Esotericism Part 4 Sec 02

 

 

 

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''Mostly come in pairs...one or two pairs''. Quote in relation to 'Pict' symbols. Coincidence? Others elsewhere.

"The plot is a very simple, one brother 'kills' another in competition for a woman. The murdered man is then brought back to 'life' by his true love. The pattern is one of Life-Death-Resurrection, found in all religious thinking from the earliest and crudest nature worship to the refined intellectual speculations of theology. No story could be simpler, yet contain such a wealth of meaning. Entire religions and vast empires have grown and fallen through manifestations of this one myth as dogma. Yet the folk-theme has remained constant to the elements of the act, which derives from the 'worship' of a Mother-Lover-Goddess in whose control all life, and all death were held... These two brothers have fought there way through human consciousness during the entire history of mans existence. The list of their names [apart from Jack and John as the ballads always calls them] is long indeed: Horus and Set {or should that be Set/Osiris. Enlarged further on}. Cain and Able; Beli and Bran; Balin and Balan, the pattern is the same. Light and dark; good and evil; winter and summer; positive and negative; Michael and Lucifer; Christ and Satan; life and death - all forms of metaphysical pairing of opposites...The resolving element in this eternal struggle is the Goddess ['anima' link. This readers input] who restores...Most variants involve a battle of wrestling, which seems to turn into accidental death by stabbing [spear/lance symbolism link]. Curiously, the practice of wrestling has a religious significance, connected with the practice of ritually maiming the Sacred King to mark him as being set aside. The best known example of this is the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel. This theme lasted right through into the Grail romances, with the story of the maimed Fisher King. The folk ballads nearly all insist on wrestling..." [Taken from the book 'Where is Saint George: Pagan Imagery in English Folksong' ]. Anything? Try "wrestling".

The Quran uses the word Iblis to determine a distinction between 'higher' and 'lower'. Understanding that defines ''Jihads'' true meaning. Enlarged elsewhere.

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

Bran Stark? {Game of Thrones}.

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''Where no foot may tread?''

Something to ponder on: ''Stabbing/maimed'' in relation to:

"To my mind, as i argued in Chapter Seven, what we have here is 'a mythical version of the truth' - with the underlying truth being a cataclysmic encounter with a comet. Now lets look at the relevant passages from the Edfu Building texts {therefore FOUNDATION link} - where a snake called the 'nhp-wer', - the Great Leaping One, is described as 'the chief enemy of the god'. It is his 'assault' that causes the Homeland of the Primeval Ones to be swallowed up by the sea {N.B. Not a 'river'}, but first the feet of the deity of the island - the Ka, here explicitly described as the 'Earth God' - are pierced, and the domain was split...Then we read - and it is most mysterious - that 'the Sound Eye Fell'...'The mention of the Sound Eye, appears a little strange,' admits Reymond. But she explains, though the texts are obscure on the point, that it seems to be: 'the name of the center of light that illumined the island.' We are in short, to envisage some artificial system of illumination which lights up the primeval island of the gods. Beyond that: 'All that can be said, is that it looks as though there is an illusion to a disaster which caused the fall of the Sound Eye, with the result that complete darkness fell upon the domain of the 'creator'..." ['Magicians of the Gods'].

Question. Can you 'see' what the author cannot, i.e.,comet information only,i.e.,after effects - or is such an event used {if at all} - as a means...? Try ''nehep snake'' {Part 5}. And/or ''serpent'' {this page}. And/or: ''pierced'' in relation to Homers secret Illiad. Part 3.

''the 'center' of light that illumined the 'island'..." = That inner one. Therefore the minds eye?

And/or: ''Sound Eye'' in relation to the 'Eye of Horus' - those 64 parts that have both positive {'Sound'?} and negative {'darkness'} aspects. - the result of which = a ''Great leap'' of something {insight?}.

abcdeAs seen from a different perspective - A work in progress? {the first one?}: "A trawl of the Iliad for references to Helen {wife to King Menelaus of Sparta} - reveals she is the the twin sister of Clytemnestra, wife of King Agamemnon {Greeks}. To locate Helen in the sky, a search began for two stars of similar magnitude to represent the twin sisters Helen and Clytemnestra, with their positions in the skies relatively close to those of their husbands, Menelaus {Scorpius} and his brother, Agamemnon {Leo}. Libra provides just such a constellation with two bright stars of almost identical magnitude, or twins... Libra is also within the zodiac close to both Scorpius and Leo. Although in modern times they are two separate constellations, Libra and Scorpius were once united in one large constellation, with the stars of Libra being known as the Claws of Scorpius. Exactly when the Claws were split off to form a separate constellation is not known, but the division of the larger constellation has echoes on Earth in the split between Helen and her Menelaus when she was abducted by Paris...Helen survives the Siege of Troy and, in the Odyssey, returns to live with Menelaus; Scorpius and Libra once more live harmoniously as neighbours in the heavens." ['Homer's Secret Iliad']. Try ''claws'' then ''Libra'' {if only to understand something in the Egyptian 'sense of the word'}.

Top/down - bottom up. Which and why?

Side Note: "Saturn is exalted in Libra. From what we have explored so far, does anyone have an idea about why this is so, and what it might be referring to?"

"Wisdom is a flower from which the bee its honey makes and the spider poison, each according to its own nature." [Chapter 2, 'Alchemists Handbook' by F. Albertus]. Link to the word ''chakra'' and/or ''karma''.

Chakra in relation to wisdom in relation to a learning curve - ANY learning curve. Representational of. The only difference is - this learning curve [i.e.,subject] involves something other than the physical world, i.e.,'B' and 'C'. Possibilities of.

"It takes two, a positive and a negative, to make an efficient functioning psychic unit." [ Enlarged elsewhere - to understand the whole]. Link to ''equilibrium''. Purpose and benefit of. Representational of.

''The whole gamut of human experience {and/or emotions}''. Question. What animal represents that final word? ...Why?

"Again, the moon man ever attends upon the moon goddess who sails in the 'ship of life'. It is often forgotten that it takes two to make a pair, for the sphere of manifestation is the sphere of duality, and while we are in these realms of duality it takes two to complete the functional unit, whether that unit is in the sphere of generation or in the sphere of intellection. There is always the subject and the object, the within and the without, the subjective and the objective." [Quote from within the book 'The Forgotten Mage'].

"...the 'nails' of objectivity - which give conscience to thought."

The symbol of which is the Crown of Thorns, i.e.,"The 'thorns' of the crown center function as the 'nails' of objectivity..." [Taken from 'letter 5' from within the book by Tomberg].

'Queen of Thorns'?

Before those first impressions take hold; remember that Christ himself also understood the same subject; and, by way of - the same method?

