Esotericism Part 3 Sec 08



greenLink to the Ouroboros symbol. [ A good attempt of explaining the same will be found...’ The Serpent Grail’. By P. Gardiner and/or ’Serpent in the sky’. Mentioned elsewhere. Or even the 'fairy story' equivalent, 'The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily' by J. Von Goethe. Think about it, relative to 'green' and 'lily' symbolism. [Egyptian 'Lotus', according to some, equates to the same].

Side note: "It is a story about the profile and frontal view. The 'green snake' is the profile view, and the 'flower' of the story may be seen from the front..." ['The Zelator'. Emphasis, this readers].

I.e.,''In tomb inscriptions, the depiction of the deceased holding a lotus represents his reawakening in the spiritual plane....It is an object that lives in all the elements: Water, Earth, Air, and also aspiring to the 'fiery' world of spirit." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt']. 'Ancient Alien' program [History channel. November 2014] identifies that same picture as an ''electric lance or rod'' - in the literal sense of the 'word'].

And/or..."...but if you are armed with the 'wand' of intuition, the 'cup' of sympathy, the 'sword' of reason and the 'pentacle' of valor, you will find there {the legends say} the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosophers Stone, True Wisdom and perfect happiness." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger' by R. Wilson. Emphasis, this readers].

Understanding 'its' true symbolic intent throughout all ages regardless of time or place; by way of nothing more than objective analysis - instead of ones ''first impressions'' - gives a more plausible understanding to such phrases as..."There is a Qabalistic aphorism which states that, 'Kether [spirit or 'whiteness'] is in Malkuth [matter or 'blackness'], and Malkuth is in Kether, but in a different manner." [Chapter seven, 'The Philosophers Stone' by I. Regardie].

A little bit more added: but note; from a different source..."And here is the Hermetic mystery enshrined more than ever - that 'as above, so below'. In Kabbalah it is said that 'Kether is in Malkuth, and Malkuth is in Kether', and in Alchemy, ''the heaven is in the earth, but after an earthly manner; and that the earth is in the heaven, but after a heavenly manner." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].

That ''objectivity'' {or 'objectiveness'?} that can be applied to anything, its main components being those ''three'' universal constants. See Part 1.

Hebrew equivalent..."The Self is one of the basic experiences of the human psyche, in that it is that to which we constantly refer our experience, both in the environment {external} and in our inner world. It is impossible to define these two worlds as separate except in our mundane experience, in that the so-called external world is in part - if not in totality - an experience equally generated by our own internal world. In Kabbalah, this is indicated by the separation of Tiphareth, 'Self-consciousness', to Malkuth by Yesod, the 'persona'. Our thoughts {Hod} and emotions {Netzach} constantly alter the process of Yesod {ego} in acting as our 'interpreter' of the environment {''guardian of the gate'' link. This readers input}, such that what we perceive is in fact our shared vision of the world, not the actual world itself." [Same book].

And/or..."The Alchemists also portrayed the First Matter as the ''Root of Itself,'' and its primary symbol became the Ouroboros. Drawings of the Ouroboros carried captions reading ''All is one,'' or ''One Thing is All.'' The circular snake [i.e., coiled] was sometimes shown with a half light and half dark body., alluding to those opposing principles....of which the yin-yang symbol of the Chinese Tao, was yet another symbol of the One Thing." [Chapter 4, 'The Emerald Tablet' by D. Hauck]. Again see Part 1 for a refresher.

cloudsDefine the parts to understand the whole, i.e.,"Truth springs forth from the clash of opinions" - but actually it is not the truth which springs forth, but rather 'combative intellectual energy', for truth is revealed through the fusion of opinions and not through a clash {'clashing rocks'?}. A clash certainly produces intellectual energy, but hardly ever discloses the truth. Quarreling will never lead to truth, as long as one does not give it up and seek for peace. Certainly minds can be electrified by polemic, which can cause a veritable intellectual storm in the world; but polemic cannot make the clouds disappear, nor is it given to making the sun shine...Now it is through the fusion of opinions that truth lights up. Conversation the process of ''together versing'' [flowing together] - is the very opposite of controversy, the process of "contra-versing" [flowing against]. Conversation is the operation of the fusion of opinions; it is a work of synthesis. True conversation always has in principle the underlying statement from the Gospel - "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am i in the midst of them". For all true conversation calls upon the transcendent center, which is the way the truth and the life...The Zohar is a historical document which, amongst other things,, supplies perhaps the best example of the creative role that conversation can play. There the Rabbis - Eleazar, Simeon, Jose, Abba and others - join their efforts and experiences with the aim of arriving together at a deeper, loftier and greater comprehension of the way of the fusion and synthesis of opinions. Now, the force which is at work here is that of the 'virgin' [which the doctors of the Zohar call Shekinah], whilst the energy which electrifies polemicists is that of the 'serpent'. The force of life, and electrical energy: are these not the most clear manifestations of these two principles? Life and electricity, must be clearly distinguished. Thus, today there is a tendency to confuse them, and to reduce them to 'electricity' alone. dawnHowever, electricity is due to the antagonism of opposites, whilst life is the fusion of polarities..." [Extract; including parenthesis; taken from within the book by Tomberg]. Anything? ALL as a representation of something. At the very least can you 'see' something other than the "literal"? OR at least attempt to? Before those two bigger questions are asked.

Question. Concave or Convex or the 'boundary' between the two?

"God unites the polarities of qualities ['aspects'] only in Adam, to confer a distinction on him. Thus he says to Lucifer, 'What prevents you from prostrating to one whom i have created with my two hands?' [Quran 38:75] .

Question. ''prostrate'' = 'horizontal' link {only}?

Analogy of same?..."The moon of delight [''joy'' link] who knows no wane'' is god; eternal Polaris, anachronous never. The ''moon of heaven rising once again'' is the outward cosmos, fettered to the law of periodic recurrence. Through Self-realisation this Persian seer had forever freed himself from compulsory returns to earth: the garden of nature or Maya. Christ expressed his freedom in another way: ''And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, i will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests: but the Son of man hath no where to lay his head." Spacious with omnipresence, could Christ indeed be followed except in the overarching spirit?" [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Emphasis [all] - this readers]

{Additional?} material to define the parts within the whole {now or later} : "...Thus there are serious reasons to believe {as G. A. Wainwright suggests} that the emblem of Min, which is of prehistoric origin, actually represents the thunderbolt. Whatever its variations, this symbol always expresses two opposing currents. Later on, the thunderbolt, symbolized by arrows or other projectiles, became the attribute of the sky god Zeus - Jupiter - Amun." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

"...the opening of the knowledge of the masculine and feminine potencies necessary unto the manifestation of all things." Potency in relation to polarity?

