Esotericism Part 3 Sec 09




Question. Head of the 'corner' in relation to horizontal/vertical? Clue. Which of the two would 'wings' represent? Question 2. Why represent anything at all?

As one example: "The constellation of Perseus has been depicted as a 'warrior' since time immemorial, so it is not surprising that in the Iliad it is represented by Diomedes, one of the most powerful fighters in the Greek army. His deeds of derring-do and Homers descriptions of his body and clothing give a graphic picture of Perseus with particular emphasis on the long 'legs' and 'feet' and the 'shoulders', 'arms', 'stomach' and 'heart' of the constellation. Without astronomical instruments it is probably impossible to determine whether or not stars at the foot of Perseus lie just inside the zodiac, home of the gods that in the Iliad represent the moon and five planets visible to the naked eye. If the stars were in the zodiac, the epithet 'god like' could have been given to the constellation. Homer raises this problem in ingenious fashion, but his conclusions are not decisive. He puts his opinion into the words of Glaucus and of Pandarus, who says he cannot tell whether Diomedes {Perseus} is a god or not, but even if he is not - 'he has some god by his side who is shrouded in a cloud of darkness'. This refers to Athene, the planet Jupiter..."

Therefore from a 'southern' perspective? i.e.,try Athene on all pages together with that relationship {connection?} to Perseus. All as a means...?

'Mysteries of the Dark Moon' / D. George.

Side note: Highlighted aspects in relation to ''Cloud of Unknowing'' and that 'box' that was continually by 'their side' - as represented in the Hebrew culture i.e.,that universal potential present, but dormant? Hence...

"In the same manner and for the same reasons that Agamemnon berates Odysseus during his tour of inspection, the Greek commander-in-chief also admonishes Diomedes for not being in the front line of the action...['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''struggle'' - its intent and purpose.


The 'young' boy - Hercules.

As seen from a different perspective: "Heru or Hor [Horus] is depicted as a man with the head of a Falcon. Heru is the origin of the Greek word "hero", the subject of many myths. Heru translates as..."The face of the Falcon" and states it was originally conceived as the principle of the boy, the undeveloped 'young' male who becomes the realized man, the initiate who has passed and survived the major trials and tests of obtaining a degree of self awareness. Heru later became the symbol of the king in dynastic Egypt. The Falcon is seen as the most realized bird, a champion of the skies, the swiftest of aviary flight. The Falcon, Hawk, eagle and all other raptors are considered the 'lords' of the sky and have been the symbols of king-ship for thousands of years". [Chapter six. 'From Light into Darkness'. S. Mehler].

An objective view?

Think about it, in relation to the 'face of Tutankhamun', and its headdress. Both separate 'objects'. Representing a further development within an understanding. ['Ultimate Tutankhamun'. National Geographic or 'History' Channel. December 2013].

Side note: Jamie Lannister? {Knight of the Kingsguard and 'younger' link}. Game of Thrones.

Continued: "....this has been likened to grasping a snake, previously asleep in the sunlight. Once we have grasped it, we awaken it and must then engage in a constant battle {and/or ''struggle''} with 'it', grasping it ever tighter, lest it escape and bite us..." All as a representation of something - an inner something, i.e.,'Kundalini' in relation to the 'spine'. The backbone of something - As represented {Macro} with the backbone of the Great Bear - one needs to {possess?} the same, in order to learn something - ANYTHING - different symbols used because of its 'spiritual' content {i.e.,in relation to the 'divine' bit} - another of which is the 'snake'. Getting it?

Maya equivalent? "An inscription on the top of Altar Q at Copan tells how the founder then known as K'uk Mo Ajaw, travelled from far off and , on 5 September 426 CE, is said to have taken K'awil {kingship} - ''in the sense of grasping a scepter in the form of the snake footed deity, thereby marking a transition to regal status.'' Three days later, now carrying his full royal name K'inich Yax K'uk Mo, he comes to the wi te ' naah, which may translate as ''Root House'', a structure linked to the foundation of dynasties...The location of the ''Root House'' is not mentioned but its distance from Copan is implicit in the 153 days it took to arrive at Ox Witik, the principle place name of Copan." ['uk_mo]. Try ''153'' and ''house'' and ''oxen''.

'A Man Seen Afar' / Wellesley Tudor Pole and R. Lehmann.


Question. What 'number' represents the 'Muse' ?

A side step: "One of the symbolic animals that the early Christians adopted with the most certainty as an allegorical image of Christ, and also of his disciple, the Christian, was the stag. Poets and naturalists of ancient times, such as Pliny, Theophrastus, Xenophon, Martial, Lucretius, and many others, portrayed the stag as the implacable enemy of snakes, pursuing them relentlessly into their holes. Martial and Plutarch add that with the 'breath' of its nostrils - some say, of its mouth - the stag would drive the snakes from their underground hiding holes and devour them, and that in this way, its 'youth' was renewed. Reflecting this ancient belief, a Roman marble relief from the Naples Museum shows a stag fighting with a snake. The stag has fallen on its 'knees', but it has succeeded in seizing it's enemy's head in its mouth and is crushing it between its 'teeth'. In Afghanistan today there is a species of deer or goat family that attacks serpents and often eats them. The Persians called these animals ''pausens.'' The last Mazdeans living in that region consider the dual between pausen and snake as the allegorical image of the triumph of good ''Ohrmazd,'' over evil, ''Ahriman.'' Medieval manuals are full of accounts of the stag's ingenuity, of forcing his enemy from his 'hiding place'... Thus making the stag the symbol of the 'triumphant' Christ...There is a concept in Europe which i think is even older than the tradition of the stag's hatred for the serpent, which relates the stag to the idea, or one might say the cult, of 'light'. Pre-Mycenaean art quite often shows a stag harnessed to a solar 'chariot'. According to Dechelette, it seems that the idea of the stag sharing this privilege with the 'horse' is also echoed in Greek mythology, which consecrates the stag to Artemis, born with her brother Apollo on the island of Delos and sharing his nature. We also know that the fawn was a special symbol attributed to Apollo, who was himself the god of light... " [From the book 'The Bestiary of Christ' by Louis Charbonneau - Lassay. Emphasis, this readers].

Recall the Hebrew equivalent - Lucifer {snake?} = ''light bringer''.

"Every light casts a shadow" ['The Zelator'].