That ''duality'' that can be represented as {examples of}: King/Queen and/or Thorns/Roses, i.e.,'petals' {flowers?} and/or Dark/Light and/or Bitter/Sweet and/or Spotted/ Unspotted and/or Redeemed/Unredeemed and/or Lucky/Unlucky and/or Ebb/Flow and/or Waxing/Waning and/or Separate/Union and/or Shield/Cup and/or Circle/Square and/or Line/Arc and/or East/West and/or North/South and/or Womb/Tomb and/or Death/Rebirth etc.

ALL AS A MEANS....?

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objective or contrived? Recall Syria to name but one.

athos"...for everything that takes place in subjective intimacy will one day become objective reality. It is the 'magical' law of history that the subjective at some time becomes objective; that the aspirations, thoughts and feelings of today become the events of history tomorrow." [Extract from the book by Tomberg]. Link to the word ''hindsight''. Benefit of, i.e.,understanding the past, gives us an [idea?] as to who or where we are in the present: 'past' together with 'present' = idea of future? Think on it relative to the contents of a subject - together with the same word as mentioned in Part 1.

REFRESHER..."The serpents are universal symbols for the creative powers of the feminine. In esoteric psychology and physiology they represent the kundalini - the serpent power...The force - in the words of Dylan Thomas - 'that through the green fuse drives the flower' - the generative {representational of} - the powers of life. It is essentially a feminine force {anima?}, and thus is not easily comprehended or come to terms with by the masculine dominated intellect {'shadow'?}." Extract from the book by G. Knight. Link to {the study?} of ''equilibrium'' and/or ''balance'' - purpose of. Benefit of. REPRESENTED {if only in this subject} - with/by ''twins''.

"...it is thus not easily comprehended by the..." = Shadow versus light {and/or anima}?

Therefore in its more {abstract?} form = the Garden {''green''?} of Eden story?

Question. What symbols {keys?} would represent that {struggle?}.

N.B. 'The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily'. And/or 'The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor'.

Analogy of same; in its most basic form....The process of a learning curve. Regardless of subject.

"There may well be useful parallels to be drawn between analytical psychology and magic, one with its approach to the Unconscious, the other to the Anima Mundi or the 'astral light', but such terms are not necessarily completely interchangeable. We must be beware of substituting one set of ill-understood and inadequate terms for another set - thinking that we are gaining great wisdom thereby. Try ''peacocks tail'' for a further head-scratch.

'By endurance we conquer'. Ernest Shackleton. Try 'Struggle''.

Refresher: ''Where good deeds are ships on which to ride the waves."

'The highs don't last forever, but then neither do the lows'.

Ebb and Flow? and/or Ascent/descent?

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

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The Latin poet Vergil [70 B.C] wrote in his work the Ecolques, about the pastoral Arcadia. The influence of Vergil in establishing Arcadia as a poetical ideal still resonates in arts and literature. [www.et-in-arcadia-ego.com]. Arcadia surrounded by mountains. The older of the two paintings. Both of which - on the flank of a mountain. Left to right, as opposed to right to left. The female aspect, being the start point on both. 'Younger' in relation to 'elder'. Higher in relation to lower - i.e., as a practical example - in breaking old habits? Beginnings of. Anything? See Part 1.

"In Ancient Greek, Logos had many meanings, but non of them is ''Word,'' which is based on a translation of a translation. When the Greek New Testament was translated into Latin, Logos became Verbum; and when the English King James translation was made from the Latin version, Verbum became ''Word,'' twice removed from the original text''................."Among its many [true] meanings, Logos designates the power of ''reason,'' the pattern or order of things, the principle of relationship, and an organized articulation of something.".............."Logos has the same meaning as both the Latin words 'ratio' and 'oratio'. Ratio is the principle of Reason in its many senses, yet it is also ratio in a mathematical sense, as in continued geometrical proportion. Oratio is a discourse, an articulation, a setting forth of the ''ratio,'' or nature of things. Logos, as a principle, is the natural order of things, the principle of reason, relation, and harmony, which exists both within the natural fabric of the universe and within the human mind. It is the faculty whereby one thing is related to another through analogy, or the power of ''proportional insight.''........

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

"If we are to appreciate the Prologue to the Fourth Gospel and other 'mystical' writings, all of these meanings must be 'simultaneously' held in mind." [Chapter 3, 'Jesus Christ Sun of God'. Mentioned elsewhere]. i.e.,in the sense - of an objective exercise; by way of; those three universal principles. Get it? If not try [revise] Part 1.

"This stepped incline is called the Staircase of the Dead - not merely because it is dark, and because their are tombs [or sarcophagus. This readers input], at the bottom, but because all those who climb towards the zodiacal arch at the top are deemed to be the sleeping dead. It is only when they have passed through the arch of constellation images, and have stepped into the light filled courtyard, that they may be regarded as having entered into the land of the living. Of course, this transition is entirely symbolic, yet it is representative of an event, which, even after 6000 years, is still shrouded in mystery. It is symbolic of initiation." [Prologue, 'The Zelator'. Mentioned elsewhere].

"Initiation is not a ceremony, it is the beginning of a new way of using the mind."

Enlarged elsewhere. And throughout.

Only that is - before those first impressions; dictate something else - if one does not understand the difference [and therefore benefit] - of the purpose - of being objective rather than subjective - if only in understanding something/anything.

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The largest Pre-Columbian stone stairway with hieroglyphs in history. The 'Motmot marker' found at its base. Representing - 'Father' and 'Son'.

"Error runs down an inclined plane, while truth has to laboriously climb its way up hill". Try Gog / Magog.

Question. Coincidence? Or a meaningful one?

Analogy with same intent..."This tradition requires an appreciation of long term narrative and consequence, dedication, patience, discipline, and above all, unassailable faith - there are many who want to fly to heaven, but few willing to climb." [Extract from the author M. Katz of the Western Way tradition].

''Patience is the mother of will. If you have no mother, how can you be born?" Gurdjieff.

REFRESHER; "Clement of Alexandria elucidates the idea that Jesus is the 'son of god' by explaining: 'The Son is the consciousness of the Father.' The 'Father' is the Mystery...the dazzling darkness of UNconscious Consciousness."

Those attributes relevant to anything that one has an interest in - especially the understanding [i.e.,the study] of ''subject'' material - as all subjects within the educational curriculum prove. With one exception however : ''unassailable faith''. Very similar [if only for this reader] to the quote often made by the presenter of the 'Ancient Aliens' satellite program ''I want to believe'' - a reminder possibly of the faith and hope within the exo-teric [flip-side] to this same subject [see Part 1]. The main point, however is - this readers main aim [and therefore this web page] - is to understand the subject for its own sake; nothing else - to understand - not through - ''unassailable faith'' or because ''I want to believe'' or even through ''faith and hope'' - - but just through the want to understand a subject - and as one does in any subject - that is best done - BY WAY OF - OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS- rather than; ritual or prayer. Enlarged elsewhere. It can be done - as proven by the contents of this web page.