A {working?} example?..."The next day of our journey in the Yucatan was unique for me. I had never seen the temple sites we were going to. These temples represented the dark side of male and female energies. There we would be doing two incredible ceremonies or processes there to release forever from our beingness the male-female polarities - leaving us free, with all our divine strength...In the two days of our trip from Tulum to Palenque, we all had a cohesive series of experiences and ceremonies that felt specifically designed by the Maya to accelerate us out of polarity and into Oneness, almost whether we wanted to of not.'' ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Additional material?..."The 'aegis' of Athene, both in the stories of Homer and in later legend, has given rise to the debate as to its purpose and its identity. It has been described as a round shield, but as Athene's legend developed it became a shield with a gorgons head and fringed with snakes, and later a goatskin mantle embroidered with a gorgons head and fringed with snakes. In astronomical terms, we believe the immortal aegis to be linked with the ecliptic and the orbit of Jupiter, which hugs the path of the sun. The planet itself might give the impression of a glittering shield. Athene, like Ares and Agamemnon, is armed with a huge spear - another concept associated with the ecliptic. Book 8 describes how she 'stepped into her flaming chariot, and grasped the spear so stout and sturdy and strong with which she quells the ranks of heroes who have displeased her'. Little imagination is needed to see majestic Jupiter 'grasping' the ecliptic on its journey across the heavens. Later in Book 8, Iris, the messenger of Zeus, says of Athene, 'but you, bold hussy, will you really dare to raise your huge spear in defiance of Zeus'? Iris rhetorical question may imply the futility of defying Zeus with an astronomical concept, the ecliptic, under his command. The path of Jupiter never strays far from the ecliptic..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Continued elsewhere.

And/or: "Jupiter is called in Egypt 'the star of the south' - for Jupiter-Amon-Min is the procreative energy; the liver is the energetic sun of the 'sexual' world and the 'ego'. In it presides the 'seed' of the Personal Consciousness, which, if awakened, can keep it in equilibrium..." ['The Opening of the Way'].

Regardless of those first impressions - one eventually begins to 'see' - {within a study program} - what is associated with ''south''. Question. What would be associated with ''north''. And why? You could say - why bother? Because understanding the parts with the whole not only defines the mind set of our ancestors {in ALL cultures} - but gives clues as to a 'direction' = to someones most likely burial 'spot' {i.e.,landscape symbolism}.

clashing rocksFor a further head scratch put "gathered" and "transcendent" in the usual box. It also explains the Cyanean Rocks and its use in that most famous of Greek myths [and therefore the subject as a whole]. A pair of rocks 'subdued' by a 'dove' - its tail feathers - only 'affected'. Recall what the 'dove' represents. The 'tail' end of something begins the process of something else. Something of the 'above' being an 'aid' to something below. Represented in the [macro] case as the division between two 'differing' continents - just as the ''Ha Ha'' lawn [micro] represents the division between higher/lower. ALL the above enclosed within the journey 'upon a sea or river'. Cattle 'strait' or divide - common to both. [Look up ''Bosphorus'' /wikipedia as well as ''ha ha''].

Example {of same?} - from someone who is aware of this subject..."It is important to state unambiguously that our data are not in conflict with ''science,'' as the naive will imagine - in fact, we will provide several scientific explanations for all of it - but it is, grotesquely and awkwardly, in total conflict with common sense. It is perverse, paradoxical and preposterous. One might say, ''its damned funny," and if a child asked innocently, ''Do you mean 'funny ha ha' or 'funny peculiar'?" I'd have to say, ''Both." [Extract from the book by R. A. Wilson]. Try ''simultaneously'' {intent of}, i.e.,in relation to a 'eureka' moment.

Example of same {from 'unknown' point of view, i.e.,someone who does not know}..."We are drowning in a sea of selfishness, ugliness and misery. There are to many crashing waves in this world, and not enough rocks to stall them. You have to paint your own piece of heaven to get through the days and stay afloat. I want to stay." [Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].

Recall what ''seas'' and ''rocks'' represent.

Eastern way / Western way - but with a common aim in mind. Anything?

Side note: Not - ''The'' Western Way - i.e., general specific. One could say therefore that the common factor between the two {i.e.,East and West} is the word 'esoteric'.

"The idea of the intercession of the 'virgin' to protect the 'sinner' {link to ''fall''} from the consequences of same; in an after-world 'hell' plays a dominant role in the Divine Comedy of Dante. This master piece of the high middle ages provides a sequential mystery system that is the Western equivalent of the highest flights of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Indeed it would be possible to produce a profound synthesis of Eastern and Western symbolic mysticism by a parallel analysis of 'The Divine Comedy' and 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead'." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

As an example {'Eastern}...'"Sanskrita = ''polished, complete." Sanskrit is the elder sister of all Indo-European tongues. Its alphabetical script is called Devanagari; literally, ''divine abode.'' - "Who knows my grammar knows god." Panini, great philologist of ancient India, paid that tribute to the mathematical and psychological perfection of Sanskrit. He who would track language to its lair must indeed end as omniscient." [Extract from the book on Paramahansa Yogananda]. Try ''logos'' and then find its ''eastern'' equivalent.

{'Western'}... The blacksmith being the older brother of the shaman. Think about both in relation to 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere i.e., one relates more to top-down.

Hewn / UNhewn?

Gendry? {Game of Thrones}.

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

"All the celebrated songs of India have been composed by devotees of the 'divine'. The Sanskrit word for ''musician'' is bhagavathar, - ''he who sings the praises of god."...Because man himself is an expression of the Creative Word..." try ''logos'' to see it from a different 'angle'.

Question. shadow and/or anima/us - as a start point? Question 2. A start point of what?

"Babaji's spiritual state is beyond human comprehension." Sri Yukteswar explained to me. ''The dwarfed vision of men cannot pierce to his transcendental 'star'. One attempts in vain even to picture..." [Same book].

Hephaestus link {and/or therefore ''lame''}?

"In his {i.e.,C. Jung} book 'Modern Man in Search of a Soul', he claims that modern man is somehow fascinated by the almost pathological manifestations of the unconscious mind. Much of the efforts of the serious occultist are in fact directed towards a controlled exploration of precisely this area. The hallucinogenic drug cult is, essentially, an undisciplined attempt to do the same thing, but uncontrolled..." [From the book 'The Fourth Dimension: A Christian Approach to the Occult' by A. Duncan].


Question. Anima OR Animus - it can only be one or the other. ISIS/HORUS/OSIRIS myth, remember is non gender specific - it has to be - if it applies to ALL individuals. Question 2. Fable or myth or something else?

Egyptian equivalent..."In this same tomb {i.e.,Nefertari / valley of Queens / Thebes}, on the back face of the wall on which Re-Horakhty and Hathor are painted, a very rare scene is found picturing a ram-headed mummy {i.e.,horizontal curved horned ram peculiar to Amun} - between Isis and Nepthys, accompanied by the text: 'It is Re who rests in Osiris; it is Osiris who rests in Re.' The few texts which refer to this scene say only: 'Secret, Mystery, it is Re, it is Osiris.' Might not this image - uniting in one figure, these two great principles - be referring to the mystery of redemption of ultimate liberation?" [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries' by L. Lamy].

