of the great pyramid. Everything has a start point. This subject and especially the journey within it is no different.

As an example.The Sphinx as most know faces east. Its ‘tail end’ in the west. Symbolic of a learning curve beginning in...'A', [ East ] Together with the beginnings of a further one. Upon completion, [ link to the ’tail end' of something ]...in 'B'.[ West ]. All in the ’ relaxed/reclining' position, i.e., ‘Known’ state.

Or more importantly. The word that most associate with this world. The Horizontal one. [ link to ‘Altar’ symbolism.Explained within ].

If A-B=east-west. Then B-C is represented as south –north, i.e., the ‘verticalone. [ The correct representation is within the ‘structure’ of the Pagan ’x’ ]. Or the ‘S/E’ position of those ‘T’ shaped pillars and/or the S/E corner of the sarcophagus in the 'higher' chamber of the Great pyramid as recently discovered by laser technology - ''The head of the corner''- find it to understand it.

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

Analogy: {i.e.,a 'working' example}: "...It is exactly in connection with this law that there occurs one of the fundamental rules of the 'fourth way'. On the fourth way there is not one teacher. Whoever is the elder, he {she?} is the teacher. And as the teacher is indispensable to the pupil, so also is the pupil indispensable to the teacher..." ['In Search of the Miraculous'. Emphasis/parenthesis, this readers].

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

egypt-giza-sphinx-14119319The very first capital of a united Egypt was Memphis. ’ South’ of those monuments. In other words one had to approach those monuments from that position in order to understand their true symbolism, i.e., in 'Profile'. As opposed to 'Face on'.

A 'learning' , in relation to something 'learned'. Which leads to further questions, i.e., which came first...and why?

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

A {working?} example: "Long before a connection had been made between Homeric astronomy and Ptolemy, the authors had made an arbitrary decision that Homer's constellations represented warriors seen face to face by observers on earth. This notion worked well except in a small number of cases where narrative suggested that Homer also described warriors in profile..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Follow the title of the book to see it in its broader context not just the 'Precession'' one.

And/or {i.e.,something to ponder on}: "The burial ritual seems to differ somewhat in the north and south. At Merimde-Beni-Salame, the bodies were lying in fetal position on the right side, with the head to the south, the face turned eastward; while at Tasa, personages in the same position had the head toward the south but facing west, a burial mode encountered, with the same orientation, during the periods that followed in Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia. This involves

"It has been established for some time by experience that a certain onesidedness of the conscious, in other words a disturbance of balance, brings about a compensation from the side of the unconscious. This compensation is accomplished by means of the..." ['Woman's Mysteries' / M. Harding].

"Analogy of same; different author; different time period..."According to Gurdjieff, the truth can be approached only if all parts which make up the human being, the thought, the feeling, and the body [Alchemy equivalent, sulphur, mercury and salt. Representational of. This readers input]...are touched with the same force and in the particular way appropriate to each of them [''penetrate of heart'' link. This readers input] - failing which, development will inevitably be one-sided and sooner or later come to a stop." [Foreword to the book 'Life is Real, Only Then, When I Am'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Continued....As the Sphinx is approached from the ‘south’ ones sees ‘rising up’ behind it another of those ‘monuments’...The Great pyramid, i.e., representative of the ‘Vertical’. ‘Connecting’ those two key symbols together,[in the minds eye], i.e., the horizontal / vertical..produces one of those most ancient symbols. Try it. Move a vertical ‘bar’ along a horizontal one. Left too right or right too left. Do you see it yet? Try it again. Slowly move the vertical bar along the horizontal one. Move it towards the middle. What do you see?...Nothing? Then put your head gear on. Put your ‘thinking cap' on. [ i.e., in Khufu-s day it looked like a fez ].

That symbol that has always represented that co-existence. [ A subtle link to Memphis itself, i.e., ‘Border’ of both upper/lower Egypt ] But now in stone. Or more importantly represented by TWO stone ‘monuments’. Question. Does that imply that they were built together?

If only in part, i.e.,just the 'head'...that represents the 'horizontal' aspect... as the representation of the beginning of something. The beginning of a learning process. Hence its East position {'face on'?}. By 'head', this reader implies, 'face' only, i.e., without the 'head gear'. As was the case with the 'Golden child'. The 'face' and 'headgear' being two separate items. Two separate 'images'. A representation of two different aspects, within a development. That represents the 'course'/journey of an understanding.

As for the 'vertical' representation some are of the opinion that the Great Pyramid has always been incomplete. Its missing Capstone. So the same logic should apply to its co- host, i.e.,a 'development', in stages...With one exception...the 'snake'. That 'image'... That representation of something, that is 'identified' with a 'learning' process, is a universal one [i.e.,archetype]. Therefore this reader implies, that more than likely it was part of the initial 'face' sculpture. That 'symbol' that is universally associated in one form or another regardless of place or time [in part, or in the main], with the 'forehead'.

Analogy of same..." the depths [valleys] of human folly [in relation to. This readers input]... the heights of divine light." [note 3237 of the Quran. Translater...Abdullah Yusuf Ali].