Egyptian equivalent: Osiris and Set? As a means...?

Side note: "Adam and Eve are estimated to have been 'created' in 4004 BC. This date was advanced by Archbishop James Usher during the 17th century and subsequently supported by a man named John Lightfoot. Lightfoot took it to another level by stating that ''not only were they created in 4004 BC - they were created on October 23rd at 9 in the morning." How he arrived at this date is as much a mystery now as it was when he was alive, yet it is still accepted as being sound." [Chapter 3 from the book 'The Meaning of Hotep' / Anpu Unnefer Amen].


Pillars either side of the harbour at Rhodes Island S/E Greece. But N/E of Crete where 'Zeus 'was born. That link to the word ''illumination''. Also Rhodes a link to the word ''rose''. Coincidence?

Question. 23 minutes to nine?

Continued: Understanding the above - because of those universal constants - gives a clearer {deeper?} meaning to: "The significance of the deer is as follows; in classical times Rhodes island was said to be overrun with snakes, many of them poisonous. The non-indigenous deer were introduced to the island to combat the reptiles, but it’s unclear as to how they actually performed their role. Some say the snakes were trampled to death, others mention that the deer actually ate the snakes, they impaled them on their antlers or repelled them with the odour of their urine whilst a more believable option is the one that suggests the snakes were poisoned by consuming deer droppings. Whichever (if any) is true, the deer were certainly effective as the island’s snake population is now diminished and they present no real threat to humans. All-in-all, the Rhodian deer have led a chequered past; it is said they all died out shortly after dispatching the snake population and as such, were re-introduced by the Knights of St John in medieval times. This allowed the deer to flourish but during the Ottoman rule of the island, they were hunted to extinction and none remained until the Italians re-introduced them again in the 1930s."

N.B. "Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese { 'twelve' link} Islands of Greece in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital." [Wiki].

And/or: "...we journeyed a few miles to Ynys Ddraig - the legendry island off the far Southern shores of Dumnonia, known since the beginning of time as 'Dragons Isle'. Just why this was so, I do not know; Merlyn had merely said that there were no serpents known to exist there now, and that was it. And now we had been traveling the Druid was determined to reach the Holy Isle before Samhain celebrations began." [Page 260 Douglas Monroe book].

Coincidence or a meaningful one? Put those keys together {i.e.,''deer/stag'' / ''S/E'' / ''HARBOUR'' etc}, to 'see' something other than the obvious.

Harbour at Christchurch?

"Mayan rulers associated themselves with the 'image of a deer'. " Recall those monuments with external 'serpents'. Coincidence or a meaningful one? Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Link to the word 'leap' ?

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

Understanding the above explains why stag antlers {'Red' deer} were used to remove 'black flint' tens of meters below ground level - in such areas as Grimes caves, i.e.,behind a ridge; at the beginning of a 'journey' - just off the beaten track - along the Icknield Way {Peddars Way. Enlarged elsewhere} - As speculated on in such programs as 'Britain's Ancient Tracks' narrated by T. Robinson.

'Ridge of the mind'?

Question. Male/female antlers?


'The Four Corners' {S/W}. Question. Head of the corner?

South American {Indian} equivalent?..."So we were on the road again. Ahead of us lay the long, mesmerizing ride to Page, Arizona, to the upper reaches of the Grand Canyon. Here we would create our final ceremony. But first, we would spend the afternoon and early evening at a unique natural cathedral known as Antelope Canyon, where we would meet with Davlin, a Navajo shaman whose fierce protectiveness of his people would provide us with our last test of faith...Antelope Canyon is so sacred to the Navajo that visitors are allowed in only when accompanied by Native guides...Back outside as we were getting ready to be driven back, Davlin pointed up at a snake shape on the wall of Antelope Canyon's entrance and began to tell us about it. He illustrated each detail of what he was saying by pointing up at the snake's shape, moving his finger along the forty-foot formation.'' ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Conversation between T. Robinson and P. Harding {'Time Team' archeologist}...

T.R..."What i don't understand Phil, is - you can find loads of flint on the surface, so why dig out these complex series of shafts {'wells'?} and galleries?"

P.H..."There's got to be something that drives them to do it."

T.R..."Its like there building the underworld, isn't it?"

P.H..."It could well be that - but its also the fact that the objects that come out of these {mines?} would in themselves be special, revered and respected."


Kits Coty House. One of 'seven' Sarsens found in the widest 'gap' along the Pilgrims Way - The Medway Gap. Question. 'Coarse' or 'subtle'? As a means...?

Side note: ''The excavations revealed three holloways, all of which were described as having flint metalling. The earliest of these had a slightly different alignment to the later holloways. The later two aligned with the course of the present Pilgrim's Way....Also revealed was the body of an Anglo-Saxon woman that had been buried at the crossroads." [Pages 52/53 of the book by Derek Bright].

Follow the title or author to {discover?} something else. A mind set?

Refresher: ''The symbol of the 'lower' Will is the altar''

Continued: T.R. {speculating to camera/viewer}..."Something urged these prehistoric miners beyond the need for arrow heads and axes - to dig deeper - to the underworld. There are dozen of stories about darkness and light - people going down into the underworld and coming back to be reborn. So these prehistoric people could have re-enacted them below - but that may be just fanciful and these mines were just simply industrial. We will never know will we; but what we can be sure of - is lots of people were involved and gathered together - for a day at the pit." [Emphasis/Parenthesis, this readers]. Recall Part 1.

As seen from a different perspective: "It discusses {i.e.,the book in question}, in relation to the Gospels, the idea that real religion is about another man, latent but unborn, in every man. The end of this transformation in man is thought of as The Mark to be aimed at. The author explains that in the Gospels the word translated as 'sin' means in the literal Greek 'missing the mark', as of a spear thrown at some object and failing to hit it...It is in the wrong place. And this is 'sin'. That is, in the sense, it has missed the mark, missed the idea of his own existence." [Back cover to the book 'The Mark' / M. Nicoll]. Anything? i.e.,''unborn'' in relation to ''rebirth''. Try ''arrow'' and/or ''Eros'' and/or ''aim'' ALL as a means...?

Question. Underworld = 'labyrinth' link?

N.B. Stag = 'Lord of the Woods'? And/or heath land ?

The colour black - that absorbs all wavelengths of visible light - which appears black to the naked eye - but from which a heat {'fire'} emerges. Representational of. Try among others ''flint''. As a means...?