"...the anima appears in 'her' proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self." ['Man and his Symbols' / C. Jung].

Question. Could not the same be implied with the word ''animus'' in relation to the sentence beginning with ''mediator'' ?

An 'alternative' viewpoint...The concepts of 'iron' and 'blacksmiths' very important. As indicated in chapter eight of 'Hamlets mill'. The ‘forging’ of something. The blacksmith being the older brother of the shaman. Think about it in relation to the 'younger'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Shadow and/or a representation of something. The 'beginnings' of something. Question. Which and why?

Side note. Oasis of Siwa . Amun related. 'Father' of all the gods. And/or Alexander visited it {oracle} before becoming 'Pharaoh'.

As seen from a different perspective: "One of these utterances is this: "Adam and Eve were at first 'created' as one being, having their 'backs' united; they were then separated, and one half was removed, and brought before Adam as Eve''...."Note also how clearly it has been stated that Adam and Eve were two in some respects, and yet they remained one, according to the words: 'Bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh' {Gen.ii.23}.…" [Page 216 'Guide for the Perplexed'].

Try ''Naked'' and ''Garment'' symbolism to take something further beyond {horizon?} the obvious.

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.

REFRESHER..."There is a very interesting book by Dr M. Harding called 'Woman's Mysteries Ancient and Modern'. In it is an immense amount of information which should set the readers subconscious mind questing to and fro on a scent which grows warmer and warmer until Chapter 15 is reached. What Chapter 15 means to you will depend entirely upon what you are. It is true this work deals almost entirely with the Moon Mysteries, but, a mans immediate inner self - his anima - is feminine...whereas in this state of cosmic matrimony...for a woman that would be her animus; not anima; if Jung is correct." [Chapter 5, 'The Forgotten Mage'. Enlarged elsewhere].

Side note. 15th in early spring = the beginning of 'Passover'. Enlarged elsewhere.

Greek equivalent of something..."There are a number of 'triple' facets to this myth {i.e.,Persephone/Demeter in relation to 'Hades'} - that throw light upon the meaning of the tale. Let us first examine the Three Goddesses in the opening scene sporting themselves in the meadows of the Nysaean fields. They are Athene, Artemis and Persephone - three virgin goddesses. These are the 'virgin' facet of the Goddess further split. The nature of the three facets is complementary; although they all share this element of virginity, it is very different in each case. In Athene's case, virginity can be seen as arising out of her virago nature, her incorporation of the masculine within herself. Athene does not need contact with the masculine. She personifies the wisdom facet of the 'Goddess'. Artemis virginity is somewhat different, she is the wild 'virgin' of the hunt, the feminine immersion in the..." [From the book 'The Triple Goddess' by Adam McLean. All emphasis, this readers].

"Born {Athene} from the forehead of Zeus''. See it? As a means...?

And/or..."Zeus-Dionysos, the precursor of both Greek gods on Crete, changed his 'form' as he passed through the three phases of his myth, which are comparable to the acts of a drama {Feast of Fools link?} that 'reproduced' himself. The three phases and acts correspond to the three phases of zoe, or life, which in the Dionysos myth is masculine in its relation to women." [From the book by C. Kerenyi. Mentioned elsewhere].

Hence the link to..."Throughout its development the Dionysian cult preserved the character it had when it first entered into history. With its sensuality and its emphasis on 'sexual' love, it presented a marked affinity to the feminine nature, and its appeal was primary to women; it was among women that it found its most loyal supporters...Dionysus is a women's god in the fullest sense of the word, the source of all women's sensual and transcendent hopes, the 'center' of her whole existence. It was to women that he was 'first revealed' in his glory, and it was women who propagated his cult and brought about its triumph." [Same book. Emphasis, this readers].


'His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut' / Dorothy Sharp Carter.

Brienne of Tarth? {Game of Thrones}.

Understanding that question/answer {if correct} - gives clues {possible directions?} in attempting to ''get ones head'' around the following:

"As I have said, this circle is an ancient symbol of protection....mirrored in the movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars - the cycles of seasons and re-birth. Around it revolve the Four Symbols of the Tuatha, or 'portals' ….gates of the elemental 'otherworlds' {''domains''?}….aligned to the four corners of the earth: an altar of cold stone to the North, a fiery Oak to the South, fragrant Golden Pipes to the East, and then the dark Western Waters. And above it all, lies the vastness Nwyvre of 'space', through which the three illuminating Rays of Awen {Ain Sof?} are cast forth by the 'Sun'. And below; below that the depths of Annwn: that indigo, hidden realm of creation - into which no women may look." [ '21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore'].

And/or: ''While it would be a gross simplification to identify the Native Tradition with the feminine, and the Hermetic with the masculine, there is a symbolic truth to be uncovered here." Enlarged elsewhere.

A side step..."In the heart center, there is a lotus. Each petal of this lotus has its own quality: desire, anger, infatuation, greed, love, modesty, knowledge, detachment, joy, omniscience, etc. Within the heart is a space the size of a thumb, and here a divine light shimmers. The sages have spent their lives 'looking' at this light. How marvelous is the heart center! How magnificent is the light in the heart space! How divine is the goddess Kundalini! As she 'unfolds', mans entire being is 'transformed.'' [Chapter one, 'Play of Consciousness'. Mentioned elsewhere].

From shadow to anima {or would that be - the joining of the 'two'?}. Unknown to becoming known. Representational of. Anything? Try ''unfold''.

'The Woman Who Married Herself' :{Radio BBC World Service /30th December 2018].


"Dragon Lord!'' he spoke, "The 'Sun' has risen in the West {S/W ?}." Try ''Sirius'' to see it from the ''geocentric'' point of view.


Analogy of same principle?..."This little man, the size of a thumb, is the 'Ishon' of the Hermetic and Old Testament texts. The man the size of a thumb, resides in the midst, within the self, of the past and future....the Tom thumb of fairy tales, this inner dwarf or 'Ishon' which is prepared to 'reveal' things that are normally meant to symbolize an esoteric aspect of Spiritual development....the fool has to learn from the 'smaller' inner man....It is worth bearing in mind that, in materialistic terms, the inner man must be smaller than the outer man. This inner man is linked with the spine, which in itself is linked with the staff...This symbolism applies to the staves in the hands of the Tarot Fool: one staff is the spine of the outer fool, the other that of the inner fool." [Bibliographic notes to chapters 4, and 7, of the book 'The Zelator']. Question. anima or shadow aspect?

'Tyrion Lannister'? {Game of Thrones}.

