Esotericism Part 3 Sec 11

 

 

asteriaQuestion. What {where?}is the feminine aspect represented at Gobekli tepe....

Refresher: "How can we embody and integrate all the lessons learned into the very fabric of our being so that we do not have to fear individually or collectively the Great Turning at Hand. Feminine consciousness and wisdom remember {''belly'' link} the cycles of life and energy, that things ebb and flow in a recurrent process. Masculine consciousness and wisdom remind us of the necessity for demarcation and exploration of ever new and evolving realities; they remind us that tradition, LAW, order, and systems provide the vital containment of psychic life. The 'hieros gamos' of our time is this marriage of masculine and feminine...." Continued elsewhere.

Question 2. Any water sources at the base; or near; to that same ''Potbelly hill''?

Side note: "We knew little about the Venus of the Aztecs and Mayans, and access to knowledge was restricted. We learned that the Peruvian name for Venus was Chasca, meaning 'curling hair'. The word suggests that the rays of the female star are visualized as locks of hair. Could our wings or flames be hair, reminders of the Greek imagery which gave us the word 'comet'? ['The Zelator']. Recall what ''hair'' and ''Venus'' represents within subject material.

Question. If East to West represents a ''land mass.'' Where on that same map would be a representation of a ''water mass.''

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Question. Three parts water - one part land? Izapa at the 'lower' point. At the base of a Volcano. That 'one part' = the 'crystallization' of something? {S/W?}. All enlarged elsewhere.

"The unassuming stone cross at Hendaye can still be seen today...Located in S/W France near the Pyrenees and the Atlantic ocean, Hendaye neighbours {boundary?} Basque regions to the south, where pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela along the symbolic Milky Way of Spain still take place. Because of its unique location, Hendaye occupies the center of a quadriparite landscape that is three parts earth and one part water." [From the book by J. Jenkins]. 'Transcendent' third?

Pacific / Atlantic - Warm / cold. Anything? Enlarged elsewhere.

A {working?} example: "The conditions of life in which a man is placed at the beginning of his work, in which, so to speak, the work finds him, are the best possible for him, at any rate, at the beginning of the work. These conditions are natural for him. These conditions are the man himself, because a man's life and its conditions correspond to what he is. Any conditions different from these created by life would be artificial for a man and in such artificial conditions the work would not be able to touch every side of his being at once. Thanks to this, the fourth way affects simultaneously every side of man's being. It is work on the three 'rooms' at once...So that when a man attains Will on the fourth way, he can make use of it because he has acquired control of all his bodily, emotional and intellectual functions. And besides, he has saved a great deal of time by working on the three sides {'rooms'} of his being in parallel and simultaneously... " ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''side{s}''. Then follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its broader context.

Question. Agree/disagree.

And/or: "The difference between knowledge and understanding becomes clear when we realize that knowledge may be the function of one center {'ellipse' link?}. Understanding, however, is the function of three centers. Thus the thinking apparatus may know something. But understanding appears only when a man feels and senses what is connected with it. We have spoken earlier about mechanicalness. A man cannot say that he understands the idea of mechanicalness if he only knows about it with his mind. He must feel it with his whole mass, with his whole being; then he will understand it." [Same book, includes intalics].

All the above in relation to thinking/feeling/willing. Purpose of. Anything?

Analogy? "...headed for the meeting place of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, the point at which the Four Corners come together." ['Serpent of Light beyond 2012' ]. What some call the 'Stonehenge of the Southwest'. Notice its relation {position} to Hendaye.

"The messenger of god said, The Quran was sent down in seven modes, each verse in it has an external and internal meaning, and at each boundary there is a vista [Tabari]." Taken from 'The Book of Hadiths': Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, from the Mishkat al - Masabib] by C. L. Eaton].

Greek equivalent. Hermes being the Greek god of 'transitions and boundaries'. Think about it, relative to what Zeus and Apollo imply. What they represent. Same principle as Solomon in relation to 'his Temple'. A further 'development/understanding' of something.

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Where have you seen it before?

"The word 'mystic' is from the Greek word 'muo' which means ''to be silent.'' The true mystic realizes that the highest level of insight is realized and honoured in the nature of silence, for the fullness of reality as it exists and as it is experienced can never be fully expressed by descriptive utterance.'' [Chapter one, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism' ].

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

The Quran uses 99 aspects/ names with the same intent as the '72' mentioned earlier in relation to the Hebrew Kabbala. Both suggesting the importance of 'equilibrium' within that personnel journey, 99 aspects within the ''one.'' Within the 'whole'. Equals a completion of something, relative to an understanding. Explained throughout.

That individual 'effort' represented astronomically no more so than with Orion. Sometimes shown with a club. Symbolic of that 'unknown' [ unconscious and or shadow ] state of mind. Or with a 'bow' now representing a conscious state of mind [ i.e.,positive in relation to the effort taken]. Symbolic of a 'direction' taken by way of focus of thought, emotion and will. Those three concepts that are used throughout [regardless of place, time or culture]. Represented now as something ''under his belt.'' Something achieved, in part or whole. Think about it, in relation to the effort taken by thought as opposed to 'a club.' Wild man link, whose brother was the 'green man'. [''Green language'' link. Both explained elsewhere].

n Britain today there is only one piece of ' objective art 'that expresses the spiritual world perfectly without the distorting influence of a human personalty. Many who....The Lohan, A chinese statue of a Buddhist monk.

''In Britain today there is only one 'piece of objective art that expresses the spiritual world perfectly without the distorting influence of a human personalty...The Lohan, A chinese statue of a Buddhist monk.'' [Taken from The Secret History] . Question. That inner one? i.e.,what the author of The Presence of Other Worlds calls ''the wellspring of the psyche.'' Question. Why different colors on different shoulders, i.e.,left and right? Same question as why only the left shoulder in relation to the movements around the Ka'ba. Why should the right be left exposed? Understand those keys in order to understand why. In order to understand the subject as a whole. Clue, it has something to do with ''naked'' symbolism. Keep a check on those first impressions, i.e., put ''naked'' in the search box. Think about it, i.e., in relation to "an effort taken", by 'way of' thought/emotion/will, as opposed to an effort taken with a 'club', i.e.,wild man link. Explained elsewhere.

Common parlance..."bull [key] in a china shop". That link to the 'thigh' of the 'Big Dipper' or one of the two 'pillars' of Hebrew fame, i.e.,''by strength.''

"The kings arrival in the sky is a new birth...The divine entities dance attendance on him, reassemble his bones, give him back the use of his senses, by opening his eyes and mouth, rituals which are accomplished 'magically' in the ''Room of Gold'' on the mummy or its effigy with two adzes and the presentation of a bull's thigh." [Extract from the book 'Egyptian Mysteries'].

The cheerful brilliance of the morning lent youth to Earth's old bones, touched the peak with gold, gleamed along the river and put the gardens en fete..." ['Her-Bak'].

''Peak'' in relation to Al-qurn. Anything?

"Having taken the bow, the great weapon of the Secret Teaching, one should fix in it, the arrow sharpened by constant meditation. Drawing it with a mind filled with that [Brahman]. Penetrate, O good looking youth, that imperishable as the Mark. [Mundaka Upanishad, ii 3, 4]. Taken from inset page, 'The Yoga of the Kathopanishad' by Sri Krishna Prem.

"The Pranava [Aum] is the bow, the arrow is the self. Brahman is said to be the mark. With heedfulness is it to be penetrated. One should become one with it as the arrow in the mark."[Same book, same page].

A different interpretation, but of the same ilk.

"Under the sign of Sagittarius you will learn single mindedness, the ability to follow your visions and develop your intuition. The secret behind all success is to be single minded....to speed directly towards the goal you are aiming....When the burning arrow is discharged you must follow it until it has reached its target ...Find a goal worth aiming for and strive toward it....If you aim your bow in the wrong direction, and persistently continue along this road you will inevitably get lost. The road back will therefore be long and troublesome. Here we touch on the second lesson of Sagittarius. The goals you are striving for should be based on intuition, idealism and higher vision." [Page 70, 'Esoteric Astrology' by Torgny Jansson].

Its physical representation, as an example...being the Stonehenge Archer, "purposely buried in an outer ditch". 'See' it?

And/or: Some say that the arrow of Sagittarius points towards the heart {Antares} - of the Scorpion.

Side note: "Why did you give him an astronomer's telescope to carry?...''Because he's searching in the clouds for the wellspring that is flowing at his feet''. ['Journey into the Light'].

N.B. Flint nodules {in the shape of arrow heads} at the base {foundation material}- of the small blue stones that divide {'boundary'} the river Avon from the end {and/or beginning} of the path that leads to/from Stonehenge. Prof. Pearson speculates that these smaller blue stones would be in a circular formation. This reader speculates - a semi circle, i.e.,a representation of 'half the journey' - link to 180 degrees {in number symbolism} or a u-turn {'landscape'}. Something half complete - a work still in progress.

Horseshoe shape? {in the micro sense of the word} as in the 'middle' of those sarsen stones?

"In 520 BC Pythagoras returned to Samos and began a school called The Semi-Circle."

Side note. A U-shaped wooden structure recently found 'buried' at Smiths Cove {'wet/dry'?} - Nova Scotia. ['Curse of Oak Island' / March 2019].

Follow the 'title' to see something other than the obvious.

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{One} example of: A triple aspect of something.

Refresher: 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; 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].

Side note: The spring of the river Avon - its source. Has a triple aspect to it. Purposely cut out - like a ''three legged animal''. Same program.

And/or: "This is an ancient bronze column, formed of three snake heads, the column being their bodies intertwined, unwinding into the heads that held aloft a great bowl, in classical Greece terms a great tripod, the word "tripod" coming from the Greek meaning "three-footed", used for making offerings or other ritual procedures to the Greek Gods. This ancient sacrificial tripod, originally came from Delphi, later relocated to Constantinople by Constantine I the Great in 324. Along the sides of the column are inscribed the names of more than 24 Greek city states, Greece at the time being no nation, but a land of cities sharing variations of classical Greek culture and religion."

Question. What does ''24'' represent. Try 'Mystery of Numbers'.Then ''tripod'' / ''trident''.

And/or: ''Sharata and Mesartim {stars in Aries} constitute the 27th nakshatra - the Ashwins, or Horsemen...The Two Horsemen correspond to the Gemini of Rome, but figured as a horse's head. About 400 years before our era this superseded Krittika as leader of the nakshatras...Mesartim {i.e.,a northern binary star represented with the glyph {'Y'}}...has been called the First Star in Aries - as at one time nearest to the equinoctial point...AND/OR....El Nath - 'the butting one' - on the tip of the northern horn {of Hyades}. This title also appears for Aries and its star Hamal...one of the Hyades according to Whitall, is Ain, from the Arabic 'Ain', the eye, - the northern eye..." [Page 82/390-391 'Star Names Their Lore and Meaning'].

''Tripods'' within Homer's Illiad?

And/or: Question. Any connection to 'Y' HVH. While recalling none other than Abraham 'sacrificing' a 'ram' {'Y'} on top of a particular 'mountain' that became the foundation of the very first temple?

Apple of the eye?

Refresher:"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". Question. What picture {symbol?} represents it?

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The Northern Crown.

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

Continued: A work in progress?...OR just a coincidence..."I asked the women to gather in the area along and in front of the wall and to sit comfortably there in a slight semi circle. Then i asked all the men to stand just in front of the women in a straight line, from edge to edge of the wall. We were now arranged in the shape of a long, shallow, lidded bowl, with the women inside the bowl, and the men forming the lid." ['Serpent of Light Beyond The 2012']. Try ''lid'' and/or ''bowl''.

 

Tower in relation to 'Temple'?

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Semicircle of Greek sages {'perennial' philosophers?} - guarding the 'tomb' of Nectanebo 2nd. Central figure = Homer. Some link the same with Alexander - the 13th god. Question. Where would the 'other half' be represented? {'feminine' aspect?}. Clue. Recall Homers epics - what story did they tell? Enlarged elsewhere. Pleiades/Hyades?

Analogy from a different perspective {i.e., different author{s} from a different time period} but the principle = the same?... "The question that Coomaraswamy set himself was stated on the first page of his transcript: 'The fundamental question to be asked will be at what is the {Sagittarian} archer shooting?' When i read this knowing the Sagittarian archer points his arrow right at the Galactic Center, i could scarcely believe what Coomaraswamy had written. The same paragraph emphasizes, however, that whatever astronomical references may be present, the mythological {or metaphysical} meaning is what will be of interest. In other words, Coomaraswamy intended to explore the metaphysical process of 'transcendence' as it relates to the mythology of Sagittarius rather than belabour any implied or demonstrated astronomical features." ['Galactic Alignment' / J. Jenkins].