Question. From darkness to light {chalk and/or limestone?} - as a means...? Try ''Doe''. Part 2.

'Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi' by C. Addas. And/or 'The Red Book' by C. Jung.

A representation of something hidden - that one has to seek out?

Red King / White Queen? [Page 216 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

Question 2. IF so, how could prehistoric man understand that {concept?} - before Newton discovered it?

"It is Prometheus advice that Heracles should not attempt to seize the 'Fruits of Paradise' by violence but by request of the aid of the powers that hold the machinery of the universe in balanced motion..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight]. Link to the word ''grace''. Aim and purpose of.

Question. What was Prometheus identified with?

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

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

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

"Obsidian = i.e.,a hard, dark glass like volcanic rock formed by the rapid solidification of lava without crystallization." Wiki.

'Dragon Glass'? [Game of Thrones].

''The energy had to crystallize for us to understand what was coming our way...As this realization flooded into me..." [From the book by D. Melchizedek].

N.B. Glastonbury = ''the Isle of glass''.


Jon Snow.

Side note: "The SECOND is the veil of Cythraul: 'the Ghost', through which one must pass to achieve blessedness in Gwynydd - the world of the Twice-born. Its symbol is the Cwrwg Gwydrin: the boat of glass, for the in-between realms of the Otherworld." [Douglas Monroe].

Coincidence? or ALL FICTION?


The Dire Wolf 'Ghost'.

Continued: "In many legends - and not only in Celtic ones - we find that the 'heroes' go on these adventures sometimes in a glass ship: 'the multitude could not see the hero's progress after he had entered his glass vessel'. Arthur had a boat of glass. Taliesin says that Alexander the Great went on voyages in a 'boat of glass'. Condla the Red of Ireland was spirited away to fairy-land in a glass ship. The boat of Osiris in Amenti was made of glass. Even our own cinderella found her Prince because she could wear the 'glass slipper'...Glastonbury is often supposed to be so named because it was the Isle of Glass, Ynesuuitrin, the Insula Vitria - where there was no thunder or lightening , nor tempest, nor serpent, nor excessive heat or cold. This is the 'blessedness' of the state of consciousness through the tumult of the 'Chatel Merveil' and attained the Quest of the Grail {i.e.,representational of}. Glass or a type of glass - is supposed to be the material out of which the so-called 'serpents egg', the well known talisman of the Druids, was made. Whatever it was, it was said by Pliny to be able to 'float' in water and resist the flowing stream, like a boat that is propelled. St. Columba had such a talisman, a white 'stone' that could 'swim'...When a stranger sought entrance to the ceremonies of the worship of the 'Moon' { Ceridwen Mysteries}, Taliesin tells us he had to exhibit his 'boat of glass' as a sort of guarantee of good faith..." ['The Flaming Door'. Most emphasis, this readers].

River / sea {delta} OF ALL CULTURES regardless of time/space as a means...?

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

"The nature of the Stone is central to our dilemma as students of the esoteric tradition; it is both quest and destination, both ourselves and other, tool and product, it is the eye that observes and cannot see itself, knowing itself through exhaustion of all possibilities through experiment, [and/or study. This readers input]. It is indeed, the mystery of awareness." [M. Katz book]. AS IS...

"Tis a stone, and not a stone; a spirit, a soul, and a body...'' Ben Jonson, The Alchemist, ca. 1610. [Quote taken from chapter six, entitled the 'Philosophers Stone' from the book 'The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

"Our 'Stone' is the quintessence of the Four Elements, separated from them and reduced into a fifth essence - being extracted out of the body of the first matter."

Side note: Alchemy equivalent {i.e.,in relation to ''extracted''}: "Aqua ardens is another name for aqua vitae, which is another name for high proof distilled alcohol. It was discovered by alchemists in the process of distilling - and redistilling, and redistilling- their wine, looking for the purest possible spirit of wine...To name this new 'spirit' of wine, Rupescissa turned to Aristotle's notion of an eternal, heavenly element beyond the four elements of earth, fire, air and water - a fifth element, a fifth essence, a quinta essence, a quintessence - and he said there would be more; he said other substances would be distilled down to their ultimate, purest form...'' ['The Chemistry of Alchemy']. Try ''Dionysos'' as a means...?

Question. Which came first. The 'spiritual' intent within ''alchemy'' OR the discovery of 'pure alcohol' within ''chemistry''?

elephant-2Continued: ''Stone'' symbolic of a crystallization of something. That crystallization represented in the living form - in the external sense of the 'word' - as a 'horn'. A 'vertical' one as opposed to 'horizontal' {i.e.,as one example represented with the figure of Amun or even those in the 'downward' direction - as in the 'hand of the elephant'. Both enlarged elsewhere}. Try ''crystallize'' etc.

'Horn of plenty'. Anything?

Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

"The Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut is one of the most beautiful of all the temples of ancient Egypt. It is located at Deir el-Bahri {''The Northern Monastery''}, at the head of the valley beneath the peak of the mountain {and natural pyramid} ''Dehent'' - now known by its Arabic name, al-Qurn, - ''The Horn''. Hatshepsut's temple was named ''Djeser-djeseru'' {'holy of holies'}. [].

Side note: ''natural'' in relation to alchemy's equivalent ''purest''. Anything? ALL as a means...?

'The Old Straight Track' by A. Watkins.

"...they were after the floor-stone ; the black flint - and used red deer antlers to score around it - to destabilize the chalk around it - in order to to prize out the flint. A very clear technique." P.H. to T.R.

Question. Why did they not use - say - a larger piece of flint. Common sense seems to suggest that would be easier - or did they not want to scratch or damage it. A sacred act? Anything else {i.e.,an incorrect method} could be called a taboo? {enlarged elsewhere}. As an example calling a ''bear a bear''- flint on flint? Hewn/UNhewn? and/or shadow on shadow?{i.e.,represented - as in one culture - with Jacob/Esau}.

A sacred act = one step forward along a path along a 'journey' ? Taboo = one step back?

Analogy with same intent?..."There are two types of 'altar' mentioned in Scripture, namely, altars of sacrifice, and altars of witness. In the case of 'altars' of sacrifice strict commands were given that such were to be made of earth or stone, but if stone was used, it must be tool must be used...."for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou has 'polluted' it" [Exodus 20:24-25]. Enlarged elsewhere.