Analogy of same? "Despite their compelling links to the Solutreans, the religious ideologies of the Swiderians have been more difficult to ascertain. The ancient rock art of the Russian Republic of Karelia, which borders Finland to the west, does, however throw some light on the matter. Close to the shores of Lake Onega - where in 1936 a nine thousand year old cemetery was found and identified as belonging to the post-Swiderian Kunda culture - exposed rock surfaces are covered in carved petroglyphs, many of which belong to the mesolithic age. Some show swans with exaggerated necks, like long poles. Others show swans sitting on the top of poles that are being climbed by a small human figure. As at Lascaux, the poles almost certainly symbolise axes mundi, while the human figures are perhaps the souls of shaman travelling between the physical world and sky world. This suggest that the Swiderains, like the Solutreans before them, saw birds, and swans in particular, as symbols of a sky world reached by way...[ From the book 'Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. When ALL the available information is assessed what is the most likely reason for taking an interest in such ''religious ideologies.'' i.e., that first yet last subject OR just the fear of comets? Try ''swans neck'' amongst others.

"The waters of the Gap:[key] The Mythology of Aquae Sulis' by R. Stewart.

''The 'eyes of the soul' - are what we call in modern Hermeticism the 'lotus flowers' or simply 'lotuses', and what Hindu yoga names 'chakra centers' or 'chakras'." [Quote taken from the book by Tomberg]. Put together with Eastern equivalent of the intent of ''logos.''


Eastern equivalent. Can you see it? Question. Coincidence or a meaningful one? WHY GO TO ALL THIS EFFORT?

"The infinite potencies of sound derive from the Creative Word, Aum, the cosmic vibratory power behind all atomic energies. Any word spoken [or understood] with clear realization and deep concentration [i.e.,and/or through study] has a materialization value [i.e.,a known quantity]. Loud or silent repetition [i.e.,''revision''] of inspiring 'words' [keys?] has been found effective in ...psychotherapy; the secret lies in the stepping up of the minds vibratory rate [as it does in whatever one is 'meditating' on - as a means to a learning curve - any learning curve]...The Aum vibration that reverberates throughout the universe [the ''word'' or ''voice of many waters'' of the Bible] has three manifestations or 'gunas', those of creation, preservation, and destruction. Each time a man utters a word he puts into operation one of the three qualities of Aum..." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Emphasis and parenthesis; this readers]. Recall what those three ''qualities'' refer to. See Part 1 too refresh.

Practical example:"... The thought process - and sometimes the practices and sequence of exercises or reading - that precede a 'mystical' experience can rarely be precisely recalled nor ordered. This makes for frustrating learning, although one builds up a sense of faith that the viewpoint is more important than the past journey. Frater P.P.E. had two such experiences in this light, the first of which was whilst at a place of employment. He was musing on some Kabbalistic conundrum and turned to look away from the window and at a red electric plug connected to a wall socket. At that moment, the red plug became real in a sense unlike anything he had experienced before. The whole of existence was present and correct in a timeless moment, before it slipped away back into the previous state of awareness. Perhaps there was something in the symbolism of being plugged in, or perhaps the colour red? These events are rarely repeatable. The second experience was when Frater P.P.E. was sitting on the floor at a manual typewriter, in the days when that counted as a wireless word processor with its own in built printer. He turned to pick up a piece of paper and was suddenly seized with an absolute knowledge of what the universe was for, what it intended, and how it all worked. This lasted for several seconds before again being replaced by everyday consciousness. Afterwards, there was some sense of it all being about friction and communication, but these hardly touched upon the actual experience. The initiation system is designed to promote these higher states and prepare the initiate to hold them for longer periods of time." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].



"...a timeless moment'' in relation to the working out of ''a conundrum'' regardless of subject. But the word ''mystical'' used because of its direct relevance to this subject, i.e.,its 'spiritual' value - its spiritual content. That final sentence could also be applied and to be seen as - general specific: i.e., ''Initiation'' in relation to a 'student' in the course of his/her studies through the course of a curriculum. The more one learns [regardless of subject] the more one exercises the mind; and therefore the more one is able to gain insights on those [''higher levels?''] of a learning curve - as an example - the value of an objective exercise when working out something of a hypothetical nature - gives the same result, i.e.,the 'value' [and/or meaning ] - of a conundrum. Yes or No?

Francisco de Osuna author of 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' defines the same {process?} as the 'path of recollection'.

Or in a more ''general specific'' manner - put those keys together, to understand what they imply relative to the self.

Proof..."The continuation - in fact, the concentration upon - the techniques is paramount. They provide the framework in which initiation takes place, and the foundation for further progress. They also provide an experiential language in which you can maintain orientation during later experiences." [i.e.,information gained - the parts within the whole -building blocks to build on - as all subject material proves - in one form or another- regardless of how or where it is obtained]. Same book.

The real question however, is the usual one. Why go to all this effort?

Islam equivalent,i.e.,practical application of above...."Then he joins the divine Name of the Ever living with the sixth Name - Qayyum, the Self - existing One upon whom all existence depends. This brings him to the Muzdalifa of the center of the heart." [Chapter 18, 'The Secret of Secrets'. Mentioned within]. In relation to the 'parts' enacted at Makka, relative to a 'journey'. That individual one. Hence the title of the chapter....' On the Pilgrimage to Makka and the inner Pilgrimage to the Essence of the Heart'. For information on the whole especially in relation to the 'movement' around the Ka'ba in answer to the question put forward in part one of this web page, put ''pilgrim'' {and/or 'fool' and 'peddler'?} in the usual box on all pages, especially 4. Then try ''bosom''- Before asking oneself - agree or disagree? Universal concepts? or just local ones?

Another analogy. Different 'keys' same principle..."Follow the living symbols through the meadows of inner vision as a child delighting in the random colours and smells and sounds of nature. You will find it has an inner logic and structure of its own. The Principles of discovery are the same on the inner planes as they are on the outer. Simply observe. What you 'see' and 'hear' {'sais' / Egypt?}, may amaze you." [All emphasis, this readers. Extract taken from the book, 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess.' Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''child''.

"The waters of the Gap:[key] The Mythology of Aquae Sulis' by R. Stewart.

A working example: ''Meadows'' in relation to 'cows'. Try Napta Playa to 'see' beyond the obvious. Then try Mona.

For more in depth analysis. From someone who knows from both a theoretical and practical point of view- if only - by way of - ’The Western way’. Chapter two. C+J. Matthews. Or 'Power Within the Land' by R. J. Stewart. A book that gives a deeper understanding to Mr Wilcocks most recent publication, 'The Synchronicity Key.' His main reference being 'The Law of One', used throughout the book, as a constant reference what the 'Western way' defines 'inner' contact, i.e.,called the 'Voice of one'. ['Merlin' archetype] or the Perennial philosophy brigade, as 'inner' teachings.

hathor (2)

"Hathor is identified with Maat, principle of order, equilibrium, and cosmic harmony..." Question. Any relationship between Hathor and Amun? Besides HORNS of course.