Egyptian link = ‘Field of arrows’. [ Chasing mummies program ]...Link to [C]. Mr Sitchin calls the same "land of missiles". [see below ].

Symbolic of that inner ’combat’. For a comparison of the same but from two different ‘view points’ and its possible relevance within that overall framework. ‘Temple of/in man’. By R.Schwaller De Lubicz... and ’Zen in the art of Archery’. By E.Herrigel.

Use that process {above} to define ''objectiveness'' and its purpose {and representation?} within subject material: i.e.,as ONE example: "This would be to our great loss, for the symbolizing of the church points to a depth of art which has almost disappeared from our world. It points indeed to an 'esoteric art', an objective art, which is mentioned scarcely at all in our official histories of art, and is only remembered in a handful of occult texts largely unknown to historians." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' Astrology/Astronomy in the esoteric {objective?} sense of the word.

move3A {working?} example: "Do such works of objective art {'Lohan'?} exist at the present day,'' i asked. ''Of course they exist,'' answered G. ''The great Sphinx of Egypt is such a work of art, as well as some historically known works of architecture, certain statues of gods, and many other things. There are certain figures of gods and various mythological beings that can be read like books, only not with the mind but with the emotions, provided they are sufficiently developed...At all events, we grasped the meaning of what they wanted to convey to us across thousands of years, and not only the meaning, but all the feelings and the emotions connected with it as well. That indeed was art." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''Sphinx''.

{One} example: Oedipus and the riddle of the Sphinx {Thebes} - in relation to the Sphinx of Giza. {One} relates more to Male {androgynous} the other 'female'. {One} to spirit, the other soul. {One} to anima the other animus. Which and why? ['Mythology' {The Royal House of Thebes} / Edith Hamilton].

"What creature'', the Sphinx asked him, ''goes on four feet in the morning, on two at noonday, on three in the evening?''

Question. Where would the 'zenith' of something be represented in landscape symbolism?

"De Lubicz's work was interdisciplinary, and well grounded in the knowledge of ancient traditions. Like a cryptologist, he recognized that elements of the Sacred Science have always been with us, but as is typical of the modern mind, we have classified them in Aristotelian categories - as history, science, mythology, and occultism. Though the study of each is a dead end for understanding the great achievements of Egyptian civilization, when taken together they present a compelling picture of human {'man' / woman} potential." [Chapter one, 'The Sacred Tradition of Ancient Egypt'. Italics/parenthesis, this readfers]. Try ''gather''.

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

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

"Astrology is the progenitor of astronomy, and for many years the two existed as one science. Nowadays astronomy is considered an ''objective'' science of distances, masses,, speeds, etc., while Astrology is a "subjective" and intuitive science which not only deals with the astronomical delineation of horoscopes, but can also be called a philosophy which helps to explain the spiritual essence of life." [Extract taken from the book by Cicero]. Think about it in relation to the word 'synchronicity'...in relation to a 'framework'. i.e.,

"Astrology is a form of imagination emerging from nature and having direct relevance for everyday life. It is an applied poetics, a vision of life on earth stimulated by movements in the heavens {'Royal Way'?}, which can take us into areas of self reflection as no other system of symbols and images can {Homers Illiad?}...Learning astrology is very similar to embarking on an apprenticeship. Astrology is a practical craft which cannot be mastered 'with the head' only. We each need to find our own unique relationship to astrology and our hard work is repaid when we find ourselves tapping into the living astrological tradition {'mindset'?} - at which point the subject, and each chart we study, begins to come alive for us..." [Intro. to the book 'Mapping the Psyche' / C. Martin].

''Mindset'' = Anthropology ?

"There are in reality two branches of Astrology. The first is Exoteric Astrology which includes the mathematics of the art involved with charting a horoscope and the predictive arts. The second is Esoteric Astrology which deals with mysteries of the universe itself, the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical dynamics of the cosmos. Esoteric Astrology reveals the universal pattern ['net' symbolism] of living, and the means by which human beings can align themselves with the spiritual fabric and 'pattern' of the universe. It is a system for understanding celestial energies and a method for viewing the universe as a symmetrical whole." [Same book].

And/or..."Astrological determinism was immensely popular in the ancient world. Gnostic's were however, at pains to emphasize that the stars are not the cause of events here on earth, but rather archetypal patterns in the heavens which correspond to events on earth, and so help us to understand the ebb and flow of fate. The Christian gnostic Theodotus writes that the stars 'are not the cause of things, but a sign of what is taking place'. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy]. Try ''archetypal''.

Tidal / non-tidal?

'The Secret Zodiac: The Hidden Art in Mediaeval Astrology' by Fred Gettings.

"The joy of good conscious is the accord between the moral rhythms of the 'lower' and 'higher' self. The beatitude [Matthew v,8] promising those who have a pure heart that they will 'see' god - signifies the accordance of their basic rhythm with the 'divine' rhythm. Joy is therefore the state of harmony of the inner/outer rhythms - of rhythm below with that of above..." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Together with...

"Because each of the constellations of the zodiac spends 6 months of the year below the horizon and 6 months above it, the zodiac was also seen as representing the wheel of reincarnation, which carries each individual through a recurring cycle of life and 'death'. " [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

'Horus; in/of the horizon' ?

Astronomical equivalent {the very first representation?}: "The path of Jupiter never strays far from the ecliptic, and Homer faced a challenge when he had to express Athene's affection for or assistance to the warriors Achilles, Odysseus and Diomedes, whose personal stars lie at a good distance outside the zodiac. In the case of Achilles {Canis Major}, Homer says, that Athene supports him 'from afar', or that of the others 'that no man could see her'.{Therefore not within ''a line of sight''?}. When she 'moves up close' to Odysseus {Bootes}, Jupiter lies in the zodiac below his feet. In another instance Athene needs to move into the zodiac south of Perseus, whose feet only just reach into the zodiac, so she can hear Diomedes prayers. HOWEVER, Athene, has no difficulty when involved in the affairs of warriors whose stars and constellations lie IN the zodiac. As Jupiter travels through the broad shouldered and long legged constellation of Scorpius, Athene's infusion of fighting spirit into Menelaus is described with the well known simile of the fly: ' Therefore she put strength into his knees and shoulders and made him as bold as a fly, which, though driven off will yet come again and bite if it can'. On other occasions she assumes the voice or form of a mortal when Jupiter 'occults' or temporarily covers a star." {'Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Gadfly?

Question. What do 'shoulders' and 'knees' represent?

Side note: On his 'return' journey home Odysseus finds himself on the island of Circe: ''Set me in a bath to be bathed with 'water' from the great cauldron, being mixed to my liking, - then being poured over my head and shoulders {strength returning?}. Eventually to be sat ''on a silver studded chair in the hall''.

''Seat of First Occasion''? {i.e.,but in the UNmanifested sense of the word}?

N.B. Saturn is 'ruler' of the human skeleton {knees?}.

Question2. What does it all represent? Why should it represent anything at all? Fable only?

N.B. Up to the 'battle' = Ten years. 'Return journey' = another 10 years. Question. What does 20 represent? A result of what?

The narrator Simon Armitage asks the same question. Wonders how Odysseus can stay on this island for a whole year {year and a day?} - while most of his 'men' are suffering {turned into 'pigs' etc.}: ''Odysseus behaviour is questionable to say the least. As he forgotten his wife, the loyal Penelope, who's waiting for him back home. Or is he just recuperating after getting hopelessly lost, and watching most of his men die in agony. It all reminds me of a story about George Best...." ['Gods and Monsters': Homers Odyssey].

nhy (2)Transition between higher/lower? First '10' years that struggle of lower fighting {coming to terms?} with higher due to 'feminine' aspect {Helen} illegally {'sin'?} taken. THEREFORE a weak {'fall' link} aspect of the 'higher' {Paris}. Lower combines to 'challenge' higher. Lower eventually wins {'wooden' horse , i.e., by 'cunning' not by what the REAL 'horse' REPRESENTS}. 'Lower' now has to come to terms with a new ''state of BEING' while returning to its normal SOURCE. Hence a ''transition'' FROM lower to a now possible 'higher' state of conscious awareness. Both in the Micro {individual} and Macro sense of the word {represented with ''Precession''}. First 10 years more to do with spirit/shadow/ego. Remaining years = Spirit {male} coming to terms with soul {female} i.e. in the anima sense of the word. Hence the 'feminine' aspect more prevalent in the 'return' than the other {i.e.,Circe, Sirens, Calypso etc}. PRIORITIES CHANGING. A transition; a coming together; an awareness and understanding {of archetypes?} between 'worlds', i.e., ''pigs'' - recall what they REPRESENT in relation to the day to day stuff. The ongoing stuff. That transition ongoing towards ''home'' where a new beginning awaits. IF SUCCESSFUL. Odysseus is the only one who returns simply because all his 'lower' aspects have been overcome. A new man returns? {DEATH/REBIRTH?}. From a lower to a now higher learning curve {''arc''?} - of BEING?

Spirit and soul now blended - becoming balanced. That ''once upon a time'' GIANT {external?} has {'changed'? therefore ''Circe'' link} into something more balanced - INTERNALLY. Spirit/soul. 'see' it? If you do then you have a better appraisal of such quotes as: " There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the 'sons' of God came in unto the 'daughters' of men, and they bare 'children' to them..." [Genesis 6:4].

"The 'good life' is a process. The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. The good life constitutes a direction selected by the total organism, when there is psychological freedom to move in ANY direction." [Taken from Part three, 'on matters of existence' from the book, 'Striking Thoughts' { Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living} by J.Little]. And...

"I will present the psychological aspect of the tradition, particular Jungian thinking, and show how it relates to alchemy and, perhaps more importantly initiation - the later a relationship that has not been touched upon by other authors..." [Extract from the book 'The Magister' ].

This web page has ''touched'' on the above - throughout, i.e.,try ''teacher'' in relation to higher/lower.

"It was at this moment that he dreamed a dream of the greatest importance to him . He dreamed that, instead of sitting in his study and talking to the great doctors and psychologists who used to call on him from all over the world, he was standing in a public place and addressing a multitude of people who were listening and understanding what he said."

Or put simply as Mr Jung himself was requested to as explained in the introduction to his final book 'Man and His Symbols' from where the above quote was taken - {ten days after completion - he died] - CONSIDER those symbols {archetypes?} - with that universal framework in mind - RELATIVE to the 'Self' to understand the Micro within the Macro, i.e.,you cant have one without the other - but one has to come before the other. See it? If you do, then one could say - the beginning of an initiation?

Secondary OVER primary?

The same Zodiac but now with the missing 'thirteenth'... 'Smack bang,' in the middle. Question. Recognize it? Where have you seen it before? Find it, to understand it. [

The same Zodiac but now with the missing thirteenth; Smack bang, in the middle. Question. Recognize it? Where have you seen it before? Find it, to understand it.
[ ''A 6th century mosaic pavement found in a syna...gog...ue. That includes Greek - Byzantine elements.'' [ Wikipedia / Zodiac]

The word ’middle’. One of those archetypal key words . Orions belt around his ‘middle’, i.e., ‘Navel’ symbolism. [ ‘midriff ’ of the human form ]. No better explained than the Sumerian equivalent in Zecharia Sitchin. '12th planet'. His research on the Sumerian aspect is second to none even though his final interpretation is an incorrect one. Simply because he has no idea of the esoteric side. As already indicated. Some are aware...others are not. All those key words however are present. Words like...’Divine, Stone, Cross,[explained elsewhere] / Goggle eyed, [ Link to gog/magog. Explained elsewhere]. ’Chariot / Navel / Dragon:serpent / Throne / Especially ‘House’ symbolism, i.e., in relation to exterior/interior. And 'Whirlwind / benben’ / and twelve’, [ to name but a few. ] Hence the link to the title of the book. All specifically implied to mean something different other than the ‘obvious’, i.e.......

"Zeus ,too, as we have shown, battled not a 'dragon' but a serpent-god. As we shall show later on, there was a deep meaning attached to these ancient traditions of a struggle between a god of winds and a serpent deity. Here, however, we can only stress that battles among the gods for the divine Kingship were reported in the ancient texts as events that had unquestionably taken place".[page 67, same book]. Indeed they did, but only in that 'inner' sense. Recall the symbolism of dragon and serpent, relative to; as in this example; what the word 'Zeus' is a representation of.