"In basic form an altar is simply a table; a focus of consciousness."

"The altar of sacrifice demonstrates that where your treasure is there will your heart be also."

As is the intention of: "Often he helped to prepare and bake the unleavened bread in his aunt's kitchen. This bread, shaped into large flat scones that could be broken by hand {never cut} together with figs, and olives and green herbs, was his favourite diet." [ From the book by W.T.P].

And/or: "But the true cause, the one of all, is, as Plato says, because: 'It is not lawful for pure to touch not pure'..." ['Thrice-Greatest Hermes: Part 1' / G. Mead].

A side step..."Together with his son {'Motmot'} - Yax K'uk Mo laid out the building plan for Copan's principle group - that part of the site lying between the Acropolis to the south and the central and Great Plaza areas to the north. Choosing the auspicious ending baktun ending to inaugurate the process...{Recall David / Solomon in relation to 'their' temple? Question. What 'auspicious' date was chosen?}...When Motmot replaced Yax, a plaza floor tied it to the first versions of the ballcourt and structures.''



revelationBallcourt in relation to 'fate' one way or the other {in the 'micro' sense of the word}.. Hebrew = Thummim/Urim . In its 'Macro' sense = Baktun = 2012 - but only in the 'spiritual' sense of the word, i.e.,the ''unveiling'' of something. Link to the true mean of such words as ''Apocalypse'' or ''revelations''. Enlarged elsewhere.

continued..."Built into the plaza floor was a cylindrical cist lined with stones that held the remains of a women buried in a cross legged position. The tomb was subsequently re-entered in a burning ritual that blackened the upper part of the skeleton. The lower legs were left in place, and a deer skull and a decapitated human skull were placed on the floor...The tomb was then resealed and a decapitated deer burned on top...Covering the cist on the plaza floor was the circular stone carving known as the Motmot marker. Its hieroglyph text refers to the deer offering by means of the ''tied deer hooves'' glyph that is known from the Madrid codex in the context of deer sacrifices. The Motmot inscription also refers to several features that have been identified in the archaeological record. The first being the deer sacrifice represented by the tied hooves. The second is a reference to the dedication of a ''4 - sky structure'' which describes Motmot 4 sky bands, modeled in stucco on the east and west sides of its superstructure.The third is a reference to ''smoke entering'' which is what happened when the sub floor burial chamber was re-entered and the bones of its young female occupant were 'purified by fire'. The fourth reference in relation to glyph found {E/W sides} = 4 macaw - link to name of founders ballcourt." [].

''IN A BURNED RITUAL THAT BLACKENED THE UPPER PART OF THE SKELETON...'' Recall the charred body of Tutankhamun. Question. Whose tomb represents the 'beginning' of something in the valley of the KINGS.

Analogy? The 56 Aubrey holes that first began Stonehenge. Composed of the smaller blue stones. Eventually - in the course of 'its' development {understanding?} removed to be placed on the inside of the larger Sarsen stones. Cremated skeletons found in those same 'pits'. Something external now internal - represented with ''ashes'' {death/rebirth}. ['Secrets of Stonehenge' / Mentioned elsewhere].


True center ?

Side note {something extra?}: "Archaeology seems to confirm that Wandlebury was in fact a border settlement. There were once two great forts on the spur of hills on which Wandlebury now stands. They are within a mile and a half of each other. One however, had been completely filled in and will have been entirely removed in the quarrying of chalk. This fort, to the north of Wandlebury and overlooking the village of Hinton, is now known as Cherry Hinton....The late professor McKenny Hughes excavated it and found many skeletons in the filling of it.....The fort, a nearly true circle, with entrance on the east, was laid out during the first phase of the Iron Age. There seems little doubt that the place was stormed....Workers killed. Wandlebury itself belonged to the Iceni tribe. The Horse People.... " [Page 69 'GogMagog' / T. Lethbridge].

Question. Does ''blossom'' represent anything?

Refresher: ''In each of us lies a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house."

Hence: "I think myself that much of the material, which was used to fill the figure in {i.e., in relation to the 'female' figure found on Wandlebury Hill. Enlarged elsewhere} - was taken from the heap of scourings and old turf, which came originally from the figures themselves. The chalk which had been thrown back into it, had long been exposed to frost and weather....On top of it was a layer of pea chalk, which so many archaeologists have been taught to regard as the bottom of everything. Some inches beneath this pea chalk.... were found Romano-British or Belgic pottery....Below the goddess's breast, the back of her horse was found to be rather wider than planned...." [Page 54. Same book].

Question. The Beaker People ?


'The Four Corners' - what some call - The Stonehenge of the West - Coincidence or a meaningful one. Question. Head of the Corner? What animal {if any} would represent those ''boundaries''?

Refresher {from Part 2},,,"In this dream the anima appears in her proper positive role - that is, as a mediator between the ego and the self. The 4x4 configuration of the pictures points to the fact that the celebration of this inner Mass is performed in the service of totality. As Jung has demonstrated, the nucleus of the psyche {the Self} normally expresses itself in some kind of fourfold structure. The number four is also connected to the anima because, as Jung noted, there are four stages in its development. The first stage is best symbolised by the figure of Eve, which represents purely instinctual and biological relations. The second can be seen as Faust's Helen: 'She' personifies a romantic and aesthetic level that is, however, still characterized by sexual elements. The third is represented , for instance, by the Virgin Mary - a figure who raises love {eros} to the heights of spiritual devotion. The fourth type is symbolised by Sapientia, wisdom transcending even the most holy and the most pure. Of this another symbol is the Shulamite in the Song of Solomon. {In the psychic development of modern man this stage is rarely reached. The Mona Lisa comes nearest to such a wisdom anima}. At this stage i am only pointing out that the concept of fourfoldness frequently occurs in certain types of symbolic material... But what does the role of anima as guide {''teacher''?} to the inner world mean in a practical terms? This positive function occurs {negative = 'shadow' ?} when a man takes seriously the feelings, moods, expectations, and fantasies sent by his anima, and when he fixes them in some form - for example, in writing, in painting, sculpture, musical compositions, or dancing. When he works at this patiently and slowly, other more deeply UNconscious material wells up from the depths and connects with the earlier material..." [ 'Man and his Symbols' /C. Jung].