The Egyptians defined that same intent and purpose with the word maat. All explained throughout, from sources that have discussed and written about the same, for countless generations. That first yet final subject, of which the symbol of the 'serpent' archetype, helps with that 'inner' understanding. That 'sting' in the a precursor to that other major archetypal symbol that represents ‘an intuitive leap’ in relation to an understanding. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Try ''maat'' for a deeper possibly [future?] ''take on things''.

"In the old religion a snake symbolizes the Inner Wisdom that is intuition. Also in 'vision' [ i.e., archetype] it is a symbol for the 'Lord of the moon' [explained elsewhere] sphere. Cernunnos is often shown with serpents as is Hermes, and so are other wisdom gods." ['The New Dimensions Red Book' under the title 'Old Religion'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Recall also those external 'forms' on the South American temple buildings.

Question. What 'number' would represent same principle? Clue - link to the meaning of ''zenith''.

Or within such books as ’On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead ‘. Or 'On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism'. Both by G.Scholem. [ Hebrew equivalent ] Or for a real ‘head scratcher’...’Powers of Imagining’. By I-de- Loyola. Mainly understand how different authors explain the ‘same’ thing in their own way...and how that same subject has moved forward in ‘leaps and ‘bounds’, because now, not only is that information accessible to all...but more importantly most try to explain it in plain English, or as close to that virtue as one can get, considering the subject matter. That virtue if attained, can only be good for any reader as it is in any subject.

For a more ‘accessible’ read on the same but only when a good understanding has been acquired of several symbols and their meanings. In relation to each other. Try ’The Sufi Path of Knowledge’. By W. Chittick. Compare to...'Mystical Dimensions of Islam'. A. Schimmel OR the author of 'The Tao of Islam' - whom Schimmel recommends.


Bear Cub? Understanding that gives a deeper meaning not only to the ''Arthur'' legends but also its relationship to the Great {female} Bear constellation. Question. Which came first and why?

'Leaps and bounds' = ‘Dog’ symbolism. Sometimes shown by a dog chasing a hare = Unconscious aspect. Think about it, i.e., 'lower' chasing 'higher' that as yet 'to be' discovered 'positive' potential, i.e., yet to be 'caught'. Represented with a 'collar' or lead when it is, i.e., 'domesticated', in relation to an 'understanding', i.e.,those 'aspects', now in 'control' of, in the positive sense. An awareness made. Positives over negatives. Representation of.

Working example: Try ''Scorpion King''. Understanding that {added?} information gives caution as to the Egyptian ''legend'' of who united that ancient land.

Jorah Mormont? Lord of Bear Island {Game of Thrones}.

Egyptian equivalent Anubis in relation to its 'darker cousin', [Wepwawet]. Only Anubis has been depicted as wearing a 'collar', [chapter six. 'The Sphinx Mystery', and 'The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt', [under Anubis]. Think about it, in relation to an understanding from an 'unknown' start point. Represented as the 'unconscious', and/or 'shadow' and/or 'Dark' [ or a 'fall' ] in relation to a further 'development', [in the positive sense]... of an understanding i.e.,'light'].

"In Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet is the Opener of the Ways who ushers the dead into the Underworld. He is in the shape of a Jackal but is distinguishable from Anubis; the main conductor of the dead; by his white or grey head, which may suggest he was originally a wolf. He was worshipped as the oldest god at Abydos and at Lykopolis {Wolf City}, which is presently called Assiut." ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews]. Try ''wolf''.

House Stark? [Game of Thrones].

Wepwawet relative to Anubis, i.e., 'wolf' relative to 'domesticated'. Anubis relative to Higher/lower, relative to Horus. Horus relative to Osiris. All relative to A/B/C. All symbolic of something...with the individual in mind.

Side note: "The 'menat', a peculiar symbol exclusive to Het-Her, resembles the ancient ceremonial collar. It also corresponds to the Neter's power of expansion...The sceptre of Her-Her was the sistrum rattle..." [Page 99 from the book by R. Clark].

'Pagan' equivalent,i.e.,from an ''unknown'' [unconscious?] start point...with an ''aim'' [key] in mind..."She looked out of the window as white as any milk - and he looked in at the window as black as any silk... Hullo, hullo you coal black smith, and what is your silly song? You shall never have my maidenhead that i have kept so long!...Then she became a hare, a hare all on the plain, and he became a greyhound dog and chased her back again. And she became a duck, a duck all on the stream, and he became a water dog and fetched her back again. Then she became a fly, a fly all in the air, and he became a spider bold and dragged her to his lair..." [Extract from the folksong 'The Two Magicians' taken from the book 'Where is Saint George'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Question. "Hare" = earth. "Duck" = water. "Fly" = air. What would 'fire' be represented by; and why. Why bother at all?


Ahura Mazda = Lord or simply 'spirit' = {eternal 'flame' of Zoroastrian culture}. ''We all know it as paisley''. [Sam Willis 'Silk Road 3/3]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?.

"The appropriateness of creating fire by friction on actual wood should be born in mind. Although a flame might with efficiency be produced with a gas lighter it is not immediately 'fitting'. In all of this, it is not meticulous rules that we seek to provide, but a developed sense of symbolic appropriateness. We seek efficient function that is a clear expression of a spiritual intention within consciousness." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

The above a good example of the method used {as one example} in such 'organisations' as the 'mystery clubs'. In order to make each member understand something, i.e.,more often than not in relation to the 'divine bit' relative to that framework - but not all in one go - not all in one lesson. Like any other subject one learns as one goes on, i.e.,as an example different symbols represent different cardinal points,i.e.,east/south/west/north in relation to air/fire/water/earth and/or spring/summer/autumn/winter and/or dawn/noon/dusk/midnight. East -West in relation to 'horizontal'. North to South in relation to 'vertical'. In the middle a candle and/or a rose. All as a representation of something. But because those symbols are universal anyone can understand them, and not just those who wish to partake in the 'ritual' way. There are many methods {or 'flight paths'}. The above 'way' is but one. Try ''method''. The real questions however are the usual ones.

Continued: "Well may you dress your lady fair into your robes of red. Before the morn at this same time I'll gain your maidenhead." [Same folksong]. ''Morn'' in relation to 'dawn' in relation to 'spring' in relation to 'east' = the beginning of something. ''Robes''{initiates?} in relation to 'garment' symbolism. ''Noon'' by the way, would be the next stage; represented with 'fire'. High noon = Zenith {of something}.

Analogy? of same..."...People ask- why do i make fire in a world of matches? 'Fire is the one tool, the one skill, that separates us from other animals. A unique invention, if you like. I'm convinced these fires burn hotter than those lit with matches; because they burn inside." [Quote by Ray Mears 'Wild Britain with R. Mears']. That 'fire' that in this subject is related in one form or another to ''spirit''. Intentions of. Purpose of; relative to an understanding - in making something understood- its final meaning ''wrapped'' up in the word - gnosis. Try ''bone'' to see if you agree or disagree.