"And in the alternation of the night and the day, and in what Allah sends down in sustenance from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the change of the winds...are signs for those that are wise." [Quran 45:5. Translation from Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Analogy?..."The lunar nodes are the points in the sky where the orbits of the sun and moon intersect, and they indicate the places where eclipses can occur...In Hindu astrology they are deified as the head and tail of a serpent-dragon and are called Rahu and Ketu, both of whom are involved in the Vedic Creation myth called the 'Churning of the Milky Ocean'. ['Galactic Alignment'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try ''eclipse'' and ''churning'' relative to what ''milk'' represents - OUTSIDE of the obvious.

Something hinted at: "This book deals with the esoteric significance of a 13th century zodiac in one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, within the framework of a true symbolism...This study concerns itself with such topics as esotericism, mediaeval history and lore, astrology, secret writing, ecclesiastical doctrines and art history..." ['The Secret Zodiac'].

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it in its universal 'framework'.

"Ranking equal in excitement with the Neanderthal bear - skull altar is the carved stone zodiac of thirteen signs fashioned by the North American Mound Builder culture, and discovered in the Ouachita River, [near bend of ] Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Mound Builders flourished around the time of Christ, all over the eastern half of North America, so this zodiac as an artefact is some 2000 years old. Its tradition, however, is at least 20,000 years old - for in Israel we find another thirteen - zodiac inlaid in the floor of an old synagogue. One could perhaps, argue that the Mound Builders and the ancient Hebrews had independently conceived of a thirteen zodiac, based on the lunar year, if both were moon worshipers. However, there is a clincher. Both zodiacs involve a spider." [Chapter 10, 'Cities of Dreams'. Mentioned elsewhere]. The author Stan Gooch attempting to define all the cultural mysteries to moon symbolism only... all the way back to Neanderthal man; and that relationship to Cro-Magnon man. This subject defined solely as ''metaphysical meanderings'' [Chapter 11]. Question. When all the available evidence is put forward and understood beyond its first impressionable one , what do you think? See Lethbridges book on 'Gog Magog' to understand something further. Then try ''Spider''.

Side note: Question. Cro-Magnon man in relation to Neanderthal man - which understood 'objectivity' {and all its benefits} - first? Or does it matter?

'The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myths' / W. Doniger.

"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 concept of the external archetype is important for the present book, for it does look as if Neanderthal had evolved an archetypal response to the moon - probably because of the , again, probably greater influence of the moon on the Neanderthal female menstrual cycle - while Cro-Magnon, for his part, had evolved an archetypal responce to the sun." [Chapter 17, 'Cities of Dreams'].

As mentioned in the same book the Mound builders had a fascination with the numbers 12 and 13. As does Gobekli tepe [not mentioned]. The 'spider' also important - or more importantly what it implies to the overall subject - not just one aspect of it. That same symbol that was also used within the DESIGN of the overall plan of the Nazca Lines. Those 'eight' legs {among others} that represent something other than the obvious.

"We can say then with confidence that the human responses to the numbers 3 and 7 and 13, and the seven - fold maze, and the snake and the spider are not archetypal, since we cannot identify in ourselves any biological situation of which they form part."..."These are entirely sociological and historical matters, and our reaction to them purely the result of cultural conditioning. There are not seven etheric chakras in the body, as the Indian esotericists claim [no one else has found them], and still less do they correspond to the endocrine glands, as if often alleged, of which there happen to be nine. Nor are there seven openings in the body, unless you are prepared to count the two eyes, ears and nostrils as one each." ['Cities of Dreams'].

A good example [if only for this reader] of not working through those 'first impressions'. To understand the whole picture define its parts, [or 'keys']. In other words using the above example look up [in the usual box] such words as ''chakras'' or ''nine'' or ''seven'' or ''spider'' or ''snake''.

That link to the legend of the 'lost' thirteenth zodiac sign - relative to the individual.

From a different perspective, i.e.,a {working?} one..."The Uxmal priest and priestess who were to lead the ceremony laid special cloths on the ground to form an altar. Many crystals and ceremonial objects were arranged on the altar. Finally, first one, then two, and eventually thirteen Mayan crystal skulls were laid out on the altar in a tight circle. And then a Mayan weaving was placed over them, hiding them from view, for it was not quite time yet for their ''special'' ceremony...About fifteen or so elders and indigenous people were asked to join the inner circle...The Mayan priestess lit ceremonial herbs and incense in a small, ancient cauldron, filling the air with a pungent scent. Then she raised her arms as her male companion blew the sound of the conch and opened the ceremony with prayers to the four directions...A woman said to me later that she felt all through the ceremony that the Tower of Babel was slowly crumbling. So perhaps in coming together in this way with the Mayans in this ancient ceremony we were symbolically ending the divisions among countries, cultures etc...As the last smoke of the cauldron drifted over the crowd and the ceremony ended we came together like old friends from long lost tribes...We were a rainbow of One Spirit {'aura'?}" ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'. Emphasis, this readers].

N.B. Symbol of the 'lower' will is the altar.

'Tower of Babel' in relation to lower. 'Rainbow' = natures equivalent of 'Gnosis' {'higher'} Representation of - within landscape symbolism, i.e.,what are the 'constituents' of a rainbow; how are they made; what do they 'connect' ? Try ''flint'' for an 'alternative' viewpoint but on the same 'pole'.

comic3"In the circumstances, a good deal of nonsense has been written in recent years by the psychoanalysts and feminist writers [of both sexes] on the alleged psychological [i.e.,archetypal] significance of items mentioned in the previous paragraph [snake, spider, mazes, 'numbers' etc. This readers input]. But the clear position is that our response in these cases is to be understood as sociological and historical, as purely the outcome of cultural practice and conditioning. It is very important that we grasp this truth. For otherwise we shall have people continuing to claim that precisely designed seven-fold mazes, amongst others, are independently generated psychological 'archetypes' - and not therefore, and on the contrary, vital clues to the origins of our civilization." ['Cities of Dreams'].

Strangely enough - understanding the 'full' story gives a deeper meaning to those possible ''origins''. Before that bigger question can be asked. Fact or fiction. A possibility or not?

As is the intent of: "A divergent thought intervened, breaking Thomas's continuous attention. It was then that the symbol of Maitre Jacques dissolved into an image he had registered into his mind from childhood: an angel and a devil were tormenting a poor old man, each trying to lead him in its own direction. Freed by this distraction, Thomas's imagination started to wander, mixing belief with superstition, symbol with fantasy, and mocking fundamental judgements such as 'good and 'bad' {'feast of fools' link?}. It evoked legendary temptations and produced the image of Mephistopheles and Faust, leading his rationalizations instinctively to take revenge against the attention he had been giving to the suggestions of Maitre Jacques. That's the very kind of fiction i must watch out for. Its easy to invent under pretext of initiation! Hold on to your common sense, Jean Thomas. Humanity has been able to arrive at the age of reason and must not take these fairy tales seriously!''... Why this reaction that suddenly jarred him with revolt? Whom was he revolting against? Against the idea of Maitre Jacques? Self reproach forced him to look at himself..." ['Journey Into Light' / Isha Schwaller de Lubicz].

Maitre Jacques in relation to 'higher'. Jean {John} Thomas in relation to 'lower' as a means...?

{N.B. Only read when a good foundation has been established - but understanding who the genuine authors are of this 'subject material' gives deeper answers to those internal questions while allowing one also to answer {among others} - such riddles as 'Fulcanelli'}.

REFRESHER: "Everyone has an internal thought process: that silent other self who speaks to you; the one you debate with." [First sentence; first paragraph; first page of the book by Q. S. Lam].

Side note: The same question could be asked to the contents within the book 'The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan. Enlarged elsewhere.

Question. Parables {parody?} only? Fairy tales?

The same question can be applied to the following..."There is really no doubt that the original prehistoric moon calendar served purely religious purposes. Even in historic times, Jewish and Islamic holy festivals were regulated by the moon - while sun calendars were employed in respect of purely civic events. There is no practical point in having two calendars. No, the position is that an ancient, traditional calendar - serving some non practical purpose - has been partly replaced by one of more usefulness for everyday affairs." ['Dream Culture of the Neanderthals' / S. Gooch]. Try ''Ishtar'' - for an alternative viewpoint - and/or subject material to define ''some non practical purpose''.

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'The Way of Banksy' {Even money?} OR 'Javelin Prayer' {Odds-on?}. As one of the means {or ways} to ....?

Another example. The Sumerian equivalent for the 'Benben', [or Benbenet.Explained elsewhere]...is the word ’Shem’. Because it looks like a missile. Mr Sitchin concludes therefore; almost instantly; then that is what it must be. Thereafter he uses no other word to describe it other than "missile", Or, as indicated on page 149, a 'sky-borne vehicle'. The word 'shem' derived from chapter eleven, of Genesis, in relation to the 'Tower of Babel'. Where all... 'spoke one language'. Exoteric equivalent of that 'inner' language that only this subject explains. Once understood, that true 'language', has now been found, [verified, of sorts, within the book 'The Sacred History by J. Black].

"The Arcanum "The Tower of destruction" teaches a general and universal law that it presents in the comprehension for of the tower of Babel. A general and universal law - this means to say a law that operates on a small and large scale - in individual biography as well as in that of mankind, and in the past, present and future equally. According to this law, he who rebels against his ''higher self'' will no longer live under the law of the vertical but rather that of the horizontal, i.e.,he will be a ''fugitive and a wanderer on the earth." [genesis iv,12]." [Extract from the book by Tomberg. 'Letter 16' ].

Cain and Abel?

N.B. Planets = ''Wandering Stars''. As a means...?

Side note: {something to ponder on relative to the above}: "From the above inscription {i.e., in relation to the Memphite Theology, i.e.,the ''union'' of something}, we can deduce that, at some point, ancient Egyptians regarded the land of Egypt as shared between Horus and Seth. Then, for reasons that are not clear, Horus was given total control of the whole of Egypt. Could it be that the Memphite Theology, reflects historical events that occurred in the late 2nd and early 3rd dynasties? Could it explain the placing of Seth on the serekh of King Peribsen, and the placing of both Seth and Horus on the serekh of King Khasekhemwy, only to revert back to just Horus on Netjerykhet's serekh? This idea has indeed occurred to some Egyptologists." ['Imhotep the African'].

Serekh = ''facade'' = 'Face on' as opposed to {say} 'in profile'? Enlarged throughout.

And/or: Could the 1st {i.e., Scorpion King?} and the 4th dynasties be included. Especially the 'unfinished' or 'collapsed' pyramid of 'Djed'- efre?

Recall the significance of ''four'' - if only in the ''horizontal'' sense of the 'word' {logos}.

And/or: {something hinted at}: " After the stress and shock of the sudden awakening to the fundamental error of separateness - after the lightening flash of true knowledge has toppled the crown off the Tower of Common Sense - as shown in the 16th Major Trump, there comes a period of calm and gradual growth. In the second stage which we considered in the previous lesson, there is a sudden and painful overthrow of the 'false' wisdom of the world, a momentary, but never-to-be-forgotten glimpse of reality, of the absolute unity of life. In the 'third' stage this new conception of the Oneness of all, begins gradually to unfold. What happens to this unfoldment, and the specific activities involved therein, we may discover from the study of the 17th key of the Tarot....This picture develops the esoteric meaning of the Hebrew letter Tzaddi, named the ''fish hook''....That which pulls the 'fish' {Nun, i.e.,14th letter} OUT of Water {Mem, i.e., 13th letter}….''To hook'' is to draw, to entice, to procure....Has a particular application to the Christian aspects to the Ageless Wisdom, i.e., Jesus chose fishermen for disciples, and promised them that they should become 'fishers of men'...." [Pages 96/159 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1]. Try ''153''.

INTERNAL process of an understanding of something? REGARDLESS of subject?

''Unity'' in relation to ''lower/upper'' and/or ''higher'' and the word ''Yoga'' ? ALL as a means....?

''Moses'' ?

comicContinued: That same process he [Mr Sitchin], applies to other ‘words’. Which fits in with his personnel hypothesis. Verified by the same. With his interpretation of the word, Til..mun. ’Land of Missiles’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. His understanding of the word ’cross’ in the same vein, i.e.,"Archaeological finds have confirmed the extensive Minoan worship of the bull, and some cylinder seals depict the bull as a 'divine' being accompanied by a cross symbol, which stood for some unidentified star or planet". [ Chapter three. ’The 12th planet’ ].

Mr sitchin is a good example of other authors like Mr R. Bauval or Mr A. Alford. Their research is excellent. Many ‘keys’ of information to be found; in relation to this subject; unbeknown to the same authors; but because they have no idea of the esoteric side to that same information their conclusions are off the mark.