Question. A mind set?

"When, through contact with his 'higher' self [link to ''teacher'' of Dead Sea Scroll fame. Enlarged elsewhere] - he participates in the knowledge of the objective, and when through the climbing of the mountain of vision his perspective changes and his horizon enlarges..." [Introduction to the book by A. Bailey]. Try ''horizon'', i.e.,what does it imply?

Samwell Tarly? {Game of Thrones}.

Side note: ''The man who 'moves a mountain' starts by carrying a few stones''.

Try Silbury Hill.

Continued: Apollo could therefore be described - or more importantly, what 'he' represents - as the 'sum result ' of the ''fruit of ones labors.'' He was also the protector of herdsmen and shepherds.

To' herd' and/or 'shepherd' ones 'lower' {base?} instincts/emotions? To 'enclose' them? To define them within 'boundaries'? ALL as a means to a further understanding? Look up ''Apollo''. Then try ''means''. Purpose of.

"The 'Great Work', as an ideal, is therefore the state of the human being who is in peace, alliance, harmony and collaboration with life. This is the ''fruit'' of the Tree of Life." [Quote taken from the book by Tomberg]. ANYTHING?

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Kunkush - alias 'Zeus' found on the island Lesbos.

Example of..."Interesting stories have been minutely recorded by Greek historians and others who accompanied or followed after Alexander in his expedition to India. The narratives of Arrian, Diodoros, Plutarch, and Strabo the geographer have been translated by Dr. J. W. McCrindle to throw a shaft of light on ancient India. The most admirable feature of Alexander's unsuccessful invasion was the deep interest he displayed in Hindu philosophy and in the yogis and holy men whom he encountered from time to time and whose society he eagerly sought. Shortly after the Western warrior arrived in Taxila, in northern India, he sent Onesikritos {a disciple of the Hellenic school of Diogenes} to fetch the great sannyasi of Taxila, Dandamis. 'Hail to thee, O teacher of Brahmins,' Onesikritos said, after seeking out Dandamis in his forest retreat. 'The Son of the mighty god Zeus, being Alexander...asks you to go to him. Otherwise {threats ensue}...The yogi received calmly this fairly compulsive 'invitation,' but not so much as lift his head from his couch of leaves. 'I am also a son of Zeus, if Alexander be such, i want nothing that is Alexanders, for i am content with what i have, while i see that he wonders with his men over sea and land for no advantage, and is never coming to his end of wanderings. Go and tell him that the Supreme king is never the author of insolent wrong, but is the creator of light, of peace, of water, of life of the body of man...How can Alexander be the worlds master, when he has not yet seated himself on a throne of inner universal dominion..." [Extract from the book 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Mentioned elsewhere]. Try 'wandering''.

Link to ''son of'' its true universal meaning; not its most obvious one. Alexander only understood this subjects ''lower'' stuff, i.e.,in part - not whole. In other words he became more subjective with what he did know - than objective. He really did 'see' himself as a ''god''. Think on it. How simple yet profound. Other information enlarged elsewhere.

"The destiny of man, as we have said, is to make or create himself. He is, and he will be the 'son of' his works, both for time and eternity." Quote by E. Levi.

"AND the greatest idolatry of man is the creation of a god in his own image." ['Journey into the Light'].

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

Analogy?: "The universe and everything within it constitutes 'god'. The universe is a gigantic human organism and man is a tiny image of it, a toy replica of god. Because he is a miniature of the universe, by a process of spiritual expansion a man can mystically extend his own being to cover the entire world and subject it to his will. It is because all things are aspects of the one thing that all things are grist to the magician's mill...He has reached the center, where man becomes god. The achievement of this is the Great Work...It will be apparent at once that 'fallen' man, convinced of the truth of such a theology and fired with desire to wind himself up to 'Godhead', can develop into a demonic personality very quickly indeed. The assaults upon a full-blooded 'magician's' integrity are dreadful to contemplate." [ Book by A. Duncan].

"The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. The time has come for external forms and expressions to be left behind. There is no Temple in the heavenly Jerusalem, for religion has no place in Heaven. Man is his own Temple. A mans heart is the altar of god...." [First chapter,{'The inner Quest'} from the book 'The Mind of Christ' {Meditations on Christian Themes} by Anthony Duncan].

House Baratheon? {Game of Thrones}.

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

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An ancient Greek coin, depicting both Nymph and Satyr. Both found in valleys and on mountains. A union of the two. Its most fundamental form. ''The full grown larva of bees just before they emerge from their cells are called nymphs...'' [From the book, The Sacred Bee]. Once again a REPRESENTATION of something, other than the obvious. Can you see what that something is? Clue. Put ''bee'' in the usual box. In all pages. [Hard work isn't it?].

That link to Dionysus of whom both Apollo and Artemis are 'related,' in some 'form' or other. 'Shadow' in relation to 'light.' That subject again. Understanding that link between 'subject' and the 'divine bit,' explains why it is used by countless authors as its primary principle, relative to an understanding. [Chapter 9, 'The Sacred Bee']. Other examples relative to the ''unconscious'' aspect. Pan in relation to Zeus. Nymphs in relation to both Zeus and Apollo, but Satyrs a link to Dionysus.

Khal Drogo? {Game of Thrones}.

"Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the book by C. Kerenyi].

'Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology' / D. Abram.

"Human experience does not always give rise immediately to ideas. It can be reflected in images or words without the mediation of ideas. Man reacted inwardly to his experience before he became a thinker. Prephilosophical insights and reactions to experience are taken over and further developed by thought, and this process is reflected in language." [Intro to the book 'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi].

Question. At what stage of the evolution of human experience [subjective/objective link] did man/woman first begin to 'see' inwardly? If ''images'' came before ''ideas'' and therefore the ''process of thinking'' - what exactly is being defined in relation to those ''images''? And/or which came first and why? Question 2. Is that process still ongoing. Or have all the alternative answers [for 'each' image] been found? Relative to each individual.

Side note: Cro-Magnon man in relation to Neanderthal man. Many wonder why one outlasted the other. Question: Which understood 'objectivity' {and all its benefits} - first? Or does it matter?

"...to turn the clock back 25,000 or 50,000 years in order to join the presumed moment when an anthropoid opened the path toward a Homo sapiens capable of coordinating his thoughts...As to the history of the origin and becoming of thinking man..." ['Sacred Science: The King of Pharaonic Theocracy' / R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz].