And/or: "Out of the silence of the night, we hear many tiny sounds: the rustle of wind in leaves, the distant calling of an owl, and the faint lowing of a cow far across the dark plain..." ['The Way of Merlin']. All as a means...?

Analogy of same {process?}..."What is decisive for me is that i dream about physics as Mr. Jung [and other non-physicists] think about physics. Every time i have talked to Mr. Jung [about the ''synchronistic'' phenomenon and such], a certain spiritual fertilization takes place." Wolfgang Pauli.

Refresher: "...Crowley once said that the magician's sole aim was to interpret his own 'magical' record, and after many years, i have come to agree with him." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'].


'Cup' or 'cauldron' or does it matter.

Hence..."Earlier descriptions of such Faery weapons can be found in the Irish counterpart of the 'Mabinogion', the 'Lebor Gabala Erenn' which tells how the Faery race of Tuatha de Danaan emerged from four cities: Falias, Gorias, Finias and Murias. They brought with them four magical weapons: from Falias came the stone which is now called the Stone of Destiny 'La Fial' {stone of Scone link?}; from Finias came a spear, from Murias came a cup or cauldron, and from Gorias came a sword. These four 'magical' weapons will be studied in greater detail later, but it is well worth bearing them in mind throughout the following chapters. From these earliest appearances they have passed into legend and esoteric lore, and along the way acquired a formidable weight of human history and significance, but it is essential to remember that they were originally 'gifts from Faery', {archetypes?} magical and talismanic symbols of immeasurable power and significance...Current esoteric practice recognises the power of the four fold symbolism contained within these weapons but often fails to acknowledge their original significance , preferring to interpret them from a purely human point of view. They can be equated for example, with the four Jungian functions of consciousness: sword/intellect; wand/intuition; cup {or 'horn'} / emotion and stone/sensation. This approach can be a useful psychological tool and will often lead to worthwhile realisations of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of an individual's psychic make-up. But to use them primary within the parameter of human endeavour in the world, even when that endeavour is allied to the spiritual world, is to neglect their intended meaning and purpose. Our forgetting of their original and greater meaning lies alongside the more general forgetting which has occurred with regard to our 'Faery' companions who share this land..." ['Red Tree, White Tree / W. Berg. Emphasis, this readers].

Side note: "There is some truth in all these theories because it is normal and natural for every people to find their own metaphor for a condition that is understandably difficult to express in human terms. We leave it to the reader to find the most acceptable method for understanding's sake, as long as each remembers that archetypes may inhabit the 'Otherworld' as well as the psyche, that the Shinning Ones are 'real' in their own world and not the inventions of a disturbed mind. While it is currently acceptable to speak about the possibility of life on other planets, life on other 'levels' is dismissed as nonsense." [Page 111 'The Western Way'].

Continued: The word Faery in relation to 'plant' and 'vegetable' symbolism - together with ''It is often said, particularly in regard to the stories of the quest for the Holy Grail, that it is essential to ask the right question. The results of percival's failure to ask the right question after he had witnessed the Procession of the Grail were extreme: The Grail Castle and all its inhabitants 'disappeared' and it was a long time before he found them again. Once I had asked who Guenevere was, the answer came very rapidly. She is neither an archetype {authors opinion}, nor a goddess, nor an ineffectual human being. She is Faery. That is to say, she has an objective reality of her own, Faery kind. She exists within that faery reality and she comes from a faery kingdom which also has its own, objective reality..." [same book].

''Ask the right question'' in relation to the process {step by step?} of say, a eureka moment {beginnings of?}. Hence...

"Once this basic principle is accepted, so much else falls into place. To take but one example, the usual translation of the name Guenevere is 'White shadow'. This does not mean, as it is often assumed, to indicate a pale or ineffectual or weak human but a shinning Faery. It is an accurate description of her physical appearance to human eyes, and how the white light of the 'faery' world shines bright and clear through the physical form..." Try ''shinning ones''.

Question. Aura?

"Who are you?'...The First Men call us the Little Children, but we were born long before them." [Game of Thrones. Series 4. Episode 10].

A {working?} example: ''This question {i.e.,the right one}, has many different sides {key} to it''? Taken from the book 'In Search of the Miraculous'. Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from ALL sides.

SIDE STEP: On an Indonesian Island lower jaw bone and teeth found {within the sediments of an ancient river bed} - to what became known as Homo Floresiensis - a 'hobbit' type individual - that predates 'modern' humans. The word ''hobbit'' used/chosen/selected {nickname?} because of the film of same name at the time of the original find {i.e.,2003}. [Wiki + PBS America 'The Hobbit Enigma']. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"This wisdom of my castle {Grail castle?} is not one of theory and speculation of the intellect - ALTHOUGH WISDOM OF THAT KIND MAY LATER COME - by personal realisation with the male and concrete mind - but my wisdom is given in another way, by story, and by being, and experience and human contact..." ['I call it Magic']. The above in reference to Melusine {of ''faery'' origin} - the START of which {if only in the 'landscape' sense of the word...

"About 25 kilometres southwest of Poitiers the train that runs across Poitou to the port of La Rochelle passes over a viaduct {'bridge'?} that spans a great bow bend in the River Vonne. Here looking out on the left hand side, high as you are, you can see an ancient church that stands on a great escarpment of rock, slightly higher than the train. This is the church of Notre Dame in the little town of Lusignan. Both church and town are celebrated for having been built by the faery Melusine, along with a mighty castle here, which for centuries was a thorn in the side... ['Melusine of Lusignan: and the Cult of the Faery Woman' / G. Knight]. Try Part 1.

Side note: The great bend in the Nile river {S/W?} of its southern borders. Coincidence?

''Wisdom of that kind may come later'' in relation to: "The Hawk, by reason of its ability to remain poised in the empyrean, was a perfect symbol of the divine self which, detached from all things of earth and form, looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity. The whole subject should be carefully studied, and if half as much care and attention is given by the reader to the study of the 'Gods' as the average man devotes to his daily newspaper, a great deal of useful knowledge of profound importance in 'magic' will be gained." [Enlarged elsewhere].

"...looks down upon them with the eye of equanimity" = 'an objective view'? - relative to an understanding? Regardless of subject.