Question. How would 'soul' be represented?

Practical {natural?} example: "Fire is the human signature" [Quote by Prof. Iain Stewart 'How Earth is Made : Fire' Series 1. Episode 4].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"Simply know that you are going to create fire, that you are creating fire, causing light to shine where there was no light before, bringing warmth, bringing change, bringing all the necessaries of created life's expression. This is a moment of supreme affirmation and confidence. In performing this simple act in a spiritually orientated manner you are bringing profound powers of healing to your own soul. You are expressing the divine principle within your environment..." [Same book, i.e.,by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

Question. Nothing more than an invention of the mind; fairy stories?

Side note: "The secret name of Ra was 'Divine fire'...."

'Lifestream' - used throughout in the book by Rosemary Clark.

Lake of the Flame and/or Island of the Flame? Define those two concepts to arrive at a destination. Representing a beginning and end. Neith?

'The Forge and the Crucible' by Eliade.

Synchronistic link?..."By AD 900 a further dimension to the feminine principle was enacted in the institution of Feasts dedicated to the Mother of Mother of God, St, Anne. Although the cult of St Anne did not gain great force until the 15th and early 16th centuries, its seed appeared in the Institution of the Feast of the Conception of St Anne of Byzantium some six hundred years previously. At this time too, tradition has it that the holy Roman Emperor, Charles the Bald, the son of Charlemagne, left in his will the treasured relic of the shift that Mary had worn at the Annunciation. It was to provide a fitting edifice for such a priceless gift that the present beautiful building of the cathedral of Notre Dame at Chartres was constructed in 1194, after the original church had been destroyed by fire, when the relic miraculously survived the conflagration." [From the book by G. Knight].

A change of pace..."I am Arnaut, the gatherer of the wind. The one who hunts the hare with Ox. Who swims against the tides turning bind."......."The hare and ox lines are described by Bonner [of Troubadour / South France fame], as probably the most famous three lines in all of Provencal literature." [May-be he should get out more?]. Try ''oxen''.

.............."In later reference to these lines, it is the ''knowledge'' that becomes his strength. It is because he ''knows'' so much that he can stop the ''incoming tide''.....[Extract taken from the prologue to the book, 'The Zelator' by M. Hedsel].

That same link to the answer of Samson's riddle. Found within. Use the search box.

N.B. Mediterranean = non tidal. Enlarged elsewhere, i.e.,cold - warm as a means...?

"''For a while i lay passive, feeling depleted and tired beyond words. Then gradually there arose a tide {key} within myself - a tide of life revitalized every part of me." [From the book by A. Duncan].

Additional information to seek a 'connection'?... "Hera is ingeniously identified with the Moon when Homer uses favourite epithets to describe her throughout the epic. During the course of Book 1, she is first said to be 'white armed' and then 'Ox eyed', before becomming again 'white armed' - rather meaningless phrases unless they are considered astronomically. Similar instances occurring throughout the Iliad, describe a monthly lunar cycle, from the waxing crescent of the new moon {'white armed'} to the full moon {'Ox eyed'} and then on to the waning crescent {'white armed'} of the old moon...During the seduction scene in Book 14, Hera's usual aggressive mood {''mad mood''?} changes. Homer uses sublime language to describe her 'captivation' of Zeus, which is in astronomical terms a fine portrayal of a lunar eclipse..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''eclipse''.

Question. Nothing more than the attempt to define an eclipse or is the eclipse used to define something a means...?

''Ox eyed'' - like a hare caught in the headlights? {of a 'car' ?}. Try ''oxen'' for a further connection.

Question 2. How would a Solar eclipse be represented.

Side note: "The Fourth Branch is as rich a field as the Mabinogion hunter could wish for, in which the young sun-god suffers a small eclipse only to rise brighter on the morrow {dawn?} and perform more splendid deeds of 'valour'." [Page 89 'Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain' / C. Mathews]. ''zero?''

Continued... "With Hera dressed in her finery, she works her magic on Zeus, and the moment of seduction describes a total lunar eclipse. While Homer draws this image of a total lunar eclipse, he does not attempt to describe the astronomical reasons for it. This suggests that he was unaware that a lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earths shadow. Homer draws attention to the physical appearance of the moon in the guise of Hera when on several occasions he associates it with human feelings and a popular, even childlike, image of its face..." [Same book].

Question. Did Homer not understand? Or is he attempting to give the reader something else to ponder on {digest?}.

137 5Something hinted at: "So, my friend, we are back to words {food for thought?}. The things we so utterly believe in, and trip up over so easily. Yet, what we all overlook is that words are really understood only in silence: to understand {'see'?}, you must push back the sound of the voice, and listen to the silence behind the sound, tuning in to the soul who speaks. This is not mystical nonsense - this is realism; if you listen to the sound, there can be no understanding. The meaning lies behind the sound. Perhaps this is the secret of the zero. In any case the eclipse is complete, and is answering your question about the zero. We are looking down the earth's shadow into what appears to be nothing: yet it is really the dancing ground of angels." ['The Zelator']. Try ''eclipse'' and/or ''angel'' in its universal context - not just the obvious one.

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].


The beginning of something {''Eclipse''?}. AS a means...?

A working example: "Heart or reason, no matter! They are ruled by the stars. My instincts, my nature, my body...all is determined by number, by the stars, forces whose plaything i am. Why give us the illusion that our heart is master? My heart is a puppet, a slave, like all else, of fate. The sage waited for the storm of primordial grief to abate. Then he lifted his grave voice and Her-Bak seated himself, trembling. 'My son, there is error in what you have just said. Your heart, seat of enlightenment, {sia} it not here that your divine Ka dwells? But your Ka isn't fate's slave, for it is no part of nature. All else on Earth or in Heaven, even the solar disc that lights us, is part of nature, but the spirit-soul like the divine Ra, is not. If the spark {exploding star or helical rising?} becomes conscious in your humanity it grows into a vital germ and through this, if you let it govern the animal-human in you, you will be master of your fate. The soul is not subject to the stars.

'But all my being suffers their influences!'

''As you have just suffered the depressing experience of an eclipse, {'zero'?} for the instinctive self is subject to them {ais}. But as soon as animal man begins to obey his higher self he only feels them as inclinations, no longer compulsions..." ['Her-Bak'].

And/or: {sia} = total understanding including that ''bit''. {ais} = without it i.e.,in the Gnostic {'seeing'} sense of the word.

'See' it?

Something to ponder on: "The ancient Egyptians measured the stars along the ecliptic as they gradually changed in position over the ages, and not in tropical {stationary} terms as practised by most modern astrologers. However, if in ''the beginning of time'' Sirius rose heliacally at the summer solstice as Egyptian legend relates, then a tropical arrangement of the dekans should begin with Sirius at zero degrees Cancer...The zero month of Djehutet is the intercalary month of variable length...The Roman historian Censorinus reported that the heliacal rising of Sirius occurred simultaneously with the beginning of the solar year - the first of Djehut." [Pages 114,133/5 of the book by R. Clark].