Mr Alford believes; as with some other authors; that Mr Khufu will be found under the Pyramid without understanding the esoteric side of what came to be known as ’Labyrinths’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Or understanding what 'esoteric' information there is on Mr Khufu. Only when this final subject is taken into account and understood in its complete form; not its 'first impressionable' one; will a complete answer/picture emerge. That final piece of the jigsaw. That last piece that will complete that overall picture. As all other subjects do in their own way. The human history one. Therefore - that which was once lost - is now found. Represented in this subject as the 'head of the corner stone'.

"Nature is a Labyrinth, in which the very haste you move with, will make you lose your way." [Francis Bacon]. Try ''Levens Hall''.

"The scope and volume of the tradition is a refection of the endless labyrinth of possibility which is your souls true relation to the universe. Nothing more." [Quote by M. Katz. Emphasis, this readers].

gobekli_tepe04_021-300x193Gobekli-tepe. Some call the ‘Navel of the hill’. A link to ‘Pot belly’. You cant have one without the other. A link to those ‘ample’ shaped female figurines. Symbolic of being ‘full’ of something.

"...The Sun is its father the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse..." Continued elsewhere. ['Emerald Tablet].

Follow the title of the book.

Side note: Such author's as R. Hutton speculate on above as well as the 'double figurine' of same picture elsewhere}. Conclusion = ''human copulation''. For this reader a closer answer would be found in the Janus symbolism,i.e.,'anima' related as opposed to 'shadow'. Enlarged throughout. See it?

Side note: A 'working' example {i.e.,in relation to the intent of 'Janus' symbolism}: "...The principle reason for it is that it is impossible to sit between two stools {and/or throne?}. And people usually think that they can sit between two stools, that is, that they can acquire the new and preserve the old; they do not think this consciously of course but it comes to the same thing....G. once said that there was no sense in our going on any further in this way and that we ought to make a definite decision whether we wanted to go on with him, wanted to work, or whether it was better to abandon all attempts in this direction, because a half serious attitude would give no results whatever. He added that he would only continue to work with those who would make a definite decision to struggle with mechanicalness in themselves and with sleep. There is no sense in sitting between two stools - he had said. Whoever does not want to wake up, at least let him sleep well.'' ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''throne''.

Continued: ‘Milk’ having an esoteric meaning to that same ‘feminine aspect’. As does ‘Butter’. Subtle links to lower/higher. ’Churning’ in relation to ‘grinding’. Think on it? [ Benefits of. Explained within some of the books mentioned ].

That link to the legend of the 'lost thirteenth'. Enlarged elsewhere. try ''thirteen''.

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Sacrificial victim or a willing participant?

Many pots/cauldrons of the same found in sacred ‘bogs'. [ Timeteam...and in the book ‘Seahenge’. Mentioned elsewhere ]. That same link to Cauldron/pot/cup symbolism. Time team program of same = ‘Seven Buckets and a Buckle’. A link to ‘seven’ symbolism and Orion's belt.

 

treSIDE NOTE: "I will tame the primal obsessions. Greed, anger, pride, hatred, and use them as powerful bullocks to plough the field of consciousness. Sowing the 'seed' of Om Kali Ma, transmitted to me by a skillful farmer. I will reap a vast harvest of illumination..." [Poem by Ramprasad Sen. Taken from the book 'The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine' / Sharron Rose]. Question. Anima/soul/ 'light'?

Apis Bull {Shadow/spirit/ 'fire'?}. As a means...?

Continued: "IN this context the word 'spirit' means the mind that blows through many places like the wind. The friend of Job also calls mind spirit when he says: 'I am filled with reasoning and the spirit of my BELLY binds me' {Job 32:18}. In Proverbs memory is called the belly; hence Solomon says: 'Bring your heart close to my teaching, which will be beautiful for you if you keep it in your belly and will overflow on your lips so that you will trust in god' {Prov. 22:17-18}. The first authority says, then, that the spirit of his belly compelled him to speak because the thoughts and reflections and reasonings held in his memory were great and efficacious, and thus spirit signifies mind, which like the spirit comes and goes where it pleases." [From the book 'The Third Spiritual Alphabet' by Francisco de Osuna]. Try ''memory''. Connect the two.

Astronomical equivalent {i.e.,that very first one - i.e.,first method used to imply those universal keys/principles?}: "The second curiosity is that warriors previously identified with stars on or very close to the ecliptic are 'killed' in the same manner, by a blow to the 'belly'. In terms of magnitude these stars are not particularly bright, but they are significant in astronomical terms because of where they lie. When warriors are struck in the belly, the most central part of the anatomy, a useful mental image directs the eye to the ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun. This helps to focus attention on Mars closeness to the ecliptic when Ares too is wounded in the stomach when 'Pallas Athene drove the spear into the pit of Ares stomach where his under girdle went round him'. The incident doubly reminds the audience of the ecliptic, because Athene as Jupiter closely follows the path of the sun. Try ''girdle'' as well as ''Pallas Athene''.

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"Those feminine features like wide hips and enhanced breasts suggest a hormone imbalance." [Same program]. Define those keys {i.e.,navel , belly , etc] - to 'see' things associated with ''real life''. As {one} example try ''pregnant'' and/or ''milk''. Question. Alabaster?

A {typical?} working example? : Conversation between Dallas Campbell and a leading surgeon {L.S.} in relation to the statue opposite:

L. S. "Looked through the eye of a medic, its not a statue its a symptom."

D. C. "Could it not be an exaggerated form of abstract and symbolic art?''

L. S. "Could be, but we know he asked for things to be depicted according to real life, so if we take that on board, then this figure is clearly abnormal." ['Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered'/ BBC 4].

SIDE NOTE: For this reader if a medical condition was responsible {if only in part} then the word 'psychosomatic' would be more appropriate rather than there final conclusion of it being the result of incest. As is...

"Mainstream prophets who predict the future sometimes project their intuitions about their own fate onto the larger situation in the world. In this regard, a study of modern prophets and their eschatological utterances is revealing. Many of these visionaries make passionate - and very specific- predictions about the end of the world. For all of them, the end was near, and they were convinced this was true. When the predicted date rolled around, a great majority of these prophets experienced accidents, or died suddenly. Now, what does this say about self-determination, free will, and their 'prophetic ability'..." ['Galactic Alignment'].

Think on it relative to that universal 'bit' in relation to cause and effect and/or THEREFORE freedom of Will?

Mercury/sulphur/salt?

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Any 'eureka' moments?

This symbol is the only hieroglyphic on the outer wall of the Great Pyramid...The name given to the pyramid was 'Akhet Khufu', which meant ''horizon of Khufu'' - this later term was misunderstood by later Egyptologists, who turned it into the name Cheops. This pregnant symbol is {also?} located above the passageway which pierces into the rock foundations of the vast structure. As a symbol, it survived into modern times - as the symbol for Libra, the cosmic balance, which now consists of three elements...When he had drawn the sigil, he ran the back of his pencil {'lead'?} through the curvature of space {'arc'?} - between the solar disc and the horizon of earth...'The invisible {'crescent'?} space is just as important as the Sun and Earth. Do you see how even the most simple-seeming of the arcane symbols are steeped in hermetic antiquity?' ['The Zelator'. Italics/parenthesis, this readers].

"For Amon reigns over the invisible, while Ra is Neter of the visible world." ['Her-Bak'].

Question. If Khufu = Libra. What do the other two represent . Leo/Virgo? Enlarged elsewhere.

Something extra: "We have come now to our study of Libra, which the sun enters at the fall equinox...Every 'air' sign is always triune; for every mode of expansion implies the transcending of a duality. In Libra, Leo's self assertion and Virgo's self criticism are reconciled and overcome through self consciousness to humanity. In this consecration the self remains...as a focused lens in and through which the light of the whole operates. A focused lens; a womb, a chalice: thus Libra is 'ruled' by Venus, the ingatherer and the creator of meanings as well of the seed. Venus, the fruitful, gives birth in Libra..." ['Page 118 'The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix']. Try ''seed'' / ''soil'' / ''trees'' etc.

Follow the title of the book to see something from that original {'seeding'?} point of view.

"The twelfth house closes the cycle of human experience. It is the last stage on the way of creative accomplishment {anima?}. Here, the individual either consolidates his successes into a seed, whence will arise a new cycle {Aries} of growth, or he meets the accumulated results..." ['The 12 Astrological Houses'].

Understanding the above not only gets us closer to defining the {mind set?} of all individuals who participate within the subject as a whole - but gives clues to possible burial locations within 'landscape' symbolism of same intent and purpose , i.e.,Aries a link to Osiris. Soil and seed in relation to Dendera - of which it is said, the very first representation of a Zodiac, within Egypt was discovered. Other clues, throughout.

The REAL questions however, remain the same.

"They come, the waters of life which are in the sky. They come, the waters of life which are in the earth...The sky is aflame for you, the earth trembles for you, before the divine birth...The two mountains are split apart. The god comes into being, the god has power in his body...The month is born, the fields live." [Pyramid Texts, 2063].

Question. What is that month?

Define those 'keys' to give further information on Akhenaten.

Something to ponder on {in relation to same picture}..."Placentas, when featured in ancient myth and ritual, are often associated with the theme of 'twins', a matter that may well have some bearing on the presence of the twin pillars at the center of the enclosures at Gobekli-tepe. For example, among the Baganda tribe of Uganda the placenta and umbilical cord of the kings {king-ship?} are considered the source of his ''twin'' {mulongo}, which is seen as the ghost or spirit of the 'placenta'. During the monarchs life it is kept under constant watch in a specially built 'Temple of the Twin', and at the first sight of the lunar crescent each month it is brought into the kings presence for a special ceremony. Once the ceremony is complete, the ''twin'' is exposed in the doorway of the temple for the moon to shine upon it, and also anointed with butter..." ['Gobekli Tepe' by A. Collins]. Try ''twin'' and/or {by association; to the above} ''womb'' - in the usual box, for something further {insight?} - to ponder on.

Maya 'Hero' twins ?

"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." [Chapter 3, 'The Sacred Bee'].

Islams equivalent of those 'foundations' being the Mosque of Piety. Enlarged elsewhere.

"...and it is he who guides me; who gives me food and drink. And when i am ill, it is he who cures me; who will cause me to die and then to live [again]. [Quran 26:78-81].

Christian equivalent. ‘The cup overfloweth’.That link;eventually; to the ‘Heart’ symbol. [ Explained elsewhere. The potential of ].

The Senet board game found in most if not all of the tombs of dynastic Egypt. Sometimes called the ‘Middle’ way. Those Chakras a link to the spinal chord in the middle of the back/body. Indirect link to the same. Egyptians called it the ‘Djed Column’. The spine of Osiris. See ’Egyptian mysteries’. Middle of book. L. Lamy. For picture /info of same. With ‘headgear’on top.

Hebrew equivalent of same...The letters of ‘YHVH’ now in ‘human form’. [ ‘World Mysticism’. By P. Gandy. Chapter seven. ] Or the Sumerian equivalent. The word Din.gir. [ Chapter five of 12th Planet fame.] ‘Gir’...Representing the Hebrew equivalent of the ‘godhead’. [ Explained elsewhere ]. Or for the Pagan equivalent...The five star Pentagram in its ‘human’ form. [ Explained elsewhere ]. That same symbol that is drawn in its completion with one single line or thread. A link to a co-existence of something. Micro within the Macro.See pictures below in order to understand the 'pieces' within the 'whole'.

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"And the Nazca Lines were created by removing rocks from the top soil leaving a slightly different colour surface exposed to the air {'red/fire' link?}...Because it never rains here, these patterns have been preserved for thousands of years...So when the shamans and priests prayed to the wind, they asked the wind not to touch the Nazca Lines or the other side of the River {i.e.,Cahuachi - enlarged elsewhere]. Then they prayed that long in the future this city would be reopened at the right moment...So as to reveal special knowledge that would help the entire world." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].Wind/Rain - Top/down in relation to Bottom/up as a MEANS...?

As are certain shapes drawn by the Nazca ‘lines’. Especially the 'Fish'. Symbolic of a ‘life form’ within its own journey. Drawn, using one line only. One 'thread'. As is the same with the 'Golden raft of El Dorado'. One central figure, ['sun' god], surrounded by twelve others. See anything?

" All created in one pouring of gold." ['Discovery History' channel Feb. 2014].

Sumerian equivalent the figure 'Oannes'. Half man,half fish. The tail end of something and the beginning of something else.[Chapter six.'The Sirius Mystery']. 'Lower' in relation to the 'higher'. 'Wet' way relative to 'dry' way. Understanding / indicative of.