"Isn't it a childish game to deify natural fact?' asked Abushed. 'We deify nothing,' corrected the sage. ' But we know that Neter is before man, idea before thing...Isn't a Neter a manifested quality? One ascends from nature to Neter, through whose symbols one may get to know nature." ['Her-Bak'].

Unmanifested?

Follow the title of the book to 'see' it from the Egyptian {idea?} of something {perspective?}.

Analogy: "From references within the Pheryllt Material, as well as countless other historical sources, we know that the Druidic system of 'magic' revolved around a reflection {unmanifest?} of natural cycles clearly visible in nature. Some of the most important of these were: the cycle of death and rebirth; the seasonal cycles of rotation; the circular movements of the sun, moon, planets and constellations; the ebb and flow of the ocean tides, and the migration of birds and beasts....In order to validate their teachings, beyond mere man made imaginings, the Druids were careful to base all their key doctrines after patterns easily observed in the natural realms around them - to certify them as if by divine imitation. To them small things - a flower, a pebble, a snowflake, the path a salmon takes in the water - were reflections of the Great Cosmic Order; glimpses into the mind of god, and were therefore worthy of great study, reverence and replication." [Page 35-37 from the book by Douglas Monroe].

Anything? or just coincidence?

Think about all {especially ''divine imitation''} in relation to that universal ''bit'' - in the INNER sense of the word - if only in defining a MIND SET.

And/or: "If truth were the same for everyone, then things would indeed be simple. But it is not. Truth is a concept, and so varies with the individual as situations and backgrounds vary....Do not confuse truth with Law. A group of men may make a law, and by so deciding it becomes truth within his tribe - but man-made truth only. Another group may recognise a law of nature which is universal to all creation - and this is truth - but truth not made by man. And then of course there are those grey area's of spiritual morality which are neither black nor white, but remind us that there no absolutes in creation. Truth which is derived from the patterns of nature, is the closest we can come to Absolute Truth. This is why the Druids founded 'colleges', where all learning and philosophy is patterned after natural phenomenon: the cycles of seasons, the science of rainbows and light {'Golden arrow'?}, the ways of beasts {'cattle'?} or stars...'Natural philosophy' we call it. These teachings are not from the 'hand' of men - but from the Hand of 'He' who dwells in The Beyond {that ''bit''?}. And so certain learnings and truths are clearly identified beyond others..." [Page 218 same book].

Think about it all - especially the words in brackets {as one example} relative to that ''framework''.

Archetypes? As a means to understand something internal? ONCE a 'connection' is made? {H/V?}.

'Greyjoys'? {Game of Thrones}.

A {working?} example: "In general, many of the things G. had said astonished me....Other things, on the contrary, coincided strangely with what i had thought myself and with what i had arrived at long ago. I was most of all interested in the connectedness of everything he said. I already felt, that his ideas were not detached from one another...but made one whole, of which as yet, i saw only some of the pieces. I thought about that on the night train from Moscow to Petersburg. I asked myself whether i had indeed found what i was looking for. Was it possible that G. actually knew what had to be known in order to proceed from words or ideas to deeds, to ''facts''? I was still not certain of anything, nor could i formulate anything precisely. But i had an inner conviction that something had already changed for me and that now everything would go differently." ['In Search of the Miraculous'].

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

"Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the book by C. Kerenyi]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

A {working?} example: "Knowledge is one thing, understanding is another thing. People often confuse these concepts and do not clearly grasp what the difference is between them. Knowledge by itself does not give understanding. Nor is understanding increased by an increase of knowledge alone. Understanding depends upon the relation of knowledge to being. Understanding is the resultant of knowledge and being. And knowledge and being must not diverge to far, otherwise understanding will prove to be far removed from either. At the same time the relation of knowledge to being does not change with a mere growth of knowledge. It changes only when being grows simultaneously with knowledge. In other words, understanding grows only with the growth of being." ['In Search of the Miraculous']. Try ''simultaneously''.

REFRESHER: "The science of the I Ching, indeed, is not based on the causality principle, but on a principle {hitherto unnamed because not yet met with among us}, which I have tentatively called the 'synchronistic' principle. My occupation with the psychology of the unconscious processes long ago necessitated my casting around for another explanatory principle, because the causality principle seemed to me inadequate for the explanation of certain remarkable phenomena of the unconscious {Wolfgang Pauli?}. Thus I found, that there are psychic parallelisms which cannot be related to each other causally, but which must stand in another sort of CONNECTEDNESS. This connection seemed to me to lie mainly in the relative simultaneity of the events, therefore the expression 'synchronistic'..." [Page 141, The Secret of the Golden Flower / R. Wilhelm WITH a commentary by G. Jung].

Try ''simultaneous'' to see subject material in the universal sense of the 'word' - since the oral tradition BEFORE ''the written word came into common use''.

Analogy: ''Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled." ['Ways of Seeing' / J. Berger].

''...and what we know is never settled."

 

 

And yet the same author defines mythology as: "The highest category in oil painting was the history or mythological picture. A painting of Greek or ancient figures was automatically more highly esteemed than a still life, a portrait or landscape. Except for certain exceptional works in which the painters own personal lyricism was expressed, these mythological paintings strike us today as the most vacuous of all. They are like tired tableaux in wax that won't melt. Yet their prestige and their emptiness were directly connected...They did not need to stimulate their imagination. If they had, they would have served their purpose less well. Their purpose was not to transport their spectator-owners into new experience but to embellish such experience as they already possessed. Before these canvasses the spectator-owner hoped to see the classic face of his own passion or grief or generosity...Sometimes the borrowing of the classic guise was simple, as in Reynold's painting of the daughters of the family dressed up as Graces decorating Hymen. Sometimes the whole mythological scene functions like a garment held out for the spectator-owner to put his arms into and wear. The fact that the scene is substantial, and yet, behind its substantiality, empty, facilitates the 'wearing' of it... "

Subjective OVER objective? Question. When ALL the available information is accessed - and not just the 'artistic' one - what do you think? Try ''garment''.

REFRESHER..."Perhaps in this way we shall attain the high philosophical goal of perceiving how the divine life in man is joined in all innocence with animal life." [Quote by Goethe. Taken from the inset pages, i.e.,first quote; first paragraph of the book by C. Kerenyi]. ''Fall'' and ''child'' link?

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Try ''panther''.

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Analogy of same?..."Radin's trickster cycle preserves the shadow in its pristine mythological form, and thus points back to a much earlier stage of consciousness which existed before the birth of the myth, when the Indian was still groping about in a similar mental darkness. Only when his consciousness reached a higher level could he detach the earlier state from himself and objectify it, that is, say anything about it. So long as his consciousness was itself 'trickster like', such a confrontation could obviously not take place. It was possible only when the attainment of a newer and higher level of consciousness enabled him to look back on a lower and inferior state..." [From the chapter entitled 'On the Psychology of the Trickster Character' by C. Jung - within the book 'The Trickster' by P. Radin].