Hence: The town to which Erec is led in his pursuit of the knight is seething in anticipation of an imminent event - the Contest of the Hawk - which is to take place the next day. Even knights and ladies who are taking no direct part in the contest are sporting sparrow hawks, falcons and hunting birds of various kinds. The contest is an annual one, and like the culmination of the Hunt for the White Stag, is directly concerned with the superlative feminine beauty...{recall the reasons {origins?} for the story of the 'fall' of Troy}. Any test concerning a hawk is likely to have its origins in the world of Faery. It is a theme that occurs again and again in legend and Professor R.S.Loomis, in Arthurian Tradition and Chretian de Troyes, cites no less than twelve versions of the sparrowhawk contest...There is also a body of legend concerning castles of sparrow hawks where unearthly ladies dwell who are capable of flight; whilst another 'faery' and 'hawk' test tradition is associated with Melior, one of the sisters of the famous faery Melusine of Lusignan. In her case, the knights being challenged to watch over her 'hawk' for three days and nights without falling asleep." ['The Faery Gates of Avalon' / G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].

That final sentence {representation of} - in relation to the 'effort taken' {i.e.,to focus} - benefit of...

Refresher: "What is a symbol anyway? In effect, it is the good old ''outward sign of an inward grace,'' or a practical link between objective and subjective existence. It is a body containing a soul, matter holding a meaning, a focus of force, a condenser of consciousness, or a ''thought tank." Anything and everything can be a symbol. Whatsoever connects consciousness, and life together from one level to another, or even to different points on the same level is a symbol. Figures, letters, words and ideographs are very good examples of symbols, since these join thinking with living."

Side note: "concerned with the superlative feminine beauty." Recall only Aphrodite associated with the story {principles?} of Troy. The other two {Hera/Athene} = Greek related. Transcendent third link? {i.e.,but from the 'feminine' principle viewpoint,i.e., 'anima' aspect in mind}. Top/down or bottom/up?

Question {right question?}: What position would ''anima'' {in the physical / positive,i.e.,''white shadow'' - sense of the word} be represented in {within?} landscape symbolism? Clue. What position is Copan within 'its' overall landscape?


Question. Plenty of what? ''The fruit of ones labours''?

"The deer's graceful caution, elegant leaps, sudden appearances and swift disappearances link the animal to the alchemical Mercurius, the transformative intermediary soul substance, as well as to pilgrimage or initiation paths that are circuitous, indirect, constantly shifting direction,{gates, boundaries, transitions?} or, like the deer, disappearing altogether. The occasional, mysterious hoof-sounds we hear in the brush along the meandering way, belong to a hidden creature that teaches us to tread our path with calm reverence for the unseen and unknown...The Celtic lord of forest beasts {i.e.,with 'human head'} - Cernunnos, adorned with leafy antlers, collects the souls of the dying and escorts them to the underworld, accompanied by the hunting goddess Flidass who, like her Greek counterpart Artemis, rides in a deer driven chariot.'' ['The Book of Symbols' / Taschen. Emphasis, this readers]. Together with...


'Male' or 'female' cone? Or does it matter?

SIDE NOTE: "The tree of Osiris was a conifer, a pine cone often appears on the an offering to the awakening spring. Fir cones have been assumed to possess a merely phallic significance, but the real reason for the sanctity of the conifers was probably preserved by the Gnostics. According to King, the fir - tree was "admitted into this system because its spiry form imitates a flame, for which same reason its cone was taken for the symbol of the element fire." The name 'fir' may evidently be equated with fire, an idea which is corroborated by the fact that the Welsh for fir - tree is 'pyr', i.e.,the Greek for fire. The Greek for 'fir' is peuke, i.e.,the Great Father or pere". [Same chapter, same book].

Side note: An equilateral 'triangle' spoken of within 'Smiths Cove' /[wet/dry?}. In relation to the drain system being searched for. Measurements recorded = ''Sixty feet {meters?} on all three sides.'' [Curse of Oak Island'. Series 6. Episode 10].

And/or: Close by, Islands that go under the name 'Frog' and 'Apple' Islands. Coincidence?

CONTINUED: "Mixcoatl, the Aztec god of hunting, has as his companion a two headed deer {Janus link? i.e.,''God of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, doorways, passageways and endings. Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict {'struggle' ? and/or now from the ''feminine perspective? i.e.,anima?}.'' - while in Mayan tradition the double headed Dragon {double 'cube' link? and/or 'shadow' aspect} - sometimes appears with deer hooves. In the symbolic art of the Mayans, the deer appears at the base of supporting pillars {recall the 'human headed' ones as in say; the Egyptian/{Roman?} culture}} - suggesting that the animal was a foundation upon which both society and religion were founded. Human forms with deer heads are also a common feature of Mayan art. " ['The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures' / J. and C. Matthews].

One could also say then ...'Upon that which the animal represents - in the internal sense of the 'word' ?

Question. Conspiracy theory? A universal one?


The Northern Crown with companions.

Analogy {in a different sense of the word,i.e.,S/W?}: "The old town lies at the end of a quiet country road that leads up from the station. At its center is the church of Notre Dame, on the north side of which is a breathtaking view of the valley of the Vonne and the woods that once formed part of the ancient forest of Coulombiers. The church itself is dominated by a two storey bell tower...Who knows how much of the atmosphere is due to the influence of Melusine {who is discreetly represented with bat wings and a serpent tail at the top of one of the columns} and how much to more orthodox {exoteric?} associations...The north door, that once joined the church to the priory, has an evocative semicircular arch. Its keystone shows a human head with a long beard and the pointed ears of a faun - whilst 22 other stones shows of the arch show figures of animals and men..." ['Melusine of Lusignan' / G. Knight]. Besides the obvious try ''23''.

Recall the semicircle of the philosophers. Enlarged elsewhere. Higher/lower?

"All planetary glyphs are composed of a few primary symbols: the circle, which is said to represent the wholeness of Spirit, the half circle which is the receptivity of the Soul, and the cross which represents Matter..." ['Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'].

And/or: "An astronomical house is a 30-degree section of space numbered from the horizon as a starting point. Thus there are six Houses below the horizon {totalling 180 degrees} and six Houses above the horizon."



'The Northern Crown'. Question. How would the southern one be represented

"The 12th House should be understood, above all, as the end-phase of the semi-cycle which began in the 7th. In it, the realm of the 'sky' ends. This above the horizon realm is the realm in which our experiences find themselves centered around the feeling of participation in society, or in a universe of all-encompassing Spirit." [Page 8, 130 'The 12 Astrological Houses: The Way of Creative Accomplishment' / Dane Rudhyar].