"Ancient legend tells that in the Inca lake, the Titicaca, there evolved a mystical game, that with the passage of time was made into a festival. El Sapu [the frog] was the main character in the exciting game where the Inca, 'Son of' the sun, would throw the luck with his court. In those times the royal family would throw gold pieces into the lake, with the hope of catching some frogs attention, who were known for their 'magical' powers." [ Internet...info@sapomiami.com]. Recall what the frog represents.

A practical {synchronistic?} example could be described by the application of a lucky charm as used in a recent program on the 'Silk Road' {David Baddiel / Discovery Channel}. Of all the lucky charms he could pick {prior to a 'journey'} - he chose a frog, with notches along its back bone, which when applied with pressure ,i.e.,the accompanying stick - makes the frog sound.

The Chinese equivalent as explained in the same book [chapter nine] Fuxi and Cang Jing, the two 'fish tailed' {i.e.,amphibians} founders of Chinese civilization. One of which is holding ' a carpenters and masons square' as an "emblem of his role as creator of civilization". Both figures in 'black', i.e.,representing 'dark' / unknown 'aspects'. The inscription says that they governed the world within the seas. Think about it, in relation to the 'divine bit' relative to an understanding, with the 'unconscious' ...as a start point. [Representational of, only].

Those 'fish tails' that over generations [development of] 'transformed' into Dragons and eventually their 'tails' became symbolic of something else. Dragon and serpent one of the same. The same in the sense that is as "opposing ends on the same pole." Smaller 'picture' within the bigger picture. An understanding of 'self' within a 'development'...relative to an overall 'framework'. The micro within the macro. That understanding explains why those who ruled wanted their final resting place on the 'tail end' of those same Dragon forms. The tail end of something, represents the beginning of something else. Question. What is that something else? Clue...the emperor of China was known as the 'Son of heaven'. ['Cygnus Mystery' book]. Together with, the Chinese equivalent of sky religion, was 'the Sky Father' which meant the Lord of light. Same book.

"The Yangtze river heading south until it comes to its first bend - a mountain range of hard limestone - that cannot be eroded through the eons. It turns back on itself back into China. Appears in creation myths about the country - an army of dragons used to return the river back into China..." ['Sacred Rivers' by Simon Reeves. BBC 1].

S/E OR S/W? HEAD OF THE CORNER?

Side note: Sneferu 1st pyramid unstable on sand. His second unstable on its 'corners'. Cedar trunks used ''to support the walls'' { i.e., in the horizontal but NOT in the vertical position}. The 3rd becomes a 'true' pyramid. Corbelling used. Recall the meaning of 'pyr'amid.

REFRESHER: ''Whose height is like that of cedar trees.'' {Amos ii.9}.

 

 

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my 'ways' higher than your ways." {Isa.Iv.8-9}.

thread A side step: ‘Theseus/Minotaur/Labyrinth’. One Thread connects all three. As it does with the neolithic 'triple spiral' emblem as seen in such locations as Newgrange in Ireland, or even within the book 'Power within the Land'. Mentioned elsewhere.

Spiral, in relation to 'whirlwind', in relation to, 'altered states', in relation to 'corbelled' [as seen for example within the niche of the 'queens chamber' and/or especially within the Grand Gallery, Egypt]. One a precursor to the other. As a representation of something.

''God' is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of 'his' Light, is as if, there were a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp enclosed in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the East, or of the West, whose oil is well-neigh luminous, though 'fire' scarce touches it; light upon light....." [Quran 24:35].

"'...foods untouched by fire''. Anything? It also indicates a direction - AS A MEANS - to a further understanding. Getting it or forgot it? Then use the 'find' box.

N.B. Glastonbury Tor in relation to ''Isle of glass''.

"The meaning of the niche is the faithful heart of the believer. The 'lamp' enlightening the niche of the heart is the essence of the heart, while the light that it sheds is the divine secret...."[ Chapter 9, 'The Secret of Secrets'].

Newgrange…. On its Hill. Built before Stonehenge or the Pyramids. Near the river Boyne.

Newgrange On its Hill.
Built before Stonehenge or the Pyramids. Near the river Boyne.

"Newgrange is surrounded by archaic myth and legend. Known anciently as Brugh na Boinne, ['Palace' of the Boyne], this grand monument is said to be the 'tomb' of 'three times fifty sons of kings', belonging to the legendary kingdom of Tara." [Chapter eleven. 'The Cygnus Mystery']. Understanding this subjects symbolism, informs the reader what Newgrange is a representation of. Another clue...What does '150' represent, and ''tomb'' and...

"In more ancient times, it was the brugh ['palace'] or sidhe ['mound'], of Angus Mac Og, [Angus the young son], a leader of the legendary Tuatha de Danann, the children of the goddess Danu. Yet even before Angus got his hands, [link to 'grasp' symbolism] on Newgrange, it belonged to his father, Dagda, the 'good god'." [Same book and chapter, and / or 'The Kingship and Landscape of Tara' by Edel Bhreathnach].

Neolithic / pagan equivalent of the 'Wilderness story'. Or more to the point, the Hebrew equivalent of same. Question. What was Moses a representation of?

Side note. "Approximately 150 miles from Stonehenge to the west of Wales where the blue stones were quarried." ['Secrets of Stonehenge' /Satellite TV]. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

"The river Boyne, like other Irish rivers, springs from a source beyond our time and space. This is the well of Segais, a place glimpsed repeatedly in descriptions of the 'Otherworld,' or of poetic art. Nine hazels grow above it, and their nuts fall into the water. Salmon dwell there, and feed upon the same. The 'nuts,' the 'water,' and the 'salmon' are all suffused with imbas, ''the great knowledge'' which illuminates the understanding of the wise.....Many have sought the the imbas of the Boyne. Heroes and sages have waited beside a pool of the river to spear the 'miraculous' salmon of wisdom; and the 'pygmy' harper Senbecc voyaged upstream in a little boat of bronze, in quest of the secrets of the nine hazels. The cryptic treatise which modern scholars call ''The Caldron of Poesy'' speaks of poets standing on the banks of the river every seven years in the middle of June, hoping to catch the imbas as it sped against the current.............We read such things and wonder what they mean."[Chapter entitled 'The Waters of Vision and the Gods of Skill' from the book 'Alexandria' Vol 1. Mentioned elsewhere].

"We can consider a related question: in which direction does inspiration move between the worlds? The Boyne springs from Segais , and its 'virtue' comes from the 'magic' hazels at its source. Why then in ''The Cauldron of Poesy'' does the imbas move upstream rushing from sea to spring? [Same chapter, same book].

N.B. The oasis Siwa in Egypt was chosen also because of its springs. Anything?

"A spring in the step''.

"The initiate is he who possess the 'lamp' of Trismegistus, the 'mantle' of Apollonius, and the 'staff' of the patriarchs. The lamp - is reason illuminated by science; the mantle - is full and complete self possession, which isolates the sage from blind tendencies; and the staff - is the help of the secret and everlasting forces of nature. The lamp enlightens present, past and future, lays bare the conscience of men and manifests the inmost recesses of the female [and/or anima heart]. The lamp burns with a triple flame, the mantle is thrice folded and the staff is divided into three parts. The number nine [i.e.,3x3. Recall what the ''triple'' of any number indicates - TOGETHER WITH WHAT THREE INDICATES. Clue. ''knock, knock. Hear anything?] - is that of divine reflections; it expresses the divine idea in all its abstract power, but it signifies also extravagance in belief, and hence superstition and idolatry [i.e.,negative aspect]. For this reason Hermes made it the number of initiation, because the initiate reigns over superstition; [positive over negative] he alone can advance through the darkness, leaning on his 'staff', enveloped in his 'mantle' and lighted by his 'lamp'. Reason has been given to all men, but all do not know how to make use of it..." [Chapter Nine. 'Transcendental Magic' by E. Levi. Parenthesis; this readers input].

As a side note - what does ''transcendental'' indicate. Only mentioned in order to keep the reader fixed on this web sights main aim - objectivity at all times. It keeps ones feet firmly grounded. It reigns in - those first impressions {'horses' and 'chariot' in relation to the emotional stuff?}. As for the word ''magic'' - Look it up.

"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].

"Magic being a practical science demands preliminary theoretical knowledge, as with all practical sciences." [From within the book by Tomberg].

"It was Heraclitus, at the dawn of western philosophy, who took a river as a symbol of linear time in his pronouncement that ''One cannot step into the same stream twice.'' But Greek myth hints at a deeper reality when it speaks of the cosmic river Okeanos, traditionally assigned the epithet ''flowing back upon itself'' - the source of all streams and seas. And in one verse of the 'IIiad,' - the origin of the 'gods.' ''[Same book].

"A river of thoughts."

Analogy of same. "From the earth did we create you, and in to it shall we return you, and from it shall we bring you out once again." [Quran 20:55].

"The 'river' springs from a hidden eternal source; but it flows everywhere, throughout the world, and returns at last to its own origin. In the mortal sphere, the eyes 'feed' the mind; in the land of Promise, where the senses leap from the well of knowledge, it is the mind which feeds the eyes. 'See' it? Immanence and transcendence are wedded here, as they are in the mystery of incarnation which lies at the basis of the sacred art of Christianity." Put ''incarnation'' in the usual box. [ 'Gifts of the Desert: The Forgotten Path of Christian Spirituality' by Kyriacos C. Markides]. Then try ''transcendent.''

"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'."

bath

Griffin and Unicorn 'sacred' animals within this subject. Sacred in relation to the intent of 'esoteric'. A 'mystical' intent and potential relative to a learning curve - one that supposedly benefits the individual. Represented by those two ''imaginative'' figures. A potential 'to be' realized - from a figment? of the imagination to realization - symbolic of. Question. Childhood fantasies? Try ''horn'' , i.e.,what does it REPRESENT?

"A valuable insight into the origin of the site is found within the place name itself...Aquae Sulis. Aquae of course, is Latin, and means ''the waters of'', but the term 'Sulis' has never been translated or analysed. In various inscriptions the word Sulis is linked directly to the name Minerva, a Roman Goddess, and Sulis is also found in its own right as a separate name specifically referred to as feminine...''The waters of the Goddess of the gap''...

Together with...in both Welsh and old Irish, the word ''suil'' or ''sulis'' means an eye, gap or orifice." [Both paragraphs taken from the above mentioned books]. Think about it in relation to the 'gap' implied between 'salt' and 'fresh' water. What 'it' represents [macro]. Together with the word ''leap''. What it represents [micro] - Relative for an understanding to take place. Hebrew equivalent - the 'gap' between the top three [i.e.,Kether, Binah and Hokhmah] and the rest of the tree. The 'gap' between higher/lower. Represented as a 'void' [Daath]. Anything? Or the word 'see' as indicated throughout. That link to the word ''Gnosis''. Its main intent and purpose - the end result of which - could be described as ''the transcendent third''.

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

'Ineffable' = ''incapable of being expressed or described in words.'' Once the above is applied - that which was once ''ineffable'' - becomes 'effable' ?

And/or..."Gnostics interpret the stories and teachings of their spiritual tradition as signposts pointing beyond words altogether to the mystical experience of the ineffable mystery." [From the book by T. Freke and P. Gandy].

Analogy of same..."Why does the world begin with Chaos? The Greek word chaos, associated with the verb 'chasko', signifies a void, an abyss, unlimited space, infinite darkness, unformed matter...Although it is difficult to see how any order can exist prior to chaos, some scholars have argued on the basis of its etymology that Chaos signifies ''a moment of division or separation'' and thus implies ''a change that takes place in some already existing entity or situation.'' This is certainly possible, but problems arise when it comes to identifying the ''entity or situation'': the usual explanation, derived from Near Eastern parallels, that Chaos represents the gap between earth and sky [before these two actually exists]...If we accept the view that some primal substance or situation antedates the existence of chaos, we must remember that Chaos means ''darkness'' as well as ''gap'': although a change in a pre-existent situation may be implied, this change itself is lost in darkness and imperceptibility."[Chapter 4, 'The Origin of the Gods: A Psychoanalytic Study of Greek Theogonic Myth' by R. Caldwell]. 'See' it?

"Well, now that we have 'seen' each other, said the unicorn - if you'll believe in me, i'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?' 'Yes, if you like,' said Alice.'' {'Through the Looking Glass' / L. Carroll. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''glass''. And/or ''mirror''.