Link to 'hindsight' and therefore 'foresight'? {by way of the objective process?} Benefits of - purpose of - if only in defining a subject?

Cro-Magnon man in relation to Neanderthal man? Enlarged elsewhere.

Understanding 'subject material' defines the following - BEFORE those two bigger questions are asked: "Reason; imagination - the words he thought he was speaking in hushed tones bounded back from the echoing vaults {Plato's shadows? as a means...?} . He became dizzy. He waited for Maitre Jacques's answer as for something to lean on. Maitre seemed to whisper in his ear: 'It is Mind that ought to be controlled by That which knows the Causes, because left to itself, it cannot judge without comparing, without dealing in 'duality'. The Mind is the 'serpent' of the Genesis, the Dualist that separates Adam-Eve, so that they can look at themselves'..." ['Journey Into the Light' / Isha Schwaller de Lubicz]. See it? Try Part 1?

Then try redeemed/unredeemed. And/or poison/antidote. All as a means...?

Side note: {something extra? OR a 'direction' for further investigation}: "With this experience comes a new understanding of what is meant by ''Mother Nature'', or the feminine aspect of the 'Life Power' {that ''bit''?}. That is why all three cards of the Tarot that relate to the third stage of unfoldment so emphasize the feminine. In the 3rd and 17th keys the central figure is a woman - the same woman, in fact. In the 10th key the title of the card points to the working of the same feminine power, for this is the Wheel of Fortune, the goddess whom the Greeks call Panthea - or she in whom all the feminine aspects of 'deity' were synthesized." [Page 163 'Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment' / P. F. Case. Vol 1].

Try ''lucky/unlucky''.

'Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed The World' / J. Weatherford.

From a different perspective: "The statements {within the Aztec codex} focus attention on the belief that the world has already passed through 'four' epochs or 'Suns'. The First and most remote of these is represented by Ocelotonatiuh, the jaguar god: 'During that 'sun' lived the 'giants' that had been created by the gods but were finally attacked and 'devoured' by jaguars....The symbol of the Fifth Sun, our current epoch, is the face of Tonatiuh, the sun god himself. His tongue, fittingly depicted as an obsidian knife, juts out hungrily, signifying his need for 'nourishment' of human blood and hearts. His features are wrinkled to indicate his advanced age and he appears within the symbol Ollin which signifies Movement. Why is the Fifth Sun known as ''The Sun of Movement''? Because the elders say: in it there will be a 'movement' of the earth and from this we shall all perish." [Page 99 'Fingerprints of the Gods' / G. Hancock].

Jaguar = Panther. Jaguar in 'control'?

Try ''Static/Dynamic''. ALL as a means....?

'Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life' by C. Kerenyi. and/or 'Undoing Yourself' by Christopher S. Hyatt. And / or 'Schizophrenics Can Be Good Mothers Too' by Q. S. Lam. A book that redefines this subjects main ''teaching aid.'' In basic terms. In its most practical. Enlarged elsewhere.

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

Shadow in relation to light. Representation of, i.e.,Dionysus associated more with Artemis. 'Moon' in relation to 'sun' [symbolism of]. A reflection upon something, relative to an understanding. From something unaware to aware. That 'unknown' something, that once 'known' is represented by the light of the sun, [Apollo?]. The beginning of which would be represented with the word ''dawn.''

From a different {broader horizon mindset?} perspective: "As we study the moons nodes, we are considering a relationship established between the plane of the Moon's orbit and that of the Earth's orbit. The later is centered around the Sun, like all planetary orbits. But the former is centered around the Earth. Thus the relation Moon-orbit to Earth orbit translated in terms of the relation between these two orbits centers becomes the relation Earth to Sun! But this is a new type of Earth to Sun - one which refers to the innermost meaning of the possibility of adjustments between , on one hand, the Earth centered ego and his will; on the other, the Solar Self and His Will. What is seen therefore through the Moon's nodes is the relation between the ''human'' will and the ''divine'' will....At the Moon's North node we see Destiny at work; at the South node human will....More than anything else, it tells the ''Why'' of individual life. Why the particular ego was projected out of the ocean of universal life - why we are born and what for....The way in which an individual will orientate himself along this line of destiny will largely determine whether his life will be a success or a failure, or, more correctly, whether his accomplishments can be tabulated as positive or negative ones.....{in relation} to mental crystallizations....The axis constituted by the Moon nodes deals most directly with the very process of individuation. Here we see at work the forces which try to integrate the particular ''I'' and the greater Self; the faculty of assimilating new substance of living and of rejecting the values which are no longer useful....If we should lie along the nodal axis we would look into the 'future' facing North, and accept the 'past' facing South. The North node deals, therefore, with the work to be done, the new accomplishment, the new 'faculty' to be developed; if we are willing to exert ourselves in that 'direction'....The south node represents the work that has been done, the well known accomplishment, the routine performance already gone through....The past will have to die before the future may live. And we shall find ourselves deprived of our i9nborn gift by some stroke of 'destiny', because we had become identified with it, lost in it, ''undone'' by it. This is truly our ''self undoing''. [Pages 256-259 'The Astrology of Personality' / D. Rudhyar].

Define those keys to get into a mindset. To ''see'' what those in the past and those in the future attempt to 'see'.

Something hinted at: "I welcome you as i would welcome a poor man who would die of hunger if he didn't get food. Its not for me to judge the cause of his undoing. I give him what i have, because he is a man like me. Neither would i judge him if he responds like a beggar did one day, by throwing away the soup that had been offered to him, because it would have spoiled his absinthe. The bitterness of your absinthe has inebriated you with a kind of madness from which you are afraid of awakening..." ['Journey into the Light'].

Reek? [Game of Thrones}.

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English, German or Double-Dutch? Professional or an obsessive? Money back?