'Square' and 'circle' connected by 'triangle' ? Recall the first three letters of PYRamid. Enlarged elsewhere? A 'house' {temple?} found just behind the central pillar. Question. Real or symbolic? ['Digging for Britain'. Series 6. Episode 1].

"Consider this 'zero' of yours carefully. It is almost a circle, a symbol of spirit. We are trained, by our own mental inertia, to think of the zero as a circle containing nothing. But a circle is also a shape which circumscribes everything. When you draw nothing, in the form of a zero, then by default you draw everything outside of it. There are secrets here that can scarcely be put into words. Why did the Indian gurus express the Etheric, their akashya, as a circle? Why did the Hebrew esotericists insist that the open letter 'aleph' was to be accorded the enclosed zero?. And so, if everything is a symbol, so is this circle we sit in - this place and time. It can be no accident {synchronistic?} that we sit in a place when an eclipse is taking place...Here, in this eclipse, my own mind perceives a meaning which is different from the one you perceive, yet however we define it, an eclipse is a meeting of circles which are zeros. See how the shadow of the earths rim cuts the Moon down to a crescent. Soon the crescent will be gone...The Moon will appear to be a dark zero - a nothing. Then the cycle will begin again, breathing new life of light into the Moon...A great zero of light in the skies...Could this be the reason why the Fool of the Tarot pack is given the strange {'peculiar'?} number zero? ['The Zelator'].

Try ''peculiar'' as strange as it may seem - if only to those 'first impressions'.

Side note: "The fact that the 'Aleph' of the Hebrew alphabet is linked with the constellation Taurus, at a time when this was the first asterism of the zodiacal constellations, has been taken by some to mean 'First Born', to whom the letter was sacred." ['Page 90. 'The Secret Zodiac'].

And/or: ''House'' in relation to: "Satellitium is a group of three or more planets lying in one 'house' of the zodiac''. ['Wiki']. Try ''house'' in the {Micro} sense of the word. Then ''Saturn'' in the {Macro} sense of the word - for possible answers - other than the norm.

Refresher: "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no 'Temple' in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in Heaven. Man is his own Temple. A mans heart is the altar of god...."

A side step: "The Mahabharata, one of the great sanskrit epics of India, tells of how Brahma emerged from a Lotus that sprang from the navel of Vishnu, seen in terms of the sacred lake at Pushkar. Other accounts speak of him as the first conscious mind of the universe, existing within the 'golden nucleus' [Hiranyagarbha], which germinated after being 'sparked off' by a mysteries 'First Cause'. On awakening, Brahma took his first breath, at which the physical universe came into being. The entire act of 'creation' is said to have proceeded from Shabda-brahman, the 'sonic absolute,' conveyed by the process of Naada-brahman, the 'primordial sound or vibration of Brahma'. this is thought to fill the entire expanse of the universe and becomes audible to yogins, or ascetics, when they achieve higher states of consciousness. It is symbolically expressed in terms of the conch shell, perhaps reflecting the age old belief that shells contain the 'sound' of the primordial ocean. [Chapter 16, 'The Cygnus Mystery'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding this subject by way of certain 'keys'[highlighted]. Regardless even when a different 'language' is used , gives clues as to the origins / start point of that 'religion'. Especially...

''The swan is white without spot." Enlarged elsewhere.


Question. Waiting for a call from Donald 'duck' or Miss 'swan'? All to fly South?

"Versions of Brahma's birth found in early Sanskrit writings, including the religious texts known as the Puranas, speak of him gestating in a golden egg [the Brahmanda], 'laid' by Hamsa, through which he came to be known as Kalahamsa [or Kalahansa], the swan- goose of eternity, or swan goose in space and time. Others talk about how Brahma came to earth either on the back of the swan - goose, or on a chariot, drawn by seven swans. Indeed, he is said to have been in his swan chariot when the lotus dropped from his hand, creating three water sources, one of which being Pushkar's sacred song.

"Brahma; from Sanskrit root 'brih' - to expand. When Emerson's poem ''Brahma'' appeared in 1857, most of the readers were bewildered, Emerson chuckled. ''Tell them,'' he said, ''to say 'Jehovah' instead of 'Brahma' and they will not feel any perplexity." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"In Greek mythology the swan was the bird consecrated by Apollo; a symbol of harmony...'' [and or ''equilibrium''. This readers input]. Wikipedia / swan song.

The silver swan, who living had no note, when 'death' approached , unlocked her silent throat. Leaning her breast against the reedy {papyrus?} shore, thus sang her first and last, and sang no more. 'Farewell, all joys! O death come close mine eyes! More geese than swans now live; more Fools than Wise."

Analogy?..."Hector is tricked by the goddess Athene and is left unarmed to face Achilles, who dispatches him, with a lance thrust to his throat." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'/ Mentioned elsewhere].

Side note. Throat chakra? One of five or seven or does it matter?

swan"Swan Song = final performance or activity; in Greek legend; final effort; gesture just before 'death' or retirement."..."The term derives from the legend that, while the swan is mute during its life; swans sing beautifully and mournfully just before they die. The legend was known to be false as early as in the days of ancient Rome, when Pliny the Elder refuted it in 'Natural History' AD77. Nevertheless; poetic imaging proved to be more attractive than scientific method..." [Wikipedia and]. Death/rebirth link? i.e.,the tail end of something begins...

"...To keep matters simple, it is sufficient to associate the appropriate notes we have named with the appropriate quarters. This will provide a kind of musical magical shorthand. We can by these means encapsulate the principles of different ritual patterns by means of a short sequence of melody based on this magical harmonic structure. It is on these principles that legends on the mighty effect of words of 'power' are based. These basic facts are indeed the foundation on which may be reconstructed the art of mantic chanting. An art almost lost to the West, but that has remained developed in the East, notably in Tibet. Different ritual patterns may be described along lines that are similar to the way that a chime of bells is worked out, as a series of permutations. Thus C, Eb, G, Bb, C = E. S. W. N. E. This is the pattern of circumambulation in a clockwise direction around a circle as is...

continued...C, Bb, G, Eb, C = E. N. W. S. E. This is the counter pattern to the above, and useful for closing down...[Extract from the book 'Rose Cross and the Goddess'].

All as a representation of something as is wind/UNwind or rolled/UNrolled papyrus - enlarged elsewhere. So to is...

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

Question. Where along that Nile river do the Temples re-orientate themselves? Question 2. Why?

"... The mystic understood Gandhi's insistence, ''God is in the rock, too - in the rock!" The poet appreciated Eckhart's paradox, ''Split a stick of wood, and the Christ is in there, too." [Extract from the book 'The Cosmic Trigger']. Recall the difference between ''mystical'' and ''magical'', i.e.,top/down - bottom/up?