Analogy {i.e.,from a different perspective}: "It should be said that totem animals formed an extremely important part in the mystery beliefs of our remote ancestors. They remain important in folk lore and mythology, whether in the animal-headed gods of the Egyptians or in the creatures of fairy tales that often give guidance into 'hidden' realms or bring aid or information. Thus more attention might well be paid to the mythical creatures that appear in Rosicrucian and alchemical symbolism. They are guides and bearers of forces and influences beyond the normal frontiers of human cognition..." [Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis,this readers].

From something 'unknown'[''darkness''] - to becoming 'known', i.e.,a known value. a KNOWN QUANTITY. The boundaries between the two = a gap. That ''gap'' that can be bridged by - a leap of the imagination?

220px-Paderborner_Dom_Dreihasenfenster[1]The author {Caldwell} using Freudian psychoanalysis to determine all aspects of Greek mythology; Paternal sexuality in relation to their offspring - becoming aware of their own ''desires'' [in all forms and shapes] because of it - i.e.,''divine fire signifies paternal sexuality'' and/or ''The theft of fire is a sexual crime''.[Chapter 3]. He does the same with the concept of the word 'Ambrosis' - the 'food of the gods' [Explained elsewhere]. "Ambrosia is the Greek version of various divine substances in Indo - European mythology that symbolize semen and paternal sexuality." [Chapter 4].

Finally he speculates on why Tantalos was punished for revealing to men the 'mysteries of the gods'...i.e.,"If we knew nothing further about the exact content of these secrets, we might never the less suppose, on the hypothesis that myths represent the wish of fulfillments of childhood fantasies, that the ''secrets'' of the gods are in fact the secrets of the parents, specifically the secrets of parental sexuality." [Chapter 4].

Psychology -this subjects main ''teaching'' aid. It attempts to define the 'bigger' picture - represented by something- other than the obvious. Question. Why is that subject chosen? Clue. 'You cant have one without the other [in relation to the 'divine bit'] but one has to come before the other'. Can there be any other subject to define that 'point' to the observer and/or reader?

Question. When all the available information is accessed - what do you think? Can you see what the author cannot?

A side step: "Other examples of a Cauldron of Regeneration are to be found in the cauldron of the Alchemists and the cauldron of the Chinese and Hindu philosophers. In all these instances the cauldron is believed to have 'power' to change the base materials into the spiritual, the mortal into the 'immortal' {effable / ineffable?}. It brewed the drink of immortality and spiritual regeneration, and also the drink of inspiration." [Chapter 10, of the book by M. Esther Harding]. Link to ''Ambrosia''. Concept of.

Honey mead?

A {working?} example {the very first one?}: "Hera cleansed all the dirt from her fair body with ambrosia, then she anointed herself with olive oil, ambrosia, very soft, and scented specially for herself - if it were so much as shaken in the bronze floored 'house' of Zeus, the scent pervaded the universe of heaven and earth. With this she anointed her delicate skin, and then she plaited the fair ambrosial locks that flowed in a stream of golden tresses from her immortal head. She put on the wondrous robe that Athene had worked for her with consummate art, and had embroidered with manifold devices; she fashioned it about her bosom with golden clasps, and she girdled herself with a girdle that has a hundred tassels: she then fastened her earrings, three brilliant pendents that glistened most beautifully, through the pierced lobes of her ears, and threw a lovely new veil over her head..." ['Homer's Secret Iliad'].

Veiled / unveiled and/or unaware/aware and/or unknown/known...as a means?

Side note: The ''pierced earlobes'' in the tomb of King Tut. Coincidence or a ?

Now use that principle {inspiration?} to define the following...

djed-pillar-300x215Compare all four 'Human forms' to see if you agree or disagree. in relation to this subject. Firstly with Mr Sitchin ‘hypothesis’ of it being a ’rocket ship’. Or Mr Burkert opinion, [ ‘Creation of the Sacred’. Chapter four ]...that all headgear is worn...,"To increase the height". Which fits in with his...authority over the masses hypothesis... While recalling obvious circumstantial information such as; as it is in Miss Lamys book...that the ‘human spine’ can be both in the horizontal and vertical position.

Sumerian equivalent i.e., 'Shem' in relation to 'Mu' and 'me-s'.

Sumerian equivalent i.e., pictographic sign for gods = Two syllable word: Din.gir. [ Shem in relation to Mu and me-s]. Explained within. [Page 169, 12th Planet]. Mentioned elsewhere].

man

In Timaeus Plato wrote ''God laid the soul of the world in the shape of a cross through the cosmos, and stretched out over it, the world body.'' Think about it, in relation to what this subject implies, relative , to horizontal / vertical, together with the precession of the Equinoxes. It was also, according to Stecchini ''the symbol of the Pythagorean sect.'' [ Secrets of the Great Pyramid] . See anything in reverse? [or upside down].

Further information in order to evaluate correctly by way of objective analysis. What does the picture remind you of...if placed in the ‘horizontal’? Which end would 'face' east? [Djed pillar]. Remember...everything has a start point and therefore by the same implication an end one. That link to two more key words. ’Throne’ and ‘House’. Represented if only in relation to the above example...by the words ‘Isis’ and ’Pharaoh’. Think about it, especially in relation to the benefits of something that becomes "deep seated", in relation to an interest. Check Wikipedia. Plenty of information/keys on the same subject. Freely given.

"The symbolic significance of the Djed pillar, found widely throughout Egypt, is not known. It is thought to represent stability. It seems likely that the symbol represents four separate pillars, one inside the other, each representing one of the cardinal points. Loss of any single pillar would lead to instability." [Page 124, 'The Tutankhamun Prophecies']. Question. What do you think when all the available 'evidence' is assessed?

"The four - tiered Djed column is also an emblem peculiar to Asar [Osiris]. In amulet form it represents the trunk of the Acacia tree in which Asar was concealed and found by Auset [Isis] after his death. It is also believed to signify the spinal cord of the god, symbolically 'raised' at his restoration. Its four tiers correspond to the four regions of the spine: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacred vertebrae. In amulet form, the Egyptians believed "it gives the power to reconstitute the body and become a perfect soul."

The Djed column symbolizes the 'Principle of Renewal,' which Asar performs as 'sovereign' of all human beings, in that he serves as the prototype of the human form. One of his names, ''Un Nefer,'' means to ''spring up, arise." The hieroglyphic sign used to denote his name in this aspect is the hare, a symbol of the spring season in numerous cultures, and a representation of 'reproduction' in nature. However, in the context of Asar, the hare represents the circulation of the individual life force, which ''rises'' from this life into the next." [Chapter two, 'The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt']. That understanding of which cannot come about without its 'eureka' moments.

nhy"The full moon gives its clue. The markings seen on its face are called The Mark of the Hare in Tibet, China, and Ceylon, as well as in Africa and North America. Indeed the Hare in the Moon is as well known as our own Man in the Moon. The rabbit or hare represents to the negro as well as to the American India, the animal incarnation of the hero. We recall the stories of Brer Rabbit among the negroes of the United States which correspond exactly to myths of a rabbit hero in West Africa. In North America Indian mythology Hare plays a similar role. For instance, among the Iroquois, Great Hare is one form of Great Manitu, the Great Spirit, who is either himself the moon or his grandmother is the moon. This hare incarnation corresponds roughly to the Christian symbolism of Christ as Hero, who is the Lamb that was slain. The Easter Bunny contains a symbolism that lies close to these ideas. Easter, as we shall see later, was originally a moon festival and was connected with the resurrection of the moon man or moon hero, long before the dawn of Christianity." [Chapter 2, 'Women's Mysteries: Ancient and Modern' by M. Esther Harding]. From something [unknown] - representation of - too becoming known.

Side note: Something hinted at: "Quercetanus's daughter used in her process a 'powder of projection' - a material that was becoming a common rabbit in the alchemists hat, along with elixirs and philosophers stones. Supposedly a powder of projection {see Part 1} was a 'material' capable of 'transmuting' a metal into silver and gold..." ['The Chemistry of Alchemy'].

Metal of the mind? Hence...

" The Jabirian Islamic authors, assimilated ideas from east and west, proposed a 'material', an elixir, might be found that could cure the 'sick' metals {i.e.,lead, tin ,iron} and make them well {i.e.,by way of silver and gold} - but they did not say they had it, just that it would be nice if they had." [Same book].

Question. What planets represent them?

A {working?} example: "Artemis, the mother-goddess of the temple, eventually became identified with the Roman goddess Diana, though their mythologies differed: Artemis was a goddess of fertility, whereas Diana was the virgin moon goddess of the hunt. Yet in the biblical story, and in the minds of the alchemist, the identities merged, and ''Diana'' became a symbol for silver..." [Same book].

'Sun' and 'Moon'. Recall what they represent. Question. Why should the 'angel' Gabriel be linked to the 'moon'; and Michael to the 'sun'? What does it represent? Clue. Something of the 'higher' rather than the 'lower' - BUT both are equal, i.e.,you can't have one without the other; like opposite ends on the same pole? and/or - the tail end of something begins the process of something else?

Those eureka moments being a bridge between the two. The author of 'Cities of Dreams' giving information on only one of those aspects - all the way back to Neanderthal man, i.e., "So there we have the much vaunted religion of the sun, on the widely separated continents. In each case that religion is clearly little more than an outgrowth and an overgrowth of the much older, and still powerful, original moon worship." [Chapter 10 of same book]. You cannot have one without the other - for that understanding to take place. That ''understanding'' this 'subject' defines - of which Neanderthal man - was well aware of - or becoming aware of. i.e.,...

"Haematite, a Greek word meaning bloodstone, the official name for red ochre or red oxide of iron, is chemically Fe2 O3. This chemical substance is frequently produced by the weathering of magnetite, Fe3 O4. That is to say, when magnetite is exposed to the atmosphere at the earths surface, it turns into haematite. Digging down through the haematite one comes upon magnetite, and it is clear that the one substance turns into the other. In this excavating of red ochre Neanderthal man could not have failed to notice this phenomenon. As it happens, however, magnetite is highly magnetic. It is what is called in historical times the Lodestone [i.e., the 'leading stone']. If a small sliver of magnetite is floated on the surface tension of water, the sliver swings round until it points to magnetic north. Might it not well be that Neanderthal, accidentally or otherwise, discovered this 'magical' property of magnetite?'' [Charter 2, same book].

Understanding ''stones'' ''north'' ''incarnation'' amongst others, tells the reader what Neanderthal man was attempting to define about himself. His inner self. Using the moon and what he understood about it, as only one aspect within that learning process. That would define himself within the bigger picture. The Micro within the Macro. Summary enlarged elsewhere.

hare

Find it to understand it.

Another 'key'..."The reading of the literature of the hare also brings up another question: why is it that the hare figures in so many divergent cultures in particular myths......an examination of those relating to the hare might well be worth while, if only for the light they might throw on the origin and structure of those myths that are linked with other animals. But before starting on our inquiry we are putting forward the hypothesis that there is much more involved than this. The hare is an archetype: that is, as the name implies, one of the original nuclei or formation-patterns of awareness that primitive man used as a tool of communication to come to terms with his environment and also with the internal environment of his instincts and feelings". [Chapter one 'The Leaping Hare' by G. Evans and D. Thompson]. Together with...

"So the mighty reputation of mistletoe is then purely 'magical'. In support of that view, it had to be cut at certain times of the moon's cycle, with a sickle made of gold, and had to be caught in a white cloth so that it should not touch the ground, ['virgin' link. This readers input]. I am personally sure that the sickle must represent the crescent moon - and if it was made of gold rather than silver, that is perhaps because silver tarnishes so readily. Common mistletoe is an evergreen. Evergreens as a whole were favoured by the goddess, [also a link to 'Green Language'. This readers input], since they continue to grow among the other dead plants of winter, when the sun is also absent. The plant has a further remarkable property. If a spray of it is kept for several months, the 'whole' turns a golden colour. J. G. Frazer is convinced that here is the mystical 'Golden Bough' of classical legend...

Side note: "...known to absorb {the mistletoe} the spiritual quintessence of its host tree." Enlarged elsewhere.

Continued: ...Common mistletoe grows very rarely on the oak tree. But it was the oak mistletoe which was most prized. And it was the oak tree which was the most revered tree of all - not just by the Druids - they who knew the oak - but throughout the whole of Europe. Why should the oak be special? Because it is the tree which is most frequently struck by lightening."[Chapter 13 'Cities of Dreams'. Mentioned elsewhere].