 

A modern {present?} definition of same? "Within the personality, embedded in the unconscious, are complexes living a life of there own like separate ego's. Normal man depends on his complexes for much of his inspiration. The complexes have a positive role, but also a negative one, for they give rise to inner feelings of uncertainty, they can have a disintegrating effect on consciousness. Analysis of the personal unconscious reveals much of this unconscious material. Archetypes are not so readily brought into consciousness. They are often vague and borderline. We might find a ''nay'' countering our conscious ''yea'' and we are led to ask who this other fellow is. By listening as if it were an ego speaking we can hear what he has to say. In this way we can contact such figures as the animus and anima. The animus is the unconscious masculinity in the feminine psyche, while the anima represents the unconscious feminine in the male psyche. The personifying of such archetypes makes it possible to have a discussion with them without the ego having been swamped by them in a way in which they are indistinguishable from ones own thoughts or moods. To personify such figures means to acknowledge their entity. For instance, a man might be suffering from a mood. He feels the mood as himself. He might be so blinded by the mood that he does not see it as unreasonable, or he might even have a vague knowledge that the mood does not have to do with his masculine ego. He might even be conscious enough to say or think: "I know the mood is unreasonable, but i can't stop being like this." If he personifies that mood, say as the anima; for she frequently acts moodily; he has a chance to disentangle himself from the mood and look at it objectively. To be identical with the mood means to be in a primitive state of possession wherein the ego is submerged by primitive emotion and not in a position to reason. To reason is an attribute of mans conscious logos, so by separating from the unconscious by means of personification, one is no longer identified of critical judgement. A situation is created wherein one can stand back and look at things squarely." ['The Old Wise Woman: A Study in Active Imagination' / Rix Weaver]. Anything?

''Squarely'' {objective?} in relation to 'cube' ? And/or ''Conjunction''? As a means...?

Question. Hindsight/foresight? Try ''Neanderthal'' for something further {deeper?}.

''Life can only be understood backwards, but must always be lived forwards." Enlarged elsewhere.

REFRESHER: "Mary Magdalene: One of the female disciples of Jesus who 'discovered' his resurrection and declared it to the disciples hiding in the 'Upper' room. The loyalty and special place of Mary M. is of so an impressive a character that it has been passed into folklore - often to the extent of making her Christ's physical consort." [Page 178 'The Western Way'. Vol 2].

Try ''M''.

Continued: "On the plane, twice two makes four, and twice four makes the cube of two, all this by addition and movement of the plane. But it takes 27 cubes for the original 'cube' to grow, doubling itself in all directions in space. One may add cubes to cubes, but one must be able to be 'cube with the cube' in order to 'know' it. This is the faculty of synthesis. We are advised as a disciple of thought to objectify every idea. The sage, to the contrary, seeks to put an end to duality {'intuition'?}. One learns to know the object, but one knows 'life' through inborn knowledge." ['Esoterism and Symbol' / R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''27'' {twenty seven}.

As {seen?} from a different perspective? "The writer is 'double'. There is the Self that does the writing, and there is the Self that does the living. And they talk and they argue. Writing is talking to oneself - and I've been doing it all my life - long before i first saw this house 5 years ago." [Alan Bennett 'Lady in a Van']. Enlarged elsewhere.

A BALANCE of the 'two' ? WHAT represents it?

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

A working {initiate?} example: Maitre Jacques {'higher'/pos} Versus Pierre du Coignet {'lower'/neg} - both in relation to the main character of the book John {Jean} Thomas. Enlarged elsewhere. Question. Archetypes only?

"How dare you speak to me in that way, you are neither Light nor divine power?''... 'No, but i am the means, the precursor of light.' ...''Oh, is that so? Well, then go ahead. I defy you to prove your power.'' ... As they spoke Pierre and Jacques, who had been 'walking' through the large nave, had arrived in front of the holy water basin. Dumbfounded, Jean Thomas watched Maitre Jacques punch Maitre Pierre and precipitate him into the holy water basin, which was transformed into an enormous shell {Venus link?}. A great shout was heard. The water started to crackle, and Jean Thomas found himself alone with Maitre Jacques. He hardly dared to speak. He drew near to touch the mysterious water with his own fingers, and while he contemplated it, he thought he saw the body of Pierre melt into that of Jacques, like salt dissolving in water..." ['Journey Into the Light'. Includes italics ]. Try ''shell' and/or ''salt'' for further 'connections' {eureka moments?}.

Question. Baptism of fire and/or dark night of the soul?

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Crystal or 'rock' ?

A {practical?} example: "I recollect that the talks which followed that evening struck me by the fact that many people heard something entirely different to what G. had said; others only paid attention to G.'s secondary and nonessential remarks and remembered only these. The fundamental principles in what G. said, escaped most of them. Only very few asked questions on the very essential things he said. One of these questions has remained in my memory: 'In what way can one evoke the struggle between ''yes'' and ''no'' in oneself?', someone asked. 'Sacrifice is necessary, said G. If nothing is sacrificed nothing is obtained...Sacrifice is necessary if only while the process of crystallization is going on'..." ['In Search of the Miraculous' / P. D. Ouspensky]. Try ''yes/no'' and/or ''crystalliz{s}ation'' and/or ''sacrifice''.

And/or: Saturn, as you know, is the binding, crystallizing vibration. The pair of opposites assigned to it is Dominion and Slavery, because our expression of this 'vibration' {i.e., in the ''energy'' sense of the word, i.e., recall J. Campbell's quote}, either frees or limits us, according to the point of view that we take. " [Page 51 of the book by P. F. Case. Vol 1].

"To sacrifice a 'lower' value to a 'higher' value is to give substance and power to the desire which has been 'sacrificed'. If this higher value is of a 'spiritual' order, the spiritual power is attracted by this desire, and givers to the sacrificer a power of domination over his lower states." ['Journey into the Light'].

Question. Breaking {changing?} old habits into newer ones? Benefit of?

Exercise: To which of the 'three' individuals has 'Venus' been ''attracted' too?

A {working?} present example: "This book makes no pretence whatever of being 'learned'. The author has brooded over these things for many years, painfully aware of the overshadowing mass of research and scholarship, compared with which her efforts are no more than little glow worm lamps in the night. It is an attempt to reawaken in certain legends and myths, chiefly of Celtic origin, their slumbering secrets...Such a book, too, can have no ''style''. It must all the time be struggling with the necessity to create a conversation and not an argument. They are friends and brothers really, but they have long been estranged from one another. When silence falls at the end of these pages, which of the two voices will find its echo in the heart of the reader? Will there be peace among them? ['The Flaming Door']. Higher/lower? Try ''silence''. Benefit of. AS IT IS IN LEARNING ANY SUBJECT MATERIAL.

Question. Boredom?

Grey Worm? {Game of Thrones}.

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

cubeFrom a different perspective: "Frater V, had a lucid dream in which he was being held within a perfect blue cube, {''squarely''?} with a 'stranger'. The walls of the cube were composed of living and vibrant conscious patterns. It was within the awareness of the vision that there was no space or time within the cube itself. At this point, the walls of the cube began to swirl in dynamic flow, and the fabric of reality within the space began to change in an indescribable manner. The other person in the cube began to scream and clutch at themselves as their body and soul began to literally unravel in the transition of the space. Frater V, felt a fear unlike anything he had ever encountered. This was the very undoing of the Adeptus Major into the realm of Chesed and it had little to do with the Mercy or loving kindness associated with the sephirah. When awakened from the dream, he considered what the real experience might be like - and why anyone would wish to undo themselves so." [Extract from the book 'The Magister'. Emphasis, this readers]. Try ''cube''.