{Wood}-henge relative to {Stone}-henge? North/south? Represented within landscape symbolism and/or mythology, i.e.,King Arthur legend? Try ''bear''.

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

Analogy of same, [in relation to an understanding] but from a different start point..."Mithras bore the title ''rock born'' and ''god from the rock.'' The rock of Mithras birth contained both light and fire, he who is born from the rock is thus a 'fiery' god of light. This conception is almost certainly based on a very ancient tradition dating from the time when man first discovered that both light and fire could be produced by striking flint." Quote from the book by D. Fideler. Recall the symbolic intent of ''stones'' and ''flint.''

''Fire is the human signature''. Try ''signature''. As a {'natural'} means...?


Hebrew 'Shin' = Teeth?

"I am immeasurably grateful for the humbling blows he dealt my vanity. I sometimes felt that, metaphorically, he was discovering and uprooting every deceased tooth in my jaw. The hard core of egotism is difficult to dislodge except rudely. With its departure, the 'divine' finds at last an unobstructed channel. In vain 'it' seeks to percolate through flinty hearts of selfishness." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi']. Try ''teeth''.

Flip side?... "Therefore, it is said of Christ by the prophet Ezechiel that his face is like a diamond because it is so attractive and a flint that with a little blow of meditation sparks a fire of love in the heart that is disciplined and prepared to receive it." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna].

"The appropriateness of creating fire by friction on actual wood should be born in mind. Although a flame might with efficiency be produced with a gas lighter it is not immediately 'fitting'. In all of this, it is not meticulous rules that we seek to provide, but a developed sense of symbolic appropriateness. We seek efficient function that is a clear expression of a spiritual intention within consciousness." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. Try ''wood''.

The difference being one represents the beginning of something the other closer to 'its' end. Animate /inanimate. Alchemy equivalent: 'Plant' in relation to 'mineral' symbolism. Movement in relation to non-movement - as a representation of something. Question. Which is what?

"The Fool is the one who {is willing} to look through the material illusion - the 'mat' sees through matter - so to speak...The cap {he wears} is three pronged. In truth, the threefold cap is the three pronged shin of the Hebrew alphabet...The early Hebrew scholars used what they called the 'three flames' of shin to represent the highermost trinity in the Sephirothic tree {i.e.,Kether/Hokhmah/Binah}. This means that the triple shin sat on top of the tree, just as the human head sits on top of the spine...This could be the triple crown of the pope, set with jewels, as symbol of the Roman imperium which had taken on the vestments symbolic of initiation...Shin means ''spirit'' and its number is 300..." ['The Zelator']. Try ''spine'' and/or ''gap''.

Exercise. Put all the above together to define..." This famous Jewish myth relates the story of Moses leading his people out of captivity in Egypt by miraculously parting the Red {'reed'?} Sea. There follows '40' years of wandering in the wilderness in search of the Promised Land, at the end of which Moses dies. It his successor, Joshua ben Nun, who miraculously parts the river Jordon to lead the Jews to the destined homeland. The name 'Jesus' itself comes from Exodus. In Greek the Hebrew name 'Joshua' becomes 'Jesus'. Today it is normal practice to use Joshua for the hero of Exodus and 'Jesus' for the hero of the gospels, which avoids any comparison of the two. At the time, however, it would have been completely obvious that they shared the same name. This is not a coincidence. The Christian Jesus is a mythic development of the Jesus of Exodus. In Hebrew the name Joshua/Jesus is written with the letters Yod/Heh/ Shin/ Vah/ Heh. The letters Yod, Heh, Vah and Heh, known as the Tetragrammaton, {enlarged elsewhere} were extremely significant to Jewish gnostics, as they were used to signify the unpronounceable name of god, usually rendered today with added vowels as either Jehovah or Yahweh. As Philo explains, when the middle letter 'Shin', known as the 'Holy' letter is added, the name means 'Saviour of the Lord'. [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Moses in relation to 'sea'. Joshua in relation to 'river'. Others highlighted {in one form or another} - to define something other than the obvious - i.e.,''unpronounceable'' in relation to 'silence' - benefit of.

"Pagan and Christian gnostics imagined the initiatory journey to be about awakening the 'King' within. In Pagan Mysteries, the initiate was 'enthroned' as a king as part of the initiation ceremonies." [Same book]. Try ''throne''.

That link to the individual.The beginner/student or apprentice. No more so symbolized than in mythology. Especially Greek mythology. As explained in Robert Graves. ‘Greek Myths.’ Or Walter Burkert's 'Greek Religion.' The inner struggles of the ‘apprentice/beginner’ symbolized no more so than within those Greek ‘Hero-s’. All symbolic of those different ‘aspects’ of an individuals inner nature. Higher/Lower self.

"When Perseus grows to maturity, the King of the Underworld throws a banquet. In accordance with ancient custom the status of those invited is assured by the fact that each has to give a horse {refresh in Part 1} - to the host. Perseus is unable to meet this test of status but announces that he will enable himself to qualify presenting Polydyktes with the head of Medusa. In ancient times she was considered to have the body of a horse, and indeed was originally a mare, who 'mated' with Poseidon himself in the form of a stallion. Perseus undertakes this quest as a means of bringing release for his mother. In this we see a crisis point at the stage in the evolution of consciousness. It is the point where dependence upon the mother has to give way to assertion of independence. This occurs in the process of growing to maturity in all human individuals, and has its equivalent in the puberty of the human race. This is the dynamic behind many of the hero legends. The hero is the one who is compelled to assert himself, to prove his individual worth by the performance of certain tests, or a quest. This is particular relevant in the case of Perseus, for it will be seen, that achievement of this state of psychic independence will also be a release for the mother. On the other hand, failure to win free of the maternal influence, or mother's aura, will produce that petrification of the will that is so graphically described in the imaginary of the Medusa's look that can turn her victims to stone. She is the terrible possessive mother, in this aspect. The spider woman who sucks the souls of her victims and renders them dry desiccated shells. These victims are her own children. In later legend Perseus was helped by the god Hermes who lends him winged shoes so that he can leave the island upon which he is confined. This island being an image of the physical world as defined by the outer senses; and the winged shoes confer the ability of walking the 'sky-ways' of inner reality..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight].

Question. Is this subject therefore nothing more than an overplay {over-emphasis?} on the psychic interpretation of mythology? OR even vise-versa.

Question 2. "...petrification of the will." - Woodhenge in relation to Stonehenge - but now in the positive sense? Representational of: {cedars?}.

A working example: "Among Edna's papers are many pages of notes which reflect her intensive research into myth and the families and ancestry of great heroes in support of her hypothesis. Eventually she had constructed a basic catalogue of stars and constellations from the 'Catalogue of Ships'..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged throughout.