And/or: "The ONE ritual which has come down to us performed by the Druids - was the cutting of the mistletoe when it was found growing on the Oak....The pearl was always a symbol of the moon in the Celtic west; the moon being the pearl of 'heaven'....The Oak was the tree of the Celtic Jupiter, who was the 'sun' god....Celtic statues have been found showing him with both the solar 'wheel' and the thunderbolt....When therefore the 'moons' living pearl was found on the 'suns' sacred tree, it was 'evidence' that the 'sacred marriage' had taken place...." [Page 118 'GogMagog'].

Try ''pearl'' to enlarge.

Side note: "If one were briefly to characterize the transforming energy of life in Aries, one could say that it strikes from above, like lightening...One can say of Aries that it represents the awakening of conscious activity - from 'unconscious' sleep...Thus in Aries, the transformation energy comes from outside the organism - whereas {as an example} in Leo it has its source inside...Because he stands at the beginning of cycles of manifestation, he has a longing for the fulfilment of the end of cycles...Aries represents the 'upper' pole; Capricorn, the 'lower' one. [Page 18-22 'Zodiac as the Universal Matrix'].

greenThink about it relative to - inspiration - by way of a 'lightening strike'. Evergreen / mistletoe / golden sickle / indicative of something becoming known [hence the link to the 'moon' - what it represents. What it represents that is to a subject - as a whole - not just a woman's menstrual cycle in relation to a single hypothesis]. The golden sickle represents that boundary line between dark and light ['silver / gold' and/or 'moon / sun']. In other words from something unknown to becoming known. Representing the use of a 'tool' to imply that potential; that end result; that transition of a ''boundary'' line. That final known quantity represented as a 'process' in the making. Using plant and animal symbolism. Plant symbolism used as a precursor to that final one. That intuitive one - by way of - an intuitive leap.

"It was also said [i.e.,mistletoe] can open all locks''[ Same chapter]. Anything?

N.B. Tiphareth {Hebrew} = Oak = Stout heart?

Question. Francis Bacon quote in relation to the purpose of Oak Island. Enlarged elsewhere. If indeed there is a universal 'connectedness' between all cultures by way of those - keys/signs/correspondences/ archetypes etc.,- how would that relate to those Oak timbers that were found below that solitary tree {Oak?}.

Question. Any mistletoe on it?

"The last of the two 'children' of Nut and Geb, Auset and her 'consort' [Asar] enjoyed the longest and most revered treatment in Egyptian religion. As the fourth born, the number four is especially associated with her, and was regarded by the Egyptians to be a fortunate day, number and configuration. In the Pythagorean symbolism derived from the Sacred science, the number four represents physical manifestation and established existence, an appropriate value assigned to the Neter ['god'] who brings forth to fruition and gives 'birth.' The Osirian mythos praises her maternity of the child Heru [Horus], the particulars of which share a strong resemblance to the later Christian accounts of the birth of the savior. In this role the Neter fulfills the ''Principle of Fruition.'' The 'thet' symbol was specific to Auset; it is often referred to as the ''buckle'' or ''girdle'' of the Neter. It is said to represent her 'womb', which brings forth all earthly life. In amulet form it was worn to grant an individual access to the ''secret places in the Duat''. [Same chapter, same book].

The 'horn' of plenty?

'The Forge and the Crucible' by Eliade.

Recall the ''girdle'' stones that enclose those three 'plugs' in the ascending passage. Recall the relationship of horizontal / vertical within those two 'monuments'. That same 'form' that the 'savior' was laid on to, prior to a 'resurrection'.

"Western exegetes have not understood that in the New Testament chapter of Revelation contains the symbolic exposition of a yogic science, taught to John and other close disciples by Jesus. John mentions {Rev. 1:20} the ''mystery of the seven stars'' and the ''seven churches''; these symbols refer to the seven lotuses of light, described in Yoga treatises as the seven ''trap doors'' ..."

'The Lotus Eaters' [ 'Odyssey' / Homer].

Question. How many ''trap'' doors within that pyramid? Therefore true/untrue? Question 2. Nothing more than a Yogic exercise? Try ''hinge''.

human

YHVH in a different form. See anything?

Or Chapter four of the book 'The Sirius Mystery', ["the sacred fifty']. 'Number' symbolism in relation to the 'lower' half, i.e., the 'dog' constellations. That link to Gilgamesh, Marduk and Herod, in the 'negative' sense. I.e.,"Fifty anonymous companions, seemingly important only as a numerological element in the story, and in later times discarded as useless", [in relation to Gilgamesh. Chapter four. 'The Sirius Mystery'].

While recalling that Gilgamesh was known as the 'feller of the Cedars', [that same 'wood' that became the inner core/sanctum of amongst other things...'Solomons' temple]. Question. Difference between 'builder' and 'feller'?... and the story ends with the 'Hero' losing the 'plant of eternal life', chiefly because he 'slept', [in some stories ...a 'snake' stole it].

Side note:Flag of Lebanon - Wikipedia

The flag of Lebanon (Arabic: ??? ???????) is formed of two horizontal red stripes enveloping a
horizontal white stripe. The white stripe is to be two times a red one (ratio 1:2:1)—a Spanish
fess. The green cedar (Lebanon Cedar) in the middle touches each of the red stripes and its
width is one third of the width of the flag."
Question. Transcendent third?
''Whose height is like that of cedar trees.'' {Amos ii.9}.
lebanon"The cedar of Lebanon is mentioned seventy-seven times in the bible, especially in the book Psalms chapter 92 verse 12 where it says that : 'The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree.
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. And chapter 104, verse 16, where it is stated: 'The trees of the lord are well watered; the cedars of Lebanon that he planted."
Continued: That link between 'coiled' and 'uncoiled'. Recall what both represent. End result... two steps forward and two back, and/or back to 'square' one? Hence..."discarded as useless?
Or as the author of 'The Sacred History' says, "Gilgamesh had failed the test, hadn't asked the
right questions. His aspirations had been limited, and materialistic."[Chapter 16. Emphasis, this
readers].
Together with... "Immediately after his forty-ninth name, Marduk, is called 'Lord of the Lands', [chapter five]. I.e., in number symbolism, fifty equates to the 'higher of the lower'...while recalling Marduks main 'Emblems', i.e.,nothing seems to 'change'. No progress seems 'to be'
made. Explained elsewhere.
Together with the thirteenth name of Marduk being the word..."Tutu",[a link to the word 'bright'.
Chapter four]. That same indirect link to the word 'Lucifer'.
The Hebrew equivalent. The 'light' bringer. The tail end of something and the beginning of
something else. Analogy; a 'positive' and a 'negative' on the same pole. [Dragon, snake link].
Opposite ends ."Twins". Like Cain and Able.
pilgrimage-300x201That final link to a 'fallen' state, but still with the potential of making that about u-turn, i.e.,that divine spark is always there regardless of a negative [or dark] constant ''state of affairs.'' That potential is still dormant. Still lies concealed, untill a ''new awareness dawns.'' By way of - that individual effort. Represented by a ''u-turn.''
"Every light{A?} casts a shadow {B?}" ['The Zelator'].
Maya 'hero' twins. Anything?
"The traditional story of Lucifer, 'Prince of Darkness', as it has reached us from a very ancient past, is without parallel in its range of interest and of paradox. 'How art thou fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer {Day - star}, Son of the Morning?' This question put by the prophet Isaiah
might well be rendered in this way: In what manner and for what reason art thou fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer, while still retaining your heavenly titles of 'Day-star' and 'Son of the 137Morning'?...Is there some clue here as to the mystery of how light can emerge from darkness?...An earlier tradition of Lucifer's 'fall from grace' is more subtle in its implications and may be nearer to its approximation to the truth. Lucifer, one of the seven angels around the 'throne of the creator' of the solar universe... " [From the chapter 'Light out of Darkness' within the book by Wellesley Tudor Pole. Emphasis, this readers].
Try ''grace'' to see something from its beginning to a {final?} end result?
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Does ''photon'' know the answer?

A working example?..."It was generally understood, as many of our group commented, that this dark side energy was among us for a reason. It was very much a part of the problem we sought to help heal in the world, and we knew we had to deal with it in a good way - with love, compassion, and even gratitude, especially toward the member of our group who 'had agreed', at some 'higher' level of her being, to play such a difficult role {'fall' link?}. We had to plan." ['Serpent of Light Beyond 2012'].

Real life analogy of same..." Fred is an unwelcome part of the family that i can't be rid of
because we are conjoined. He's part of who i am and here to stay. I have to make him a benign presence, dare i say, a force for good..."[Extract from the book by Q. S. Lam].
To understand why - put the authors name in the usual box; throughout all pages - in order to access whether you agree or not.
Represented by that offset pyramid, the same one that is represented within Orions 'belt'. All
three possessing 'light'.
Two steps forward and hopefully [depending on each individual] only one back. Hence the link
to.............. Isaiah 14:12, "How thou art fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning."
[i.e.,"The Morning Star = Venus. Chapter 4, 'The Secret History of the World'].
Venus a link to Astarte. That link to Yahweh. That circle now complete, in relation to the Bible story. See it? Try Part 1.
''Son of Man'' = Noon or Evening? The ''zenith'' of something? How would that be represented?
baldric2SIDE NOTE: Simplified {in the present sense of the word}: "What we call 'evil' is the manifestation of a soul considerably out of balance - evil is the disharmony of the soul. Hell is not a place, but a state of mind. Both poles are necessary to find the perfection of balance which leads us to what the Bible calls heaven. Again, heaven is not a place, but a state of mind - a state of being. It is by experiencing too much negative and too much positive that we find the balance between them. 'Evil' is when this experience is taken to extremes. All of creation is constantly seeking the neutral point between conflicting forces. In the modern world the masculine polarity has been dominant at the expense of the caring, compassionate, receptive, feminine. It has been grab and take rather than help and give. The next age will seek to redress the imbalance. Male and female polarities, i should point out, are within us all, it is not a man/woman division. It is a cosmic law that when two forces, male/female, positive/negative, unite, a third force is 'created'. This could be where the concept of the religious Trinity originates - the Father-Mother-Son or, in Western religions where the femininehas been discarded, the Father-Son-Holy Spirit {divine 'bit' link}. It is the interplay between the positive and negative poles of each entity that keeps energy vibrating at a particular rhythm and sets one vibration apart from another..." ['Truth Vibrations'. Parenthesis, this readers].
Try ''polarity'' to see it in its universal context. Recall J. Campbells quote.
avebury

Feet on firm ground?

Continued: Analogy of same - with something extra..."The greater vision of unity lies in the transformations of the goddess, the dancer at the 'heart of the rose'. This is a mystery to be found also in the legends of the Holy Grail and the secret of the jewel in the head of the alchemical toad {or frog?}. That which fell from the crown of the fallen Son of the Morning. Reflect upon these deep things. And thus may the wisdom of the stars shine in your brow {'mantle'?}, the grail of love flow from your heart, the waters of life encompass your loins, and the stones of the Earth support your feet. This is the image and function of redeemed humankind, the new Adam and new Eve, conjoined in the new heaven/earth, the new Avalon where the green 'apples' have turned to gold."

[Extract from the book by G. Knight. Emphasis, this readers].
'Apple of the eye'. Anything?
The real questions, however, remain the same.
mali

'Higher' / 'lower' ?

"We pointed out above that the law of the tower of Babel is universal, i.e.,that it works both in individual biography and in humanity - and even in other hierarchies. The point of this 'law' is that all autonomous activity from below inevitably 'meets' with divine reality above. What one has built through the autonomous effort of the ''lower self'' must, sooner or later, be confronted by divine reality, and undergo the effects of comparison with it..."[Extract from the book by Tomberg].

Try ''Blasted Tower''.
REFRESHER: Question. Abu Ruash - Egypt's most northern pyramid - A collapsed one. Built on a hill.
Analogy: "My impressions of Dinas Emrys were surprising, as I had not expected much. I knew that local legend and traditional history associated it with king Vortigern's tower, and that there was a ruined structure on its summit." ['The Way of Merlin'].
If Egypt's most northern 'pyramid' equates to something ''undermined'' WHERE would its opposite {firm feet?} be represented?
Question. Was Djedfre known as a good guy or a not so good one? {mythologically speaking}.
And/or: ''Lower'' in relation to ''fall' in relation [indirectly] to ''lucifer'' as a means to an understanding relative to awakening of something [represented as a u-turn?] in the positive sense = crossover point?
mali (2)

Mali. The Hero. Higher over lower?

The word ''comparison'' eventually links up to incarnation/reincarnation; on a day by day basis.