Question. Archetypes of his 'future' self? i.e., bottom up coming to a 'head' {and/or 'realization'} with top down? A potential yet to be realized? Understanding what all infer by the ''divine bit'' within that universal framework makes sense of that question {hypothesis?}.

Try ''Olmec head''.

That ''potential'' is within sight, {'horizon' link} but ahead of 'time'. That link to K. Godels book and quotes on same. Enlarged elsewhere.

N.B. Chesed below the 'void'.

'Being and Time' / Martin Heidegger.

Side note: {something hinted at - if only in 'mythic' form}: "But this time I knew something was different...this time my nightmares had come upon me for my death. And at that moment I knew beyond all doubt, that even a dream, at times, was enough to kill. From out of this personal hell, I remember seeing the face of Merlyn floating among the mists, as if to encourage me onward. Under the eyes of my mentor, I found the renewed...." [From the chapter entitled the 'The Haunted Mountain' from within the book by Douglas Monroe].

Question. A 'flat' top?

As seen from a different perspective {the pagan one?}: "So Ariadne is the Weaver Goddess, the Great Goddess of the ancient cultures, and, most important for us as modern people, a powerful mode of consciousness and energy {recall J. Campbell's quote}. Whether we see the universe as a random collection of exploded matter or the product of a patriarch creator, such conceptual models steer our own reality, tending to both mould and limit our understanding and self-expression. If we approach the universe as Ariadne, the Weaver of the Void, we are open in response to her. Her power is that of becoming - whatever we may become....And her power is that of Unbecoming, for whatever is made is simultaneously unmade. She is the gate of the Void through which infinite potential and dissolution flow. The threads of her weaving....three main strands of energy, time and space - co-existent." [Page 132, 'The Way of Merlin'].

''Void'' in relation to ''transmuted/untransmuted'' and/or ''dissolution/involution''. While recalling that some spiders are 'poisonous'. And/or consume the 'male'. Anima over spirit? or osmosis of both? All as a means...?

And/or: The word in italics in relation to ''undoing''. See it? i.e., {in one form} - pos./neg. - one way or the other. Try lucky/unlucky.

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The Phaistos Disk. Snake form? Something coiled {'asleep'?} ready to 'spring' to life?

Analogy: "In Theology this 'pure consciousness' is Siva, and 'His' power {Sakti} who as - 'She' is in her formless self - is one with him. She is the great Devi, the mother of the universe who as the Life Force resides in mans body in its lowest center at the base of the 'spine' just as Siva is 'realized' in the highest brain center - the cerebrum or Sahasrara-Padma. Completed Yoga is the union of her and him....This is Laya or dissolution, the reverse of Srsti or involution of 'spirit' in mind and matter." [Page 27 'The Serpent Power' / J. Woodroffe].

N.B. ''Life force'' in relation to that 'universal BIT' ? A connectedness of something by way of the OBJECTIVE process {or would that be ''principle''?}.

How simple yet profound. Understand that {basic?} principle to decipher the CORE ESSENCE of all 'esoteric' literature.

Potential / Kinetic?

SIDE NOTE: "The science of the I Ching, indeed, is not based on the causality principle, but on a principle {hitherto unnamed because not yet met with among us}, which I have tentatively called the 'synchronistic' principle. My occupation with the psychology of the unconscious processes long ago necessitated my casting around for another explanatory principle, because the causality principle seemed to me inadequate for the explanation of certain remarkable phenomena of the unconscious {Wolfgang Pauli?}. Thus I found, that there are psychic parallelisms which cannot be related to each other causally, but which must stand in another sort of CONNECTEDNESS. This connection seemed to me to lie mainly in the relative simultaneity of the events, therefore the expression 'synchronistic'..." [Page 141, The Secret of the Golden Flower / R. Wilhelm WITH a commentary by G. Jung].

Try ''simultaneous'' to see subject material in the universal sense of the 'word' - since the oral tradition BEFORE ''the written word came into common use''.

Continued: Question. Who was Ariadne 'married' {osmosis?} to? That link to the word ''co-existent'' as a means...?

Question 2. What would the vine represent?

Analogy {the micro within the Macro?}: "Astrology is the only model I have come across which sufficiently reflects the subtle complexities of the human condition, and there are times when we all have to suspend disbelief as we pick it all to pieces, until we can begin to 'see' the whole picture, at which point we can begin to put it all together again." ['Mapping the Psyche' / vol. 1].

Question. Spider = scorpion? As a means...?

"Astrology would be an excellent example of manifest synchronicity if it had at its disposal thoroughly tested findings. But at least there are some facts thoroughly tested and backed by a wealth of statistics which make the astrological problem seem worthy of philosophical investigation. {Psychology has no difficulty in recognizing this, since astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.}'' [Page 142, 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' with a commentary by C. Jung].

Analogy: "Reconnecting strands implies that rather than continuing to evolve forward in a near linear fashion, the human race will benefit by simultaneously reaching back in time and bringing forward certain aspects from when we were a more 'complete' people." ['The Reconnection'. Mentioned elsewhere].

Same thing - different perspective - can u 'see' it?..."All knowledge is the result of illumination from above, not of abstractions from below. And in the mystical angelologies of Avicenna and Suhrawardi, that active intellect, which is merely conceived by abstract theorizing {i.e.,objectively?}, is actually encountered in the 'Event' - at the limit of the cosmos - {i.e.,'boundary' line of higher/lower divisions} - Hence the final sentence - ''as personified and individualised in a Celestial Person {'angel' and/or 'archetype'?}, who is in each case unique. Each human soul has a counterpart in 'heaven', who is the eternal and 'perfected' individuality of that soul, i.e.,at the moment when the soul discovers itself to be a stranger and alone in a world formerly familiar, a personal figure appears on its horizon, a figure that announces itself to the soul personally, because it symbolizes with the souls intimate depths. In other words, the soul discovers itself to be the earthly counterpart of another 'being' {archetype?} with which it forms a 'totality' that is dual in structure. The two elements of this dualitude may be called the ego and the Self, or the transcendent celestial Self {'manifested'?} and the earthly Self {UNmanifested?} - or by still other names. It is from this transcendent Self that the soul originates in the past of metahistory; this 'Self' had become strange to it while the soul slumbered in the world of ordinary consciousness; but it ceases to be strange to it at the moment when the soul in turn feels itself a stranger in this world." [From the book 'The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism'. Mentioned elsewhere. Emphasis, this readers].

''Event'' in relation to bridging a 'gap' and/or 'void' {Hebrew equivalent 'Daath'}.