Question. Does understanding the above help in defining the following?

"More than once Paris of Troy fires his arrows across the heavens , either to establish a 180 degree { u-turn?} panorama of the skies or to mark a straight 'line of sight' between stars in two constellations . A line drawn from Paris {Orion} extends to Persei, the flat foot of Perseus i.e.,'Paris drew his bow and let fly an arrow that sped not from his hand in vain, but pierced the flat right foot of Diomedes {Perseus}, going right through it and fixing itself in the ground...In the Iliad more Trojan warriors are killed than Greeks, and this means that fewer stars in 'Greek' constellations are identified during the fighting. To overcome this problem, Homer used the funeral games in Book 23 to describe in more detail the principle Greek constellations. In some cases contestants win 'prizes' - or stars - they already own. Meriones, for instance, is awarded two talents of gold, which represent his personal double star in Taurus. Diomedes is another contestant who also wins a prize he already owns - the large silver sword and scabbard he is awarded are already part of his constellation." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Question. Any information on the 'left' foot?

N.B. Cusp in relation to 'spear {arrow?} point' ?

Side note: Marden Henge {near Stonehenge} - recently discovered. Many times larger than Stonehenge. A definite link between 'it' and the river Avon: "The monument itself is only 'D' shaped {semicircle} - Its not a complete enclosure {northern perspective?}, in fact the whole of the southern side is formed by the river Avon. A great big meander in the river... And a number of springs within the henge as well." ['The Flying Archaeologist'. Enlarged elsewhere].

fredSIDE NOTE: "Ares plays a prominent role in Book 5 of the Iliad, and when the narrative is examined for astronomical content it draws a remarkable picture of the motion of the red planet. A view reflected in several passages in the Iliad is that Ares is not to be trusted, and Butler's translation says, that he is 'a villian incarnate, first on one side and then another', before describing him as 'Sir Facing Bothways' {Janus?}. A. T. Murray uses the word 'renegade', while 'turncoat' is favoured by E. V. Rieu. Alexander Pope's translation sees Ares as defying the natural order, and declaims: 'Of lawless force shall lawless Mars complain? Of all the gods who tread the spangled skies - thou art most unjust, most odious in our eyes!' A literal translation which is at the heart of these variants, is 'changing from one side to another' - a truly Homeric and accurate description of retrograde motion. A second observation of the apparent orbit of Mars around the earth, Homer says that Ares is 'first in front and then behind Hector'. This relatively common event takes place over a period of a few weeks, and at the beginning of the sequence Mars rises before Orion and precedes the constellation across the sky - Ares is 'first in front'. But, as the days and weeks pass, Mars rises progressively later until it rises after Orion and follows the constellation across the sky - Ares is 'then behind Hector'..."

Something to ponder on: "I have another poem I would like to read. This one is by Rabindranath Tagore, from the Flight of Swans: The wind, you have made free therefore it lightly obeys your command; but me, you have loaded with burdens, with them I toil on. Passing from 'death' to death. Slowly I free myself from them, till empty handed I come ready to serve you''

"I want to use this idea, 'Till empty handed I come, ready to serve you' to talk about the cycle of Saturn and its meaning. Because Saturn's orbit is roughly 28-30 years in length, and every seven to eight years there is a very strong Saturnian energy present, when in order to go forwards, we may need to look back {hindsight?}, like Janus, whom we mentioned." ['Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs'].

''Sometimes Saturn is known as the 'Guardian of the Threshold'..." Same book.

Great turning at hand? Enlarged elsewhere.

And/or: ''Life can only be understood backwards, must always be lived forwards." [From the book by Douglas Monroe].

Continued: According to B. Cox {'Wonders of the Solar System: Order out of Chaos' / Yesterday / Satelite TV} - ''Understanding the retrograde motion of Mars didn't come easy. That's why it took over 2000 years to work out." Question. Do those 2000 years include Homers description of same? Question 2. Where did Homer get his information from?

'Retrograde Planets' / E. Sullivan.

N.B. Hector, who according to Homer was known as the ''Tamer of Horses''.

Something extra: Hippodameia {the bride at a 'marriage'} was also known as a 'Horse Tamer'. While recalling that Greek for Hippo = Horse. {Page 64 'Mabon and the Mysteries of Britain'}.

All in relation to the Chair of Lethe {of forgetfulness}, : ''that welds itself to the flesh, from which one cannot rise." Same page/book.

Recall the figures in the night sky. Sat on 'chairs'. Welded?

Continued..."A long standing puzzle in the Iliad has been why Homer sometimes refers to horses as being 'single hooved' or 'single footed'. An ingenious literary explanation has proposed that horses are 'single footed' in that they do not have cloven hoofs. A more likely explanation is to be found in the skies, with the ancient Greek observers comparing the movement of the stars across the heavens with horses galloping across the field of 'battle' - single hooved horses indicating single stars..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Enlarged elsewhere. Try Part 5.


Bird print for a 'navel'? The 'center' of something? Swan {Cygnus} or goose?

"Some of the most interesting work upon Palaeolithic art has been that of Steven Mithen, who has regarded it as a store of information about animals that were difficult to find or to stalk. Thus, reindeer and most birds were portrayed relatively seldom because they were abundant and easy to kill. Some of the abstract designs, he suggests, are actually hoofprints, sometimes drawn in association with a picture of the animal to which they would belong. Twenty examples, all from the Pyrenees, are known as spear throwers carved with an ibex excreting an oversized turd {upon which 'birds' are sitting}. This, according to Dr Mithen, would be a way of teaching young hunters to recognize ibex spoor. He points out that carnivores are often drawn in association with the herds upon which they preyed, indicating that they could be both a danger to human competitors and, by leading them to game, a help. Likewise, the reason why animals are only partially portrayed {i.e.,in profile; therefore an aspect of something - i.e.,of the lower half?} - could be because a stalker would only partially see them: this would explain why horns and antlers in particular are often shown by themselves or oversized. Now, much of this argument is splendidly perceptive. But it does not explain why most of it has to be shown hidden deep in caves, nor why so much is geometric, nor why particular animals should be paired or superimposed." ['The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'. Emphasis, this readers]. Besides those highlighted try ''spear'' and ''oxen'' and/or ''deer''.