Understanding the above defines the following - or at least enables that possibility to arise -
"The 'dark night' is a certain inflowing of 'god' into the soul which cleanses it of its ignorance
and imperfections, habitual, natural and spiritual..." [Same book / 'letter 16' ].
As seen from a different perspective:
norrie's law

'Broken sword' as a bolt of lightening? 'Dog' in 'lower' half?

"The Flaming Door is perhaps Eleanor Merry's most famous work and made an important contribution to the renewal of Celtic mythology. Slumbering in the ancient saga's and legendsare the secrets of initiation: when men and women found their way through the 'flashing door''{sword' link?} - the threshold between the physical and spiritual worlds." ['The Flaming Door' / E. C. Merry].

''Sword'' in relation to the 'Garden of Eden'. ''Threshold'' in relation to a 'void' {Hebrew 'daath'].
Understanding the above gives an answer to the question on Moses {at the beginning of the page]. Before those bigger two questions are asked.
"This wonderful old Oglala Sioux priest explained to the young scholar, Joseph Epes Brown, who had come to the Pine Ridge Reservation [South Dakota] expressively to gain knowledge first hand, of the mystic dimension within American Indian mythology of...the image of the man consumed by snakes...
"Any man who is attached to the senses and things of this world", he said, "is one who lives in ignorance and is therefore being consumed by the snakes that represent his own passions."
[Chapter 4, page 79, 'The Flight of the Wild Gander' by J. Campbell]. 'Serpent of Light: Beyond
2012' / D. Melchizedek.
trickster2

Trickster or devilish imp? Question. Has someone pinched someone's hair gel?

"Lucifer attacks us in different ways. 'Lucifer' makes us liable to make mistakes. He endowed matter with a glamour that would dazzle people and blind them to higher truths. He injected a paradoxical, tricky quality into the heart of the universe and at the same time injected a perverse quality into our hearts that responds to the 'tricky' quality 'out there' [link to, 'like attracts like'. This readers input].

It is because of 'lucifer' that, as St Paul puts it, 'the good i would do, i do not, but the 'evil' i would not do, i do.' St Paul, who as we shall see was an initiate of the Mystery tradition, is saying that part of me always knows what is right, but that it is often overruled by a part that is in thrall to 'lucifer'.... ....This is right at the heart of what it is to be human. There is no easy way out and no easy answer. The road is always fraught with the danger of 'death', but if we do not take that road, we will die in our beds without ever having lived. In other words we must put at risk what we value most, [link to wants/needs in this 'material' world. This readers input]. Or we will lose it anyway. Beyond a certain point, there is no return. That point must be reached." [Chapter 3, 'The Sacred History'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Understanding this subject, according to the same authors, takes the individual up to, and beyond that point.

''Primordial Mound'' link?

diazAnalogy {abstract?} with same intent {principle?} in mind..."Tis an ill wind that blows NO minds." Quote from the book 'Cosmic Trigger' by R. A. Wilson.

The words 'Lucifer' and 'Satan' both symbolic of something else, other than the obvious. I.e., 'Lucifer' a link to the 'fall'. The word 'Satan' more a link to the 'material' world. Both relative to that 'inner understanding' of something. Potential of. [See chapter 4, 'The Secret History of the World'].

Refresher: Understanding this subject, according to the same authors, takes the individual up to, and beyond that point.

"That's why it is unwise to posit Heaven and Hell as eternal contraries. There are subtle or crude graduations within these states, and Satan himself finds his redemption in Lucifer, who is sublimation into spiritual light." ['Journey into the Light'].

As a {working?} example: "This Khonsu is somehow a new, spiritualised Atum, and this one will make Horus reappear in all his glory. This Horus-lucifer whom Seth held bound in Ptah; for Seth is the one who shackles and incarcerates...Horus is delivered from evil represented by Seth; the earthly jailor from the beginning of time." ['Sacred Science'].

Try ''Khonsu'' to 'see' something further - if only in attempting to define subject material within {say} a ''landscape''.

Side note: "Allegories must always be sought in the teaching evoked by their imagery. So for the legend of Ra, or Isis', struggle to save her son Horus from the domination of the scorpion, symbol of Seth..." Same book.

Try ''scorpion'' and/or Ra in relation to Atum, and both in relation to Amun to place the parts within the whole - in order to define the 'mind set' of those that attempt to define something internal.

'The Scorpion King' ? While recalling that Orion was stung by same. And placed 'opposite' in the night sky.

''As above, so below.'' If Scorpion 'King' represents one half of something THEN what [who?} does Orion represent?

trickster3Continued: "It is more than pure and simple healing which is the object of sacred 'magic'; it is the restoration of freedom, including here the freeing of the imprisonment of doubt, fear, hate, apathy and despair. The ''evil spirits'' which deprive man of his freedom, are not at all beings of the so-called ''hierarchies of evil'' or ''fallen hierarchies''. Neither Satan nor Belial, nor Lucifer, nor Mephistopheles have ever deprived anyone of his freedom. Temptation is there only weapon and this presupposes the freedom of he who is tempted [as a representation of something. This readers input]. But possession by an ''evil spirit'' has nothing to do with temptation. It is invariably the same thing with Frankenstein's monster. One engenders an 'elemental' being and one subsequently becomes the slave of ones own 'creation'. The ''demons'' or ''evil'' spirits of the New Testament are called today in psychotherapy ''neuroses of obsession'' - ''neuroses of fear'' - ''fixed ideas'', etc. They have been discovered by contemporary psychiatrists and are recognized as real - i.e., as ''parasitic psychic organisms'' independent of the conscious human will and tending to subjugate it." [Taken from 'letter three' of the book by Tomberg].

Feeling better? ''Freedom'' in relation to 'primary' and 'secondary'. Enlarged elsewhere. All the above a link to what {within this subject is defined/labelled} as the ''guardian at the gate.''

''Freewill is the greatest 'giant' in the land." Try ''giant''.

Side note: How would the word in bold print be represented?

'Devil in the details'.

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Ladder no longer required. ''Gap'' {void} now filled {attained?}. Hebrew equivalent. All within the 'form' of the Vesica Pisces {i.,e.,middle 'bit'}. Anything?

Continued: "In the Theosophical and Tarot tradition, the moon represents unconscious desires and the fears that accompany the senses of losing control or falling into the unconscious realm of sleep and dreams. However, if one is afraid to enter one's own 'astral' {look it up} territory, one can never truly know oneself - and the mystery of initiation is about little more than this. The real confrontation that the 'moon' represents is the meeting with the 'Dweller on the Threshold' of which esoteric teachers speak. This is the giant force of accumulated negatives or wrongdoings, the hideous part of the self that a person would rather not look at and would like to pretend doesn't exist, and which rises up at the point of real psychic growth. This 'demon' must not only be looked at, but integrated into the being, in order to establish wholeness...There is a line in 'Jacobs ladder', a film... where a character paraphrases a mystical saying: 'If you're holding on, then angels seem like demons, tearing your life away, but if you let go, you'll see them as angels, freeing you'. It is very true. Heart-breaking so...The gates and their guardians in the initiatory path are also found in the Tibetan Bardo Thodol, and the ancient Egyptian Book of Coming Forth by Day...They are a useful map of the initiatory process that becomes engaged when you start to seek truth and flee falsity." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Mentioned elsewhere].

For a working example try Q. S. Lam.

'The Triumph of the Moon' / R. Hutton.

The above author {if only for this reader} employing such dramatic {in your face?} phrases as ''giant forces'' and ''hideous parts of'' and ''heartbreaking so'' - to define something - within a natural 'course of events' - in relation to a learning curve. Something less dramatic {yet abstract} could be...

"...This silence in itself is a mighty symbol. It is the stillness of the great feminine archetype, whether in the silence of the Sephirah Binah on the Tree of Life, the great Temple of form of all the spheres; or in the great silent UNmanifest Sea of the Ain Sof beyond Kether, the ultimate 'feminine principle'. In the silence a 'unicorn' approaches wearing a golden collar. It bows to the 'lion'. The lion thereupon breaks the sword in two, and casts the pieces into the waters of the fountain. The testing having been done, the way to the higher worlds is clear, and the lion no longer bars the way. The roaring lion in the path, the Dweller on the Threshold or Shadow Self, is no longer a barrier to progress. A white 'dove' now appears with an olive branch of peace and wisdom. The lion 'devours' it and is quieted, and the unicorn joyfully departs." [Extract from 'The Rose Cross and the Goddess' by G. Knight].

Hence: "...the single horn had been 'seeded' by the imaginative faculties...'' ['The Zelator']. 'See' it? ALL AS A MEANS...? Try ''horn''.

Cognitive faculty link?

'Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining The Brain' / J. Satterfield.

From another perspective {the 'pagan' one?}: "Lastly I would like to acknowledge not another person, but a realization. It is both known and expected that portions of this book will incite many conflicting feelings {Gemini?} within its reader, as several of the prime concepts defy standard norms of esoteric and social practice. But this kind of 'stirring up' is precisely the type of THRESHOLD EVENT that the Druids themselves would have engendered....The Druids great motto: Y GWIR YN ERBYN BYD = 'The truth against the world', has one key word in its midst, which encapsulates this message perfectly. It is hoped that the reader will come to understand why it is there." [Preface to the book 'The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore' / D. Monroe. Includes underscore].

Question. {as seen from a different perspective, i.e.,that final sentence}: Tower of Babel v Gnosis? Middle ground = ''threshold'' ? Try that one.

Exercise: Apply those ''imaginative faculties'' by way of the cognitive one to 'see' the Egyptian analogy of same: "Leo, however, becomes Virgo. And that metamorphosis is expressed in the mysteries symbol of the Sphinx, Guardian of the path {gate?} to the Gt. Pyramid. The Sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a 'Virgin' {androgyne link}. It represents therefore, that process which unites the energies of the two zodiacal signs, Leo and Virgo; a human process, in which the personalised emotion power of the human ego {N.B. 'feelings' represented with Gemini} - THE LION - King of the beasts - King of the desert - transforms itself into the potentiality and expectancy of the 'virgin woman', waiting for the fecundity - within the sanctuary of the pyramid. This may seem an unnecessary complex riddle {link to the Sphinx riddle. Enlarged elsewhere} - But ancient symbols have great value - if only because they compel one to avoid the pitfall of ''taking things for granted''. By making things difficult, they force the mind to dig down into the roots of reality and to fathom deeply unconscious vital processes." ['The Zodiac as the Universal Matrix' / Dane Rudhyar].

''Libra is the sign of initiation''.

Try ''Libra'' to 'see' a different take on that universal merry go round - on why the Giza complex was built in the first place. Question. Any planets within that constellation?

Understanding those concepts {keys} to attempt to define a start and end point {alpha/omega and/or Zep-Tepi} - within those boundaries {'cusps'?} of ancient Egypt.

Side note - as seen from a different perspective - {that very first one?}: "The twelfth house {Pisces?} closes the cycle of human experience. It is the last stage on the way of creative accomplishment. Here, the individual either consolidates his successes into a 'seed', whence will arise a new cycle of growth {anima?} or he meets the accumulated results of his failures..." ['The Twelve Astrological Houses'].

Continued: {analogy?}: "The lion at the base of the floriated letter is swallowing a bird like creature. Perhaps it is significant of the Logos, the missing bull {authors hypothesis} - that each of the creatures has something in its mouth..." [Page 92. 'The Secret Zodiac' / F. Gettings ].

Side note: That ancient zodiac sign for Pisces - with a fish in its mouth. 'Caught' it or devouring it? As a means...?

Refresher: "The truly creative accomplishment of the human individual is accomplishment in totality and in plenitude of humanhood; and the framework of such a creative accomplishment is provided by the four basic phases of experience represented by the four ''angles'' of the birth-chart - first, fourth, seventh and tenth houses. These constitute the cross of human living: the permanent self, the rooted and centred personality...At the center of this cross, when lived in balance {Libra?} activity and in the conscious use of power {'meridian' and/or 'grace'?}, the Rose of human plenitude blossoms forth...'' ['The 12 Astrological Houses'].

Continued: And/or - but now with different keys,i.e.,from a different perspective, {i.e.,Hebrew}..."This path, leading from Yesod to Tiphareth, is the direct line of contact between the individuality and personality and on it are developed the first glimmerings of mystical or 'higher' {deeper?} consciousness. Before 'mystical' consciousness can gain a hold {grasp and 'gap' link} in the 'lower' vehicles; these vehicles have to be quietened and this process is symbolized by likening the process of development to a journey through a desert or wilderness {and/or eventually a 'river'?} - when the soul is thrown - entirely upon its own resources - assisted only by faith."

A reference is made to the 'dark night of the soul' {enlarged elsewhere} and he continues with...