A 'connection' therefore between the 'Western Way' and Islamic / Hebrew mysticism?

A working example? {in relation to the intent of the word ''undoing''}: "For a long time, simply the aim of seeing what is occurring is a major one indeed. Eventually, you move from recognizing negativity {for instance} and its toxic impact on your life, to making the effort of not expressing it, and then to making the choice in the moment to transform it into neutral energy which is used for generating a more serene state of consciousness. This is the prototype for the stages, whether dealing with inner considering, negative imagination, false personality, features etc..." ['Wisdom of the 4th Way']. Continued elsewhere.

And {in relation to the above}: "One's sense of identity shifts and a truer, 'purer' quality of self replaces the narrow, identified second state. A sense of harmony arises from this new perspective and understanding. This experience can form a permanent faculty in one's psychology where that consciousness is present. The Work calls it ''an organ of perception'' formed by understanding, growth in being, and illumination. That 'level' of consciousness is available not only ahead of us in time but above us in time as well." [Same book].

''Ahead'' in relation to E/W {horizontal?}. ''Above'' in relation to S/N {vertical?}. That 'connectedness' {mid-point?} = that {new?} 'level of consciousness'? Anything?

Analogy with the same intent: " Where 'two' beings are separated from one another by a veritable abyss, no bridge of understanding can be created between them; if an understanding is ever to be reached, it must be because they have understood one another before - and in another way. The writer of this book has tried to find that ''other way'', confident that somewhere in the depths of the heart that previous understanding exists in all of us, but has been forgotten." ['The Flaming Door']. Try ''forgotten.'' Part 1?

Analogy? OR {proof?} in only to that {this?} individual - of a work in progress: "It was in the 2nd Degree that i had my first vivid psychic experience, in the less than romantic aura of RAF sergeants quarters. In the midst of quiet routine meditation i was startled by the imaginative impression, very powerful, of the bearded head and shoulders of an ancient looking man. Some time later i recognized its likeness to a statue of Melchizedek at Chartres Cathedral - an early biblical figure, strangely described as ''without father or mother, without descent'' who appeared to the patriarch Abraham, bearing bread and wine, in an ancient priestly function. What was particularly striking was the sense of power and benevolence that came with this vision. It was an isolated incident, but it gave me the feeling that i was beginning to get somewhere - and would not have to rely forever on the spiritual or psychic expressions of others." ['I Called it Magic' / G. Knight]. Try ''unobtrusive observer'' for another example {principle?} by same author.

Question. From a 'Pagan' perspective: which of the three i.e., past/present/'future' does the above example belong to {i.e., Taliesin/Amergin/Bluestar}? Enlarged Elsewhere.

Proving the validity of {say} a study exercise as well the 'ritual' one OR any other 'method'. BECAUSE those keys are universal - REGARDLESS of how they are understood.

AND anything understood sooner or later emerges into consciousness. In the fullest sense of the 'word' {logos?}. Wheel of Life?

Analogy? ''Without father or mother'' = "Only then would they begin to appreciate Gods true nature: a spiritual presence ''nearer to man than his jugular vein." Anything? [Enlarged elsewhere].

Side note: Alternative ''Head and shoulders'' information found in 'Homers Secret Iliad'. Coincidence or a meaningful one?

And/or ''bearing bread and wine'' - Try ''wheat'' / ''barley'' for a further {deeper?} connection.

Question. Jung in relation to Philemon? Enlarged elsewhere.

'The Sword in the Sun' / A. Duncan.

'See' a connection to the following: ""The esoteric function of the nome in the body of Egypt is revealed through the character of the nome spirit. For instance, at the 8th nome of Upper Egypt, the nature spirit of the region was 'Khentiamenti', a figure that both guarded and led the way to ''the hidden land'' of the departed, 'Amentet'. It was believed in ancient times that the entrance to Amentet, over which Osiris presided, was physically located in the region between Thinis and Abydos, ''between the two hills'' {'horizon' link?}, a reference to the 'shoulders' of Khentiamenti. Thinis, the earlist burial place of royal persons known in Egypt, was later {evolution of?} incorporated with the town of Abydos and assumed a nome standard called ''the shrine of the head'', identical to that of the Osirian relic depicted in the reliefs at the Abydos temple, where the head of Osiris was said to be enshrined. Khentiamenti, the earthly governor of the area, assumed the form of Osiris as a shadowy, mirror image of the celestial power with which he was associated. But more importantly, Abydos as the ''head'' of the terrestrial body of Osiris represented the place where the neter's form spread itself northward over the Nile." [From the book by Rosemary Clark].

Question. Why should that ''be most important''?

'Diamond of Virgo'? [Page 259, 'Star Names and Their Meaning'].

'Mans Search for Meaning' / Viktor Frankl.

The Trilithon is a design familiar within the arches of Stonehenge, a Celtic Dolmen, or in the earthly entrance to a mine or cave. It is symbolic of the 'womb' and 'tomb' concept, of the earth mother who 'births' us - and whose dark flesh {unknown aspect} embraces us again at 'death'. It is an entirely female form, whose shape is in itself a mystical 'gateway' from the 'past' into the 'future'. It is symbolic of Earth." [Page 110 from the book by D. Monroe].

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'Hippo' and 'Croc' in a different form?

Side note: Page 32 of the book 'On Having No Head' / D. Harding. The words ''gate'' and ''Void'' in relation to Qena. And "But reverse the arrow of attention, and at once we enter the realm of Certainty." {Page 60} - in relation to the ''Arrow of Time''. As a means...?

Try 90 degrees or would that be 180*?

''Attention'' in relation to: ''By 'the spirit' {ruab} the prophet {Ezekiel} does not mean ''the wind,'' but ''the intention'' as we have explained when discussing the homonym ruab {spirit}. [Page 253].

Together with: "When he commences to describe the firmament in detail, he says ''the firmament'' without adding the words ''the likeness of'' for he says, ''And I looked and behold, in the firmament that was above the heads of the cherubims {i.e.,'younger' aspect of something} - there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, the appearance of the likeness of a throne.'' Here he speaks of ''the firmament'' and not of ''the likeness of same'' as he does when he connects the firmament with the heads of the likeness of the Hayyot. But, as regards the 'throne', he says, ''the likeness of a throne appeared over them,'' - in order to indicate that the firmament was first perceived and then the likeness of the throne was seen over it. Note this well." [Pages 253 and 259/260 'Guide for the Perplexed].

Question. Recall what was found at Denderah. The first ever. That relationship with the ''Firmament.'' Horizontal/vertical. Horizontal with the 'figure' at Abydos. Therefore....?

"....Sirius being the star of Horus, and the Step Pyramid complex being named Horus Is the Star at the Head of the Sky." [Page 134 'Imhotep the African'].