Question. Agree or disagree?

"In the woman's meditation the Self appeared as a deer, which said to the ego: ''I am your child and your mother. They call me the 'connecting animal' because i connect people, animals, and even stones with one another if i enter them. I am your fate or the 'objective I.' When i appear, I redeem you from the meaningless hazards of life. The 'fire' burning inside me burns in the whole of nature. If a man loses it, he becomes egocentric, lonely, disorientated and weak." ['Man and his Symbols'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Anything?

REFRESHER: {exercise?}: "Built into the plaza floor was a cylindrical cist lined with stones that held the remains of a women buried in a cross legged position. The tomb was subsequently re-entered in a burning ritual that blackened the upper part of the skeleton. The lower legs were left in place, and a deer skull and a decapitated human skull were placed on the floor..." [Enlarged elsewhere].

And/or: Ancient Aliens program attempting to define the meaning of reptilians throughout all cultures. {'Ancient Aliens' / Reptilians. Episode 12}. To understand their true meaning - define this subject. AS is the case with...


Any mazes found? Enlarged elsewhere. Try B. Cox.

"It is still quite common to come across curiously striated hills, roughly conical in shape but with flattened tops, and to find in connection with them an accompanying folk tale of the Great Worm which, meeting its fate at the hands of the local Hero or Saint, squeezed the hill in its coils, imprinting the land with the shape of its dying form. Here is embodied the great change which over took the Dragon Power {J. Woodroffe?} and its relationship with mankind....The serpent is a symbol of the 'magic' power of the earth {i.e., they live in holes/caves and come out during the day to bath in the sunlight + shed there skin = death/rebirth etc.} - its sinuous form is a subtly changing living maze, closely associated with initiatory experience...For the Hopi Indians of Arizona the symbol of the maze is that of the Mother, and represents a passage through different levels of understanding. It points the way through symbolic truth to actual experience - the 'way of the serpent' being synonymous with the way of the earth, and both represented by the initiation of the maze. Hills associated with same = Glastonbury and the mound of Silbury Hill...And one of the most important = Avebury, all associated with earth mysteries." [Page 58/9 'The Western Way' C+J Matthews].

N.B. The common factor - regardless of whether one agrees with the above opinion = ALL of a southern position. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

Question. S.W OR S.E or both?

Grey Worm? {Game of Thrones}.


'Flat' top? Male/female. Shadow {ego?} / anima. All as a means....?

Recall St. Patrick and his association with NO snakes. Or places like Rhodes Island where ''deer'' have rid the area of them.

'Snakes' / 'grace'. {lower/higher?}. As a means...?

Refresher: {and/or clue?}: "Gudea made offerings of honey and butter when the foundations were laid; when the building was finished an auspicious day was waited for, and when it came the image of the god was removed to the new temple, and Gudea sprinkled the ground with oil and set out offerings of honey, butter, wine, dates, grain mixed with milk, foods untouched by 'fire', for the gods."

"The burial chamber of the tomb of Ramses VI {Thebes} - is situated at the Western end of galleries hollowed several hundred yards into the rock. On the North wall the mysteries Book of Aker, the entity of terrestrial powers, is represented. According to the myth, Nut, the Sky, swallows the sun each evening and gives birth every morning, 'younger' than it was the evening before. It is the mystery of this regeneration that is the subject of the Book of Aker. The two middle registers, astral in character, expresses the different aspects of the sun's regeneration. One of these shows the coagulation of cosmic substance taking place within a funnel outlined by the coiled serpent Mehen. The arms 'lifting up' from all sides expresses better than the words this glorious renaissance. [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

'Younger' in relation to ''raised arms'' to define something - OTHER - than the obvious, i.e.,something more than just the daily rebirth of the sun. Question. Pagan obsessives?

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"Then in Gemini, the youthful upstart feels its way out into the world - senses, touches, smells, inquires into, pieces together, classifies and gives a name to everything." [Page 168, 'The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix'].

Try ''twin'' / ''young'' / ''child'' / to put a name {clothed?} to those {as yet} bare bones {keys}.

The author of 'Galactic Alignment' attempts the same in relation to..."The ancients understood that that our supreme source and center is the Galactic Center, and they orientated there belief systems and cosmologies around it."

ONLY using his knowledge of all the combinations of solstice and equinoxes relative to the zodiac - but without understanding such keys as ''crossroads'' and ''throne'' in their broader {universal} context.

mjuy"Even more compelling is the fact that murals inside the Osireion {known as the Book of Caverns} describe the metaphysical usage of the astronomical alignments - and the greater pattern of precessional astronomy behind all Egyptian sacred science...The Aker/horizon of Abydos - where there is a curious sphinx like Aker shown in the Osireion's Book of Caverns - marks the quarter cycle with the summer solstice alignment of Leo...The importance of the Book of Caverns information must be stressed. Here, the creation drama is taken over to form the mythology of the salvation of the Prisoner in the Underworld. This unusual viewpoint forms the basis for a kind of Gnostic shamanism that lies at the core of Egyptian sacred science...The need to make the secret teachings obscure to the uninitiated is probably why the World Age concept in western astrology is anchored to the equinox axis, and thus encodes the solstice ''alignment'' as an ''equinox'' cross. Abydos, like the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, was intimately involved in calibrating alignments in precession. We can ONLY begin to wonder at the consistent obsession among the Egyptians with these alignments to the galaxy." [Same book].

Define the parts to understand the whole, i.e.,as an example - What does the word ''whole'' relate to - ''inner'' or ''outer''?

And/or: Abydos in relation to say - Thebes.

And/or: {refresher}: "We have come now to our study in Libra, which the sun enters at the fall equinox." Transcendent third link?

Leo/Virgo in relation to Libra. First six signs below the 'horizon'. Later six above it. All as a means...?

"Every part of the human being is linked with some part of the cosmos. We wished we had a mediaeval image of the zodiacal man to show the zodiacal rulerships...The head is ruled by Aries, the throat by Taurus, the feet by Pisces. You see then that the head and feet were linked with the two extremes of the zodiac. In the zodiac circle they touch..." ['The Zelator'].

Question. What was buried at Abydos. What does it imply?

And/or: A working example: "What point would there be in living all of the time in an abstract world', asked Abushed. 'Don't be afraid. Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then..." ['Her-Bak']. Try ''center'' as a means...?

'Head of the corner' ?